Can any of our Japan-based MeFites recommend an immigration lawyer in the Kansai area?
I'm looking into a Permanent Residence visa, and thought it would be a good idea to let a professional handle it.  I meet the criteria on the Immigration Bureau website
- been here since 2000, haven't been arrested, I pay my taxes, I have a good job, etc. I understand the process can take a while, so I'd like to get started fairly soon.
Google searches offer a host of choices, but no actual assurances of quality or competence. Therefore, if you have a lawyer or law office you can recommend to me, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Requirements: I live in Osaka, so the Umeda area is the absolute best, but anywhere along a major train line will work. Also, my Japanese is - to my shame - not very good, and gets worse under stress. So someone who can work in English is best.
 Of course, if your experience suggests that a professional is not necessary, I'd be happy to hear any advice in that vein as well.