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J. Jae Lee

Immigration Attorney at Schaumburg, IL

4.9   39 reviews

also known as Jae Lee, Ph.D./ J.D.

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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FRANCIS LAW CENTER WITH DR. JAE. CONVENIENT OFFICE LOCATIONS IN CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE, & MADISON

A Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison immigration law office, Francis Law Center provides immigration services nationwide has offices in Schaumburg (IL), Madison (WI), and Milwaukee (WI). 

Attorney Jae has been teaching U.S. history at the University of Wisconsin since he completed Ph.D. in history from New York University in 2000. His experience and background as the researcher and professor have well prepared him to help professors, researchers, artists, and executives promptly obtain green cards through the successful applications of EB1/ NIW. 

We proudly identify ourselves to be a specialist in a time-sensitive and complex immigration response/ motion procedures, such as Request for Evidence (RFE), Motion to Re-open, Motion to Reconsider, and Notice of Appeal. We provide exceptional legal representation through top-notch research, meticulous documentation, and courteous client consultation.

Francis Law Center provides immigration law services in conjunction with legal services essential in everyday lives. In addition to the NIW/EB1 services, we are specialized in employment based visas/ green cards, family-based visas/ green cards, investment visas/ green cards, and citizenship.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2018 2016 2015
Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor
2015

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Contact J.

