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John Francis Shine

Immigration Attorney at Brookfield, IL

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
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John Shine has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration law since 2005. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and was raised in Chicago. He practiced in downtown Chicago for 8 years and is now located in Brookfield, Illinois. His practice focuses on deportation defense, family-based visas, waivers, deferred action for children and parents, U visas, VAWA, naturalization, and appeals. He was named a Super Lawyer in Immigration by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2016. He previously was named a Rising Star in Immigration by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he also received the honor of Illinois Emerging Lawyer in the field of Immigration Law by Leading Lawyers Network. John is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He chaired AILA's Department of Homeland Security Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) Liaison Committee from 2010 until 2012. He also served on AILA's USCIS Chicago District Office Liaison Committee in 2012 and 2013. John has worked pro bono with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), and has spoken at many seminars for attorneys and organizations. John speaks Spanish and has a large Hispanic clientele. While in law school, he completed an internship with the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Counsel in Chicago. John graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago with a degree in Philosophy in 2000 and received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2005.

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The Law Offices of John F. Shine, Ltd.
8500 Brookfield Ave.
Brookfield, IL, 60513

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Posted by Marta | June 28, 2021
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Outstanding
We feel so lucky to have found John. He is very kind, humble, thorough and responsive. He took the time to explain our process, and I've recommended him to everyone I know who is in need of an immigration lawyer. His services are also very well priced, and he doesn't have the dismissive and arrogant attitude that some lawyers tend to have. He will personally respond to your emails, text messages or calls. His staff is great too! Just an amazing team to have on your side.
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Posted by Emilia | May 4, 2021
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The best lawyer
Mr. Shine is the best lawyer. He has fixed many of mistakes that my first lawyer had made. I would recommend John Shine to represent them. I have have spoken highly about him. Thank you John Shine and your staff. You guys are very helpful when I had any questions.
Posted by T.A | April 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best dedicated attorney ever!!!
Let me first start by thanking John for all of his hard work on my case, I can't thank him enough of what he have done for us. I know John for past 8 years, I just wish that I had found him earlier. John brought back my case to life and took proper steps to resolve it. My case was so complicated that 2-3 attorneys refused to take it before I found John. It was a combination of mess created by previous 4-5 attorneys who had zero knowledge of what they were doing. I can write a whole book on my case, but I rather take this opportunity to talk about John. Not to mention, John have been received awards for best and emerging attorney which he totally deserves it. He went above and beyond to resolve this case. He is dedicated, loyal, trustworthy, super smart, supportive, knowledgeable!!! He won't take any steps without a clear vision, he will provide you a clear plan and executes that plan. He is really good in responding back to emails and calls, I have received calls from him at night when he was working on my case. He have responded back within few hours, unlike my previous attorneys where you will try to reach them for days!! When I was down and stressed, John was there to lift me up and stay on my side through out the process. He is also fluent in Spanish which is a plus for anyone who speaks Spanish only. My family and I owe him forever for all the hard work he have put in to resolve this case. Today, I'm a permanent resident and can stay with my family. I wish I could give him 100 stars!!!
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Posted by Alan | March 20, 2017
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Excellence and professionalism
First of all I want to express my gratitude to John for helping and guiding us with our case. We we're aware of the difficulty of our case since it was previously denied, but then we were referred to john and thanks to his expertise and professionalism our case has been approved. Not only he is a great attorney but he is also a very kind and supportive person making us feel as we were his most important client through the whole process... And for those reasons I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Karen | December 18, 2016
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Great lawyer and kind person
I was referred to John Shine due to the difficulty of my case. I can honestly say he is a very intelligent and knowledgeable lawyer. He is also very honest and nice. I will continue to use his service and I would definitely recommend him to everyone seeking for a great lawyer.
Posted by Juan | November 10, 2016
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Super excelente abogado de immigracion
Tuvè la experiencia que el abogado john tomará mi caso muy critico, y el sabe muy bien que hacer y sabe calcular el tiempo el que se lleba cada caso, por les recomiendo al abogado john
Posted by Nena.S | November 6, 2016
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Excellent Immigration Attorney
I just wanted to express my appreciation on your excellent and quality services . John has always exceeded my expectations when it comes to client service. He is very thorough with his cases and handles it very carefully. John is a very professional and knowledgeable immigration attorney. Most importantly he knows what he is doing compared to others. He knows the immigration laws and follows the procedure. He is always pleasant, kind and reasonable with his professional fee. I first met Mr. Shine in 2015 and prior to that I had other immigration attorney's for my case. I waited around for 15+ years with different attorney's to resolve my case - which Mr. Shine took 1 1/2 years to resolve. Only reason, it even took 1 1/2 years was because of the court date , otherwise I'm 100% sure that my case would have ended much sooner. Words aren't enough to describe my appreciation for Mr. Shine . Not only did he end my immigration case with a positive result, he is the most dedicated attorney's I've seen. Most attorney's will slack off eventually during the case, but Mr. Shine made sure that I gathered all my documents on time and submitted everything accordingly. John was very honest with me, unlike other attorneys who will take your money for nothing. John legal secretary Monica was also extremely friendly and helpful. I'll always and forever be grateful to them. Anyone and everyone reading this - PLEASE DO NOT waste your time and money with other attorney's regarding immigration matter. If you want the best and want to get a positive outcome to your immigration case, contact John Shine firm ASAP!!! We are looking forward to working with him in the near future. I highly recommend John Shine to every one, and he deserve more than five stars. THANK YOU .
