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"Scott Pollock and Associates are immigration law masterminds.  If you are up against impossible odds, this firm will defy the odds."
– Josh W.

"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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  • Wholehearted recommendation
    July 4, 2019

    "Scott Pollock and his team have successfully provided legal expertise in every step of my immigration journey. Scott was literally my legal companion! That is how I felt as I went through the process of immigration. Scott & each member of his team were diligent in their individual tasks, helpful, and responsive to all my questions and concerns.


    Whenever issues or obstacles came up during the process, Scott successfully negotiated on my behalf to resolve these in a timely manner. He has provided an excellent service. His immense knowledge & vast experience of the immigration process was clearly on display.


    He is a professional and a gentleman to work with. I am grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Scott Pollock wholeheartedly for any immigration related legal matters."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's Avvo.com profile.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Enthusiastic recommendation!
    June 23, 2019

    "I enthusiastically recommend Scott D Pollock and Associates for immigration cases. Attorney Christina Murdoch provided outstanding immigration support to allow my wife’s sister to come to the US for medical treatment and rehabilitation. My wife’s sister was diagnosed with oral cancer and she alone with no family in a foreign country. With Attorney Murdoch’s help we applied for a visa for medical treatment, but unfortunately the visa was denied. This left my wife having to decide between her sick and likely dying sister in a foreign country and her elderly mother, with dementia and other aliments in US. After the cancer surgery and chemotherapy the sister still needed rehabilitation, additional treatments, and could not care for herself. So with Attorney Murdoch helped us apply for Humanitarian Parole that was successful. The seriously ill sister was able to come to the US so my wife could care of both the sister and her elderly mother.

    We appreciate the professional and good support from Attorney Murdoch and Scott D Pollock and Associates for all their help to make it possible for us to have meaningful lives again."


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

  • Professional and experienced
    May 28, 2019

    "Scott D Pollock & Associates provides high level of immigration services. The lawyers are professional and experienced, even in complicates cases. I can especially recommend Kathryn Weber, who is very engaged and professional. From the first meeting she presented me different scenarios, how the case may go, and was prepared for all the outcomes, with the plan how to proceed further, never giving up. I was very impressed how knowledgeable she is, and at the same time very patient and sensitive to human side of the process. She is exceptionally dedicated to her job and made every effort so my case is approved. Kathryn pays attention to details and plans ahead. My case was not simple, however ended up successfully thanks to Kathryn. I would recommend her to everyone who is looking for effective, smart, devoted, and at the same time very nice lawyer."

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

  • Reliable, stress-free process
    May 17, 2019

    "Hugo is very knowledgeable and always took the time to explain the details of the process I needed to go through. I've worked with him for over 4 years on all my personal immigration needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone."

    *Client comment courtesy of Hugo Rojas' AVVO profile.

  • Very professional
    May 13, 2019

    "Dario was very helpful with my case. First, he answered all my questions and then when I hired his services he knew what to do and who he needed to reach to fix a mistake UCIS made, kept me informed about what he was doing and what would be the next steps. Now, thanks to his work that mistake was fixed."

    *Client comment courtesy of Dario Castañeda's Avvo.com profile.

  • Knowledge and wisdom
    May 7, 2019

    "Thank you for your sincerity, integrity, assistance and prompt responses - you really went the extra mile to help bring the family together. Mr. Dario Castaneda has helped me and loved ones get through a very rough time.  We were championed our way through the immigration process all the way to top. My family and I will be eternally grateful to you and all you have done for us. Thank you for your professionalism and continued support. I appreciate everything."

    *Client comment courtesy of Dario Castañeda's Avvo.com profile.

  • Outstanding attorney
    May 3, 2019

    "I've worked with Hugo for over 5 years on all our immigration needs. Hugo is very knowledgeable and up to date on the ever changing immigration laws. His responsiveness is top notch and he treats every case with urgency and care. He takes his time on every case given to him to ensure the highest level of quality. I would recommend Hugo 100% for any and all immigration needs."

    *Client comment courtesy of Hugo Rojas' AVVO profile.