Francis Law Center- Chicago Office
1320 Tower Rd., Ste. 147
Schaumburg, IL, 60173
Francis Law Center-Milwaukee Office
250 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste 1800
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
Francis Law Center-Madison Office
14 W. Mifflin St. Ste 206
Madison, WI, 53703
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by MARY | May 26, 2015
He is very professional.
Communication skills between attorney and clients must be the most important issue as we deal with any legal matter, particularly something delicate. The best way of communication would be a face to face interview. As a distant client, however, I had to talk to him by email, moreover there was a strict time limit to my case, and the conditions could be unusually stressful to the both parties. Lucky for me, Dr. Lee did not fail to respond to my email with a bunch of questions in a prompt manner even during the weekend as needed. I also found that once he mentioned, he did his best to keep his words. Further, he always allowed me to know if there is any change in agenda before and after. Such an attitude helped me build trust in him, a complete stranger, in a short period, which most importantly expedited finalizing my case. Based on my experience, I would say that he is very professional.
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Posted by Gary | June 7, 2015
Best immigration lawyer in Chicago
My experience with Mr. Lee was nothing but satisfactory. He was very courteous and prompt from email and telephone conversations and to preparations and filings of my citizenship applications. Once I hired his service, I could rest in peace. Mr. Lee is a hard working and competent lawyer.
Posted by Alisan | February 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don’t wait to get help
It was a privilege to get help from Jae and his team. They helped me to convert my conditional residency to permanent residency without any interview because they prepared my case very well. Before we agreed to work together he worked on my case and gave information about what to expect and what to prepare. He records all information about his clients’ case as soon as you start to get consultancy so that you don’t need to remind him your information every time. Even you call him after 3 years he will recognize everything about you. He suggested me to prepare additional documentation that not any attorney suggested before. His pricing is very fair and he gives payment options. His pricing policy is very transparent. They have an online platform that you can follow all your documents and case status anytime you wish. You will always feel trust and knowledge and experience as you consider his background as a professor. I recommend him everyone at least to get consultation from him. He will do the best to get your case resolved safely. Will always be hiring him for any immigration matters. Next level is citizenship. Thank you and your team Jae.
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Posted by Miss LS | October 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Atty J Lee is the best lawyer in Wisconsin he helped me with my I751 removal of conditional residence , he walked me through the entire process him and his team are very helpful without Atty J Lee I would be lost in my case , and he made sure all the documents and everything is good to submit . I would highly recommend Atty J Lee in all immigration matters .
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Posted by Ravi | September 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy repeat client for Dr. Jae Francis Lee
We met attorney Jae Francis today for our removal of conditional residency case. He helped our green card case a couple of years ago. He was very friendly and courteous back then. He is dealing with many cases but did not change. Our previous case was well prepared and approved very quickly. We have no doubt that he would take good care of our case this time.
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Posted by Alex | July 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Change of status F-1 to permanent resident
My husband and I went thought the process of changing my status from F-1 visa to permanent resident. I found attorney Jaw online, and I am not gonna lie I was little skeptical at the beginning. From our very first conversation over the phone he seemed very dependable. He was the only one lawyer that gave me some information about the process and the cost over the phone. All other lawyers wanted me to schedule an appointment to go meet them before they tell me how much their service will cost. I met with attorney Jae and he went over the whole process with me, step by step. I was glad that he explained everything to me since I had no idea what's coming. Thought the process of preparing the documents to submitting all the forms, we were constantly in touch. The system (Wrike) that they work with is amazing because it allows you to ask questions at any time, and his team usually responds very quickly. Attorney Jae prepared me for the interview so well, with all the potential questions and answers. He showed us a binder that we need to gather to present to the office. The officer was amazing by how organized everything was. Our interview went very smoothly and our case was approved the same day. I would highly recommend Francis Law Center if you are looking for a dependable team to work with. Thank you so much attorney Jae and team for all the hard work and being our support though his process!!!
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Posted by Matt | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Very happy clients
My wife and I are very happy with attorney Francis's impeccable work on our marriage based green card case. It was processed quickly and very satisfactorily.
Posted by Nicolas | May 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent !
Affordable, reliable and easy to contact at any time. We are really happy about the services. He walked us through everything and made sure we were prepared.
Posted by Queila B. Kim | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Mr. Jae Lee is excellent Attorney at Law. He always patient and helpful to us. He work hard to continually improve are exactly what we need for. I recommend his services highly.
Posted by Angelica | March 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration process
Jae did a great job. He guided us through all the process of immigration, from the very beginning applying for a K visa to getting a gren card. He was always very accurate and efficient in everything. He helped us a lot with all the forms, filling them and submitting them too, as well as which documents were requir d to take in the interview.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great immigration lawyer in Madison
J. Jae Lee helped me get my green card smoothly. He gave me a free consultation to help me understand all the legal process. Jae and his assistants reviewed forms with me multiple times to make sure everything was accurate. He also helped me prepare for the interview. Very professional and detail-oriented lawyer. He cares about his clients.
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Posted by Archil | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney- highly recommended
My wife and I had a great experience working with Attorney Jae during her immigration process. He is super-knowledgeable in immigration law and provides great guidance; he is very competent and always prepared for meetings with a clear plan. Also, he is a super nice guy and great to work with; you can tell just from interacting with him how much he cares about his clients. He always addressed all of our concerns urgently and with great attention- and most importantly with an excellent outcome. The immigration landscape is changing, and unfortunately not for the better; having a great attorney like Jae is invaluable. I would recommend Jae to anyone who needs help with immigration law.
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Posted by Casey | January 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and friendly
My wife and I are very glad we hired Jae as our lawyer. He always maintains a professional image and is available through multiple forms of communication, even on weekends. This was great for us when we had a quick question. He knows how current events shape the immigration landscape and knows the forms, processes, and procedures very well. Jae had our best interests in mind at all times and communicated with us when there would potentially be an issue or change coming. This is important as immigration law changes often, it helps very much to have a professional on your side. We would not have been able to make it through our situation as smoothly or easily without working with someone like Jae. We would recommend Jae to anyone looking for advice or guidance on immigration law.
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Posted by Rajeev | September 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I went to Jae for my wife's Green Card processing. He handled our case very well with without any issues. He was also very flexible on payment as well. We sat down with Jae multiple times if we had any questions regarding the application and he welcomed every time. Thank you, Jae for everything.
Posted by Kris | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration fiance visa
I have to say Jae Lee was very professional person to deal with. I requested fiance visa for my fiance in Brazil and he got the job done in matter of months. The process was quick, hassle free and very descriptive. He followed up frequently in the process and answered all the questions i had for him. I was very nervous at first because of stories I have heard from others trying to go through the process of fiance visa, but i was very comfortable with his law firm from the beginning. I strongly urge anyone trying to go through the fiance visa process to use Jae Lee as a lawyer of choice. You will be in safe hands with this guy. God bless!
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Posted by Fatoumata | December 26, 2016
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Extremely Highly Recommended
I've found Mr. Lee in my search of a lawyer on Avvo. After reading many reviews from different attorneys, I have found all the reviews for Mr. Lee to have all 5 stars with good things to say about him. So, I gave a try and contacted him and I am telling you that was the best call I have ever made. He's absolutely great great and great. He's dedicated to his job and you can tell from his work. He was guiding me through all the steps in getting my case approved and through the interview process as well. He has a document for everything that tells you from A to Z what you need to do. He assured me that my case will go very smooth and yes it did even though I was a bit worried. My case went by so fast then what we even imagined. Mr. Lee would get back to me at no time, via text messages and via email and always giving me thorough answers to my questions. He takes his clients as family and I felt very comfortable talking to him and asking him any questions that I have. He is one of the best lawyers and I highly recommend him for your case. We are surely not done with him yet. He will be helping me and my fiance again through our next case and I'm sure that one will also go as well as the first one. I'm a very happy client right now, you can't even imagine our happiness right now! OMG! Thank you so much again for all your help Mr. Lee!!! you're definitely appreciated! :)
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Green card application went through without a problem. Had no problem communicating, was a fairly quick and hassle-free process for me.
Posted by Larry | November 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient K1 Visa attorney
One of my friends referred me to attorney Jae. I concur with my friend that he was efficient and courteous attorney who led us to a quick approval of a K-1 visa for my fiancee in Ukraine. I would recommend attorney Jae for your K-1 visa case.
Posted by Gabby | October 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive, Reliable, Outstanding
Highly recommend Jae. My husband and I immediately felt we were in good hands after Jae throughly explained the process of our case during the consultation. We decided right then and there to move forward with Jae as our lawyer. He was knowledgeable and made us feel at ease after having a bad experience with a previous lawyer. Our case was approved fast and with zero issues. There was always great communication, prompt answers, and he was extremely accessible. Thank you Jae!
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Posted by CHOI | September 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced lawyers in immigration
My green card approved thanks for him. He has various experience about immigrant visa case. So he analyzed my situation accurately and gave me a responese concisely.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Francis Law Center
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Wisconsin
  • 2000 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Friedman & Anspach
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Stix Law Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Student Attorney
  • Neighborhood Law Clinic
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2012
  • New York University
  • Ph.D.
  • 2000
  • Korea University
  • B.A.
  • 1994
  • Iowa State University
  • B.S.
  • 1993
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Legal Cases

