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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
  • AMAZING DOWN TO EARTH PROFESSIONAL

    “My wife Luiza and I were considering filing our marriage petition on our own, but after careful consideration decided to hire an attorney. We were referred to Robert and could have have been more pleased. It was a stressful time for both of us as our petition progressed, and Robert did an excellent job of explaining the process. Robert was friendly, calming, and knowledgeable. Having worked in the immigration field for over 5 years, I was very impressed with Robert's demeanor and ability to connect with Luiza and I. We could not thank him enough, and will be recommending him to any of our network contacts. Thanks again, Robert! Ben and Luiza”

    Ben and Luiza B.

  • Impressive work and professionalism.

    “My husband and I had a very complicated I601 and I212 waiver case and had to hire an attorney no matter what. We searched online for weeks trying to find the best one since we were living in Costa Rica and wanted an attorney from Chicago. We hired Robert after reading his impressive curriculum and experience, plus he did not have any issues with the bar. I am a Costa Rican citizen married to a USC. All of our communication was done over the phone and email but that didn't make it less personal. I am a complete "worrier", I worry about every single thing that can go wrong and I ask a ton of questions. He was always happy to answer them in a timely manner. With Robert's guidance and expertise we were able to put together a very strong argument as to why my husband couldn't live in Costa Rica and why he needed me with him. Although this is the truth, it is extremely hard to know how to accurately prove this to USCIS, you really have to know how the waiver process works and doing it without a responsible and honest lawyer is not what would recommend to ANYONE. Robert helped us file the waiver and it was approved today, November 21st 2013!!! I WOULD ABSOLUTELY, HANDS DOWN recommend Attorney Robert Milla for any immigration matter, he knows what he is doing and has the experience needed to win cases. My husband and I will be forever thankful to Robert for bringing us together again”

    Anonymous

  • Excellent immigration lawyer!

    “I hired attorney Robert Milla to file for my papers here in Chicago. I waited for over 20 years to apply for my green card. Overall, the service was outstanding. He took the time to answer all my questions, he was honest about what to expect and there were no hidden charges for his services. I paid one flat fee for his services and I did not have to pay everything upfront. I recommend him for immigration services and I have recommended one friend and my cousin and they both had the same experience that I did. Result: Application for adjustment of status to permanent resident (“green card”) approved”

    Paulo

  • 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 between all lawyers

    “Justin Hoefflicker worked with me through two years to apply on green card through employment-based, he is knowledgeable. He becomes my friend during this two years. he was supporting me in every step and always explaining always explaining why behind why for every step.. highly recommended him and Robert”

    Al

  • 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

  • Great Lawyer!

    “I needed help with a complicated immigration case for my family (parents-in-law and myself). Robert was very knowledgeable, culturally sensitive and courteous. He is very easy to deal with and seems to be a great person overall. I definitely recommend him to anyone who is seeking help with obtaining a green card.”

    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

  • Thanks to Robert’s expertise, we are very happy campers now, ...

    “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 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!”

    Diana & Robert

  • Robert is an outstanding immigration lawyer

    “Robert is an outstanding immigration lawyer and I would recommend him to absolutely anybody that is looking for a trustworthy and responsible service.”

    Camelia