  • Success with Scott Pollock!
    May 1, 2019

    "A colleague referred me to Scott to help bring my fiancé to the United States. Scott represented us through both the visa and adjustment of status process after we married. Our case was definitely not typical. Scott’s experience with the process meant he always was able to provide us with multiple options. Scott also had back-up strategies in case something didn’t work out perfectly. We did what Scott (& his legal assistant, Jose Haro) said regarding providing documents throughout the process. We always had many questions. So, we greatly appreciated Scott's availability, especially via email. His responses were always accurate with timely information. As a result, we always knew what to expect. Now we are together in the U.S. and look forward to when my husband can apply for U.S. citizenship! We will definitely use Scott and his firm again. And, I would absolutely recommend Scott to anyone else needing immigration help as well."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's Avvo.com profile.

  • Thanks to Scott!
    May 1, 2019

    "Scott helped me with my immigration to the United States. I had never worked with a lawyer before, and I was watching videos on the internet to prepare for my interview. Scott asked me what I learned from the videos, and then said “it’s good you watched them, now forget everything you saw.” He told me what the U.S. consular officers were going to ask and why. He took a lot of time and helped me prepare a plan to keep things simple and how to explain my situation in a way that would make sense to the officers. The interview involved extensive questions and in the end the officer told me my visa would be approved. Thanks to Scott and his legal assistant Jose, I am now a lawful permanent resident living and working in the United States."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's Avvo.com profile.

  • Superior attorney
    April 30, 2019

    "Mr. Rojas has been a consummate professional in helping our company with immigration issues for employees. He has been responsive, knowledgeable and pleasant in his representation. As a general counsel, I appreciate his ability to help our team with our legal needs."

    *Client comment courtesy of Hugo Rojas' AVVO profile.

  • Immigration successes with employees
    April 28, 2019

    "Hugo was hired by my firm to help me get a number of my Indian and Turkish employees through the immigration process after another law firm failed. Mr. Rojas was very direct and efficient - meetings were very detailed and he came prepared. My guys all got their approvals and we were successful. I would recommend Mr. Rojas without hesitation."

    *Client comment courtesy of Hugo Rojas' AVVO profile.

  • Best experience with an attorney
    April 26, 2019

    "My experience working with Hugo exceeded all of my expectations. We contacted Hugo near the final step of my EB2 Visa application. He was very helpful and professional. He was very clear about exactly what was needed and walked us through every step of designing and packaging our application in a way that gave us the best chance of success. There are so many minor details that only someone with experience and knowledge would know, and each of those details could be a reason for the USCIS to deny the application. There were many parts of the application (more than I can remember or count) that needed expertise far beyond ours. For example, he helped us draft the letters of explanation in the exact style that the immigration agents want in order to give us the best chance of getting approved - something only an expert would know.


    Hugo was always available throughout the entire process, both by phone and in person. He made it easy to understand what was needed and was efficient in providing everything in a timely manner that allowed us to complete the process as quickly as possible. But his assistance didn't end after the application was filed. He monitored and informed us of the progress of our application at every step and was there to explain what each result meant. At one point, the application was returned with a request for more information. Without Hugo's guidance, we never would have known the right way to proceed and the right information to provide to allow our application process to continue and be approved.

    If you are looking for an attorney to help with your immigration application and want someone who will pour his heart into it and give you the best chance of success, I cannot state strongly enough my recommendation for Hugo Rojas."

    *Client comment courtesy of Hugo Rojas' AVVO profile.
     

  • Very professional and definitely recommend
    April 26, 2019

    "I have worked with Hugo Rojas on my green card application in 2012. Prior to working with Hugo, my company hired an immigration attorney for my colleague's GC and his PERM was denied after a lengthy audit and that's when Hugo came on board. Hugo clearly identified the issues related to our PERM application and laid out a successful path for obtaining PERM and I-140 approval. Throughout the process, Hugo was very professional and answered all our questions patiently. I would definitely recommend Hugo for any immigration-related cases."


    *Client comment courtesy of Hugo Rojas' AVVO profile.

  • Extremely helpful
    April 25, 2019

    "I enjoyed working with Hugo Rojas. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable in assisting us with an employee's L-1B. I would gladly recommend him to others needing similar assistance and expertise."