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Posted by Henry | April 17, 2016
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AN AWESOME AND TRUSTWORTHY LAWYER
Since I met John, I have actually seen a lot of things that make him a stand out lawyer. He is a humble and straight forward person. Throughout the period he handled my case, he was "EXCELLENT" in professionalism and at the same time "RESULT DRIVEN". He handles difficult cases very well by his careful approach and advice- like he did in my own case. Integrity is his watch word, he does not put money first and this proves to me his great reputation. He is a rational and courteous lawyer and renders satisfactory services. John has a great listening ability. I recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by ZOFIA | March 11, 2016
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EXCELLENT LAWYER, GREAT TRUSTED PERSON
JOHN FROM THE FIRST DAY I WALKED INTO YOUR OFFICE I TRUSTED YOU AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE , YOU ARE REALLY A VERY INTELLIGENT LAWYER AND AN AMAZING PERSON TO WORK WITH!! YOU ARE TRUSTED, CARING LAWYER THAT I WILL RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE I KNOW SINCE YOU CARED FOR MY CASE AND DID YOU BEST TO HELP ME WIN. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR ALL THE GOOD WORK YOU DO FOR EVERYONE :-) YOUR THE BEST !!!
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Posted by Vlado Kecojevic | January 27, 2016
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Outstanding job!!! Highly recommended! Won a very complicated case!
I don't have enough words to describe how amazing my experience with John Shine was! From the moment I met him 9 years ago, until my case was over, I made the right choice. He was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. Every conversation we ever had, he always listened with empathy and made me feel at ease. He made my family and I feel valued, respected and represented to the fullest. Hard worker, kind, smart man! Thank you!
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Posted by Vianey Medel | August 18, 2015
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Hands down best immigration lawyer ever!! Es bilingue y sobre todo muy inteligente
From day one he spoke with the truth. Very intelligent and knowledgeable. Always worked around my schedule and was always prepared for every meeting. He kept me informed on every detail of my case status. Habla muy bien el español para todos esos clientes buscando a alguien bilingue y save mucho sobre las leyes de inmigracion. Thanks to his knowledge I was able to get an advance parole through my DACA approval(which sadly but true not all attorneys are aware you can do this)and by doing this I was able to finish my process here in the US versus having to go to Ciudad Juarez. I highly recommend him to anyone. I have been referring family and friends to him and just like me, they are very happy with his service! Thank you John for all your hard work!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
Excellent lawyer
John has been the best lawyer. Went through every step by step in detail. Very understanding and compassionate of people. I would recommend him plus a bonus he speaks Spanish.
Posted by Jamie | June 8, 2015
Amigos Hispanos. De verdad el Ab. John Shine es el mejor Abogado
Con mucho agrado recomiendo los servicios de el Ab. John Shine. Reconozco que mi caso fue estremadamente dificil. A lo largo de muchos anios consulte a muchos abogados, Nadie como el para decirme con la verdad y de una manera honesta. Escribo en espanol para crear confianza en la comunidad hispana, y que mi testimonio servira para ayudar. Creanlo, Gracias Abogado John Shine Ud. cambio mi historia y la vida de mi familia.
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Posted by Malcolm | May 26, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
I met John Shine through my brother who help him with his Immigration case. He has worked with me on my green card and my naturalization. He is very well know ledged of the immigration laws and procedures. He made sure that everything was to the "t" and always kept me informed with any changes. I would definitely recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by Miguel A carlon | March 5, 2015
Excellent person and also the best lawyer I know!
When I heard about John France's Shine a good friend recommend me with him because I had bad experiences in the past with trying to make petition,for my citizenship this was my third time filling for citizenship went i met John he gave me the confidence that I really needed in order to work hard on my petition for my citizenship. He is a very hard worker, honest, honorable and trustworthy person.And today because of his hardwork and dedication I am now a citizen!! I definitely would recommend him to everyone!!
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Posted by Olivier | February 2, 2015
Very satisfied client
John did a great job for me. He obtained a green card for ten years when I really needed it. John has an extensive knowledge of immigration laws and procedures. He has also a great work ethic. His rate was also reasonable considering the time and efforts he put in defending my case. I feel lucky I could meet a lawyer like him. Without meeting him I would still be struggling with my immigration status.
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Posted by Leo | August 20, 2013
most dedicated immigration lawyer
John is an excellent lawyer very knowledgeable and immigration law. he always made me feel like I was an important client and always answered all my questions and concerns. thanks John for saving my life
Posted by Marzena | April 13, 2012
Great lawyer!!!!
John is an excellent attorney!!! I worked with two lawyers( Evelyn Marsh was one of them- horrible lawyer) before I hired John and I finally got my green card!!! He was always prepared for every meeting, very knowledgeable and kept me informed all the time!!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2012
Best Immigration Lawyer!
I met John Shine through his colleague who was initially handling my immigrations case. The first time I met him, he just listened to my side of the case and asked questions and was very objective and analytical in his questions. After I was finished discussing my side of the case, he gave me some legal advices that we can take and asked me if I was comfortable with his advice. He did not have to ask me if I was comfortable considering he knew the immigration system better than I do but he did. From that point on, I knew he is not your typical lawyer. Typically, lawyers will just tell you what you need to do and their legal strategy and you stay with that strategy. He was very analytical and methodical in addressing my legal immigration cases but the best thing about him as a lawyer comes from the fact that when I am going crazy because immigrations is on my case (in my hinny) he is there to return calls, emails, and meet me promptly to explain, pacify, and at the same time help me out with the legal process. He is one of the best lawyer that I had and he is sincere and I have to say that he is not your typical lawyer who just get you for your money. He really wants to help and does his best to do so.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of John F. Shine, Ltd.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, PC
  • 2005 - 2012

