TESTIMONIALS

Edward is definitely the kind of person you need to have on your side. He is an elite attorney with the full meaning of an exceptional lawyer. Experienced, sharp, smart, and definitely excellent at his job.

 

Unfortunately, I was in lawsuit case that involved one of my previous employers and as I knew my physical injuries right away, the psychological damage that came after I didn't see coming.

As I was going through a bunch of emotions, Edward W. Pilot was always prompt, helpful, caring and informative. 

He made everything on his hands to help me win the case, and so we did! He is the most honest straight to the point lawyer I ever met, if there is not a case he will tell you right away so you don't lose your time but if there is he will get all the resources and help for a fair one. He dealt with insurance companies that won't show face, he chased people for me and found data that it was almost impossible to find. 
He was always on top of it, even on difficult times when I felt like giving up. He made sure the ball was always rolling. - I'm incredibly grateful for him, helping me through a really rough time, also an added benefit of his representation is that he is conversant in Spanish!

If anyone is looking for an attorney Edward is definitely the kind of person you need to have on your side. He is an elite attorney with the full meaning of an exceptional lawyer. Experienced, sharp, smart, and definitely excellent at his job.

The communication level was always consistent and I received frequent updates on my case and more importantly: results.

Much gratitude and appreciation to Edward W. Pilot.

 

Ozeylah Maral

Los Angeles, CA

“Ed takes a very hands on and personal interest in your business and you always feel that he is on top of the issues.”

 

“I have been in the Media, Entertainment and Sports business for the last 43 years. In that time, I have been General Manager of an NBA Franchise, Executive Vice President of the most important arena in the world, a partner in a long running successful Sports documentary series on National Television, and a Producer and promoter of over 1000 events. The demands of my profession have required a thorough, conscientious, detailed and knowledgeable transactional lawyer. For the past 15 years, I have had the good fortune of having Ed Pilot as our company’s attorney. During that time, Ed has been charged with a myriad of complicated issues in the media and entertainment field. Not one issue is alike but Ed has the flexibility and intelligence to handle the many diverse issues given to him. Not only can he adroitly deal with each issue but he becomes a student of the legal nuances of those issues and is extremely precise in his dealings. On additional occasions, Ed has also been charged with various matters of litigation and he has always performed more than ably. Ed takes a very hands on and personal interest in your business and you always feel that he is on top of the issues.”

 

Barry Mendelson

President

Mendelson Entertainment Group, LLC, Dallas, Texas

“He is ethical and trustworthy and once he starts a project he is tenacious with his follow up and makes sure that all deadlines are met, no matter what.”

 

“I have worked with attorney Edward Pilot for the last seven years and have always found our communications to be both pleasant and educational.  I was introduced to Edward by a employee whom he helped in receiving a H1-B Specialty Occupation Visa to work in the United States with my company, YMI Jeanswear Inc (YMI is a clothing manufacturer with nationwide as well as some international distribution).  Edward gave so much personal attention and guidance throughout the process that I have recommended him to other employees and friends that have needed his legal expertise. 

 

Edward always helped navigate through difficult situations and gave detailed explanations about why he needed certain information.  Despite many challenges and obstacles that arose in the legal process that my employees presented to him at the last minute, he always found a way to overcome them and still obtain the result we were seeking. 

 

It is easy to work with Edward because he lays out all possible scenarios when strategizing about what path to take in order to ensure we achieve our goals.  He is ethical and trustworthy and once he starts a project he is tenacious with his follow up and makes sure that all deadlines are met, no matter what.

 

I am pleased to recommend Edward Pilot and would be happy to speak with anyone interested in working with him to reiterate my confidence in his abilities.”

 

Colin Smyth

Vice President of Operations

YMI Jeanswear Inc. Los Angeles, CA

 


 

“The quality of service you get from Attorney Pilot, for the reasonable legal fee he charges, makes him in my opinion an outstanding lawyer.”

