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We are offering complimentary consultations with our experienced attorneys via phone, Skype, FaceTime and Zoom to anyone – individuals, businesses and organizations – with a situation and/or questions related to immigration and nationality law. We can advise or offer second opinions on family-based and employment based immigration options, employer compliance, maintenance of non-immigrant status and employment authorization, political asylum, removal defense, remedies through federal court litigation or other U.S. immigration matters. Please contact us 24/7 at (312) 444-1940 or consult@lawfirm1.com.

Senior Attorney

Anne G. Relias

Ms. Relias has over 17 years of experience practicing immigration law. She joined Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. as an Associate Attorney in 2005. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Relias was a Supervising Attorney at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago where she concentrated in deportation defense.

Ms. Relias has served on the National American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Asylum Committee, as the Chair of the Chicago Chapter AILA Asylum and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Liaison Committees and has spoken at conferences and trainings both locally and nationally.  She has been recognized as an Illinois Rising Star and Emerging Lawyer in her field.  Ms. Relias received her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law, with a Certificate in International and Comparative Law in 2001.  Ms. Relias received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1998.

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Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2002 – present:
    • EOIR/Asylum/District Counsel/Litigation Sub-Chair 2004-2005.
    • Asylum Committee Co-Chair 2006-2007.
    • Litigation Committee Member 2006-2007.
    • DHS-ICE Committee Member 2006-2007, 2012-2013.
    • AILA National Asylum Committee Member 2007-2008.
    • DHS-ICE Committee Chair 2007-2008
    • DHS-ICE Committee Co-Chair 2008-2009; 2009-2010; 2010-2011.
    • DHS-ICE Committee Member 2011-2012, 2012-2013.
    • EOIR Committee Member 2013-2014.
  • Member of the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois.
  • Member of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Working Group, January 2008 to present.

Recognition

  • Illinois Super Lawyer – Rising Stars 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  • Leading Lawyers – Emerging Lawyer 2015 and 2016.

Education

  • DePaul University, College of Law, J.D. and International Law Certificate received, May 2001
  • University of Michigan, B.A. with honors in History, May 1998

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Admissions

  • State of Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

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