Christina J. Murdoch, Associate | Immigration Law | CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
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Christina  J. Murdoch


Employment Based Immigration
Family Based Immigration
Federal Court Practice
Waivers of Inadmissibility


Miss Murdoch's complete CV

University of Michigan Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2005

University of Chicago, B.A. with Honors in English, 2000


  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuit
Christina J. Murdoch
Tel: (312) 444-1940
Fax: (312) 444-1950
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  • Friendly, honest and professional!
    January 26, 2020

    "We hired Scott Pollock close to one year ago. We have a complicated immigration case. Before hiring Scott, we hired different attorneys and consulted with many others (over the past 5 years). We eventually came across Scott D. Pollock and I'm glad we did! Scott is very knowledgeable and he always has a clear explanation for our situation, upcoming steps or any question that we have. Scott and Christina were always fast to respond to our emails and very knowledgeable and clear. They are both very friendly, honest and professional. A pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Scott’s firm for immigration needs."

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

  • This firm is the best you could ever get!
    December 10, 2019

    "This firm is the best you could ever get! If there is a way they will find it! Unbelievably efficient and professional work! I worked with Christina Murdoch and she was amazing... More than just a mere law firm they see you as a person not a number, without lacking the necessary objectiveness and thoroughness. I recommend them a hundred percent! They will work with you around your limitations including financial struggles! Simply the best you can get!"

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

  • Excellent, exceptional and gold standard
    July 3, 2019

    "Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. is the best immigration law firm that have worked on our immigration cases. We have worked with Christina Murdoch and Scott Pollock, both excellent, exceptional and gold standard. Their expertise, meticulous attention to every detail throughout many years of working on our cases, and professionalism made our cases successful. They took charge of our cases, left nothing to chance, and took every step ensure our applications were successful. They have worked with us many years on F1, F2, Visitor, EB-1 cases, and finally adjustment of status cases. They have worked on multiple cases of our family members. All of them with success. They have an expert, efficient and very dedicated team. This includes their attorneys, para-legal and support staff. USCIS process has never been stress free, but with Scott D. Pollock & Associates it came as close to being stress free for us as possible. Highly recommended without reservations."

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

  • Beyond 5 stars!
    June 23, 2019

    "My family and I were helped by attorneys Christina Murdoch and Scott D. Pollock over the last 10 years of immigration journey for my mother, sister and brother to USA under different circumstances and different visa categories. There are just not enough words to describe how great they are! They are beyond 5 stars. They both are just simply above and beyond!!

    My entire family has experienced nothing but professional excellency with Scott D. Pollock and Associates!!! After working with Attorney Murdoch, Attorney Pollock, and all their office staff for more than 10 years, I truly believe & I can say with confidence that Scott D Pollock & Associates is really an excellent immigration law firm! I am not only just satisfied, I am amazed and so impressed with the quality of services and assistance they provide!! Attorneys Christina Murdoch and Scott D. Pollock are highly professional, knowledgeable, very sincere, and honest with their clients. I always found them truly trustworthy, responsible, very quick in responding, and very sensitive to time limits!! Every time they prepared documents and forms I was amazed how much attention they paid to every detail, and how thoroughly and carefully they review before filing. They have excellent communication skills and are very passionate about their client cases. I find their staff very professional, efficient and ethical. All I can say is that since the very first day we met Attorney Scott D. Pollock and Attorney Christina Murdoch we immediately knew we are in the best hands, and left their office with feeling of peace, trust and great confidence!!!

    My mother, brother, sister and our entire family believes that we are simply blessed to have found them!!!! I will never forget that Attorney Murdoch and Attorney Pollock have helped save my sister from being left alone to die from cancer without help in another country. Attorney Murdoch's extraordinary and excellent representation of her case made it possible to get Humanitarian Parole visa! Since then Attorney Murdoch has helped renew the HP visa multiple times successfully and eventually her Permanent Residency in USA! With Christina's and Scott's help, just 3 days ago my family was blessed with completion and closure of the last of many difficult and complicated immigration cases with USCIS of my mother (citizenship process with complication of dementia and multiple disabilities and I-130 petition for my siblings), sister (Medical Treatment visa, followed by Humanitarian Parole and difficult renewals, then finally Permanent Residency), and my brother (successful visitor's visa with difficult and complicated immigration history, followed by F1 Student visa, then H1 work visa, and finally EB1 visa and Permanent Residency just last week)!!!

    In-A-Nutshell, I trust them so much that I can say with confidence, if one is in need of help with any Immigration matter, I pray and wish that they find their way to Scott D Pollock and Associates!"

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

  • Thank you!
    April 15, 2019

    "Christina was always available for questions or with any follow up concerns. Very professional and welcoming, which made our process efficient and less stressful."

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

  • Extremely happy and grateful
    April 11, 2019

    "Attorney Murdoch has helped us tremendously obtain my husband’s green card. She was very detailed in her presentation, very thorough and dedicated in her work. I applaud her for her professionalism and paying attention to details in handling a tough case like us. Now, we are extremely happy and grateful to Attorney Murdoch because after a long journey, my husband was approved for permanent residency."

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

  • Thank you so much!!!
    May 30, 2018

    "I worked with Christina on my US citizenship application. My case wasn't a simple and I'm extremely thankful to Christina for the help I received from her.  She answered any questions and concerns I had along the way, and was always very professional and courteous. I appreciate her honesty, dedication, and hard work.  In less than a year my case was approved and I became US Citizen.  Thank you so much!!!"

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

  • Very professional & dedicated lawyer
    April 19, 2018

    "Our case was challenging because we do not live in the same state. I was fortunate to meet Christina and she took the time to sit down with us, explain things patiently and address all of our concerns. She was very attentive to detail and made sure everything was done properly. She was also extremely quick to respond to all my questions on the case, and was specific with her answers. I have just received a green card and I would like to thank you Christina for overseeing our case and guiding us through the process to a successful ending. I would highly recommend Christina!!!"

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

  • The best immigration attorney in the U.S.-- No Kidding !
    June 16, 2017

    "I met Christina in Summer 2011 when immigration denied our I-485. She challenged the decision and helped me to get approval in October 2011. But immigration denied our application again in April , 2012. Then she asked me to go to immigration court as an immigration judge would decide much more fairly than USCIS. After 4-year waiting for an immigration judge, finally we got permission to stay in the U.S in November 2016. The judge sent back our case to USCIS and today all of my family members get green cards. We started L/C process in 2003 so it takes 14 years to get green cards. During the long period , Christina was even-tempered, decisive, well-organized and warm-hearted. She gave me proper advice whenever I fell into despair. My family count on her. We will be with her as long as we need an immigration lawyer. We love you, Christina !"

    *Client comment courtesy of Christina Murdoch'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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.