    *Client comment courtesy of Hugo Rojas' AVVO profile.

  • He got the job done every time!
    April 25, 2019

    "Attorney Hugo was hired by my company to do the following- transfer my H1B, file my Labor Cert. and I140 in EB2 category, then later to renew the H1 B, file I140 in EB1 category and then the final I485. In last 5 years I have worked with attorney Hugo quite a bit and in every application process we got the approval with no RFE or any other issues. He is extremely nice to work with and explains every step very thoroughly. Me and family has Green Card today and all credit goes to attorney Hugo. Thanks a lot."

    *Client comment courtesy of Hugo Rojas' AVVO profile.

  • Very pleased
    April 25, 2019

    "My company has been working with Mr. Rojas for more than 5 years for all immigration related matters. We are very pleased with his knowledge of the immigration laws and environment, understanding of the individual cases, and promptness in processing the applications. I would highly recommend Mr. Rojas and his team to other businesses who are in need of immigration services."

    *Client comment courtesy of Hugo Rojas' AVVO profile.

  • 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.

  • Dario Castañeda is brilliant
    April 9, 2019

    "Brilliant, Smart person. Laweyr Daria is hardworking, very well organized, very kind person I have ever met. I highly recommend and I have learned a ot things from his working experience. He prepared all required documents (127 pages) in order. Very fast and enerytic man as a horse and very logical man as a computer. Thank you. Thank you. You could help for a lot people. Good luck and High success."

    *Client comment courtesy of Dario Castañeda's Avvo.com profile.

  • Very knowledgeable and excellent service
    April 9, 2019

    "Mr. Castaneda has shown a lot of attention to my citizenship process and is very attentive throughout each step. He is very knowledgeable in his field and I am very glad that have him representing me. I am very confident in his skills and it's a great comfort knowing that I hired a top-tier professional like Dario, to guide me through this complicated process!"

    *Client comment courtesy of Dario Castañeda's Avvo.com profile.

  • Extremely knowledgeable and well communicated
    March 30, 2019

    "I've been to several different attorneys in the past for consultations and none can compare to Scott. From the first time you meet him, Scott listens well, understands your situation, explains the details extremely well and creates an environment where you feel welcomed and encouraged to discuss your issues. I'm extremely happy to have finally found a very competent and empathetic attorney and will continue to be his client for a long time."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's Avvo.com profile.

  • Complex, scary issue - simple solution!
    February 12, 2019

    "We contacted Scott Pollock through a referral. A friend of the family arrived from Israel with a long term visa that extended her a six month stay. Upon going through customs, and for some unknown reason, the agent told her he changed her visa status and she was only allowed to be here for 32 days. Upon discussion with Scott, he suggested we check a passport website to see if our friends status had actually been altered as the agent had threatened, and amazingly the status was the original six month time frame that was listed on her visa! Thanks to Scott, our friend didn't have to leave the country prematurely. We will always be grateful for his kind and calming demeanor and will certainly recommend him and this firm!"

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's Avvo.com profile.

  • Very professional and knowledgeable
    October 3, 2018

    "Scott and his team are very professional and knowledgeable; they helped my husband and me to finally be together! Scott is a great person, he treats you as a person with sympathy and not just like a 'client'. We totally recommend his services."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's Avvo.com profile.

  • Very pleased
    September 17, 2018

    "I contacted Scott in order to resolve an immigration issue for my wife, because her current lawyer at this time run in a dead end for several months. After we discussed the case he contacted the authorities to get the issue resolved. It took less than a week to get the required attention and less than a month to close the case. I was very pleased with his detailed explanation regarding his approach. I would contact him any time again."