 

“This testimony is regarding attorney Edward Pilot, who prepared and filed my National Interest Waiver Visa Application, which allowed me to obtain my Green Card. I have known Attorney Pilot for more than eight years now. He represented a friend of mine for his immigration case, who ten introduced me to Attorney Pilot. I started to refer him clients who needed immigration representation. Attorney Pilot is very diligent, hardworking and productive lawyer who always works for the best. The quality of service you get from Attorney Pilot, for the reasonable legal fee he charges, makes him in my opinion an outstanding lawyer. He is always ahead of schedule and follows through until the case is successfully concluded. I always admire his professionalism in handling every detailed aspect of the case. Asylum, Withholding and Torture Convention Relief, Legal Permanent Residence (Family and Employment Base), to Citizenship. Attorney Pilot has represented those clients before USCIS Officers, the San Francisco Immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with great success.

 

With respect to my National Interest Waiver Visa Application, Attorney Pilot guided me throughout the process, which included preparing, and filing the Application and responding to USCIS’ Request for Additional Evidence. As a result I was granted Legal Permanent Residence and am gainfully employed by Stanford University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the field of Climatology. Mere words cannot describe how wonderful I felt when I received the telephone calls from Attorney Pilot advising me that USCIS had approved my Petition and then granted me Legal Permanent Residence.

 

Edward Pilot is a professional Immigration Lawyer upon whom his past, current and future clients can rely. His success stories are real and well-earned. Clients whom I refer to Attorney Pilot have reported to me that he puts them at ease from the moment he speaks with them. Although based in Southern California, Attorney Pilot’s expertise allows him to represent immigration clients throughout the entire United States. I am very grateful to know him and I will continue to refer clients in need of a competent immigration representation to Attorney Pilot."

 

Dr. Bereket Habtezion

PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

 

 

 

“There is no name that I would think of first before that of Edward Pilot in recommending an attorney to someone in need.”

 

“I believe that the first time I heard of Edward Pilot, Attorney-at-Law, was when I read an article in the LA Times entitled, Afraid to Go Home, Reaching out to America.

 

It was dated April 28, 2005. The article referenced Ed Pilot’s work on behalf of a Nigerian, Dan Bala Dabo who was, for good reason, afraid to go home. I was so impressed by Ed Pilot’s representation that I wrote him to say that I too was working on behalf of potential deportees as an expert witness and hoped that our paths crossed someday. I hold a PhD in Politics from Princeton University and have been a Professor at California State University, Northridge since 1990. I have been testifying in asylum proceedings since 1998. Sure enough, my path and Ed Pilot’s would cross many times in the intervening years when,  by and odd coincidence, people fighting deportation would often request my services as an expert witness and, his as their attorney. Ed Pilot is an exemplary advocate for his clients. There is no name that I would think of first before that of Edward Pilot in recommending an attorney to someone in need.”

 

James A. Mitchell 

PhD, Professor

Department of Political Science 

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

California State University, Northridge

 

 

 

“I have worked with Edward Pilot over the last 18 months and have found his advice and services to be rock solid.”

 

“I have worked with Edward Pilot over the last 18 months and have found his advice and services to be rock solid. He advised myself and my family (wife Ros and our 3 kids) on our L-1 Visa Extension and Adjustment of Status to Greem Card.

 

Ed was extremely thorough and professional throughout our dealings which were quite complex and detailed and his knowledge and guidance second to none.

 

I would have no hesitation recommending Ed and be more than happy to speak to anyone interested in working with him to reiterate just how professional and competent he is.”

 

James Armitage

Founder

Ralph Interactive Inc.

Santa Monica, CA

 

 

 

"The efficiency and quality of his work were those reasons that helped me to prove my innocence in the Court which adopted the fair decision."

 

"Herewith I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to Mr. Edward W. Pilot for his extraordinary tribute and invaluable help in achieving a positive decision in my case.
 
