Immigration Attorneys

& Counselors Since 1975

Our Chicago immigration attorneys are ready to help

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. brings decades of experience to the practice of U.S. immigration and citizenship law. From our offices in Chicago, Illinois, we have handled immigration cases since 1975 and pride ourselves on being leading U.S. immigration lawyers. Whether you are an individual pursuing the American dream, a family seeking to be reunited, or a business needing the services of foreign talent, we are capable of providing answers to your toughest immigration questions.

Dedicated Chicago Immigration Attorneys

Our firm has set the standard in immigration law starting with our founding partner, Joseph Minsky. An early champion in civil rights law, he later transported that passion to immigration law and earned national recognition as a professional in the field.

We continue to build upon that reputation. We offer high-quality professional service and educate clients in areas of the law, including citizenship, permanent residency, temporary work visas, deferred action, removal defense, and employer compliance.

Our immigration lawyers in Chicago are ready to help you with your immigration issues.

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what our clients say

  • “I have first hand experience with this Law firm for my H1-B and Green card process. Here are a few things that I really appreciate about working with them : 1. Super prompt and always on top of deadlines or changes that apply to your case as and when new law is made. 2. Very organized and clear in every step of application and communication. 3. The entire team cares about your application/process and works patiently with you and gives suggestions as and when application"

    Fatima Zehra Mecci

  • “I begun my permanent residency process with MMHPC and recently received my Naturalization Certificate, under Attorney Beata Leja, she made my application work like a piece of cake. Very detail oriented and knowledgeable lawyer with highest professional"

    Rajat Dawar

  • “We are extremely satisfied with our experience at Minksy, McCormick, and Hallagan, especially with Mr. Hallagan and Zeena B. They are very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any questions we had. We would highly recommend them to anyone seeking an immigration attorney."


  • “Mr. Hallagan provided us very thoughtful advice."

    Roksana Begum

  • “El abogado james hallagan y su equipo me ayudaron con mi caso de migración 100 por ciento recomendable tan bien Miguel Torres muy atento siempre contestaba mis llamadas."

    Maria Gabriela

  • “Myself and wife are very thankful to attorney Beata Leja and her assistant Elizabeth Morales for a great help with diversity visa and adjustment of status from pending asylum which were approved successfully. They made it so easy though our case was quite complicated and in very short period in less 3 months, the help of professional the attorney it was approved fast . Beata Leja is a very experienced, knowledgeable and professional attorney and I could strongly recommend this law firm to all my"

    Hassan Dannoura

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  • “please confirm your firm can handle the preparation of a sales agreement for an equipment.Terms for the sale has already been agreed on."

    Jerry Smedley

  • “Can I be saved from Iran?. you can help me? I want to live in the states of North Carolina Raleigh.My dream is to see this city"


  • “Me and my husband are very thankful to attorney Beata Leja, Miguel Torres and Sandy Ayala for a great help with our case IR-1 visa and 2 waivers which were approved successfully. They made it so easy though our case was quite complicated. My I-130 form had been pending for almost 3 years and with the help of this professional team of attorneys it was approved fast . Beata Leja is a very experienced, knowledgeable and professional attorney and I could strongly recommend this law"

    Mariia Novakovic

  • “Good Morning, I am very happy with the services of this firm. Especially I appreciate Attorny Mr Robert Vinikoor and Attorny Jeffrey D. Cohn. Attorney Jeffer is always very helpful. His way of dealing with clients is awesome. Mr Robert having a long experience of immigration field that’s why Clients get good advice every time. My best wishes are with both of them n this esteemed organization. With best regards ."

    Sadaqat Abbas

  • “Hello Everyone Hello Everyone I just wanted to say that Minsky McCormick Law Firm is truly amazing. I have worked with Beata personally and I can't express enough my gratitude for her and what she did for me. She has fought for me and help me achieve my goals. I truly encourage everyone to go to her because she is a phenomenal lawyer and she will do everything she can do help you out"


  • “Hallagan won't let his clients fail. His mantra is "lent now, mardi gras later." I attributes my success to his colleagues at Minsky, McCormick"

    Maylcol Parra

  • “I would like to thank all of the wonderful attorneys and staff with MMH especially Ms Beata Leja, Aaron Lawee"


  • “Attornies Tahreem Kalam and Steve Tarnoff were both excellent in handling our file. They are professional, proactive and have a patient and helpful approach which makes working with them a pleasure. Thank you!"


