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Justin K. Hoefflicker

undefinedJustin K. Hoefflicker, of counsel, has been an attorney since 2011, specializing in employment-based immigration law. Mr. Hoefflicker possesses broad experience in employment-based immigration including, H-1B visas, L visas, J visas, P visas, change of status, PERM, and employment-based immigrant visas (EB I-V). Mr. Hoefflicker draws on his immigration experience to provide focused representation that is responsive to the needs of each individual client.

Mr. Hoefflicker's immigration practice has seen him represent clients from an extensive variety of backgrounds and circumstances. Through his employment-based immigration practice, Mr. Hoefflicker has assisted companies that range in size from multinational corporations to smaller employers with only a few employees. He is sensitive to the specific demands that each prospective client faces when seeking employment-based immigration benefits. Mr. Hoefflicker has represented clients from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas in all facets of his immigration practice. Mr. Hoefflicker appreciates the unique nature of each client's case, and he uses his knowledge and experience to foster a client-centric approach to his representation. His varied experience is paramount to the representation he offers while seeking the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Whether you are a business seeking an employment-based immigration solution or an individual with a specific immigration goal, Mr. Hoefflicker is a competent immigration attorney who offers a straightforward approach and seeks practical solutions for his clients. While Mr. Hoefflicker’s practice now focuses primarily on employment-based immigration, he also has years of experience with a broader range of immigration cases, including successfully receiving approvals in marriage-based adjustment of status, dependent spouse and child change of status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), provisional hardship waivers, and citizenship.

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctor with a certificate in International & Comparative Law, 2011
  • St. John's University (MN), Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, 2008.

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2011
  • Indiana, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2012

Publications

  • CICIG's Anti-Corruption Approach in Guatemala, 14 Gonzaga J. Int'l L. 121 (2011).

Speaking Engagements

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Guest Lecturer for Advanced Legal Writing Course on Immigration: H-1B Visas and Executive Action on Immigration, April 2017
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Guest Lecturer for Advanced Legal Writing Course on Immigration: H-1B Visas and Employment-based Permanent Residence, April 2016

Notable Decisions

  • USCIS, Service Center, 2018, H-1B visa approval upon RFE challenging professional occupation analysis for small architecture firm
  • USCIS, Consulate abroad, 2018, O-1 visa approval and consular visa issuance following consulate improperly denying initial visa interview due to lack of proper nonimmigrant intent
  • USCIS, Service Center, 2018, F-1 student visa reinstatement issued to attend a new school after Applicant's previous school terminated SEVIS record in a 24-hour period after Applicant missed class for a medical emergency
  • USCIS, Service Center, 2017, National Interest Waiver green card case approved for Applicant and family based on Applicant’s scientific work in country of origin
  • USCIS, Service Center, 2017, H-1B approval for company hiring individual with previously-approved I-140 from prior employer
  • USCIS, Service Center, 2017, multiple H-1B approvals for entry-level dentists after USCIS issued Requests for Evidence challenging wage level used in LCA for the positions
  • US Consulate, 2017, E investor visa for treaty investor establishing new investment enterprise in the US from abroad
  • USCIS, Service Center, 2015, Chicago-based consulting company’s H-1B petition preserved after receiving Notice of Intent to Deny following a site visit from DHS field officer
  • USCIS, Field Office, 2014, marriage-based adjustment of status green card case approved after Notice of Intent to Deny challenging bona fide marriage of couple not living together at the time of marriage
  • USCIS, Service Center, 2012, tech startup’s H-1B petition approved after successfully responding to Request for Evidence challenging speciality occupation classification
  • Matter of X, Immigration Court 2012, Applicant’s asylum case approved in immigration court based on affiliation to a particular social group
  • Fantastic, down to earth legal counsel who gets the job done!

    “After meeting with multiple lawyers, many of whom seemed not to care about the outcome of our case, or left us feeling confused about the process, we finally found Robert. After my initial consultation with him, I left feeling hopeful and assured of the process. My husband is from England, and we had faced many long months apart. With Robert's help, we were finally able to start the process to bring him to the United States. Robert and Daniel were incredibly helpful every step of the way, and never made us feel silly for asking questions. Robert clearly outlined the process for us, so we knew exactly what was happening at each step. Our paperwork was completed in a very timely manner. Incredibly, we had a very short wait for our interview and at that time, Daniel and Robert made sure we were prepared. Robert is extremely trustworthy and tells you exactly how it is, which is so refreshing after being yanked around by other lawyers. My husband received his Legal Permanent Resident card in the mail the other day, and we could not be happier! THANK YOU to Robert and his team for their help! We are so grateful!”

    Sophia W.

  • Excellent Lawyer!!