  • I-290B motion to reopen
  • Approval
  • R-1 Visa renewal
  • Approval
  • I-539 F-1 Reinstatement
  • Approval
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Associations

  • AILA Chicago Chapter
  • New member commitee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Good Shepherd House
  • President and Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Catholic Lawyers Association
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • AILA Chicago Chapter
  • CVLS Committee member
  • 2016 - Present
  • St. Mary Magdalene Congregation
  • Trustee Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Immigration Project, National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Korean American Bar Association of Chicago
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tenant Resources Center
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rating
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best Immigration Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 20 Best Immigration Lawyers in Milwaukee
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Labor and Employment Law Concentration Certificate with Honors
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Gale Cengage Publishing
  • Dawes Act
  • 2016
  • Gale Cengage Publishing
  • Nativism
  • 2016
  • Gale Cengage Publishing
  • Johnson Reed Act and Nativism
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Dane County Circuit Court Information Session
  • Emergency Assistance: Who may qualify and how to apply?
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse J.
Unknown Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I had the privilege working with Jae early in his legal career. His strong drive to help average people resolve their legal troubles is ingrained in everything he does. His work on behalf of my clients consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the issues he was fighting to resolve. I am confident any client I refer to Jae in need of immigration services would receive nothing but excellent representation."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Lee at the Neighborhood Law Clinic. He is a smart, tenacious, yet personable advocate on behalf of his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Lee. He is knowledgeable and passionate about immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jae gives great answers to the Immigration questions presented here."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Dr. Lee since law school. Without a doubt, he is an excellent advocate, cares about his clients deeply, and is very approachable. I recommend him highly for any immigration-related issues. Anyone in the Midwest (especially Madison and Chicago area) should contact him for his legal advice."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Jae in law school. I found him to be personable, compassionate, and knowledgeable. As an attorney, he is resourceful, creative, and tenacious, and cares about his clients. I recommend Jae to anyone with immigration issues."
Immigration Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known J for a long time. As far as I know, he is diligent, honest, kind, persistent, professional, sincere and dedicated to what he is doing. I also understand that he has mulitple years of experience as an immigration law attorney. Without much hesitation, I can say that he can provide great immigration legal services to clients including Korean speaking people. Heungsoo"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"J. Jae Lee is an dedicated, intelligent, and highly motivated advocate for his clients. He is also an extremely effective attorney who is able to handle complex legal issues in a considerate and organized manner. He is an excellent attorney who serves his clients with compassion and a commitment to advancing their goals and placing them in the best position to successfully resolve their legal disputes."
Immigration Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Lee. He is a very knowledgeable attorney who has great skills when it comes to solving immigration problems and helping clients. If I was a client and needed immigration help, I would contact him first!"
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Schaumburg Immigration Lawyer J. Jae Lee
J. Jae Lee
Immigration Attorney
Schaumburg, IL
Licensed for 11 years