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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
  • Justin is knowledgeable, experienced and respectful

    “Justin is a great lawyer, he provided an excellent service and been super helpful and responsive to all my questions and concerns. Justin is knowledgeable, experienced and respectful. It was a pleasure working with him and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking the need of an attorney.”

    A. M.

  • Excellent Work

    “Robert Milla worked for my case of citizenship, and words cannot express how grateful I am. I recommend Robert Milla because he has a vast experience in immigration and he is a dedicated and hard worker lawyer.”

    Anonymous

  • The BEST in Chicago Town!

    “I met a few lawyers for my Citizenship / N400 filing. My case was complicated and most of the lawyers I met were willing to do it but didn't give me the confidence that will go through. Finally I met Robert, who explained every single detail, chances of approval and course of action in case of a denial and how to proceed. Right then and there, i decided I wanted to go with him....Thank You Robert for all the help and for attending the interview with me...Decision was made in 30 days and I'm waiting to attend the Oath Ceremony now... Thank You!!”

    VL

  • 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 Service, Highly recommended.

    “Result: Change of status from visitor to student approved Robert is a skilled lawyer, he has helped me in filing the change of status from visitors visa to student visa. I strongly recommend him for all immigration matters. He is very kind, humble and down to earth and helping.”

    Uvais

  • Best lawyer!

    “Robert Milla is experienced and knowledgeable, he walked me through the process of applying green card through marriage with great patience and attention to details. He always make sure that we make good progress after each meeting and meeting with him is always pleasant. Even after my case ended, he is so kind to answer the questions i have. Working with him is a pleasant and stress-free experience, i highly recommend Robert to anyone needs a good immigration lawyer.”

    Yi

  • Highly recommend!

    “We were referred to Mr. Milla by our previous attorney, who felt that our case had "hit the wall." In our opinion, R. Milla was the best thing that happened to our case! After over three years filled with nothing but frustration, we've asked for Robert's help. Our case was approved and I received my Green Card in just a few months. Robert was always up-front and honest about the possible outcome, answered all our never-ending questions and addressed all concerns. The phone calls and e-mail communications were always answered in a timely and professional manner. Our case was based on marriage to US citizen and had some roadblocks along the way, but thanks to Robert's expertise, we are very happy campers now, planning our first vacation abroad! Result: Application for adjustment of status to permanent resident (“green card”) approved after filing a mandamus action in federal court for an unreasonable delay”

    Anonymous

  • They were very succinct and punctual with our case, and we felt well prepared for our interview with USCIS.

    “Robert Milla and his legal assistants are always spot on! They were very succinct and punctual with our case, and we felt well prepared for our interview with USCIS. Everything went great, and my husband received his conditional green card without issue.”

    A. P.

  • Excellent Immigration Lawyer. Highly Recommended

    “I spent quite a few months looking for an asylum lawyer. I probably talked to more than 10 lawyers and decided to hire Mr. Milla, Milla made my application process simple and easy. He is very knowledgeable and helpful, I strongly recommend him to anyone I know.”

    Anonymous

  • I highly recommend Justin

    “My wife and I worked with Justin Hoefflicker on my immigration case. Justin was very reassuring from the beginning and set out realistic expectations for both of us. He is very knowledgeable And confident which put us at ease. He made sure we understood all the steps ahead of us and was always available to answer our questions/concerns. Justin made this process hassle free and a positive one. I highly recommend Justin for his legal services.”

    Pedram Rad