Lauren McGee Lawyer Lauren McGee

Lauren McGee, associate attorney, has been an attorney since 2015, focusing her practice exclusively on immigration law. Ms. McGee’s experience includes working directly with individuals from many different cultural, social, and economic backgrounds, which allows her to appreciate the nuances of each case and deliver skilled, thoughtful, and intelligent representation to each client.

Before joining Milla & Associates, Ms. McGee was an immigration attorney at a reputable non-profit organization serving Chicagoland’s immigrant communities. At this organization, Ms. McGee provided comprehensive immigration-related legal services to individuals and coordinated naturalization workshops.

Ms. McGee has been involved with immigration law in various roles since 2011, during which time she has gained substantial experience with an array of immigration cases, including adjustment of status, family- and employment-based petitions, naturalization, asylum, U-visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and hardship waivers.

Ms. McGee’s experience reflects a commitment to serving immigrant communities and a passion for practicing immigration law.

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2015

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2015
  • St. Cloud State University (Minnesota), Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Summa cum laude, 2008

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Client Counseling, 2015.
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, International Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflict, 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Juvenile Law, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Children and Divorce, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Intimate Partner Violence, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Immigration Law and Policy 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Family and Employment-based Immigration Practicum, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Mediation 2013
  • Dean’s Distinguished Public Service Award, 2013-2014 Academic Year

Speaking Engagements

  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law Opportunities for Law Students, 2016
  • Centro Comunitario Juan Diego, "Know Your Rights" Presentation, March 2017
  • Sauk Prairie (WI) School District, "Know Your Rights" Presentation, April 2017
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Guest Lecturer for Advanced Legal Writing Course on Immigration: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and U Visas, April 2017