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Scott  D. Pollock

PRACTICES

Employment Based Immigration
Deportation Defense
Family Based Immigration
Immigration Litigation and Appeals
Political Asylum
Waivers of Inadmissibility

EDUCATION

Mr. Pollock's complete CV

Brooklyn Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1985

Antioch College, B.A. in English Literature, 1981

ADMISSIONS

  • United States Supreme Court
     
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - First, Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Judicial Circuits
     
  • Federal District Courts - Northern District of Illionois, Western District of Michigan, Eastern District of Michigan and Eastern District of Wisconsin
     
  • New York Supreme Court
     
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Scott D. Pollock
Founding Partner
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: (312) 444-1940
Fax: (312) 444-1950
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  • Highly recommend!
    November 27, 2019

    "I've been a client of this firm for more than 2 years and Scott was able to help me several times through different stages of my immigration process from F-1 to the green card. Highly recommended!"


    *Client comment courtesy of SDP&A's Yelp page.

  • Extremely knowledgeable
    November 27, 2019

    "I've been a client of this firm for more than 2 years. Scott is extremely knowledgeable and was able to help me at several points through my immigration journey. I would recommend their services to anybody that needs help with immigration law!"


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.