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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
  • Great job guys!!!

    “My husband and I hired Robert to handle our marriage based residency case. We met with several attorneys. Robert was our last one. He was very patient and answered all of our questions. We didn't feel rushed at all. After we walked out of the consultation my husband and I looked at each and knew Robert was the one. This process can be complicated, but Robert and his team made it very simple. His legal assistant, Daniel, was a pleasure to work with. They were both very responsive, which is important in dealing with these matters. He prepared us for our final interview and everything turned out great! No problems, no issues. Great job guys!!!”

    Dan

  • Highly recommend

    “I highly recommend Robert Milla. I was recommended to Mr. Milla by a friend of mine who used him for her permanent residency application as well. Both my husband were touched by the fact that Robert took the time to get to know us during our first meeting with him, before we began the application process. Throughout the process, Robert was very helpful answering any questions we had and educating us on our legal rights. I was a nervous wreck on the day of my permanent residency interview, and Robert put all my fears at ease by assuring me that I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Rest assured, Robert will be my choice as I go to apply for my citizenship in the next few years! Result: Application for adjustment of status to permanent resident (“green card”) approved”

    Surabhi

  • We highly recommend Atty Robert Milla and Associates.

    “We were married in 2009 and got denied the first time it was filed. We got a lawyer to help us and it took years of waiting and nothing came out of it. Until my wife found Atty Robert Milla on the internet and with his very exceptional and successful work on immigration based cases, we decided to asked him to represent us . He told us what documents we need to re submit to follow up the case and waited for a decision. And finally my wife got her green card before Christmas this year exactly 8 years after we first filed it but Atty Robert Milla was able to get it for us , when we thought it was a hopeless case. We are so happy and very grateful for Atty Robert Milla for all the help and understanding and patience to our never ending questions and also to his paralegal Stylvia . Thank you very much. More power.”

    David

  • Robert, he was calm, supportive and had a lot of knowledge ...

    “My husband applied for my green card and we prepared the documents on our own, but unfortunately I got an RFE for the same documents which we had already submitted. So we thought of hiring a good lawyer for our case, I called up a few lawyers and explained them my case to get 1 free initial consultation, out of the ones we called, I really liked Robert, he was calm, supportive and had a lot of knowledge on such cases. I quickly decided that I would go with him for my case. We met him the next day and discussed our case in detail, soon after we got a list of documents that were needed by his office, we promptly replied, he prepared our case again , we had dew meetings in between and finally my case was approved, He also helped a lot with our interview preparation and also came with us to the interview venue , where he spent more than 2 hours with us explaining the process, he also appeared with us in the interview and was a great support. I finally cleared the interview under his expert guidance. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.”

    Anonymous

  • Successful case for marriage-based green card

    “Milla & Associates delivers an incredible quality of legal representation and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Robert Milla, Tatiana Alonso, and their team. My husband and I entrusted them with my adjustment of status and green card application. Our case was handled very efficiently, they answered our questions at every stage and kept us informed of the next steps and developments throughout the process. Not only that, Robert is highly experienced and has an incredible understanding of immigration law on top of being genuine, personable and transparent. It is really hard to be able to find a good attorney that genuinely cares about the case, he is trustworthy, and I can tell that he does his work with his heart. My adjustment of status/green card was approved within a week from the interview, and I received my conditional green card in the mail a few days after receiving the approval notice. Robert and his team definitely made the entire process seamless. I would strongly recommend Robert Milla for anyone who is looking for a great immigration attorney and to be put in the best position possible with obtaining a green card. Thank you, Robert, for making my husband and I feel at ease as we navigated through uncharted waters. We are so grateful for you!”

    E & H

  • Excellent Service Better Attorney

    “Robert made sure I understood everything that was going on ad answered all my questions to the best of his knowledge. Before going to Robert for my immigration status, I looked around but other attorneys were not nearly as insightful or helpful as Robert. Robert always made sure that I was prepared for everything that I was going to through. For the interview he prepared me so well that I was not nervous when talking to the officers. Robert made sure I was aware of all the possible outcomes when I acquired his services. Robert made sure that I had the best experience possible for the trials that I was going to face with the immigration process. Result: Form I-751 Petition with waiver of joint filing (good faith marriage that ended in divorce) approved”

    Anubis

  • Excellent Lawyer

    “I am glad i went to Milla & Associates, they helped us to solve a sensitive case for our family, They have done a great job and Robert was very kind and supportive during the whole process. Thank You!”

    Alexis

  • 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

  • Successful N-400 While Working Abroad

    “One cannot go wrong with Robert! He is a great listener, who understood my unique immigration situation very quickly and guided me throughout the process. He helped me apply for N-400 with some tricky background. Robert prepared me for the interview and gave me the confidence I needed for the interview, which resulted in a smooth approval of my N-400. I highly recommend him for all your immigration needs. I am now seeking his advice for my other family members.”

    Bhoopesh

  • The best legal group I've ever had the pleasure of working with in my life.

    “Justin Hoefflicker and his team went above and beyond to help us every step of the way. We are a small digital health startup, and without Justin, our company would potentially not be able to continue operations. He helped us secure an H1B visa for our Technical Co-Founder, and went above and beyond through preparation of materials, explaining the process, answering a million follow-up questions (that's an understatement), taking the time to meet and discuss contingencies when he absolutely didn't have to, helping us file a complete Request-for-Evidence (RFE) and not charging us for the additional work, and ultimately, helping us secure the H1B in the end. Even if we hadn't gotten the H1B, I'd still be submitting this review as it's fully merited and Milla & Associates is by far the best legal group I've ever worked with. They're honest, they actually care, they do great legal work at appropriate rates, they actually follow through, they get everything done on time, and they go above and beyond to make sure expectations are set correctly in what can be a very difficult and touchy legal-sphere (immigration). I am extremely grateful for having had the opportunity to work with them, and I wish we had a similar experience with every legal group we had to work with. Thank you Justin and team.”

    Rob Castellanos