Allen & Hodgman
Allen & Hodgman history and partners
Allen & Hodgman was founded in 1983 as a general practice law firm and for the first 15 years they concentrated on civil litigation, employment law, civil rights, criminal defense and family law. Their focus now is on business and family immigration for both the U.S. and Canada.
Bruce Allen graduated cum laude from Harvard University and magna cum laude graduate from Boston University School of Law. He is a member and in good standing with the bars of U.S. states and the Supreme Court. Upon doing a lawyer search for Mr Allen, he does check out as a legitimate lawyer in the U.S..
According to the website both lawyers can practice law in the U.S. and Canada.
The website provides you with all the correct information about the different visa applications as well as Canada Immigration Waivers for Criminal Convictions and a way for people to enter Canada if they have previous convictions under certain practices known as Rehabilitation or Temporary Resident Permit (TRP). The reason for this is that some crimes are not recognised as crimes in Canada, like sexual relations with the same sex.
They provide images for their office in the U.S. and Canada but the information is very vague and does not really tell you much else. The U.S. office is situated in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Canadian office is situated in Atlantic Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The office is run by Blair Hodgman.
What we think
Finding any substantial information about Allen & Hodgman was quite difficult. Their social media presence is non-existent as are their client testimonials. It makes us worry that we cannot find a single client review online. They do claim to be part of the 2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association. Both Bruce Allen and Blair Hodgman check out as lawyers in both the U.S. and in Canada but for a law firm that has been going since 1983, it is quite strange that they have such a poor company identity.
We would advise you to proceed with extreme caution and be extremely careful. The only photo of Bruce Allen on the website is an extremely old and outdated one. We would not feel comfortable using this firm for our immigration process.
You can visit their website here: www.allhod.com
- They seem to be quite knowledgeable about the various Canadian visa options
- There are also no testimonials available anywhere
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