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"… Scott Pollock and his law firm restored my faith in the system… I would like to give my highest recommendation to any and all people who need a legal advocate to fight for you with intelligence and resolve. I cannot imagine anyone doing a better service than Scott Pollock, Christina Murdoch and the rest of the excellent staff at Scott Pollock & Associates."
– Thomas S., Doctor of Education

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  • Thank you so much for taking care of us!
    September 11, 2016

    "I and my wife want to thank you so much of taking care of us.  Mr. Scott Pollock worked on our case from 2012. You were there for us from day one always explaining to us the next step in process.  In 2016 I became US citizen."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's AVVO profile.

  • Best Lawyer Ever!
    July 10, 2016

    "Even though I was referred to Kathryn Weber by a coworker who was in removal process and Kathryn help him resolve it, my husband and I still did our research. We went to couple of lawyers for consultation, but we decided to hire Kathryn because she seemed knowledge and also because of the positive reviews that she had.  We had a very complicated case - after about 5 years from the first initially immigration interview our case was denied based on marriage fraud (We had a different laywer - not Kathryn at that time).  It was easy to work with Kathryn and Susan (the best legal assistant ever! Love her to death). Throughout the process Kathryn guided us step by step and kept us informed with what’s going on. It was very easy to communicate with Kathryn, I used mostly emails, she was great at responding quickly.  No words can express how grateful I am to Kathryn and her legal assistant Susan. Because of Kathryn and her hard work, I am now able to call myself a lawful permanent resident.  I will highly recommend her. I will use Kathryn again for sure when for applying for citizenship."

    *Client comment courtesy of Kathryn Weber's AVVO profile.

  • Close Your Eyes and Hire Her!
    July 6, 2016

    "Kathryn is extremely thorough and meticulous with her job. She helped me in getting permanent residency based on my marriage to a US citizen. She made an excellent file for us - going beyond the documents and evidence that are required by the USCIS. She also helped us prepare for the interview. Extremely professional, diligent, proactive and well organized with pleasing personality. Highly recommend her."

    *Client comment courtesy of Kathryn Weber's AVVO profile.

  • No Words Can Express How Grateful I Am
    July 4, 2016

    "No words can express how grateful I am to Kathryn and her legal assistant Maria. I had a very complicated case that no other lawyer would have been able to solve it the way Kathryn tackled it. And only because of the detailed research and the hard work that Kathryn and Maria had to put I got my issue solved in less than 9 months. Kathryn guided me step by step and always kept me informed with everything. Kathryn and Maria will deal with your case like it is theirs. I would definitely recommend Kathryn to any person looking for an honest, professional and a very knowledgeable lawyer. Thank you so much,  Kathryn and Maria."

    *Client comment courtesy of Kathryn Weber's AVVO profile.

  • Excellent Legal Service
    July 3, 2016

    "Elizabeth and her legal team were extremely helpful in my husband's green card case. They had us so prepared that the interview was a piece of cake. We didn't have a single issue. They were quick to reply to any questions we had and were very honest with us about any possible issues we could have. I would highly recommend her and her team."

    *Client comment courtesy of Elizabeth Bruen's AVVO profile.

  • Exceptional Attorney
    June 28, 2016

    "Our experience with Elizabeth has exceeded our expectations of working with an immigration lawyer. She is truly an exemplary member of the bar, and her law firm is fortunate to have such an organized, clear-spoken and highly qualified practitioner. We did not have a troublesome case in applying for permanent residency for a recent immigrant, but we did know there were a lot of "hoops" to jump through that would be made easier working with an immigration law specialist. The binder that Elizabeth created with us, the prep work she did with us prior to interviews and the presentation of our case were of the highest standards. We can recommend Elizabeth without qualification to any potential client."

    *Client comment courtesy of Elizabeth Bruen's AVVO profile.

  • Incredible Attorney - Helped My Family and I When Others Gave Us No Hope
    May 24, 2016

    "Christina worked very hard for us. She investigated my case very thoroughly and found things no others ever thought of. Thanks to her efforts my case was a success where others gave me no hope. My family and I will be forever thankful for her."

    *Client comment courtesy of Christina Murdoch's AVVO profile.

