A memorable 12 year long association I have know John since 2002, when his office handled my first H1-B for the science lab which hired me as I was a young researcher just out of graduate school. We shortly after had our first conversations regarding a green card application about which, at the time, I was still unsure and entirely clueless. John gave me critical yet constructive advice as to the weak spots in my potential applications. I worked on them as he advised, targeting in particular the right set of journal publications and academic recommendations that would make my case viable. We finally filed the green card application in 2005 (under the Outstanding Researcher category following exactly the guidelines provided by John) and, other the fact that this happened at the time when the NIS to USCIS transition resulted in a complete bureaucratic meltdown at the newly created DHS, my application was readily approved. We then waited and waited, and waited... until DHS got their acts together and issued my GC in 2008. In the meantime, John's office had handled the renewal of my H1-B visa and processed ancillary items, such as advance parole documents for my dependents as well as for me. The last step of this saga is the naturalisation, which was handled remarkably well by John, taking into account the fact that as I had many trips between the US and overseas, it was not a "slam dunk" case. John even accompanied me at the local USCIS office for the final interview, which gave me the pleasure to finally meet him in person. I must say that I am very happy to have finally done so. To conclude, I will give my highest recommendation to John, for anyone having a complicated case (like mine) in particular... I can thus only assume that this will furthermore apply to easy cases! A last word: John recently moved to a new office where the team of paralegals is much better than the older one. Yet another reason to work with John.