In November 2005 I am, Oleksander Pobyedonostsev, player of the National Hockey Team of Ukraine was suspended for 2 years due to decision of the Disciplinary Committee of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). On December 2005 the abovementioned decision was disputed in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) – Lausanne, Switzerland.
 
A year long Court’s investigation has resulted in a positive decision for me after the hearing held in June 21, 2006.
 
All the accusations against me as well as the decision by the Disciplinary Committee of the IIHF were annulled.
 
One of those lawyers who helped me to restore my good reputation and to remove this stain from my carrier record was Mr. Edward W. Pilot. He did an excellent job while filing the appeal (the whole range of paperwork) to the CAS. The efficiency and quality of his work were those reasons that helped me to prove my innocence in the Court which adopted the fair decision.
 
Using this opportunity, I’d like to wish Mr. Edward W.Pilot good luck and inspiration in his important work, and the BAR Association efficiency and prosperity. I’d also like to express my hope that Mr. Edward Pilot’s profile in the BAR Association will be promoted."
 
Oleksander Pobyedonostsev
Player of the National Hockey team of Ukraine

* Addressed to Sheldon H.Sloan,

  President of the State BAR of California
 

 

 

“Aside from his other legal duties, Mr. Pilot remains committed to assisting these victims of violence...”

 

“Being the owner and CEO of The Center for Victims of Violence for the past 22 years, I have had the opportunity to utilize the services of Mr. Pilot in treating Victims of Violent Crimes for the past 12 years. I have always been astonished by his care and concern for these unfortunate individuals. Mr. Pilot negates the old adage that ‘you can’t trust lawyers’. Well here’s one lawyer you can whole heartedly trust.

 

Treating victims of crime is an incredibly arduous task. Over the past 12 years, Mr. Pilot has risen to every occasion. His concern, compassion and dedication to providing assistance to more than 450 clients have never wavered. We currently are working together in this increasingly more violent society and unfortunately the crimes rate is increasing. Aside from his other legal duties, Mr. Pilot remains committed to assisting these victims of violence within the financial parameters imposed upon him by the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.

 

What more can I say about an individual who is bold, incredibly outspoken and committed to the morals and values he has demonstrated over the last 12 years. I hold Mr. Pilot in the highest regard. I look forward to continue working with him many more years.”

 

Dr. James Bonura

Principal and CEO

The Center for Victims of Violence

Gardena, CA

 

 

 

“When a client needs to appear in Immigration Court because he/she has suffered a criminal conviction, I refer them to Edward Pilot.“

 

“For more than twenty one years. I have defended people charged with crimes in over twenty different states nationwide. As a criminal defense practitioner, I need tow ork closely with immigration counsel because of the collateral immigration consequences my clients often must contend with if they are found guilty of a crime. When this issues arise, I contact Edward Pilot for his advice and counsel because I can count on a thorough and thoughtful analysis of the legal issues and an honest assessment from him.

 

When a client needs to appear in Immigration Court because he/she has suffered a criminal conviction, I refer them to Edward Pilot. He provides them with competent, compassionate service, and my referral turns out to be a fine reflection upon my judgment.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about Edward Pilot. I am glad to share and expound upon his high moral character and professional standards with anyone.”

 

Michael S. Evans 

Attorney at Law

Torrance, CA

 

 

 

“Your commitment in accepting the important responsibility of alternative dispute resolution ensures that our system of justice continues to work and work well.”

 

“On behalf of all the judges of the North Valley District. I want to thank you for your assitance as a volunteer mediator. Your efforts to resolve cases before trial play an integral role in assuring judicial efficiency. Indeed, without the assistance of volunteer mediators such as yourself, our bench officers would undoubtedly send a greater proportion of time in trial and therefore have less time available to devote to law and motion and other matters before the court. Your commitment in accepting the important responsibility of alternative dispute resolution ensures that our system of justice continues to work and work well. It is because of the willingness of professionals like yourself to contribute your time, energy and common sense that the Los Ángeles Superior Court is able to process cases in such an experditious manner.