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD
  • 2005
  • University of Chicago
  • B.A.
  • 2000

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chair
  • AILA Chicago Liaison Committee for DHS Office of Chief Counsel
  • 2010 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2019
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2018
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2017
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer-Immigration
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Rising Star-Immigration
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star-Immigration
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • CALI Award - Appellate Advocacy
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Meeting the Needs of Children
  • Child Status Protection Act
  • 2014
  • AILA Fall Litigation Workshop
  • Seeking the Waiver before the Immigration Judge
  • 2013
  • AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Seminar
  • Introduction to Federal Litigation
  • 2011
  • Chicago Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee Meeting
  • I-601 Waivers
  • 2010
  • Chicago Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee Meeting
  • The Anatomy of a Deportation Case: from the Notice to Appear (NTA) to Waiver or Deportation
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have known John for years and I have witnessed him successfully represent clients in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review in addition to helping his clients obtain lawful permanent residency before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. John is an outstanding lawyer who uses his intelligence, experience, and knowledge of the law to work tirelessly on behalf of his immigration clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a fellow immigration lawyer who knows his way around our complex immigration system. He is dedicated to his clients and to his community. He has extensive experience in removal defense, as well as other areas of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know John through the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has the experience, skills, and dedication to his client that make him an excellent attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an incredibly dedicated, intelligent, and ethical immigration lawyer."