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Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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Justice will only exist where those not affected by injustice are filled with the same amount of indignation as those offended. Plato



This  principle defines the foundation of this law office practice in the areas of criminal law and U.S. Immigration practice. Our office builds a relationship with a client to address exact legal issues and explore legally appropriate methods for a reasonably justful result for the client.


Our practice initiates an accurate legal assessment using developed legal expertise and analyzing relevant facts to develop case objectives under present factual circumstances.


Ernest Hemingway noted " Now is not time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is." Our law office embraces this maxim to consider and use all available legal means at our disposal.  We advocate a socially responsible and just approach to handle any legal matter because we strive to create a fair resolution that continues to maintain the firm’s good reputation.


We can communicate in English.Russian and Ukrainian. Our office  offers professional certified translations of any documents in the above languages. Additionally, our firm prepares international Apostilles recognized internationally by countries  signatories of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961. 

We look forward to assisting your legal needs.




Attorney Alexander Ivakhnenko



Languages spoken: Ukrainian, Russian, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 55%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Victoria V. Kuzmina

    Alexander Ivakhnenko is an experienced immigration attorney who is a regular contributor to this website. I strongly endorse Mr. Ivakhnenko.


    Victoria Kuzmina Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Scott Thomas Helsper

    Mr. Ivakhnenko, is a frequent contributor to this website. He obviously has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of immigration law and his comments have helped many people. I recommend him without hesitation.


    Scott Helsper Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

by appointment only

2041 West Division Street
Suite Betancourt
Chicago, IL, 60622


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Alumni Sharing KnowledgeDePaul University2015
Top Contibutor Award 2015Avvo2015
Clients' Choice Award for 2013Avvo2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Offices of Alexander Ivakhnenko2007 - Present
Discovery Legal AssistantGenson & Gillespie2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
DePaul Chicagoland Chapter Committeemember2015 - Present
National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competitionpresiding judge2015 - Present
DePaul Alumni UniversityVolunteer Attorney2014 - Present
Illinois Judicial Performance Evaluationreviewing attorney2013 - Present
DePaul College of Law Alumni RelationsGuest Speaker2013 - Present
BMO Harris BankBMO Harris Customer Insights Council2012 - Present
CBA Immigration Law Committeeattending member2007 - Present
National Geographic SocietySupporting Member2007 - Present
US Federal Appellate Court 7th CircuitAdmitted2007 - Present
US Supreme CourtAdmitted2007 - Present
US Federal Trial CourtAttorney2007 - Present
CBA Criminal Law Committeeattending member2007 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Barbara Gruttier, Petitioner v. Lee Bollingerthe affirmative action admissions policy upheld
US Immigration Court Removal proceedingsSuccessfully gained refugee status after the federal court hearing
In the Matter of S. FThe client received Lawful Permanent Card
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
CLE courselawN/A2015
DePaul University College of LawLawJD2005
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawN/A2004
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawN/A2002
University of LinguisticsLanguagesN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Heritage Moot court judgingDePaul University Moot Cout judge2014
Judicial Evaluations CommitteeAppointed CBA Member2014
Specifics of immigration practiceMentoring DePaul attorneys2013
DePaul Moot Court Competitionselected presiding judge2013
The Second Russian American Child Welfare ForumAdministrative Participant2012
International Judicial ExchangeOpen World Program2012
Expert witness testimony on the federal discovery compiledExpert witness2012
International Judicial ExchangeOpen World Program2011
DePaul Moot Court Competitionpresiding chief judge2011
Professional visitinternational law update2010
Open World ProgramLiaison attorney and communcator2010
Criminal Justice fall classJuvenile criminal aspects2010
Criminal Justice and its practical applicationsa lecture on practical points of criminal justice principles2010
ChicataLegal Responsibilities and Professional Negotiation for Translators and interpreters2010
Boston Open WorldOpen World Judicial Program liaison2010
MLER tutor at Northwestern Universityessay writing tutoring for the Illinois bar exam preparation2009
Jessup International Moot Court judgingInternational semi final rounds2009