  • “I worked with Beata for my whole family's entire visas(L1B extension, H1B) and the GC application. She and her team made it so easy even though my case was a little complicated. Beata's well experienced attorney and someone I can really trust when it comes to deal with the immigration."

    John K

  • “Mi esposo y yo optamos por usar el servicio con MMHPC y quien llevo nuestro caso de migración fue el Abogado Andres Diaz, quien por su parte fue muy amable en todo momento al resolver todas nuestras dudas e inquietudes, es un abogado muy profesional que en todo momento se mantiene al pendiente del caso, incluso con nosotros nos preparo para la entrevista y estuvo con nosotros en todo momento. Quedamos muy satisfechos con el servicio y sin duda alguna lo recomendamos totalmente."


  • “It was a great experience to work with Minsky, McCormick"


  • “My case has now entered the final stages of the process and has thus been passed on from the capable hands of Miguel Torres to Sandy Ayala. Miguel has been handling my case since shortly after James Hallagan accepted it. I just want to say that Miguel has been a pleasure to work with. He has been available, thorough, and communicative. He also has a soft manner about him yet he never deviates from the legal course the case necessitates. Thank you Miguel. Your effort"

    David Trace

  • “I first met Beata Leja at a fundraiser for university students with undocumented status. For me, meeting her there was a positive and authentic sign seeing her commitment to supporting immigrants whether they were her clients or not. Fast forward 6 months, i had the opportunity to adjust status and reached out to her to take on my case. Her welcoming and patient approach made it easy to connect with her and have a smooth legal process. Her team was stellar in following up, keeping"

    Alejandro Monroy

  • “Beata and Vincente from MMHPC have worked on my H1B transfer petition. They were very professional and answered all my questions on priority. My visa transfer petition was handled very smoothly and Thankfully, with their esteemed service my case was approved very early. I'm grateful that my case was addressed very fast and I'm very much impressed with MMHPC and their services, I'll definitely reach out to them for future services."

    Harish Katta

  • “My husband and I have used MMHPC for over 3 years for all of our immigration needs. They have been wonderfully responsive, knowledgeable, and have helped us successfully navigate the complex waters of immigration. We definitely recommend their services! Mi marido y yo hemos usado MMHPC desde hace más de 3 años para todo nuestros asuntos de inmigración. Son muy atentos, informados, y nos han ayudado navegar el laberinto complejo que es la inmigración con mucho éxito. ¡Recomendamos sus servicios sin duda!"

    Ellen Stein

  • “Jeffery Cohn was great to work with, i really recommend this firm. The whole team was awesome and always helpful"


  • “I want to thank Mr. Hallagan specially to Miguel he was working with us very patient and very professional ."

    Yocelyn Torres

  • “Tahreem Kalam was very responsive and incredibly thorough in walking our team through the H1-B process. She is clearly very experienced and had an answer for every question. Tahreem helped us feel knowledgeable and comfortable about the process."

    Ayesha Ahmad

  • “The transition was smooth and the turn around was really quick. Service is outstanding with frequent updates on case status. Attorneys have time and extremely patient to clarify and answer the concerns and questions of clients. Chandini - I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. You are amazing and excellent, thank you for being helpful."

    Pradeep kumar Gurappagari

  • “Did a great job with my change of status . I’d recommend it to anyone. Thanks Alot"

    Esther W

  • “I recently witnessed attorney Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrell and assistant Miguel Torres at work when they traveled to a little town called Morton, Mississippi, to give free consultations after the horrific ICE raids took place there. They genuinely cared about each client who came for a consultation. Most of the clients didn't speak English, but Ana Maria and Miguel managed to communicate with them easily as Miguel also served as an interpreter. This collaborative effort made people --who were already experiencing extremely stressful situations-- more"

    Marcela P Cartagena

  • “I'm Recommend this company, they have excellent service and they have good support in this case they taked. In my experience, I contact this lower Andres Diaz. He welling to have the time to answer all my questions. In the time when I needed help for my wife case immigration Andres Diaz giveing me some advice from my wife case. My opinion for Andre Diaz I give him a 10 stars, he is friendly and hard work he always there when I need him."

    Aaron S.

  • “They really know what they are doing. We had an EXCELLENT experience!"


  • “This man is amazing, you were very helpful, i appreciate the translator and the quick processing!"


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  • “All I have to say is wonderful things about this law firm! My experience was a smooth road thanks to the knowledge and dedication of my attorney Beata Leja. She gave me all the confidence I needed since day one, thanks to her professionalism and realistic explanation of the entire process on my case. I have recommended her services to people that I know personally and they could not be happier with Beata's help. There's plenty of shady immigration lawyers out there that only take"

    Efrain M.