 

Thank you again for your participation in the alternative dispute resolution program.”

 

Honorable Alice C. Hill

Supervising Judge

North Valley District

San Fernando, CA

 

 

 

“He is passionate about what he does and genuinely cares about his clients.”

 

“Immigration is an important factor to legalize your presence in America. It can be a bumpy ride if it’s not handled professionally. Thanks to Attorney Edward Pilot, my experience with obtaining proper documentation was smooth and successful.

 

I was born in Eritrea and moved to the United States six years ago. I was referred to Attorney Pilot through one of his former clients. At our initial meeting he explained in detail the process and with great dedication he studied my status. Ed, as we all call him, was easy to connect with. He is personable, and made me comfortable to share my story. Throughout the process, Ed was always available to answer my questions and updated me as things progressed. His positive, realistic and fact based approach enabled me to straighten my immigration status within eight weeks of filling to USCIS.

 

Ed has a vast knowledge of immigration law and represents individuals and families throughout the United States. He is well informed. For example, when it comes to Asylum cases, Ed is well versed in his clients’ country conditions, no matter what part of the world they come from. He is passionate about what he does and genuinely cares about his clients. The positive outcome of his work enables him to operate on a client referral base, and the cycle goes on as he persistently continues to represent each client with great dedication, resulting in success.

 

Attorney Pilot opened doors of opportunities for me. With my immigration status straightened out, I was able to attend one of the best Universities in California where I graduated in Structural Engineering and I now work as a Field Engineer.

 

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Ed, as your attorney. I am grateful to know Ed, as he represented me and all the people I referred diligently. He is always available to answer any legal question I may have, and he extends his advice.

 

I am proud to call Ed a good friend as he cares about my personal & professional success.”

 

Weini Mehari

Turner Construction Company

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

 

 

“By the end of the case, Edward felt more like a family member or friend than a lawyer.”

 

“When we had our automobile accident, we spoke with a friend of ours who said “you need a good lawyer”. He referred us to Edward Pilot, who came to our house and took great care of us.

 

By the end of the case, Edward felt more like a family member or friend than a lawyer. He was tenacious, answered our questions, kept us fully informed and followed through for us until the case was resolved.

 

Edward Pilot achieved a very good outcome for us, and we really appreciate his personal attention. You will too if you use him as your lawyer. We wish him all the best.”

 

Charles and Marie Critzas

Woodland Hills, CA

 

 

 

“I highly recommend Lawyer Pilot – whom I call “Mr. Get The Job Done” – to anyone in need of a competent Immigration Attorney.“

 

“Lawyer Edward Pilot is a true professional in every sense of the word.

This past year, I engaged Mr. Pilot to file a Relative Petition so that my elderly mother (who currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria) may come to Los Angeles, California to live with me and my family. I was most pleased with how smoothly and quickly the process went, and am happy to report that she will arrive here next month!.

 

I highly recommend Lawyer Pilot – whom I call “Mr. Get The Job Done” – to anyone in need of a competent Immigration Attorney.”

 

James Nom Goje

Los Angeles, CA

 

 


“Today, I am an United States Citizen thanks to Edward Pilot, who tirelessly fought and helped me over a 10 year period to attain my goal.”

 

“A person who wholeheartedly helps another person to achieve something is a true friend. This is how I describe Edward Pilot, as I capture him on my canvas painting. Edward Pilot in plain words is an attorney who cares for his clients as friends.

 

My name is Emmanuel Amissah and I am an anrtist who takes keen interest in studying the people whom I paint. I was bron in Ghana, West África, and I migrated to the United States of America in 1997.

 

Today, I am an United States Citizen thanks to Edward Pilot, who tirelessly fought and helped me over a 10 year period to attain my goal. After my case was dismissed due to the neglect of my previous attorney, Edward Pilot worked hard to get me back on track … Edward Pilot stood up and came to my defense as a friend, not merely as an attorney representing his client. That, in my opinion, is what a lawyer who rises above and beyond the call of duty does!

