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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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  • 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.