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Sofia Avilova

Immigration Attorney at Park Ridge, IL

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Sofia

Learn Sofia’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    70%
    Family based immigration | Naturalization | H-1B, PERM, TN, E2, etc | Green card | Removal defense | DACA | Waivers of inadmissibility | Humanitarian based relief | CBP related issues | I-9 compliance | Appeals | Call now for a case evaluation.

  2. Asylum
    11%
    Let Attorney Avilova know of your asylum case today. Call today at 773.245.0639 for a serious case evaluation.

  3. Business
    7%
    Employment based immigration, along with all the intricacies that can mean for you and your business. Attorney Avilova is a knowledgeable employment & business lawyer when it comes to immigration law.

  4. Family
    7%
    Family law is often intertwined with immigration law. Attorney Avilova is capable in helping you with your family based immigration issues, including marriage, divorce, child agreements, and more. Give her a call today to discuss your situation.

  5. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Attorney Avilova is experienced in contract and agreements review and dispute situations. For more information, call her today!

Attorney Sofia Avilova graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science minoring in philosophy.  After she completed her undergraduate studies, Ms. Avilova worked at a non-profit organization as a Community Care Program supervisor working with the Illinois Department on Aging. 

In 2008, Ms. Avilova graduated from Michigan State University School of Law (“MSU Law”).  While at MSU Law, she was a Note and Comment Editor for the MSU Law’s Journal of International Law.

Ms. Avilova’s passion for immigration law stems from her own experience in navigating the U.S. immigration system.  Since 2008, Ms. Avilova successfully represented clients before the United States Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State. Ms. Avilova has experience in working on a variety of immigration matters including, but not limited to: asylum, removal defense, family-based  immigration, employment-based immigration, and naturalization.  She has extensive experience with Waivers of Inadmissibility. 

 

In addition to immigration, Ms. Avilova has a general practice where she handled domestic relations cases, real estate closings, and contract review.

Ms. Avilova is fluent in English, Russian and Assyrian. 

Location

Law Office of Sofia Avilova
350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 300
Park Ridge, IL, 60068

