LiveImmigration.com offers each client the unique benefit of connecting directly with the attorney handling his or her case – not an assistant. Specifically designed to support and encourage direct communications between clients and the law firm, the site provides:
- An easier, more convenient way of entering information and uploading documents
- A secure and unified means of sending messages and notices
- Follow-along tracking of every step in the case – from preparation, filing to final decision
Because the system automates the steps involved in handling cases, the attorneys have more free time to answer any client questions. Unlike most other firms, we do not charge our clients extra for phone conversations. Companies and their employees have full, unrestricted access to their cases 24/7/365. They can call their attorney directly from within the system – or can leave confidential messages online. Clients can view and download copies of all of their documents, including complete copies of any filing, as well as receipts and notices.
Managing Partner, Thomas A. Williams III
Thomas A. Williams III has practiced U.S. Immigration and Naturalization law for over 25 years. His legal practice concentrates on all employment-based visas, including professional and international business visas. The firm has represented professionals, including those holding degrees in Information Technology, various fields of Engineering, Medicine & Biomedical Research, Pharmaceutics, International Business; as well as Post-doctoral Researchers and professionals in other disciplines of study. We have also represented officers and directors of numerous small to medium size international companies. Our clientele includes those from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South & North America.
Harvard ~ M.I.T. ~ Stanford ~ U.C. Berkeley ~ USC ~ Johns Hopkins ~ Brown ~ University of Arizona ~ Hofstra ~ Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine ~ Duke University ~ University of Maryland ~ University of Virginia ~ Ohio State ~ George Washington University ~ Virginia Polytechnic Institute ~ West Virginia University ~ George Mason University ~ Old Dominion University
For more than 25 years Mr. Williams has handled U.S. Immigration & Naturalization cases, with a concentration on Professional Visas (H-1B, Specialty Occupations), Multinational Executives or Managers & Intra-company Transferees (L-1); Aliens of Extraordinary Ability; Outstanding Professors and Researchers; National Interest Waiver petitioners (Post-graduates); and Labor Certification/PERM applicants (Bachelors, Masters & Ph.D. degree holders and Skilled Workers).
Mr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, and of the University of Richmond Law School. He has been practicing law and has been a member of the Virginia Bar since 1980. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Mr. Williams has held patents in 20 countries. He has been involved with international manufacturing of a professional & consumer hand tool – The Sampson Wrench ™, which was manufactured in P.R. China and in Hungary, and which was marketed nationally on U.S. television (QVC). He holds 3 U.S. Patents:
#4,802,387 Reversible unidirectional transmission Issued: Feb. 7, 1989
#4,970,915 Reversible unidirectional transmission Issued: Nov. 20, 1990
#5,105,688 Reversible unidirectional transmission Issued: Apr. 21, 1992
While an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia, designed & carried out two published studies:
- “Effect of Mode of Adjudication, Presence of Defense Counsel, and Favorability of Verdict on Observers’ Evaluation of a Criminal Trial” Austin, Williams, Worchel, Wentzel and Siegel. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 11:4 pp. 281-300 August, 1981
- “A Survey of Judges’ Responses to Simulated Legal Cases: Research Note on Sentencing Disparity” Austin & Williams. The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 68:2 pp. 306-310 June, 1977
These studies were conceived, designed and carried out by Mr. Williams while an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia based on independent research he conducted with one of the most renowned Constitutional Law experts, Prof. A. E. “Dick” Howard.