  • An Outstanding Immigration Lawyer
    May 3, 2016

    "What is a client looking for in an attorney?  Experienced, patient, careful, helpful, detailed, strategy oriented, responsive, knows the ins and outs of the process, honest, strategic thinking as how to proceed without creating false expectations and on top of all a top professional.  All of that was experienced firsthand when I was represented in a very complicated asylum file by Mrs. Relias, whom I highly recommend to anyone trying to navigate a complicated immigration process at any stage."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Stop Your Search For An Immigration Attorney Here - She's The One!
    May 3, 2016

    "Kathryn helped my wife and I apply for my wife's adjustment of status from DACA to green card holder (permanent resident) through Scott D. Pollock's firm.  We couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous attorney. She helped us file paperwork for Advanced Parole, Adjustment of Status, and all related forms, and came with us to the final interview with USCIS. We felt so comfortable having her represent us.  The entire process was less than a year, and the green card process itself was only 5 months. Of course this all depends on your situation, but it speaks to the efficiency and precision of her work."

    *Client comment courtesy of Kathryn Weber's AVVO profile.

  • My Heartfelt Gratitude
    May 2, 2016

    "I am very very grateful to Scott, Linda and to his law firm for all the time and assistance they gave me during this process of immigration and naturalization. First, by applying and acquiring my R-1 Visa, my Permanent Residence and then, my Naturalization as a citizen of the United States. I felt very confident all along thanks to their professional work, for being present with me in paper and in person at every moment.  The Interview day for my Naturalization and the day of the oath ceremony will always be very memorable to me. A special ‘Thank You’ to Scott for coming to the Interview and for being there with me during my test with the USCIS official, a very crucial moment. It was a day full of emotions, nervousness, but I made it.  Becoming a US citizen for me is and will always be a very significant event in my life, not only for myself and those who depend on me, but especially because of the up-coming federal elections of this year. I feel deeply obliged to vote and I will do it conscientiously.  I honestly do not find sufficient words to thank both of you enough for all the hard work, always very professional, on time, patient and effective. I simply cannot think of any other attorney better than Scott D. Pollock and Associates.  From the bottom of my heart! May God bless you always!"

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's AVVO profile.

  • A Consistent and Noble Firm
    April 6, 2016

    "I was referred to Mr. Scott Pollock when I did not have my green card. Replacing it, became a next to impossible task since i had no other forms of identification at the time. I had gone through various refugee assistance programs with no success and had real difficulty affording the related costs, including that associated with retaining an immigration lawyer. Being jobless, I could do little to afford the necessary services, whether transportation costs or, again, costs associated with adequate and affective representation. Mr. Pollock and his firm took it upon themselves to secure my green card and citizenship papers. Though I paid processing costs, I was not charged for his services; he hoped I would be sure to similarly pass along some kind of substantive assistance in the future. Seeing me as one who would be quick to benefit the country in several ways, he kindly afforded transparent, consistent, and honorably effective service. Mr. Pollock's service has been an urgent help but it has been more. It has been an inspiration toward other-focused participation in the Best of my adoptive society; he is an example of the best our society offers. Thank you so much for your help."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's AVVO profile.

  • Professional and Knowledgeable
    February 11, 2016

    "We hired Ms. Murdoch for our Adjustment of Status application based on our same sex marriage. We had been together for 18 years when DOMA was struck down and were eager to begin the process of getting a green card for my foreign born spouse. Ms. Murdoch demonstrated a very thorough knowledge of immigration law and was very responsive to all of our questions. She returned e-mails and phone calls promptly, provided complete and thorough answers to my many legal questions, did a good job explaining all of our options and presented a very convincing written legal argument to USCIS on our behalf. Our application was approved and my spouse now is a Legal Permanent Resident.  Immigration law is extremely complex and should not be attempted by a layperson. Definitely contact Christina Murdoch to assist you on your immigration needs."

    *Client comment courtesy of Christina Murdoch's AVVO profile.

  • Experienced, thorough and understanding
    February 10, 2016

    "Mr. Pollock assisted my immigrant partner (now spouse) for 15-plus years through complex processes of obtaining his H-1 Visa, Employment Certification, and permanent residency-- overseeing a successful outcome to our marriage petition and my husband's Green Card in 2015. Along the way, we took his Adjustment Petition as far as the BIA. Mr. Pollock's arguments were well-reasoned and clear based on the law, and he explained everything thoroughly and clearly to us. He and legal assistant Maria Hernandez are eminently qualified, thorough and understanding."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's AVVO profile.

  • Commitment, Diligence and Integrity
    September 6, 2015

    "Anne Relias worked diligently and professionally on my mother's hearing case for deportation. The case was a significantly challenging one. However, Anne's commitment, integrity and diligence was constant throughout the entire case. Her hard work went far beyond winning the case. It allowed our family the opportunity to remain together."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • I Would Recommend Mr. Pollock To Anyone
    August 5, 2015

    "Mr. Pollock is an amazing lawyer who was always available when I had any questions or concerns. He helped me through my immigration nightmare and never gave up. I had been to numerous lawyers prior to meeting Mr. Pollock and he was the only one who gave me a positive response. Mr. Pollock worked with me for 3 years and helped me through the entire process of avoiding deportation and gaining my citizenship. I would recommend Mr. Pollock to anyone who has an immigration issue."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's AVVO profile.