  • “My Husband & I worked with Beata Leja and her team to obtain my husband's residence. She is absolutely the BEST! I highly recommend her. She is very professional, explains every detail, was patient and very helpful in any questions we had. She made us feel that everything was going to be ok every time we would meet up. We are forever grateful. Thank you Beata Leja!!!! I give them 10 stars!!!!!"

    Crystal Varela Galvan

  • “Abogado Hallagan muy amable y muy apegado a sus casos y sus clientes , excelente persona"

    Ana Margarita Arévalo

  • “Retained their services after my green card case kept getting delayed for over two years. I worked with Beata and she did a fantastic job in getting USCIS to start shifting gears and grant the green card. She was fast to respond and kept her finger on the pulse of the application. Her advice was helpful and accurate and having her on the case did a lot to relieve my stress when my EAD expired and I was waiting for renewal. Highly recommended. Beata's help"

    Tal Galfsky

  • “I feel very very lucky to meet Beata Leja (& her team) on my way and be able to work with her. Superior professionalism. I was in trouble, she found a way and took me out of it. Now I am a happy Green Card holder and I can continue developing my career without worries."

    Cecylia Szewczyk

  • “Prior to moving to Chicago, my partner and I faced plenty of uncertainty about the visa application process due to our unique family circumstance. However, meeting Beata was truly a turning point in what would have been a daunting process! From the get-go, it was clear that Beata was attentive, caring, and knowledgeable about the entire immigration process. Even when USCIS dropped the ball on several occasions, Beata would always be one step ahead, and would consult with us strategically to figure out a way"

    Ian T.

  • “I worked with Beata Leja and her colleagues to obtain my US citizenship. Very professional team and a pleasure to work with. I recently did my oath ceremony!"

    Emanuele Bianchi

  • “I was a client of Ana Maria Echiburu. She is knowledgeable, straightforward, and most professional. She could explain complex matters in simple language, so I had a clear understanding every step of the way."

    Y. Hwang

  • “Ana María Tyrrell is a very fine professional whose advice and knowledge is amazing. I'm glad I got to know her and that she helped me with my legal status. I will definitely keep working with her."

    Fridder Jahary Llacsa

  • “Beata is a wonderful professional who help me immensely against all odds. I had an EB based green card case but I was running my own business. All the "so called" leading immigration lawyers were telling me it is impossible to do and the quoted me an enormous amount of money. However, Beata looked at my case and said that she is very confident of resolving it. She charged a fraction of the price that other lawyers were asking and took care of the case"

    Abhishek Sharma

  • “Great law firm... Highly recommended!"

    Chika Mignani

  • “I had a complicated case related to employment-based greencard where my paperwork got screwed up by the previous attorney. The mistake was a clerical error but could have had serious consequences on my stay in the country. Derek from MMH recommended very strategic approach that gave me extra time to get everything sorted out. It has worked out very well. The staff of MMH is very professional and committed. They respond well to questions and explain everything in detail. It has been great working with"

    Roman J.

  • “Working with Ana María Echiburu Tyrrell was a great experience. She helped me switched my visa status from student to a R-1 visa. Her knowledge and experience made me feel very comfortable knowing I am in great hands. Will definitely recommend her to my friends, family, and more."

    Saul Ilacsa

  • “Beata was able to help me in a very complicated case. I started working with another attorney from a different law firm. Things were not going well until I moved my case to Beata's practice. She is professional in every matter and very easy to communicate with. What is most important she is up to date with all changes in the law( which as I experienced is not always the case with every attorney) and she knows how to use her knowledge to your advantage."

    Brian H.

  • “They are doing great work!"

    Carlos De Leon

  • “Muy buen servicio en inmigración."

    Norka Cirino

  • “I wish we could yell from the rooftops regarding Beata Leja and this firm. Professional, always responsive and expedient in communications. We will ALWAYS use MMHPC no matter where we move. We are now in Houston because of a promotion and learned quickly that we were blessed to find this firm and will always deal with Beata!"

    EnRico Wallace

  • “My experience with Beata Leja was exceptional. Attorney Leja and her team have done an outstanding job in my H1-B petition, she was working on my case even after business hours because it was time-sensitive. They also did a fantastic job advising my employer on how to handle the case correctly and informed me the first minute they knew about my application results. I would have no hesitation in recommending Attorney Leja and Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. to anyone who is looking for immigration"

    Masha Les

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