    “It was a great opportunity for having Robert Milla as my lawyer in adjusting my immigration status. I highly recommend him!! I consulted few lawyers before but when the first time I met Robert, I felt so comfortable and decided to hire him right away. I am really thankful and very satisfied with his services. Until now I still can't believe that it's not even a week after the interview, I got my Green Card so quickly! I will definitely continue my business with him until I get my citizenship and to help out my family to get here in the US. And also his assistant, Maria did a great job on helping me and answering all my questions regarding my case.”

    Aileen

  • Excellent lawyer office

    “To all people...!!!! Take Robert to be your lawyer, you are not gonna be disappointed. Robert know what to do, he is nice person and professional. Thanks Robert!!!!”

    Ivan Bojovic

  • HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Amazing service and very good to work with!

    “I am a US citizen. In 2017 June I planned to file for my mother’s permanent residency. At that time my mother was in US on B2 ( visitor visa). I googled for best immigration attorney in Chicago -Milla & Associates popped up! Let me tell you, Robert and his team lived up to the reviews!!! We started with talking to Robert and he provided hours worth of advise to file permanent residency for my mother. Robert was very patient and answered all our questions and spotted an issue with our case right away. He gave us the option to file myself or to go via him. I went with option of filing myself hoping the issue he spotted won’t become a trouble. Even after deciding to file myself, I had a few follow up questions which he answered over the phone. 4 months later we got a NOID( notice of intent to deny) for the same reason Robert spotted in the first place. We hired him for Respone to NOID. It was such a stressful time preparing and providing supporting documents for the rebuttal response within 30 days. Robert and his team guided what docs needed to be prepared and answered our questions promptly, and was ready to help with any queries and follow up questions. Robert prepared a very strong rebuttal response to the NOID and sent on time. During the period of waiting for an answer from USCIS, he promptly answered my concerns on renewing EAD for my mother. Robert always had a very specific, accurate and clear answer to any queries. And many months later we received an RFE for response to NOID( which in itself is a BIG relief) as NOID was off the plate and USCIS was giving us one more chance. Robert and his team again stepped up to the challenge and gave very specific detailed guidance to prepare the right set of documents and verified and sent them on time. And in September we got the best news we were praying and hoping to hear for the last 2 years, my mother’s Permanent Residency is approved!!! We are very grateful to God and thankful to Robert and his team! We highly recommend Milla and Associates!!! Sincerely, Anna and Dan H.”

    Anna and Dan H.

  • Complicated N400 case!

    “I found Milla & Associates through Avvo as he had great ratings and reviews by previous clients. I had a fairly complicated case of immigration for naturalization N400) through a spouse as I had been out of the country for very large chunks of time. Robert was an excellent guide in terms of how to approach the case and what documents to include/exclude in order to make my case stronger. He was thorough with his research and very well acquainted with the whole process. Despite my super complicated case, he put it forward in such a way that it was a smooth approval. He made our immigration journey stress free and having him next to me at my interview made me feel confident since he is very competent! I highly highly recommend him for any immigration law cases”

    Hani

  • Excellent communication

    “I highly recommend Milla & Associates. My wife and I worked with Justin and we always been in constant communication. The process was really fast and successful. Thanks Justin!”

    Anonymous

  • Best immigration lawyer

    “The best immigration lawyer in Chicago! Robert is very smart, trustworthy, accommodating and explains the process clearly. You can easily approach him if you have questions and will give personal utmost attention to your case. Robert helped my husband and I with marriage-based green card application. He is extremely professional and responsive. No matter what we asked or when, we had an answer promptly. We are very happy and fortunate to have found Robert, and would like to give a big shout out to him and his team for helping us in every and each step of our way. We were informed all the time, and we could count on you in every minute. Will keep in contact, we would love to count on you in the future to continue with our case until the last step!! If you are looking for a professional and down to earth legal counsel who doesn’t charge exuberant fees, we highly recommend that you get in touch with Milla & Associates, Iulia & Nick”

    Iulia

  • Robert is extremely detail-oriented and personable

    “Robert handled our marriage based permanent residency case and it was successfully approved. When we had our consultation with him, he admitted to be a challenging case and was honest about the outcome being 50/50. Robert is very polite but firm in his communication. There's no room for misinterpretation and he gives clear instructions and recommendations as to what the next steps are, what documents to gather and in what format. He responds to emails very quickly, no matter what the question is. Our case was approved and we couldn't be more grateful for Robert's help. We highly recommend his services to anyone seeking legal advise as he is a trustworthy lawyer.”

    G. G.

  • Thank you Mr. Robert for helping us to build American Dream.

    “I am very happy with the professionalism and constant follow up with my case. Mr. Robert is a great attorney who helped me a lot to achive my permanent residency and citizenship. All the communication and Coordination were very easy and convenient through email and phone. Thank you Mr. Robert for helping us to build American Dream.”

    Sarker

  • Great Team!

    “Robert and his assistant Maria have done a great job for my marriage based green card application. The case went smoothly and got approved easily. Thank You!”

    Anonymous