Stephen Tarnoff is a partner in the law firm of Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. since 2007. Steve possesses significant experience in both law and journalism, and has practiced in the employment-based and family immigration law areas with the firm since 2001. Prior to his tenure with the firm, he was an employee benefits attorney with a benefits administration and consulting firm as well as an insurance coverage attorney for a major Chicago law firm. Also a journalist, Mr. Tarnoff has written for numerous publications on legal and business issues. He has taught an immigration law course for paralegal studies at Loyola University and has co-written articles on immigration law with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Steve is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers. In addition he is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He currently serves as a committee member of both the Unauthorized Practice of Law/Ethics Committee and the CIS District Office Committee of the Chicago Chapter of AILA.
He holds his J.D. from John Marshall Law School, a master’s degree in history from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in history from Northern Illinois University.
- Family-based immigration
- H-1B & Other Nonimmigrant Visas
- Citizenship and Naturalization
- Consular Processing and Adjustment of Status
- Employment-based immigration
- J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1981
- M.A., History, University of Missouri, 1972
- B.A., History, Northern Illinois University, 1971
- Bar of the State of Illinois, 1981
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Committee Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law/Ethics Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013-2014.
- Committee Member, CIS District Office Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013-2014.
- Chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law/Ethics Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008–2009.
- Committee Member, Customs and Border Protection Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2007–2008.
- Committee Member, Advocacy Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2003-2005.
- Co-Author, Articles on Immigration, National Institute for Trial Advocacy 2002–2005.
- Adjunct Professor, Immigration for Paralegals, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 2004–2005
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