  • Green Card Application - Great Experience!
    April 19, 2015

    "I am very happy to have met Scott D. Pollock. He and his team are extremely efficient, responsible, and supportive. I read many stories of how painful, long, and time consuming the process of getting a green card was. Having Scott on my side was nothing like those stories. He made the process very easy, told me what forms needed to be filled and submitted, and removed a lot of stress off my shoulders. Shortly after my application was reviewed and submitted by Scott and his team, I received a provisional permit that allowed to me travel abroad - which was a big concern for me, for professional and personal reasons.  The experience and knowledge of Scott really shows. He is professional, honest, and very respected among his peers. Those credentials gave me so much confidence about the future of my immigration status. He was very supportive during the whole process, and by following his instructions the process went extremely smoothly. After about 9 months since the initial application I received my green card.  Scott D. Pollock is a great lawyer, very reliable, and efficient. I totally recommend him. If I had to do the green card process again, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to choose Scott D. Pollock and Associates."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's AVVO profile.

  • Extremely Responsive
    October 16, 2014

    "Christina is extremely responsive and took the time to answer the mountains of questions we had about the timing, the process itself and what was required of us. She also provided advice along each step of the way as to what needed to be done and what would help us have a positive outcome. Our situation was a little different than most as I spend most of my time out of the States and my husband was out of status. With questions that she wasn't sure about she took the time to research them for us and got back to us within a reasonable amount of time usually within 24-48 hours. We really appreciate all the help."

    *Client comment courtesy of Christina Murdoch's AVVO profile.

  • Very Reliable and Talented Attorney
    May 12, 2014

    "Attorney Murdoch is a very talented immigration attorney; I am lucky to hire her to work on my case! I am a staff member(not involved much in teaching or researching) working for a public university, the university wont sponsor a staff member like me to apply for a green card application. Without the sponsorship of an employer; the only choice for me is to apply for EB1-A, which requires me to demonstrate national/international claim as well as reaching the very top of my field.  Knowing my case is very edgy, I spend a lot of time to search a good lawyer and found Attorney Murdoch. It approves that I found the best person to help me!  She is experienced, patient and talent. Highly recommended!"

    *Client comment courtesy of Christina Murdoch's AVVO profile.

  • An Intelligent Lawyer
    April 10, 2014

    "Elizabeth Rompf Bruen, from the first time I met her, has been honest, trustworthy and displayed intelligence in solving the problem I had concerning my case, which some other lawyers have failed to do. I am very grateful that my family and I met Elizabeth, because what seemed like an impossible situation, she told me was doable and we were successful. Respectful, nice, helpful, and believes one should get what rightfully belongs to him/her, Elizabeth kept my husband and I informed all through the period she worked with us."

    *Client comment courtesy of Elizabeth Bruen's AVVO profile.

  • Highly Recommended - Excellent Immigration Attorney!
    April 9, 2014

    "I have been worked with Ms.Bruen for a long time (8 years) now. She is excellent at what she does - highly trained in immigration issues. She has worked with me on many occasions, on a yearly basis - specifically, as it relates to employment based immigration. Throughout our process, she was very professional, taking personal care and the time to answer each of my questions. She is extremely reliable and willing to work any complex case. She made sure that I was comfortable with everything and guided me through the process in a smooth, efficient manner.  I highly recommend her!"

    *Client comment courtesy of Elizabeth Bruen's AVVO profile.

  • Mind Blowing Expertise and Knowledge
    December 12, 2013

    "Anne took my intense Asylum case in 2012. The efforts she is putting in her job is worth every second of your case. She handle my case was like she is me. All the detail and situation I was providing to her during my meets, she knew all the things before even I explained it. She is very knowledgeable in whatever she is doing. I have never been impressed that much like from her in my whole life. I will really recommend her to any person having trouble with immigration. She is worth everything. She handle my case and with GOD blessing I won that case."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Anne Cares About Her Clients
    April 17, 2013

    "When I came to Anne what I liked the most about her was her HONESTY. She did not give me promises like my previous attorney did. She evaluated the options and was just pure honest with my chances and options that I had at that time. She did keep me informed on a regular basis of the changing landscape of immigration laws. In my court case she fought hard to get my case dismissed. In short Anne really cares about her clients (something I could not say about my previous lawyer)."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Student Visa Success!
    March 25, 2013

    "After contacting several immigration attorneys and being misinformed, I was lucky enough to be referred to Mrs. Bruen. With her advice and legal counseling we were able to find the best solution to my situation. Even though I was not able to change my status while in the US, I was able to successfully obtain my visa abroad. She guided me through the process, from filling all the application to getting my interview ready. I am now ready to go back to the US with a student visa and start a new stage in my life. Highly recommended!"