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

  • I highly recommend choosing this law firm if you want the very best!
    July 10, 2018

    "I began working with Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. back in 2015. I was born in U.S., but my wife had a work permit via the DACA. We knew 'fixing her papers' (obtaining a greencard) was risky, and a very long, stressful, and expensive process, but we felt this law firm would give us our best chance at winning her immigration case; this was due to positive reviews online, and a referral from my mother's previous coworker. My wife came to the U.S. illegally at the age of 4, but never committed any crimes. She was 25 when we began this process, and had just renewed her DACA. She was gainfully employed (as was I), we had 1 child, she was attending college, we owned a condo, 2 cars, and she was an active member of her church. All of these factors, along with letters of support from both of our doctors, friends, and family members all aided in making our case that much stronger. This law firm helped to take all of these factors to help us build a very strong case. The amount of time spent gathering documents, writing our own plea letters, and moving this process forward was the most intense workload (ourside of my day-job), I've ever had to deal with. I would have been completely lost had it not been for my attorney guiding me every single step of the way; Linda, was a tremendous help as well. Finally, after 3 years, the birth of our 2nd son, etc. we were summoned to the consulate in Juarez, Mexico. Our attorney, and Linda were both very helpful in helping us to prepare for our 'trip', and the result was my wife being approved as a U.S. Permanent Resident! Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. is an incredible law firm that surpassed our expectations for our immigration needs, and the empathy and compassion they exuded along the way was genuine and sincere. I highly recommend choosing this law firm if you want the very best."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Look no further than Ms. Kathryn
    April 27, 2018

    "I am literally short of words to describe how amazing Kathryn was with my husbands case. She was detail oriented, passionate about my husbands asylum case, professional but yet still empathetic towards all our concerns. She broke down every legal term, layed out all our options and worked above and beyond to get my husband home within a shorter time frame than he was suppose to. I know God is using her to make a difference in the lives of individuals like my husband and I. If you have an asylum case and want to set yourself up for success look no further than for Ms. Kathryn Weber. Thank you again Kathryn."

    *Client comment courtesy of Kathryn Weber'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.

  • 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.

  • Excellent Immigration Attorney in Chicago Area
    September 20, 2017

    "I strongly recommend Scott and his team. Very professional and methodical. My second experience for my immigration need for employment based immigration process. I was really impressed with Scott's in depth and up to date knowledge of the subject. He helped us getting through the entire process and he is always there whenever you need him."

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

  • A very knowledgeable and caring person
    September 12, 2017

    "I had the pleasure to be assisted by Scott and his amazing team back in 2014 as we were working on our green cards. Our first impression of the whole process was one surrounded by anxiety and exhaustion, but Scott was able to transform it in a very pleasant journey. He let me know in advance the steps to be follow in my case, he was always available for doubts I had through this process. In a few words, Scott and his team are synonymous of efficiency, honesty and success. Thanks much Scott!"

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

  • Great lawyer with a caring heart
    August 31, 2017

    "We engaged with Scott on a fairly complicated case. After consulting ~20 immigration lawyers across the country I ended up hiring Scott. He is meticulous, client-oriented, strategic, flexible, extremely experienced and most importantly, he actually cares sincerely. I know I was in good hands after interacting with him in the first place. His assistant Jose also does a great job preparing documents, keeping things organized and managing the whole process. Thanks to Scott's effective strategy and the comprehensive supporting documents, we got the best result we could hope for in a fairly short time. Highly recommend Scott and the firm."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock'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.

  • Very knowledgeable and warm-hearted
    June 16, 2017

    "I met Scott in 2011 as USCIS denied my green card application. My case was very challenging but Scott gave my family a lot of good advice to overcome the hard time. USCIS put my family members on removal proceeding but after long years waiting, an immigration judge terminated our removal proceeding case. On June 15th, 2017 , my family members get green cards. I couldn't be happier !. Scott is very knowledgeable and well-organized. I will definitely recommend Scott if I find someone who has a challenging case. Thank you, Scott ~"

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

  • 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.

