A Chicago based immigration
law firm providing sophisticated,
diligent, and zealous representation.

Founded by Maria Baldini-Potermin, a nationally- recognized and widely published expert on immigration law, our firm has built our reputation by winning complicated cases and advising other attorneys on cutting edge legal issues. Whether your case is complicated or straightforward, whether you are a noncitizen, an employer, or are seeking to reunite your family in the U.S., we will provide the individualized attention appropriate to the profoundly serious issue of your immigration goals.

Ms. Baldini-Potermin is the author of Immigration Trial Handbook, published annually, and the update editor of Immigration Law and Crimes, published twice a year. Both publications are published by Thomson Reuters.

Practice Areas

Our attorneys practice exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law and have experience representing non-citizens in a broad range of settings, including:

  • Deportation/Removal Defense
  • Criminal Court and Related Proceedings
  • Applications leading to lawful permanent residence (“green card”)
  • Waivers
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Protection from Persecution, Torture and Other Forms of Relief from Harm
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Employment-Based Temporary and Permanent Work Visas
  • Other Non-Immigrant Visas

News & Insights

Welcome to Our New Website!

In the “News & Insights” section, our attorneys will write about topics ranging from new developments in immigration law to in-depth analysis of recurring issues. We hope that you find the information helpful.

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posted on November 12, 2013

After the Immigration Court Shutdown

The interruption in government operations between October 1 and 16, 2013 has passed, but some of its consequences continue to affect noncitizens. The most obvious consequence is that immigration court hearings scheduled during that time did not go forward and will need to be rescheduled. Immigration courts across the country have begun to prepare and […]

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posted on November 11, 2013

What is the U Visa?

In 2000, Congress created the U Visa to be used as a tool for law enforcement. The U Visa can be issued to a noncitizen who is not a lawful permanent resident (green card holder). A noncitizen may be able to apply for the U Visa if he or she: 1) fell victim to a […]

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posted on November 10, 2013