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Posted by Tetiana | February 3, 2024
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Highly recommended
Sofia is very professional, informative and kept me up to date on the process. I had a great experience with her firm and highly recommend them!
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2023
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The best lawyer ever!!!!
I really recommend Sofia Avilova, she helped me so much with my case and kept me updated throughout the process until everything was taken care of. Since 3 years ago I have need her services and she always available to help me quickly and high level of professionalism and she is super reasonable with her prices. I definitely recommend her!!!
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Posted by Christina | July 23, 2021
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Christina And Tommy
Special Thanks to the best attorney in Chicago area who went beyond our thoughts with our difficult case her wisest advices and helpful skills in law we really appreciate your time and efforts that you put it to go with our case in successful way .
Posted by Daniel | January 25, 2021
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Very pleased we hired her
My wife and I had some minor difficulties regarding her green card interviews over the course of 3 and a half years. Our previous attorney had made some unprofessional errors causing our interview to be postponed. After searching through reviews on avvo.com, we found Sofia, and a new interview was scheduled just weeks after hiring her. All our affairs and documents were put together, and my wife's immigration card was approved pretty much immediately.
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Posted by Volha Bruessel | December 3, 2020
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Green card interview
there are not enough stars in the entire universe to denote the professionalism of the lawyer Sofia Avilova! from the first minutes to the last, my husband and I interview on the green card was in good hands, and the result was not long in coming, at the end of the interview we were informed that my green card was approved !! I want to note that this was our third interview, for some reason after the first we were assigned a second one a year later, and after the non-professional work of our first lawyer, the second interview was postponed! so I want to give good advice for someone who is currently looking for a good lawyer who really knows his business: - do not waste your time, nerves and money on other lawyers (tested on my own unfortunate experience) feel free to contact Sofia and sleep peacefully - your cases are reliable hands !!! Thank you Sofia for the opportunity for our little family to exist.
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Posted by Diyorbek | October 20, 2020
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Best attorney in Chicago area
Sofia was the person behind my successful case. She was extremely helpful in every single step, and she went above and beyond to help me with everything what I needed. The way she cares for her client is what sets her apart from other lawyers. She is very detail-oriented and careful about each of her actions. She went on helping with stuffs where she was not even obligated to help with as a lawyer. Apart from her dedication and commitment to her profession, she’s also got a great personality which makes it very easy to get along with her. Will definitely recommend her to anyone as she will fight for you as if she does it for her own family!
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2020
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Very professional and great atterney
I hired Sofia two years ago for an immigration case. She made almost impossible possible. Sofia filed all of my papers, went through the interview process with me, and importantly supported and always kept me up to date on my case. Now a few weeks ago, I received an approval on my case. She is a very knowledgeable, detail-oriented, honest, and hard working lawyer. You can always reach her through email or phone. I would highly recommend Sofia Avilova to anyone seeking legal representation; she is the best in her field.
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Posted by Zara | September 1, 2020
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Thank you for your obligation
I hired Sofia to file an appeal for my citizenship case after three rejections from the Immigration office over the past eight years. She handled the case very well and wrote an amazing brief that the officer had to say YES. If it was up to me I will give Sofia ten stars.
Posted by Lia | April 9, 2020
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The best lawyer
We hired Sofia years ago for an immigration case and she handled it perfectly! This time we hired her for a real estate closing and we could not be happier. She worked very well. She reviewed documents carefully and because of that saved us over $1500 in tax proration. I highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2019
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Excellent attorney!
My husband and I hired Sofia to represent us in our immigration case. I can say that she’s honest, diligent and handled it perfectly. We highly recommend her to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Posted by Ivan | March 9, 2018
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Sofia Avilova reunited our family!
Long story short: In some circumstances, we had to leave our daughter back in our country when she was two years old. When we immigrated to the US we immediately realized that we desperately need our child to be here with us. First, we hired a lawyer, who promised a lot but didn`t do anything to help and we lost the most crucial 6 months of our time and money with no result. All other lawyers we spoke to, were giving us 10+ years of waiting time to bring our child. Then, thank God, we met Sofia Avilova. She took our case, she was easy to reach and talk to, with the highest professional attitude we have ever seen. 2(!) years later our daughter`s small feet have touched the Land of Lincoln, making us the happiest parents in the world. And we understand that this miracle happened as a result of Sofia Avilova thorough work. She is always our #1 immigration lawyer to any of our friends or to people who contacting us and seeking a lawyer to help solve issues or protect in immigration law. Again and always - Thank you to our lawyer Sofia Avilova for reuniting our family.
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Posted by Ioana | January 31, 2018
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Immigration services
I will highly recommend Sofia as an immigration attorney to anyone. She is knowledgeable, professional, easy to get a hold of when you need too, and was beside us through the whole journey. Sofia shows great interest in all her cases, and we couldn’t have picked a better attorney to walk us through this process!
Posted by Asher | January 31, 2018
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Solving the impossible
I highly recommend Sofia, because my case was nearly impossible. I had given up hope and wanted to go to Canada for asylum. At the last min, encouragement from Sofia. I stayed in the US. I am glad that I hired her and because of her representation I got my green card and I am in the US. Thanks for all your help
Posted by Tatiana | January 31, 2018
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Excellent
I hired Sofia Avilova to help me with my mother to get her a Green card. I trusted Sofia immediately after we had a first consultation. Sofia gave me a list of documents I had to prepare and explained how it will be working for me . She was amazing and very professional!
Posted by Eva | August 18, 2017
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Your only choice
Sofia Avilova is efficient, knowledgeable, and efficient. She filed the H1B and the green card for me and I couldn't be happier with the results. She put me at ease by doing everything properly and in a timely manner. I wouldn't hesitate calling her. She will walk you through the process and make that walk pleasant. Sofia is your best choice.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2016
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
For some reason the govt told me that I was not welcome in the US and I was asked to leave. I didn't break any laws (violent or non violent). I took my case to Sofia and she helped me, today I have been a green card holder 3 yrs strong and I am here in this country because of her. She listens to her clients and knows how to do her job!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2012
in time support
I approached Attorney Sofia through a close friend of mine for a property case related to violations. Though she is primarily an immigration lawyer but she did take the case because we have only one day to respond. I greatly appreciate her for handling the case in time. She advised us to collect evidences as well to fix the vital things. She always responded to calls and was in the court to represent us. The case was in our favor and was dismissed. great job Attorney sofia
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2012
Excellent immigration lawyer
My student visa was terminated and I was urgent need of legal advise. My friend asked me to meet Attorney Sofia. Ms Avilova listened to my case very carefully and patiently. She guided me in the right direction, asked me to gather the required documents, communicated with my school and answered all my questions. She is knowledgeable and honest. She responded to all the phone calls.Throughout the process she took care to inform me about the developments. She was wise and honest in responding to the 'request for evidence'. I give her full credit for the reinstatement of my 'Student Visa'. Her fees was very reasonable. I would highly recommend Attorney Sofia Avilova for any immigration purpose.
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AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Sofia Avilova
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Hindi

Publications

  • Michigan State Journal of International Law
  • Attaining Democracy in Georgia, Using Mediation to Rescue Georgia's Democratic Transformation
  • 2009

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Park Ridge Immigration Lawyer Sofia Avilova
Sofia Avilova
Immigration Attorney
Park Ridge, IL
Licensed for 15 years