|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2001||11/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship||DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Foundation||2001|
|Owner||Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C.||2014 - Present|
|Principal||Immigration Law Group||2009 - Present|
|Prinipal||Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C.||2004 - Present|
|Assistant Clinical Professor of Law||Law Offices of Chicago-Kent College of Law||2011 - 2014|
|Legal Editor||Lexis-Nexis||2001 - 2005|
|Vice-President Documentation and Training||SunGard Futures||1990 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Chairperson Immigration Law Committee||2010 - 2011|
|Daily Herald||Some suburban immigrants see hope, some don't in Obama plan||2014|
|DCBA Brief||The Intersection of Immigration and Adoption Law: Incoming Intercountry Adoption for Hague and Non-Hague Convention Countries||2012|
|CORPORATION, SECURITIES & BUSINESS LAW FORUM||New Technology Raises a New Question: What is the Definition of a Broker-Dealer?||2003|
|Illinois Bar Journal||Internet Road Shows: Oral or Written Prospectus Under the Securities Act of 1933||2002|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|DePaul University||English Writing||MA - Masters||1993|
|Lake Forest College||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|DuPage County Bar Association, MCLE Committee||So You Want to Marry a Foreign National?||2014|
|Adoption Law Committee||Adoption Law and Immigration||2011|
|Criminal Defense Committee Meeting||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2008|
Posted by Brian
Ana is an exceptional attorney. I initially consulted with her to determine if we had any options for my spouse to obtain a green card.
We had a number of hurdles and a lot of anxiety about the process. We didn't know if we would be better off staying in the shadows and hoping not to get noticed by the authorities, or if we had a strong enough case to persuade the government to issue a green card.
During the consultation, Ana focused like a laser on all the specifics of our situation, and the room was very quiet while she reviewed our history. After careful consideration she finally said the words that would change our lives for the better: "Yes, I can help you."
We hired her and she began working on our case immediately. Ana explained in detail every step that would need to be taken in the process, and never did or said anything to make us needlessly nervous. She kept our expectations realistic and gave us the confidence to pursue a case that, if anything had gone wrong, could have resulted in my spouse's deportation.
All of our inquiries regarding case status were handled professionally and promptly. Her office staff is also great to work with -- it's a small team environment and it really shows in how they interact with one another and everyone there knows exactly what is going on with the case.
The final application package submitted for the adjustment of status case was impeccable. All the documentation and bonafides were properly completed and well organized. The photo album made it very easy for the immigration officer to recognize immediately that our marriage was bonafide.
We knew that that we might not get an answer on the same day as our immigration interview because Ana warned us about that in advance and told us not to worry. Ana attended the immigration interview with us and we felt good working with her throughout the entire process. We received confirmation that the green card was approved the very next day.
I am very thankful that fate caused us to hire Ana as our immigration attorney and I only wish I could find everybody that is going through our situation and send them Ana's way.
Finally, I will say that Ana's services are a great value for the money. She was up front about all the charges and they were very reasonable; I doubt that I could obtain a better value elsewhere.
Posted by Ali
I got my GC thru cancellation of service this week after going thru the process that lasted a little over 6 years. I want to thank Ana Mencini and her staff for an excellent service. From the minute I made that first phone call to Ana's office when I received the cancellation notice I know this was a different attorney. She took time to listen to me; explained all the options; the risk my case carries, success rate and the service charge. She's very accommodating and reasonable with her service charge. She went out of her way to help me. She's informed, knowledgeable and very prepared. I saw that when she prepared me for the trial and the paperwork that was filed. The judge did not ask for a single document. After my case was approved, her office followed up with me on work authorization renewals, finger prints, etc. When the GC was officially approved (this Aug) her office emailed/called me to inform the good news and what to expect, although they had shared this when the case was approved (couple years back).
I will recommend Ana and her team as they're competent, knowledgeable, reasonable and above all they treat their clients as people with a need and not business ($).
Posted by Kimberly
Thank you for your support from first contact through our current processes in petitioning for my wife to be granted a permanent green card. You and your staff provided prompt and accurate information. You were appropriately challenging to help prepare us for federal expectations and processes, while remaining empathetic to our unique situation, needs, and personal contexts.
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