I am an immigrant and I am passionate about helping the immigrant community. Hindi/Urdu Speaking.Green Card, Naturalization, Consular Processing, Adjustment, U/T Visa, VAWA, K1, N600, DACA, Waivers
Hindi, Urdu, English
|IN||Active In Good Standing||1998||08/06/2017|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1997||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney||Kasturi Law LLC||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Macey Bankruptcy Law||1998 - 2013|
|Associate||Peter Francis Geraci||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|AVVO Legal Guides||What should one consider when hiring an immigration attorney?||2016|
|Avvo Legal Guides||Naturalization: What is it? Who can apply? What is the process? What are the Benefits?||2016|
|India Tribune||The Reentry Permit: What a Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder or Permanent Resident Alien) needs to know about it?||2016|
|India Tribune||The Biometrics Appointment with USCIS: What is about? what to expect?||2016|
|India Tribune||The Returning Resident Visa (SB-1): What is it? What are the basic requirements? What is the process?||2016|
|AVVO Legal Guides||601A Waivers (The Stateside Waiver)||2016|
|India Tribune||The Naturlization Interview: What to expect?||2016|
|American Immigration Lawyers Assocaition (June 2016 Insight Issue)||T Visa: who is eligible? What is the process? What are the benefits?||2016|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (NMD E-News) April 2015||, “Humanitarian Parole: What is it? When can it be used?”||2015|
|Third World Legal Studies, Volume 13, Article 6, Women's Rights and Traditional Law: A||“Palestinian Women: Beyond the Basic Law” (with Adrien Katherine Wing) – University of Iowa||1996|
|50th Annual Meeting, 1992 and World Change, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL||A Study of the Chicago Anti-apartheid Movement||1992|
|University of Iowa College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Loyola University, Chicago IL||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Loyola University, Chicago IL||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Provisional Waiver Training (panelist on)||Provisional Waivers||2016|
|Immigration Information 101||Basic of Immigration Law||2016|
|Aurora Public Library (EOLA Branch Presentation||Naturalization: What are the Basic Eligibility Requirements?||2016|
|Bridging the Gap||Panelist addressing the issue of Lawyering in the 21st Century||1996|
Posted by Rodrigo
Shobhana is not only incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled, but is also caring and understanding.
Since my wife and I started working with Shobhana, we have felt much, much more at ease about our ongoing immigration process. With Shobhana it feels like we truly have someone on our side. I would unreservedly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Kashif Awan & Tallat Yasmeen
Had a bit of a complicated case for my Mom's Green card application, checked out many lawyers. Most were unreasonably priced, some were pompous - would not take the time to talk and listen. Finally came across Shobhana and what a breath of trash air she was on immigration counseling and execution. Amazing!!! Very very very Thorough, kept me on my toes for all docs needed, even the weirdest docs you would think at first... then find out that's exactly what the immigration officer during the interview had in mind and asked for.... Priceless!! I would highly reccomend her for any immigration related matters. She's very thorough, courteous, stern when it's needed. Gets the Job done within the immigration timelines. She made sure we left the interview with the green card approval news.
Thank you Shobhana Kasturi!!
Juan Parrado, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Shobhana is an exceptionally zealous advocate. I have worked on various kinds of immigration cases with her for about a year now. During this time I have come to admire her exceptional work ethic. She is up front and honest with clients and takes care to prepare the strongest case possible. Shobhana keeps up to date with developments in immigration laws, is a skilled researcher and as such has been published by the American Immigration Lawyer Association. Her years of experience in other areas of law adds to her professionalism and her ability to be resourceful and thorough. I am pleased to endorse Shobhana.
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Shobhana is a dedicated and caring attorney. She truly cares about her clients and doing an exceptional job for each case. I have had the privilege of working with her on different kinds of immigration cases. Thus, I have come to admire her passion and work ethic. She is honest, kind, and direct with clients. She frequently updates clients on the progress of their case. She has a flexible schedule to meet clients’ busy daily demands. In preparing cases for her clients, she works very diligently to make the strongest case possible. Shobhana is a skilled researcher and keeps up to date with the constant changes in immigration law. She aims to empower our immigrant community. She is a devoted volunteer attorney at World Relief Chicago. In addition, she often volunteers at workshops, where she provides legal advice to potential applicants. It is evident that Shobhana cares and has her clients’ best interest at heart. For these reasons and many more, I am honored to endorse Shobhana.
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