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Vivian R. Khalaf

Immigration Attorney at Palos Hills, IL

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Learn Vivian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Chicago immigration attorneys helping individuals and companies with permanent residency status, removal and deportation, transfer of business and medical professionals, asylum / refugee and citizenship.

    31 years, 19,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Defending misdemeanor and felony charges, including DUI (driving under the influence), traffic-related offenses, domestic violence (orders of protection), retail theft.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Family
    Divorce, annulment, custody, adoption.

    31 years, 1,500 cases


ImmigrationJD, LLC
10003 S Roberts Rd
Palos Hills, IL, 60465-1533

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4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Dani under Gina | October 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
ABSOLUTELY, could not have obtained the green card without her. IT'S TOO big, TOO important for error. She presented professionally and with confidence... and that was important.
Posted by Mark | November 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Vivian Khalaf is the one to hire
It was hard for me to remove the conditions of my conditional residency, although I was with a legal attorney. Then, fortunately, I've contacted Mrs. Khalaf and here are the things that makes her unique: 1) You just need to tell her your story once, and she'll remember it forever, she's fully focused with you and giving you total attention. 2) She knows what she's talking about, and she clarify everything to you. 3) And most importantly; she helps you in writing your affidavit in a clear and systematic way. And this is extremely important, because sometimes you might have all the evidence required, BUT if your lawyer doesn't know how to put it in context, then your application won't be clear and you'll get rejected from the immigration. I can really say for a personal experience that sometimes it's all about hiring the right lawyer, and not about the case per se. And Mrs Khalaf is a great example of a "right" lawyer that you want to hire.
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Posted by Mario | November 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best
Used Ms. Khalaf for an immigration matter for my wife and step-son. I can't describe how confident she made us feel during the whole process and finalization. She is the best you will find for this process. No need to look anywhere else if you need an attorney for this matter. She does excellent work and we are totally happy and grateful for the work she done for us.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2012
I have been to many lawyers in the past but Ms Khalaf is no comparison. she and her firm have proven to be one of the most competent around. Her creativity in resolving issues is above the norm
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration, case fraud
This lawyer will charge you for something they will never do or they will never get back to you or they will stop answering your phone calls Worst attorney to hire


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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Azulay, Horn & Seiden, LLC
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Khalaf & Associates
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Robbins & Khalaf, PC
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Sussman & Associates
  • 1991 - 1993
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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD
  • 1991


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

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Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Khalaf is an excellent attorney who is competent and well-versed in her field. I highly recommend her services."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As soon as you meet Vivian you know she is a lawyer of substance. She provides her clients with very personal representation and understands how the immigration system works. Anyone needing a visa or having an immigration need would be well-served by using Ms. Khalaf."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Khalaf and her staff on several occasions in the past. Her compassion, proficiency in immigration law, and dedication to her clients are just a few characteristics that make her an outstanding lawyer. Without reservation, I would refer clients to Ms. Khalaf."
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Palos Hills Immigration Lawyer Vivian R. Khalaf
Vivian R. Khalaf
Immigration Attorney
Palos Hills, IL
Licensed for 31 years