Immigration Lawyer in Chicago

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Immigration Lawyer in Chicago

Are you in the Chicago area and looking to find ways you can establish or extend your immigration legal status? Do you wish to come and work in the United States or to come and join a close relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident? Are you an employer looking to hire one or more noncitizens? Maybe you are facing deportation? All these and more are scenarios our experienced and skilled immigration lawyers in Chicago routinely handle at Kriezelman Burton & Associates.

Choosing an Immigration Lawyer

As in many things in life, you will find when choosing an immigration lawyer, you are presented with options that, at times, may be difficult to differentiate. However, keeping the following in mind can make it easier for you to make the right choice:

  • Avoid General Practitioners. Immigration law is complex and constantly evolving, requiring a lawyer who is not just knowledgeable about the immigration law, but one who is regularly updated on the law. A general practitioner, even one with the best intention to help you, may simply not be as knowledgeable or updated on the latest developments in the law. They may also not know some of the tactical and strategic maneuvers critical for the resolution of some of the most complicated immigration cases. An experienced immigration lawyer will know all that and more.
  • Experience. Even among those lawyers who have concentrated on immigration law, it is important to appreciate that experience comes with time. Your chances of successfully completing your case or finding a solution to your immigration needs significantly improve when being handled by an experienced immigration lawyer. This is more so the case when the experienced immigration lawyer has handled or routinely handles cases such as yours or similar. This is information you should ask and obtain during your initial consultation, namely, what experience the attorney you are consulting with has in handling immigration cases in general or especially like yours.
  • Professional Membership. Most lawyers display certificates showing their academic accomplishments and membership in professional organizations. For an immigration lawyer, look for their membership in an organization such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Being a member of an organization like this shows the lawyer’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of practicing immigration law by keeping pace with new developments in the field of law and best practices. This translates to offering their clients the best services one can expect from an immigration lawyer.
  • Cost. You want the best value for your money, so when discussing your case, ask about fees, and the immigration lawyer should tell you what the costs related to your case will be. The costs are usually in two parts, costs related to filing fees paid to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the lawyer’s fee for their professional services. Once you understand what the costs will be, make sure you have this in writing and signed. 

If you are in the Chicago area and need the services of an immigration lawyer, contact our office today and ask to speak to one of our experienced immigration lawyers. We are based in Chicago but also take cases in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.