Alix Strunk is an Associate Attorney in the law firm of Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. and has been named a Rising Star in Immigration by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014 and 2015, as well as for 2016. Her practice focuses on removal defense before Chicago Immigration Court and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals as well as family-based immigration. Her family-based immigration practice includes applications for permanent residency through adjustment of status and consular processing abroad, hardship waivers, U visas for crime victims and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and citizenship and naturalization issues. Her practice also includes I-9 compliance and employer sanctions actions. Alix has worked pro bono with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) and with the New Americans Initiative. She is fluent in Spanish.
Alix graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif from DePaul University College of Law (2011). While in law school, she completed an internship with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review in Chicago. Alix was the Acquisitions Editor for DePaul’s Journal for Social Justice, president of the Society for Asylum and Immigration Law, and an active member of the Center for Public Interest Law Committee. She received the Benjamin Hooks Distinguished Public Service Award for over 200 hours of pro bono service. Prior to law school, Alix lived in Guadalajara, Mexico for three years, teaching English and Kindergarten. She graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut (2005) with a B.A. in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Ms. Strunk is admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has served on several committees for the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association and is currently a member of AILA’s Office of Chief Counsel Liaison Committee. In 2012-2013, she was the co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section Immigration Law Committee.
- Family-based immigration
- Removal and Deportation
- Citizenship and Naturalization
- I-9 compliance and employer sanctions actions
- Consular processing and Adjustment of Status
- Deferred Action and DREAMers
- Fluent in Spanish
- J.D., Summa Cum Laude, DePaul University College of Law, 2011
- B.A., Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University (CT), 2005
- Bar of the State of Illinois, 2011
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Recipient, Illinois Rising Stars, Immigration – Super Lawyers for 2014, 2015, and 2016
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Committee Member, Office of Chief Counsel Liaison Committee, 2014-2016
- Committee Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law/Ethics Committee, 2013-2014
- Committee Member, Social Security, 2013-2014
- Committee Member, Librarian, 2012-2013
- Chicago Bar Association
- Committee Co-Chair, Immigration and Nationality Committee, Young Lawyers Section, Chicago Bar Association, 2012-2013
- Federal Bar Association
- National Lawyers Guild