Our Fees for Immigration Services

Appointment Costs

Free Initial Case Assessment Appointment

By telephone, Zoom, Skype, or in-person. You will meet with our experienced staff, who will review your basic information with an attorney.

30 minutes or less. This assessment appointment normally costs $60 per hour, but the fee is waived if the appointment is completed within 30 minutes.

No legal advice. The only purpose of this appointment is to determine if we can take your case, and to inform you of our fee to represent you. There is no risk of you spending money just to hear that we cannot help.

Common types of cases for this appointment. Approximately 90% of our appointments fall under this category. This appointment is appropriate for basic cases in these areas:

  • Removal/Deportation
  • Detention
  • Motions and appeals
  • Family-based green cards (no travel in/out of U.S. while paperwork is pending)
  • Waivers
  • Criminal issues
  • Asylum
  • DACA
  • Green card renewal
  • Naturalization

Complex cases may require further legal research. You will have the option to retain the law firm for this additional research.

If you are in detention, you may send a friend or family member with authorization to speak on your behalf.

Legal Advice Consultation with Partner Susan E. Hill for visas, employment and travel

Cost: $415/hour, or $210 for 30 minutes

Appointment cost is credited to your legal fees if you retain Hill & Piibe for the case.

Telephone, Zoom and Skype appointments available.

Common types of cases for this appointment:

  • Visas (including fiancé visas)
  • Employment green cards
  • Investor visas
  • Visa Waiver/ESTA
  • Marriage green cards if you need to travel in/out of the U.S. while paperwork is pending
  • How to answer questions on the visa/employment green card immigration forms

Legal Advice Consultation with Partner Alary E. Piibe (certified Immigration Specialist) for criminal/immigration and complex issues

Cost: $520/hour, or $260 for 30 minutes

Appointment cost is credited to your legal fees if you retain Hill & Piibe for the case.

Telephone, Zoom, Skype and in-person appointments available at our office locations.

Common types of cases for this appointment:

  • Criminal record issues
  • Complex issues relating to past deportations or immigration violations
  • Any other issues not covered by our free assessments

Free Immigration Information Online

Before scheduling a consultation with Hill & Piibe, we recommend you visit the comprehensive information available at no cost elsewhere on this website or from the U.S. government. These links and websites answer many questions about immigration law and how to qualify and apply for benefits:

Hill & Piibe Immigration Services

USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) website

U.S. Department of State website

USCIS Information on Business / Visa / Investor immigration

Additional Information

Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Relationship

All consultations/assessments are kept confidential. Please note that a consultation/assessment does not bind Hill & Piibe as your attorneys, or to represent you before the Immigration Service or any courts. A separate written agreement must be entered into if you desire any legal services.

To Schedule

Please fill out the form on this page, or you may contact any office location directly:

  • Downtown Los Angeles: (213) 622-8775
  • San Juan Capistrano (South Orange County): (949) 443-0488
  • Email info@hillandpiibe.com for an appointment with any location

About Attorney Fees

  • Flat Rate: Hill & Piibe charges a flat rate for most cases, with a deposit of about 10-50% down and monthly payments available.
  • Down-payments must be done in a lump sum — we do not accept payment installments on down-payments.
  • For accelerated cases, a different payment model may apply.
  • No Interest: We do not charge interest on balances due.
  • Late-Fees: We DO charge a late-fee penalty for overdue payments.
  • Government filing fees are NOT INCLUDED in attorney fees.
  • Attorney fees do not cover excessive costs such as postage, copying, translations, professional services such as physicians and psychologists, transportation, hotel, etc. This is not an exhaustive list.
  • Fee Range: Each case varies depending on its complexity, but our flat fees range anywhere between $400 for basic research/services to $7,500 or more for complex cases.

Hill & Piibe is not obligated to commence work on any case until the down-payment is received AND all written retainers and intake questionnaires are completed in full, signed and returned to Hill & Piibe.

Payment Methods

We accept payment by cash, money order, check, debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express), ACH, or electronic transfer.

What You Will Need at Your Appointment

Please bring all your immigration and criminal record documents to the appointment. We will provide you with a questionnaire to fill out beforehand. You may provide an unlimited number of documents via e-mail.


Downtown Los Angeles

Hill & Piibe, Immigration Attorneys
PacMutual Building
523 West Sixth Street
Suite 737
Los Angeles, CA90014
Fax: (213) 622-5383

Orange County

Hill & Piibe, Immigration Attorneys
32302 Camino Capistrano
Second Floor, Suite 207
San Juan Capistrano, CA92675
Fax: (949) 443-0490