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Mario A Godoy

Immigration Attorney at Lombard, IL

4.6   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Mario A. Godoy received his Bachelor's degree from Elmhurst College and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. He is certified in Trial Advocacy from the John Marshall Law School. This certificate indicates that Mr. Godoy concentrated his classes in the study of trial advocacy within both the civil and criminal levels. Mr. Godoy worked at the DuPage County State's Attorneys Office. While at the State's Attorney, Mr. Godoy clerked for the misdemeanor, felony, and civil divisions of that office. He prosecuted battery, DUI, and drug cases.

Since his time at the DuPage County State's Attorney, Mr. Godoy has used his experience to successfully represent his clients. He uses his prosecutorial experience and contacts to leverage successful negotiations on behalf of his clients. And when negotiation is not an option, Mr. Godoy uses his trial experience and education to aggressively defend his clients through a trial. He has won both bench trials and jury trials in felony and misdemeanor cases. Mr. Godoy practices immigration law. He has become an expert at guiding documented and undocumented clients with immigration issues through a criminal case. In evaluating these cases he focuses on both the immigration and criminal consequences. Mr. Godoy specializes in defending immigrants in removal proceedings. Additionally, he uses his knowledge to help immigrants obtain immigration benefits such as family based immigrant visa petitions, business visa petitions and nonimmigrant visa petitions. He helps his clients obtain U-visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Asylum. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer Association.

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Location

Godoy Law Office
2 E 22nd St
# 110
Lombard, IL, 60148

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Adriana | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exelente esperiencia
Muy buena esperiencia, desde un principio me asesoraron en todas mis preguntas, no tube la necesidad de estar detras de ellos para q hisieran su trabajo, como otros abogados que contrate en el pasado.
Posted by Rick | March 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Compassionate
I highly recommend Mario Godoy law firm. From the moment I spoke with Mario himself until my attorney, Luke Manno, successfully handled my case, I was treated with compassion, professionalism, and honesty. They explained everything to me and instantly put me at ease. I cannot praise this firm enough. If you need a lawyer, you need someone who will not only fight for you but someone who will treat you with respect and take the time to walk you through a difficult time in your life. This is the firm!
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Posted by Mother in U Visa case | May 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Genuinely dedicated attorney
Words cannot express how thankful I am to Mario Godoy for his sincere compassion and efforts in assisting me with obtaining my U Visa. While coming highly recommended to me by one of my friends, Mario's level of experience and professionalism exceeded even my greatest expectations. In addition to excellent skills and knowledge of the law, he was genuinely dedicated to my case and always available to me. Regardless of the time, every phone call and email was promptly returned. With each new circumstance that arose, Mario gave practical advice and necessary information in the context of knowing my case. He guided me through the long legal process and really made things go easier than I had anticipated. He never lost his patience, despite my frequent inquiries. He provided a support system and served as a mentor, exceeding the scope of what lawyers today are expected to do. Simply put, lawyers like Mario Godoy are truly and exceptionally rare. I would never hesitate to use or refer his outstanding legal services in the future. I am so grateful to Mario and his staff for their prompt and much needed attention and for obtaining a successful outcome. Thank you, Mario Godoy!
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Posted by Ana Castillo | May 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
DACA renewal
I am very satisfied with Mr. Godoy's service, from the time of my fist call to schedule an appointment to all the processes involved he was very polite and always on top of everything. I have to say that his team is awesome, they kept in touch with me often with updates on my case and I was able to get my permit renewed sooner that I though. I am very grateful for their help and will definitely hire his services again. Thank you.
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Posted by Harry Boomer | March 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer in Chicago
I usually don’t have the time to write reviews, but this one deserves to be posted. After several lawyers didn’t wanted to take my case because it was “too complicated “, Mario stepped in and took it.Yes-my case was a little bit complicated, but not for Mario. He earned my trust and respect on the very first consultation. After he took my case he filled all the necessary papers and left no stone unturned until my case was dismissed. Today I feel great thanks to Mario, I don’t have a felony case anymore and my Immigration status is healthy. Mario really went above and beyond about my case, I was always in the loop of what’s happening and if there were any changes his office would contact to let me know. Overall I’m super satisfied with Mario Godoy and would recommend too all friends that I know and need a good lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2017
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Excellent Experience
Mr. Godoy and his staff were very helpful in the whole process. Very knowledgeable and quick communication. If you are looking for an experienced, trustworthy and compassionate immigration attorney, look no further!
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Law Firm
Mario helped us out with the freedom of information act request that is getting our case started… we couldn't have done it without him he was really helpful and we are happy to have him on our side!
Posted by Maria | December 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mario Godoy exceeded our expectations
My husband and I hired Mario Godoy to assist us with my husband's permanent residency. We have dealt with other lawyers in the past and Mario exceeded our expectations. He handled our case in a timely manner and always attended to our questions in a very professional manner.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest and kind
Set an appoint with Mario this morning at 8:30AM. He reviewed my case carefully and pointed out the problem with my document. In addition, he represented several different ways to handle my case and showed me what are the pros and cons. He is honest and seems quite experienced with the immigrant issues. Very informative.
Posted by Amanda | December 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer in Illinois
Mr. Godoy was wonderful to work with. I needed help with an immigration issue, and from the beginning, Mr. Godoy was prompt and courteous. Always getting back to me within 24 hours with any questions I had along the way. The rest of his staff was also very helpful when Mr. Godoy was not available. They always took the time to listen, and never made judgement. I would and have recommended Mr. Godoy to family and friends. He will get the job done right!
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2016
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Poor Service
We employed Mario for our immigration process. It was pointless. We could have done a better job without him. You could tell he didn't really care. We got the green card sorted but overall a complete waste of time and money.
Response from Mario Godoy April 23, 2016
Dear Client, I am sorry you were not happy with the service delivered by my office. It sounds like we were able to get you the green card after all -- however you are right that service is always important. As you did not identify yourself, I am unable to know how to address the issue. As you know we are a small office of attorneys and paralegals working together on all cases. I too was an immigrant. I started to practice immigration law to help others like myself. While it is impossible to make everyone 100% happy, I try to address all client concerns in a timely manner when brought to my attention. Your concerns were never brought to my attention if made. I would appreciate an email from you regarding what you were unsatisfied about. You can contact me directly at [email protected]. If I can fix it I will. Thank you. -- Mario
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Godoy Law Office
  • 2010 - Present
  • Government Attorney
  • DuPage County States Attorneys Office
  • 2010 - 2015

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Elmhurst College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member of Litigation Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member of Committee for Legal Services for Detainees
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mario is an excellent attorney. I have had the privilege of working with him on several immigration matters. He does amazing work for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to know Mario for many years. Mario is a knowledgeable, experienced, and extremely well-respected attorney. He is always prepared, professional, and highly effective. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mario for several years and have referred clients to him without reservation. I feel that with Mario you are going to get honesty and truthfulness coupled with unquestionable advocacy for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mario professionally for a couple of years. He is knowledgeable in deportation and criminal issues relating to immigration law. He is well respected among his peers and is a guest speaker at AILA (american immigration lawyer associations) events. I strongly endorse Mario."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Godoy is not only good at what her does, he also has a passion for his work. He will leave no stone unturned to obtain a favorable outcome for his clients. I strongly endorse Attorney Godoy."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I believe that Mario is committed to his clients and he is highly competent in criminal defense and immigration law. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for deportation/removal defense and bond hearings."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mario is very experienced in immigration law, and any immigrant is in good hands in immigration court with Mario."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Lombard Immigration Lawyer Mario A Godoy
Mario A Godoy
Immigration Attorney
Lombard, IL
Licensed for 13 years