Courtney Wachal joined Minsky McCormick and Hallagan P.C. in 2021 as an associate attorney. Courtney’s practice focuses on employment-based immigration. Before joining Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, PC, Courtney worked as an associate immigration attorney at the Chicago office of an employment-based immigration firm where she handled O-1 visas and I-140 petitions, specifically National Interest Waiver (NIW), EB-1A extraordinary ability and EB-1B outstanding researcher. During law school, Courtney participated in pro bono projects through Church World Service, where she assisted in screening clients applying for citizenship. While in law school, Courtney worked as an intern at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Family Immigration and Victim Protection Division where she assisted in drafting policy memos and working on a policy for U, T, and Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) visas.

  • Employment-based Immigration
  • PERM Labor Certification
  • I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
  • H-1B Visa and other non-immigrant visas (B-1/B-2, E-2, L-1, O-1, R-1, TN, E)
  • I-485 Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
  • Workplace Compliance


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