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Sufen Hilf (Li) is a highly respected immigration attorney, with extensive experience in the areas of: business immigration; family immigration; naturalization; asylum applications; removal (deportation) proceedings. She is an active member of the Michigan chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan, Federal District Court, and Immigration Court. As a former native of mainland China, she fluently speaks mandarin Chinese. “I am especially sensitive to the needs of my clients, because I immigrated to the country in 1988, and "became a United States citizen in 2000". I take pride in every case. My success is reflected in the number of referrals I receive from former clients, and other attorneys”.



Languages spoken: Mandarin

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    15 years, 5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Azin Arbab

    I endorse Mrs. Hilf. She demonstrates an impressive knowledge of the law based on his accurate legal answers on Avvo. He is an asset to the legal field and respected by colleagues.


    Azin Arbab Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Kreuza Lako Gjezi

    Sufen is extremely knowledgeable regarding immigration law. She is a hard worker and truly dedicated to her clients' cases. She always has clients' best interest at heart and fights hard on their behalf. I highly endorse her.


    Kreuza Gjezi Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hilf &Hilf, PLC

Heritage Square
1775 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI, 48084


MIActive And In Good Standing200101/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Featured Attorney ImmigrationAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2012
Client's ChoiceAvvo2012
Murti Pratistha MahotsavShree Swaminarayan Temple, Chicago2011
Volunteer Legal ServicesChinese School of Detroit2010
Kelly Book AwardUniversity of Detroit Mercy2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHilf & Hilf, PLC2005 - Present
AttorneyMichael Piston PC2000 - 2005
Immigration Law ClerkLaw Offices of Ingrid K. Brey, PC1999 - 2000
Judicial Clerk6th Circuit Court for Michigan1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauN/A2012 - Present
Asian Pacific Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - 2012
Asian Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
I-601 waiverwaiting for the case to be forwarded to District office
Garcia Vs.Holder, 638 F.3d 511 (6th Cir. 2011)After review by the United States Supreme Court, our position was affirmed by a majority of the justices.
ChenGained Lawful Permanent Resident Status for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogAsylum2013
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogFalse Claim of US Citizenship Can Act as a Permanent Bar2013
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogDREAM Act Deferred Action2012
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogHow a Retail Fraud Conviction Could Impact a United States Permanent Resident2012
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogICE Detention Advice2012
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogReduced Prison Sentences for Illegal Aliens2012
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogSyria - Temporary Protected Status2012
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogAsylum - Potential Questions that Could Be Asked2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogEB2 - National Interest Waivers for Entrepreneurs2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogEB5 Investor Green Cards2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogImmigration Benefits for Crime Victims2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogImmigration Priority Dates and Preference Classes2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogMarriage Based Immigration Interviews2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogObtaining Asylum in the United States2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogPreparing for an Immigration Interview2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogProving Asylum Cases at Immigration Court2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogRemoval Proceedings - Your Rights at Immigration Court2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogTop 5 Ways People Get Placed Into Removal Proceedings2011
Hilf & Hilf, PLC BlogWhy Should I Hire an Immigration Lawyer2011
Chinese American NewsLegal Dilemma of Chinese Students in US2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawPublic AdministrationMA - Masters1993
Guangzhou Language UniversityTeaching English as a Second LanguagePost Graduate Degree1988
Wuhan UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Street Beat Television ShowImmigration and Naturalization2013
Chinese American School in NoviHow to Maintain your Permanent Residence Status2012
Murti Pratistha MahotsavDACA2011
Detroit Chinese SchoolHow to Obtain a Green Card2009
Chinese Cultural CenterHow to Maintain your Permanent Residence Status2005