Our mission is simple.  Literally.  We do whatever it takes to simplify your immigration experience.  

Immigration law is complicated, but your immigration experience doesn't have to be.  At Ellis Porter, we use our knowledge, skill, creativity and good old-fashioned hard work to simplify every aspect of the immigration process so it's easier for you to achieve your goals in today's smaller world. 

Intrigued?  Here's how we do it.

Amazingly Clear Guidance

The U.S. immigration laws and regulations are incredibly complex, inconsistently enforced, and constantly changing.  As a result, when it comes to immigration legal advice, clarity can be rare commodity.  Many immigration attorneys think it's perfectly fine to provide uninspired advice that is full of big words and jumbled explanations that can leave you dazed and confused, but we know you expect more, and so do we.  

At Ellis Porter, we believe you deserve immigration legal guidance that is both clearly amazing and amazingly clear.  That's why we go the extra mile to make sure you fully understand every step of the immigration plan we develop for you, so you can have peace of mind along the way. Frequently, our new clients will tell us that after meeting with several other attorneys, they chose Ellis Porter because no one explained their immigration issues as clearly as we did, and this made them feel very comfortable entrusting their immigration matter to us.  Honestly, we cannot think of a better compliment.  

Remarkably Responsive Service

Returning phone calls and emails promptly.  Providing 24/7 access to our team of immigration attorneys when urgent matters arise.  Making sure it's easy and convenient for you to work with us, and not the other way around.  Preparing and submitting your immigration application with speed and accuracy.  Keeping you updated on the progress of our application from start to finish.  Offering you creative and practical solutions for immigration challenges that arise. Anticipating your future immigration needs before the last minute.  Making sure that every one of your conversations with every one of our team members is always a helpful and enjoyable experience for you.  

At Ellis Porter, we don't believe that providing this level of responsiveness should be considered anything extraordinary.  Instead, we believe it's simply the level of professional service you reasonably expect and rightfully deserve. That said, it's not uncommon for our clients to remark that our responsive service philosophy is noticeably different from other attorneys they've worked with, so we guess we must be doing something right.

Predictably Cost-Effective Solutions

Most employers and individuals understand that achieving their immigration goals will require a financial investment.  However, that doesn't mean you want to pay extra for impractical advice, inefficient processes, or unnecessary services.  When developing your immigration legal strategy, we carefully develop creative, yet practical solutions designed to maximize efficiency and keep your costs down.  

Our clients also really love our flat fee billing structure because it gives you predictability for your budget and it eliminates the billing surprises (not the good kind of surprises) that often come with hourly-billing attorneys.  


Who is Ellis Porter?  Here's the story behind our name.

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At Ellis Porter, you won't find portraits of any lawyers named Ellis or Porter hanging in our lobby because they don’t work here.  In fact, they never did.  Instead, when naming our law firm, we decided to look to our clients for our inspiration because they embody the values to which we aspire. 

Leaders -  Our clients are leaders in their industries, professions and communities.  They display courage, integrity and responsibility in all that they do. 

Innovators - Our clients are innovators.  They leverage intelligence and creativity to make things more efficient and effective. 

Driven - Our clients are driven.  They are dedicated to pursuing their vision and goals through hard work and perseverance. 

Unique - Our clients are unique.  They each share their own international experiences to enhance the lives of the people they touch. 

As you can see, we think our clients are extraordinary.  So, we thought it was important that our law firm's name was equally extraordinary and highlighted our focus on you, not us.

So, just as Ellis Island was once the symbol of opportunity to generations immigrants, Ellis Porter helps a new generation of immigrants and their employers seize exciting opportunities in today's smaller world.  


And, just as you would engage a Porter to carry your burdens, you can rely on Ellis Porter to handle all of the heavy lifting on your immigration matter so you can relax and enjoy the journey.


That's our story.  We'd love to hear yours.  Contact Ellis Porter today.