 

I have referred other immigration clients to Edward Pilot and I will continue to do so. My friend and attorney, Edward still calls me to check up on me and to see how I am doing in regards my family, employment and well being.”

 

Emmanuel Amissah

Pasadena, CA

 

 

 

“He is very pleasant, he will personally assist you and he speaks a very fluent Spanish.”

 

“This is to show my gratitude to Mr. Edward Pilot, Immigration Attorney. He has helped me all the way since my first work permit, then with my permanent residence based on my qualifications under NACARA, and eventually he assited me to process my application for U.S. Citizenship.

 

Also, Mr. Pilot has helped numerous friends and members of my family that I hace referred to him for their immigration issues. It is my opinion, that Mr. Pilot is an outstanding Immigration Attorney. He is very pleasant, he will personally assist you and he speaks a very fluent Spanish. His fees are very reasonable. I recommend him very highly.”

 

Juan Guevara

Burbank, CA

 

 

 

“When it comes to immigration related legal services my family and I always rely on the outstanding Ed Pilot law firm.”

 

“I, Philiphos Hailemichael born in Asmara, Eritrea pleased with superior legal service from Ed Pilot law firm.

 

When it comes to immigration related legal services my family and I always rely on the outstanding Ed Pilot law firm.

 

Ed Pilot is a very personable and detailed in his work, and more than anything else he is very responsive, responsible and punctual.

 

Recently Ed assisted me in my citizenship filling, and I am very pleased with his work.

 

I always recommend family and friends to Ed Pilot.”

 

Philipos Hailemichael

Hayward, CA

 

 

 

“I highly recommend Ed to anyone ... he’s the most knowledgeable and dependable attorney in the immigration legal field.”

 

“I met Ed in 2001 soon after my arrival from Ghana, and he’s been my immigration lawyer since then because he is second to none. He is patient, thorough, and articulate. He has given me well-informed advice and is there through each step of the immigration process. I have referred other clients to him, each of who are satisfied with his representation of them. I highly recommend Ed to anyone, not because he’s a good friend, but also he’s the most knowledgeable and dependable attorney in the immigration legal field.”

 

Kweku Ansah

San Fernando, CA

 

 

 

“I couldn’t be happier with what you did ... without your skills and your mediation, I would have been involved in a trial.”

 

“A few weeks ago, you mediated a matter involving FMS, plaintiffs and Dick and May Lee, defendants.

 

I couldn’t be happier with what you did. May and I had to pay more than I wanted to –significantly more- but without your skills and your mediation, I would have been involved in a trial. But your expertise now can let us back to quiet retirement.

 

As defendants, we had to pay our half of the fee, and I hold that it’s the best legal fees I’ve ever paid.

 

In preparation of the mediation, I carefully read the applicable parts of the Nolo Press book, enclosed. But post-mediation, I do not need it now. Of course it’s ‘coals to Newcastle,’ but you can either keep it in your library or send it along to someone else who needs it.

 

Again, many thanks and 1.49456 mini-allocades.”

 

Dick Lee

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

“His vast knowledge and experience in immigration issues made the process smooth, and better yet produced results as expected, the procurement of my legal permanent residence.”

 

“Back in 2006 I found myself between immigration ‘rock and a hard place’ and needed a good attorney immediately. A friend referred Ed Pilot as a seasoned immigration attorney who produces results for his clients. True to my experience Ed Pilot was not only welcoming and willing to help, he thoroughly analyzed my immigration status at the time and advised accordingly. His vast knowledge and experience in immigration issues made the process smooth, and better yet produced results as expected, the procurement of my legal permanent residence. Six years later, Ed Pilot followed up with filing for my citizenship status, and in 3 months I transitioned from being Ghanaian citizen to American citizen.

 

Ed Pilot is experiences, knowledgeable, and thorough and gives great attention to detail for all his legal representation. He has a reputation in the community and I highly recommend him to applicants.”

