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Lauren McGee

Lauren McGee Lauren McGee, associate attorney, has been an attorney since 2015, focusing her practice exclusively on immigration law. Ms. McGee’s experience includes working directly with individuals from many different cultural, social, and economic backgrounds, which allows her to appreciate the nuances of each case and deliver skilled, thoughtful, and intelligent representation to each client.

Before joining Milla & Associates, Ms. McGee was an immigration attorney at a reputable non-profit organization serving Chicagoland’s immigrant communities. At this organization, Ms. McGee provided comprehensive immigration-related legal services to individuals and coordinated naturalization workshops.

Ms. McGee has been involved with immigration law in various roles since 2011, during which time she has gained substantial experience with an array of immigration cases, including adjustment of status, family- and employment-based petitions, naturalization, asylum, U-visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and hardship waivers.

Ms. McGee’s experience reflects a commitment to serving immigrant communities and a passion for practicing immigration law.

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Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, December 2017
  • Illinois, 2015

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2015
  • St. Cloud State University (Minnesota), Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Summa cum laude, 2008

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Client Counseling, 2015.
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, International Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflict, 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Juvenile Law, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Children and Divorce, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Intimate Partner Violence, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Immigration Law and Policy 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Family and Employment-based Immigration Practicum, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Mediation 2013
  • Dean’s Distinguished Public Service Award, 2013-2014 Academic Year

Speaking Engagements

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Guest Lecturer for Advanced Legal Writing Course on Immigration: Evidentiary standards in spousal-based I-130 petitions, January 2018
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law Opportunities for Law Students, 2016
  • Centro Comunitario Juan Diego, "Know Your Rights" Presentation, March 2017
  • Sauk Prairie (WI) School District, "Know Your Rights" Presentation, April 2017
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Guest Lecturer for Advanced Legal Writing Course on Immigration: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and U Visas, April 2017

Community Involvement

  • Young Professional's Board Member, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), January 2018 -- Present
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    Mayra

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    Aileen

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    “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

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    “My wife and I used Robert Milla as our attorney to file for my wife's green card (through marriage). He was careful, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive (much better than a previous immigration attorney we hired for a different matter). Everything went smoothly with our application and interview, and my wife now has her green card! Highly recommended!”

    Ben

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    “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

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    “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

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    “I was so impressed by Robert from the start with my initial consultation - in fact, he answered all of the questions I had brought! In all my work with Robert, he was extremely professional, and took the extra time when he could tell I needed some reassurances. He was always willing to talk through my worries or hypothetical scenarios, and made sure to walk me through each step in great detail. Robert and his team are truly advocates and partners with you. I am so pleased with his outstanding service and he has my greatest endorsement!”

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    “Words just cannot express how grateful I'm to Robert Milla for all his efforts and dedication towards my case. It was a very complicated case and I had consulted a lot of attorneys in Chicago who were just not that confident in proceeding with my case. Then I met Robert and his knowledge and determination showed me light when I was almost about to give up. He was confident and Knowledgeable and did a meticulous job with my case especially when ​I had very less time to apply. I'm so relieved and happy that I got my green card within a week of the interview. Mr Robert is an amazing, humble and extremely knowledgeable attorney. He gives a lot of attention to detail. I'll never forget that he helped me when I was most in need of help. It was easy to work with ​Robert and legal assistant Maria. They made the process very smooth and kept me informed throughout the process.​ ​I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous attorney.​ ​I appreciate His genuineness and humbleness. I highly recommend him for all immigration needs and I will definitely use your services again in future.”

    Sameena