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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
  • 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

  • Excellent Lawyer! Helped out so much forever will be ...

    “Mr. Vicario had recently work on my immigration case. He always kept me informed in everything that was going on or if I needed other documents. he showed that he really genuinely cared about my case. I will forever be grateful with his hard work and dedication. now I am living a better life and worry free. I did speak to other lawyers before him but the minute I spoke to him I trusted him. I will recommend Mr. Vicario, he has worked on other family members cases and I been speaking to friends who need immigration services.”

    Betzaira

  • 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

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    Delacruz family

  • Mr. Robert is an amazing, humble and extremely knowledgeable ...

    “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

  • 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

  • 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

  • We strongly recommend Robert

    “My wife and I hired Robert to handle my wife's greencard process while I was busy studying an MBA and could not dedicate much time to the process. We consulted with other lawyers and decided to go with Robert because he was very direct in his answers, gave honest and knowledgeable advice and because from day one he provided first class support and clarity on what the process would be like. My wife benefited greatly from his calmed demeanor and openness to quickly answer our questions and accommodate solutions for our case. We strongly recommend Robert, you will find a lawyer you can trust and that will help and guide your throughout every step of the process.”

    Guillermo

  • 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

  • Best lawyer

    “As a client, i was very impressed by the level of profesionalism and knowledge demonstrated by Robert Milla and his staff. I feld confortable, and trusted his abilities to obtain positive outcomes for my immigration case. I highly recommend Robert Milla and his firm”

    Anonymous