 

A. Dominguez

Brentwood, CA

 

 

 

“During the cases he helped me with, he demonstrated excellent insight, good judgment and good professionalism.”

 

“My name is Sunday Adeyeye originally from Nigeria. Mr. Edward Pilot was my Immigration Lawyer for many years. He assisted me with good results with Immigration case, work permit, Green Card and ultimately to become a USA Citizen. I have also referred some Immigration clients and auto accident clients to him with good results. During the cases he helped me with, he demonstrated excellent insight, good judgment and good professionalism. I highly recommend Mr. Edward Pilot to anyone who needs legal assistance.”

 

Sunday Adeyeye

Loma Linda, CA

 

 

 

"You gave us clear expectations, and you achieved a better result for us than we expected before going in. Our expensive medical bills are now paid for, our suffering has been satisfactorily compensated, and you charged less than other lawyers. All without unnecessary drama or fuss to me or my wife."

 

Dear Ed,

 

Before coming to you, my wife and I had been in the worst car accident of our lives, getting rear-ended by an SUV probably going around 35 when it hit us. Our large sedan protected us from more severe injuries, but also gave the insurance company an excuse to deny the real ones that had us suffering even today, two years after the accident. We were never looking to make a profit from our injuries, and we had been trying to settle the case by me dealing directly with the insurance company representing the person who rear-ended me.

 

I clearly waited longer than I should have before realizing that they had zero motivation to deal with me in good faith, and that they were very happy to send endless emails and letters simply to run out the clock and get off without meeting the legal and moral obligation of simply paying our medical costs. But with 3 months to go, I still thought that most any attorney would be able to represent me and obtain a fair settlement, and yet 3 separate law firms turned me away. I don’t know whether I failed to convince them of our case’s validity, its profitability, or if they just had enough business without us. Maybe our case was just too much work; I honestly don’t know. Regardless of the reasons, the real financial losses I suffered were close to becoming permanently irrecoverable. Now with even less time to work with, you took our case, and compelled the insurance company live up to their legal obligations using the only authority they respected: threats.

 

You gave us clear expectations, and you achieved a better result for us than we expected before going in. Our expensive medical bills are now paid for, our suffering has been satisfactorily compensated, and you charged less than other lawyers. All without unnecessary drama or fuss to me or to my wife. I’m grateful that I met you, and doubly grateful you took the case.

 

Thank you,

 

Andy Scherer

Los Angeles, CA

 

 


"Para mi el Abogado Eduardo Pilot es muy eficiente y honesto, que no dudo en recomendarlo a cualquier persona que necesita ayuda en sus casos de inmigración."


“Mi nombre es Carlos Santos. Yo nací en El Salvador. Por medio de la presente quiero decirles mis experiencias al haber encontrado al mejor abogado en casos de inmigración que yo he conocido, Eduardo Pilot.

 

En el año 2006, Eduardo me ayudo a obtener un permiso para viajar por una emergencia que yo tenía en El Salvador. Mi caso habia estado en manos de un notario. El cual había estado estancado por mas de seis (6) años. Cuando Eduardo tomo mi caso se resolvió pronto en un poco mas de un año.

 

Después de tener mi Green Card por tres años, Edward me ayudó a obtener mi Ciudadanía Americana. También Eduardo le ayudó a mi familia a obtener satisfactoriamente sus casos de inmigración – por ejemplo: a mi esposa, a mi hijo, a mi cuñado, y a mi suegro la Ciudadanía Americana, y por ultimo a los jóvenes el permiso de trabajar de estudiantes (DACA).

 

Para mi el Abogado Eduardo Pilot es muy eficiente y honesto, que no dudo en recomendarlo a cualquier persona que necesita ayuda en sus casos de inmigración. Les garantizo que no se arrepentiran al escogerlo a Eduardo Pilot como su abogado."

 

Carlos Santos

North Hollywood, CA

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