Susan Mills-Martinez’s practice focuses on family-based immigration, removal defense, asylum, naturalization, waivers, consular processing, and adjustment of status. Prior to joining Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. in 2018, Susan was a civil litigator, who successfully fought for clients in state court and federal court in the Northern District of Illinois. During law school, she interned at a Chicago immigration firm where she prepared I-601 and I-601A waivers of inadmissibility and U visas for crime victims.
Susan is a graduate of the Ohio State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in international relations and diplomacy and a minor in Spanish. She earned her law degree with honors from the University of Akron in Ohio. In law school, she competed on Akron’s nationally recognized mock trial team, becoming a quarter-finalist at the National Trial Advocacy Competition in 2012. She was a member of the moot court and trial team honor societies, and she won the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Trial Advocacy I and Legal Drafting.
Susan has personal experience with immigration to the United States. Prior to law school, she lived and worked in Ecuador for five years. There, she met her husband, Tomas, and petitioned for his permanent residency, through which he later became a naturalized citizen.
Susan is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Susan is fluent in Spanish.