"There are a number of good lawyers out there. While they are not as good as us, they can get the job done. No matter who you hire, however, make sure that you hire someone that has an excellent reputation; not only in the community, but with the government. Make sure your representatives are Ang Abogadong Mapagkakatiwalaan."
In every sense, Attorney Richard M. Wilner is committed to quality service in representing his clients. He is one of the most prominent immigration lawyers both in the Filipino community and Hollywood.
What makes Attorney Wilner prominent is more than just his handling of top entertainers, fighters, business people, scientists and doctors. Perhaps more importantly, he exemplifies integrity and commitment to every case he handles whether big or small. "We are a firm that specializes in immigration law and related litigation. We represent the largest fortune 500 companies to the smallest sari stores... the most famous entertainers in the world to the crewmen who just doesn't want to be noticed."
Attorney Richard Wilner is one of the most recognized and successful lawyers today. With the birth Wilner & O'Reilly in Cerritos, they have already opened a new office in Burbank. And, two of Hollywood's most elite Entertainment Lawyers have invited his firm to join them in Beverly Hills. The Beverly Hills Office will open November 1, 2004.
Mr. Wilner has been involved in the field of immigration law for eight years now. He is Certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. He was elected by the State Bar of California to serve on its Committee of Federal Courts and is the only immigration lawyer in the United States that serves on this committee. Likewise, he was elected by the American Immigration Lawyers Association-the largest association of immigration lawyers in the world-to act as its Southern California liaison with the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement division. He is actively involved in the Federal Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the American Society of International Law.
He received his Juris Doctor at the University of Pacific-McGeorge School of Law with special emphasis in International Law. He received his Master of Laws degree in International Business Practice from the University of Salzburg, Austria and University of Pacific-McGeorge School of Law. He also received a certificate in International Law for the National University of Singapore. His rich educational background matches his successful work experience with Vickeray and Worachai in Bangkok, Tileke & Gibbins in Hanoi, Saigon and Bangkok and as the former Vice-President and Managing Shareholder of Reeves & Associates.
"We have answers to all your immigration concerns," Attorney Wilner said.
"Given my international business law and litigation background, I'm constantly approached about doing E-1 and E-2 visas, not to mention O-1 and P visas, and have successfully completed a number of them. On the litigation front, one of my more famous cases is when I successfully defended a local well-known business against (false) allegations of pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment and not only won the case, but obtained the largest reverse award of attorneys fees against the EEOC in the history of the United States." To be candid, however, the Ninth Circuit reversed the decision of the lower court." Had my client decided to hire me to defend the government's appeal, I am confident that the result would have been different and the case would not have been sent back to trial."
So what makes Wilner & O'Reilly different from other immigration lawyers? "Number one, we are trustworthy. What you see is what you get. We are not purposefully mysterious, as some lawyers are, in order to exact a high fee or cover-up for a lack of specific knowledge about your case. We don't exploit our clients, reveal their secrets and then style the exploitation as a "story". "We are accessible. And yes, we actually return phone calls and/or respond to emails.
One of the most important things in the attorney client relationship, not to mention the successful presentation of a case, is communication. And, we pride ourselves on how accessible we are to our clients. We return all our calls and make sure that we are able to meet with our clients to alleviate the normal stress and fear that accompanies an immigration case." Attorney Wilner added.
The firm of Wilner & O'Reilly bears a distinguished reputation for professionalism. Whether its O'Reilly's former experience as an INS officer or their achievement of what appears to be the impossible, they are the epitome of knowledge in immigration law. "Our knowledge of the law humbles us. It does not make us better than you. It just makes us better than other lawyers. " he shared.
The people behind the Law Offices of Wilner and O'Reilly promise personalized service to each of their cases. Their success does not rely on volume of clients but the peace of mind of every Filipino that sought for their assistance. "Unlike other firms, we don't just view you as a file number or a dollar sign. Of course, we value your business. Perhaps more importantly, we value your friendship and your trust." "More often than not, we become part of our clients' families. I can't tell you how many aunties and uncles I have now, let alone cousins." He added.
While Wilner & O'Reilly is more expensive than most, they are at the same time flexible and reasonable. Indeed, you will get your money's worth. They do not charge for initial consultation. "Clients don't need to be intimidated by the price of a quality lawyer. It might not be as expensive as you think. Put differently, the cheap ones will cost you much more in the end. " he shared.
Attorney Richard Wilner intends to be the kind of lawyer every Filipino wants to be represented. With integrity, knowledge and professionalism. He wants to become the lawyer behind every successful immigration case of each Filipinos who dreams to live in the United States. "We really do love and value our kababayan friendships." "We don't just represent Filipinos. We represent people from all over the world. If we had to make a choice, however, and give up representing everyone except one group of people only, we would choose to stop representing everyone but our Pinoy brothers and sisters." Attorney Wilner shared.
"Positive immigration change is on the way." "With the new year rapidly approaching and resolutions not far behind, let me resolve to build a team of proven professionals in your business and/or your personal lives." Attorney Wilner added.
The Law Offices of Richard Wilner and Kelly O'Reilly is located at 18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 700 Cerritos, California 90703.