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Achieve Your Immigration Goals in The U.S. Trust your case to the honest & caring attorneys at Milla & Associates.

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
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Amazing lawyer

    “I have had the best experience hiring Robert milla he has an amazing knowledge, experience and dedication he was passionate on representing us as his own family. Very professional and honorable i would truly recommend anyone who needs help and guidance to give Robert milla a call you will not regret your decision”

    Delacruz family

  • As of today I am a proud and happy American citizen

    “After 4 years of anguish of what will happen with my case I almost had given up. I kept thinking I had ruined it for my kids and we might have to go back. I met Robert when I was almost burned out from all the worries. It felt like meeting an old friend and we had a talk and went through options. He leaves the big words when he works to get the case done, not to show you that he is a great lawyer. But if you trust your heart you will see that you just got lucky stumbling on him. No false promises, I knew all the time where my case was standing and the risks I could face. He thinks ahead and covers all the gaps to get the case done. Later I learned that he actually teaches immigration classes as well but even when he is busy he gets right back to you answering your questions and giving updates. I am very happy I had Robert by my side in my most difficult time and will always keep wishing him well. Thank you Robert you will always have a fond place in our hearts : )”

    Eli L.

  • HIGHLY RECOMMEND! EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!!

    “I highly recommend Milla & Associates LLC for all immigration cases. Attorney Robert Milla and Attorney Lauren McGee were always available to answer my questions. The overall staff was great! If my assistant wasn't available to answer my questions the receptionist was always so kind to answer my question. I had a marriage based case which was approved the same week I had the interview. I will definitely use their services again for my citizenship case!”

    Anonymous

  • Best Lawyer

    “Highly recommended! Justin is very knowledgeable, detail-oriented and approachable.”

    Ashkan

  • 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 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

  • Very satisfied and grateful!

    “I am glad i went to Milla & Associates, I worked with Justin Hoefflicker to get my H1B he was very helpful, Justin explained everything in terms i could understand, he gave me options, where i thought i had none, Finally, I got an approval letter from USCIS for my H1B Visa, i'm very satisfied and grateful.”

    Ahmad