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GENE MELTSER, Managing Partner, received his Juris Doctorate Degree from DePaul University College of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States, Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, U.S. Federal District Court, Federal Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and to practice Immigration Law in all jurisdictions of the United States.  Mr. Meltser is also licensed in the U.K. as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Gene is a co-founder of Immigrant Legal Defense Committee. He concentrates his practice in the area of Business-Related Immigration Law. Mr. Meltser is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association (ABA), Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA). For 3 years in a row, 2008 2009 and 2010, Gene Meltser has been selected as a Super Lawyer by his peers in the area of Immigration & Nationality Law and was featuerd in Chicago and Forbes magazines.


Languages spoken: Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Polish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 70%
    17 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    17 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Unspecified: 5%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Gene is a brilliant attorney with a firm grasp on ever-changin immigrtion law. I strogly endorse Gene's work and would immediately hire him to handle my or my family's immigration matter if I ever needed it.


    Yuri Birg
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info


3100 Dundee Road
Suite 915
Northbrook, IL, 60062


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SUPER LAWYERLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2015
SUPER LAWYERLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2014
SUPER LAWYERLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2013
SUPER LAWYERLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2012
SUPER LAWYERLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2010
SUPER LAWYERLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2009
SUPER LAWYERLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMELTSER LAW GROUP1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1999 - Present
American Association of Russian Speaking AttorneysPresident2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
13-cv-3383: US ex rel Yury Grenadyor v. Ukrainian Village Pharmacy, et alDismissed with Prejudice
FAMILY IMMIGRATIONApproved - Green Card Issued
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
DePaul UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration SeminarBusiness Immigration2010
Family Immigration GuideFamily Immigration2010
AARSA Khodorkhovsky DefenceKhodorkhovsky Defense2008