Anne G. Relias | Immigration Lawyer | Chicago, IL | CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
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Anne  G. Relias


Asylum and Humanitarian Based Relief from Removal
Consular Processing
Deportation Defense
Employment Based Immigration
Family Based Immigration
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Offenses
Immigration Litigation and Appeals
Waivers of Inadmissibility


Ms. Relias' complete CV

DePaul University, College of Law, J.D. and International Law Certificate received, May 2001

University of Michigan, B.A. with honors in History, May 1998


  • State of Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Anne G. Relias
Senior Attorney
Tel: (312) 444-1940
Fax: (312) 444-1950
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  • Wonderful!
    March 17, 2020

    "Anne Relias was wonderful. Detailed oriented, caring and sharp. She was ready for all obstacles. Helped me get my green card although the case was difficult and should have taken much longer with a different lawyer. Would recommend her to anyone who needs immigration help!"

    *Client comment courtesy of SDP&A's Google reviews.

  • Very thankful
    July 3, 2019

    "Anne has been a pleasure to work with! Very thorough with our case and worked with us every step of the way. We are very thankful to have been able to work with her and have her support us in our immigration case."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Best lawyer ever
    July 2, 2019

    "I would recommend Ms. Relias to anyone. She helped start the process to receive my DACA. I later got in trouble and she helped me with my Immagration case. She stopped my deportation process and help me receive my residentship. I’ll be back to her to work on my citizenships. Strongly recommend she a great and helpful person. Thank you Ms. Relias."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Best lawyer
    June 1, 2018

    "Anne is a professional lawyer, she takes time to listen and explain every detail of the process she is working with. On addition of being a professional woman she is kind, compassionate, and a hard worker that goes the extra mile to obtain the best results for her clients. I had recommended her to family and friend and I will continue recommending her in the near and distant future. I am very thankful that she was my lawyer and I am always be grateful for all that she did for me."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Anne Relias is a great, knowledgeable attorney
    May 9, 2018

    "I highly recommend Scott D Pollock & Associates. This law firm is worth every penny. Anne Relias is a great attorney. She handled my husband's case with professionalism and diligence. My husband was in removal proceedings for 17 years because we previously hired a law firm that did not know what they were doing. Ms. Relias obtained my husband's green card within a few months of hiring their firm. She kept us informed, answered every question and provided us with a copy of everything that she filed with the court or government. Her pre-hearing argument and filings with the immigration court were excellent. No sloppy work. Ms. Relias definitely knows how to get her point across. She is very professional and guides you from beginning to the end of your case. She prepares you for trial and is very aggressive when doing so to obtain the best results possible. Ms. Relias is a very knowledgeable attorney that walks with confidence into the court room. I would definitely hire this law firm again. Thank you Ms. Relias for ending with my family's nightmare of having our loved one in removal proceedings."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Great attorney!
    March 1, 2018

    "It is a pleasure working with Anne G. Relias, Linda and the rest of Scott D. Pollock's team. They provided me with great support and knowledge.  A fantastic, caring team!  I highly recommend the service of Ms. Anne G. Relias.  She is a great attorney!"

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C.'s Facebook page.

  • Highly recommended
    June 5, 2017

    "Anne helped me obtain my citizenship when other attorneys said I didn't have a chance. She made the process simple to understand. We then hired her again to obtain my husband's green card. Again she was informative, helpful & honest throughout the whole process. She was very detailed about the documentation we needed to obtain & made sure all the t's were crossed and the i's dotted. She helped us obtain the waiver for unlawful presence & prepared us to the max for the interview in Juarez. She took care of all the details from setting up appointments, registrations & putting the packet together so that we had everything we needed for that much awaited appointment. Thanks to all the work she did with her legal assistant Maria, we are delighted to say that my husband was approved and we are now living together as a family in the states without the fear of being undocumented. Our family will forever be grateful to Anne for what she did for us & words cannot even express our gratitude. We will definitely recommend her to others & use her in the future when it's time to apply for my husband's citizenship!"

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Competent, thorough and knowledgeable 
    May 11, 2017

    "We are very thankful to Anne Relias and Scott Pollock for giving back hope and happiness to our lives. We faced one of the most complex and difficult issues in immigration law and we are glad to have found Anne Relias and Scott Pollock after applying for a AOS and getting a NOID. After hearing and studying our case, Anne was very knowledgeable about what we needed to help prove our case. Her brief was well composed and she worked very hard and extensively to make the best job possible. She continued to work in our case with Scott Pollock and after a hard long process they were able to defy the odds and make justice. Anne Relias was very determined, she worked hard and was always very confident. We couldn't thank her enough.  We had a very difficult and rare case and Anne and Scott were the only attorneys that we met that had experience with the issue and the knowledge to work with it. Thanks to them we had a positive outcome and we are able to restart our lives. "

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Anne was AMAZING A++
    December 27, 2016

    "Anne Relias was not our first lawyer but she was the best by far, we only wish we had known about her sooner! If it wasn't for Anne's determination and good heart i don't think we would ever get our green cards. Anne worked relentlessly on our very long confusing case while staying in touch with us, updating us and explaining every detail so that we understood the process and what was happening very clearly. She was there for moral support as well as great financial help. Anne and her firm were very understanding of our tough financial situation and worked with us very graciously at every step during the case, making sure that her services were affordable. She was truly amazing and our family is beyond happy with the work that Anne has done. "

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Impeccable Attorney
    December 15, 2016

    "Ms. Relias goes above and beyond to help her clients. Her willingness to provide excellent service made a substantial impact on my and my family's lives. She is knowledgeable, diligent and kind. I can't think of anything else you could ask for in an attorney, we were very lucky to find her."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' AVVO profile.

  • Excellent lawyer!
    December 12, 2016

    "Anne and her team helped me and my wife with her Marriage Visa and we really amazing! Very detailed and very communicative. I will be using their services in the future."

    *Client comment courtesy of Anne Relias' 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.