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Tzu-Kai Lo

Tzu-Kai Lo

also known as Kai Lo

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About Me

Tzu-Kai obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in 2002 and Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. Tzu-Kai was the first Taiwanese law scholar to be admitted into the Juris Doctor program at the University of Illinois. 

Tzu-Kai concentrates his immigration law practices on a great variety of areas in both family and employment based petitions. Tzu-Kai has successfully obtained approvals of various employment related visas, specifically B-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B and TN, for his corporate and private clients. Mr. Lo also represents employers in their permanent labor certification applications (PERM) and assists foreign nationals to adjust their status to that of a permanent resident under the EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 preference.

Tzu-Kai represents individual clients for family/marriage based petitions, K-1/K-3 visa and naturalization applications. In addition, Tzu-Kai has successfully responded to the USCIS Service Centers' Request for Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), and Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR), and further convinced the Service Centers to approve or reaffirm the underlying visa petitions. He has also filed numerous appeals with Board of Alien Labor Certifications Appeals (BALCA). Tzu-Kai also prepares Waivers of Inadmissibility for clients who have been found ineligible to enter the U.S., and Mandamus Actions and Petitions for Hearing.


Tzu-Kai has also represented same sex couples on a variety of nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions.  He has been an advocate for marriage equality for same sex couples in the US and has assisted corporations to create inclusive immigration practices and employee handbooks. 

Because of his fluency in Chinese, Taiwanese and English, Tzu-Kai has been retained to translate official legal documents into and from Chinese, and often serves as a contemporaneous translator in both legal and informal proceedings.

Tzu-Kai is admitted to the Supreme Court of Illinois and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Lo is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) and the Chicago Bar Association (CBA). 

Tzu-Kai was selected for inclusion on 2010 - 2013 Illinois Rising Stars list, which features outstanding young lawyers in the State of Illinois


Languages Spoken: Mandarin, Chinese, Min Nan, English

Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    9 years



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Contact Info

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

200 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste 1800
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200508/17/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star 2013Super Lawyers2013
Rising Star 2012Super Lawyers2012
Rising Star 2011Super Lawyers2011
Rising Star 2010Super Lawyers2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyFragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP2012 - Present
Senior AssociateLL.M. Law Group2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyLL.M. Law Group2005 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Committee Memeber - Customs and Border Protection2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Chair, New Member Division2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair, New Member Division2010 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee2009 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Member of the LGBT Commitee2009 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAssociate Member2006 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Illinois College of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws2002
National Taipei UniversityLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Conference on Business ImmigrationOptions for Investors2012
Orientation for Presidents of Taiwanese Students AssociationsPotential Legal Issues for F-1 International Students2010
New Member Division PresentationAn Overview of E Visa Processing2010
New Member DivisionResponding to L-1 Visa RFE2010
Orientation for Presidents of Taiwanese Students AssociationsLegal Issues for Taiwanese Students in the U.S.2009