Legal Update from
Your Legal Resource


September 2011


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Lori T. Williams, Esq.

Owner/Managing Attorney

Your Legal Resource, PLLC 

P.O. Box 1552

Birmingham, MI  48012-1552 


[email protected]

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This month's theme is about Immigration law.  Read Articles 1 and 2 below, to learn about how Immigration issues impact families and the workplace.  


Feel free to contact me if you have questions about this or other areas of law. I'd be happy to refer you to the right attorney for your situation.      





Lori T. Williams, Esq.

Owner/Managing Attorney
Your Legal Resource, PLLC

Article 1:  What Individuals and Families need to know about Immigration Law


By: Lori T. Williams, Esq.


I interviewed Immigration Attorney, Lisa Tehlirian, about the recent trends and misconceptions around family focused Immigration Law. She also discusses tips to help you find the right Immigration attorney, and what to watch out for with some consultants who can mislead the public about this area of law. (Click here for article.)







Article 2: What Employers need to know about Immigration Law


By:  Lori T. Williams, Esq.


I interviewed Corporate Immigration attorney, Rona Lum, about how Immigration law impacts the workplace.  She discusses some of the current trends in this area, common misconceptions, as well as pending legislation. (Click here for article.) 








Did you know....

By:  Lori T. Williams, Esq.


Immigration attorneys focus on different things in their practice.  Some handle individual Visa's and petitions for Citizenship for individuals and their families, while others prefer to handle corporate Immigration issues that impact the workplace.  Other Immigration attorneys work only with foreign professionals seeking employment in the US or foreign investors seeking to open companies or satellite offices in the US.    


Fees vary for these various Immigration services and it is advisable to work with an experienced Immigration attorney who is very familiar with the process you are seeking.


The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is part of the Department of Homeland Security and can inspect work sites unannounced to verify information on work visa petitions or H-1B forms.  Employers who are not in compliance can be assessed fines and penalties. 


There are companies operating as Legal consultants or Notarios which claim to providing Immigration advice and assistance, which amounts to the unlawful practice of Law and which is often false or misleading to the public.


If you need an experienced Immigration law attorney to advise you of your legal rights, call me for a referral.  As a 22 year attorney, I take the guess work out of hiring a legal professional, because I connect you with the right specialist for your situation.  Call me today for a free referral at 248-594-4470.






Most people know when they need an attorney, and they might even know an attorney or two.  Yet, often they don't know how to find the right attorney for their situation. 


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75% of Americans hire an attorney recommended by their family.  

65% of them are unhappy with the services that attorney provided.


Don't you deserve better Odds than that? 


Attorney Lori Williams has put together a large network of lawyers she personally knows and has worked with over the past 20 years, who are located throughout Metro Detroit, and are ready to serve you.  Each lawyer has experience (10-30 years) in their particular area of law, and will handle your legal issues promptly, professionally and affordably.  You'll receive a FREE referral to the right attorney for you, whether it be for personal legal services as an individual, or for your small business. 


Our team of specialists cover all the areas of law in Metro Detroit, including:


-Immigration Law;


-Family Law (divorce/custody/support, etc.);



-Employment Law; 


-Real Estate (including Foreclosures/Loan Modifications/Landlord Tenant matters);  


-Business Law (Set up a corporation or  LLC; protect intellectual property through patents, trademarks, copyrights; draft/review contracts or operating agreements or licensing agreements for your business; tax planning, etc.);


-Estate Planning and Succession planning  (wills/trusts/powers of attorney; buy sell agreements);

-Personal Injury;   


-Workers Compensation;


-Social Security Disability;



-Criminal matters; 



Call today for a free consultation and referral

 and get the legal help you need!  



Our Services:


Lori T. Williams is a 22 year attorney and the owner of a legal referral and legal consulting business knows as Your Legal Resource.  She connects the right client in need of legal advice or representation with the right attorney.  Her team of attorneys cover all areas of law throughout Metro Detroit.


Lori also helps solo/small firm attorneys and other professionals start and grow their practices by effectively branding and marketing themselves,  

mastering networking, and creating effective strategic relationships to generate clients and revenue.

Your referrals are the heart and soul of our business and we are very grateful for them.  Call us today if you know anyone in need of legal advice or any attorneys looking to grow their practice.





For legal referrals:  


"When a friend was facing an immigration issue, I placed a call to Lori Williams. After answering some simple preliminary questions, I was immediately referred to an immigration attorney and my friend had an appointment set for the following week. In this day and age of changing immigration laws and complicated regulations, it's comforting to know Your Legal Resource, PLLC is there to point you in the right direction, no matter your legal concern."  Marty Hill

"My husband and I came to this Country in 1975 as Immigrants from Guatemala.  We moved to Royal Oak, Michigan in 1997.  I set up a housekeeping service as my means of employment and my husband became a mechanic for the auto industry.  We have both used the services of Your Legal Resource over the years, and have found Lori Williams to be very kind and helpful. Since we are not originally from this Country and do not fully understand the laws and customs, it is so helpful to have someone like Lori guide us to the right lawyers, when needed.  She has helped us from being taken advantage of several times, through her wisdom, compassion and legal contacts."  Gloria Morales  



For consulting services:


"Lori reminded me through her consulting services and example that networking is an ongoing process, and an activity needing regular attention and follow-up.  This is true regardless of the number of years one has been in their profession.  Thanks Lori. " Marsha Lynn Tuck, J.D.










For a FREE consultation and a legal referral, or a FREE marketing assessment of your business,



Lori T. Williams, Esq.

Owner/Managing Attorney

Your Legal Resource, PLLC
P.O. Box 1552
Birmingham, Michigan 48012-1552


[email protected]