    *Client comment courtesy of Elizabeth Bruen's AVVO profile.

  • I Wish Every Immigration Lawyer Was Like Her
    December 26, 2012

    "After ten years in Chicago IL and six or seven lawyers, I finally found the most honest, hard-working, and knowledgeable immigration attorney around. Not even once did I ever feel that Ms. Relias tried to take advantage or me or the precarious situation that I was in (where several other attorneys with whom I worked did). I have already recommended her services to several of my friends and they feel the same way that I do. I recommend Ms. Relias in the most sincere and heartfelt way possible."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Anne, The Brilliant and Efficient Immigration Lawyer
    November 27, 2012

    "Ms. Relias handled an immigration matter for me with the US Embassy in Uganda (Africa).  I found Anne to be incredibly polished, knowledgeable and blindingly brilliant. There is absolutely no way that I would have succeeded with my matter if it were not for Anne's guidance, dedication and perseverence.  There were times when I felt like giving up but Anne's reassurance and commitment kept me hopeful.  Anne is a formdable lawyer who certainly knows her game! I have dealt with other lawyers in the past but none has been as direct, well-prepapred and aggressive as Anne was. There are lawyers who distance themselves from a matter as it gets complex - not Anne. I could tell that the more complex and difficult my matter evolved, the more zeal Anne had for us to win!  For the seasoned and busy lawyer that Anne is, I got very quick responses to any inquiries and was updated about my matter at all times. Despite the distance, Anne was always a phone call or e-mail away!  In one line: Anne is a smart and dependable lawyer possessed with a wealth of experience.  Would I engage her again or recommend her to others? Absolutely!  Anne does live up to her excellent reputation as one of the best in the field of immigration law."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Best Immigration Attorney in the Chicagoland Area
    January 4, 2011

    "Kathryn Renee Weber is by far the best immigration attorney in the Chicago land area. Before meeting with Kathryn, I've reached out to several different Chicago attorneys and no one wanted to represent me due to the complexity of my case. Today, almost six years later, I can proudly say that I'm a Permanent Resident of the U.S. This was possible only through Kathryn's hard work, determination and exceptional knowledge of immigration law."

    *Client comment courtesy of Kathryn Weber's AVVO profile.

  • Wisdom, Ability and Hard Work
    March 3, 2010

    "I went to about four immigration lawyers who told me that my case would make it nearly impossible to obtain a Green Card through the DV Lottery I had just won, because I was out of status. These lawyers told me I was safer not doing anything. So I decided to go with Scott Pollock & Associates because they told me differently. Christina took my case and she made the experience encouraging throughout because of her confidence in the subject matter. She paid considerable attention to every little detail of my case and provided advice and assistance that was beyond what I expected. I was able to go abroad with the necessary requirements and come back successfully as a permanent resident.  At a time when I thought all was impossible, Christina’s wisdom, ability and hard work really made my experience a lot more comfortable and kept me optimistic throughout."

    *Client comment courtesy of Christina Murdoch's AVVO profile.
     

  • Highly Recommend Her To Anyone!
    February 2, 2010

    "Elizabeth has been our immigration lawyer on two different occasions, the first one to get conditional permanent residency and the second time to have those conditions removed.  Throughout both experiences she has been very professional. She took the time to answer every question we had and made sure that we were comfortable through the entire process. She responded to e-mails and phone calls very quickly and is extremely reliable. A few years ago we had to travel out of the country and had still not received a travel document from immigration. She went with us to the USCIS building and basically spent the whole day there until someone finally approved it. We were so relieved to be able to spend Christmas with our family that year.  Elizabeth has a great attention to detail, and as a result of this, both times we received a favorable resolution faster than we expected. We would highly recommend her to anyone in search of an immigration attorney."

    *Client comment courtesy of Elizabeth Bruen's AVVO profile.

  • I would thoroughly recommend Annie Relias
    September 22, 2009

    "I would thoroughly recommend Annie Relias to anyone. She expertly handled all of our green card application. She was approachable about any questions my husband and I had and answered everything we needed her to. She made the whole process surprisingly easy and that is why we are using her again to have the condition removed."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.