  • Expert, compassionate - simply the best
    May 11, 2017

    "Scott Pollock brought hope and happiness back to our lives. No exaggeration here. They get positive outcomes for the most difficult issues in immigration law. Scott Pollock and Associates are immigration law masterminds. If you are up against impossible odds this firm will defy the odds.  We initially applied for AOS with another attorney and we received a NOID due to a very difficult issue. We knew that a response to this would take an experienced, competent group of attorneys. Initially we worked with Anne Relias who, after hearing and studying our case, she was very knowledgeable about what we needed to help prove our case. Her brief was well composed and we all thought was strong enough to overcome this NOID, but subsequently was also denied. At that moment there was so much going on in our lives but Scott Pollock, Anne Relias and their team had so much faith in our case that they continued to work as determined as ever. They proceeded with the lawsuit and throughout the whole time they were very clear, confident and kept us frequently updated. Me and my wife faced one of the most difficult and rare type of cases in immigration law and the whole process was painful and long, but the outcome was positive and the first in the country we've ever heard to have a good outcome. It's very hard to find attorneys who not only ever had experience with cases like that but that also had a good outcome. Not only competence but Scott Pollock showed compassion and tremendous effort and hard work to make our case continue through all the process and get our petition approved."

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

  • Excellent immigration attorney
    February 12, 2017

    "Kathryn helped me obtain legal permanent residency for my spouse after our marriage. Although our case seemed to be straight-forward, we ran into an unforeseen problem at our immigration interview. Kathryn quickly identified a solution for us and we were very thankful to have her as our advocate. She also followed up many times with our case officer to ensure our case was adjudicated in a timely fashion.  I would highly recommend Kathryn for anyone seeking legal advice on immigration matters."

    *Client comment courtesy of Kathryn Weber's 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.

  • Efficient, compassionate and wise counsel
    December 23, 2016

    "We hired Scott and his team to obtain Green Cards for myself, my wife and family, after another lawyer had advised me we would not even be able to make an application for at least a year. Scott was the personification of efficiency and kindness, backed up by a superb admin team. We got our Green Cards remarkably quickly, with clear advice at every point of the process. We would recommend him unhesitatingly to anyone needing advice on immigration matters."

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

  • Highest recommendation!
    December 20, 2016

    "I used Kathryn for my permanent residency application 5 years ago and when it became time to apply for my Citizenship, I promptly received a notification from her firm informing me of my options. Kathryn as always facilitated everything and made it very easy and clear on what to expect from the application process. Everything went smoothly and Kathryn prepared me for every possible scenario. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a highly skilled and very professional immigration lawyer."

    *Client comment courtesy of Kathryn Weber's 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.

  • Very happy to have Mr. Pollock as counsel and I definitely recommend him!
    December 6, 2016

    "I had my first consultation with Mr. Pollock a couple of years ago after meeting with other immigration lawyers both in Illinois and in California (where I currently live). Mr. Pollock was the first lawyer who was honest about the intricacies and inherent difficulties of my case. In his explanations he demonstrated a keen understanding of immigration law and a realistic perspective of the ramifications that my case could potentially have.
     

    My wife and I decided to move forward in hiring Mr. Pollock. After we hired him, we both were utterly impressed with his professionalism and that of his legal assistant (Ms. Markasovic). Both of them made the processes of filling out the different immigration forms and gathering all the supporting documentation very easy. At every point of this journey both of them were available and they addressed all of our questions promptly and courteously. Also their attention to detail was very helpful because many of these forms could be very overwhelming to fill out.
     

    If anyone is interested in finding a good lawyer I would encourage this person to look carefully at Mr. Pollock's work and gather a perspective of his career as he has a breadth of experience and a sincere desire to help the immigrant community. An anecdote will demonstrate what I am referring to. Prior to my interview with USCIS I asked Mr. Pollock why he decided to practice immigration instead of a type of law where there is more money. He explained to me that he decided to do this kind of law after seeing all the human rights violations in countries like Guatemala as well as the human toll that immigrant communities have experienced because of the broken immigration system. Mr. Pollock's answer confirmed to me that I not only hired a good lawyer but one who had a humane perspective of the plight of the immigrants who try to make it through this maze that is our current immigration system.
     

    Overall I felt very happy to have Mr. Pollock as counsel and I definitely recommend him."

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eminently qualified and thorough
    January 26, 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, helping us obtain a successful outcome to our Marriage petition and Green Card 2015. We took his Adjustment Petition as far as the BIA, and Mr. Pollock's arguments were well reasoned and clear based on the law. He and legal assistant Maria Hernandez are eminently qualified and thorough."

    *Client comment courtesy of Scott Pollock's Lawyers.com 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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.