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Elizabeth Rompf Bruen

Immigration Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   22 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
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About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    I specialize in family based immigration, employment based immigration, naturalization, waivers of inadmissibility, deportation defense, immigration litigation and appeals.

    20 years

Elizabeth Rompf Bruen co-founded Delgado Rompf Bruen LLC. She has concentrated her practice in the area of immigration and nationality law since 2004. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. She frequently speaks on immigration issues.

Ms. Rompf Bruen represents clients in all areas of immigration law including employment-based immigration, employer immigration compliance, family-based immigration, removal proceedings, naturalization, and appeals. She represents clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of State.

Prior to co-founding Delgado Rompf Bruen LLC, Ms. Rompf Bruen spent 10 years in private practice with a Chicago immigration law practice.  She was also a staff attorney and clinical instructor for the DePaul College of Law Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, a judicial law clerk at the Executive Office of Immigration Review, and a case manager/legal coordinator for the Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors and Torture.

She is the current President of the Executive Board for the Immigration Project in Bloomington, Illinois. She has served as chair of the Immigration & Nationality Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and the USCIS Chicago Field Office, USCIS Asylum Office, Executive Office of Immigration Review, and ICE Office of Chief Counsel Liaison Committees for the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Chicago Chapter.

Ms. Rompf Bruen graduated cum laude from DePaul College of Law and the University of Notre Dame du Lac. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois.

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Delgado Rompf Bruen LLC
180 North LaSalle Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL, 60601

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Daniel | October 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and Highly Recommend Attorney
I've struggle for over 10 years to get my Permanent Resident status and have been represented by 4 immigration lawyers over that period. The last one I hired and who was able to resolve my immigration case is Elizabeth Rompf Bruen. The contrast of how she handled my case and the other 3 lawyers was obvious from the beginning. She was always available when I wanted to talk to her and provided the updates in my case as soon as she had one. I also noticed a different level of knowledge and expertise in comparison to the other 3 lawyers. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen is an outstanding, exceptional and highly recommended immigration attorney. Thank you Elizabeth!
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Posted by Liz | January 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Professional Representative
Ms Bruen represented my wife in our successful multi-year immigration odyssey. No matter how small a question or detail she was ready with an answer. Her knowledge of the field as well as her invaluable skills at navigating the “local” Chicago immigration law community made us thrilled time & again that she represented us. From the initial consultation through several in-person hearings and reams of paperwork, her professionalism and -truly- love of her job shined through.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2017
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Change of status from the Student visa to the religious Visa
During my first meeting with her, she clearly explained to me the whole process. I was given a check list for the requirements, and as soon as I submitted everything to her office, she quickly and accurately filed and handed in my paperwork. Within three weeks I received a notice of approval. She is so experienced and knows what she is doing.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Naturalization
Elizabeth provided helpful and timely support with my naturalization case. My naturalization case was ultimately successful, and I became a US citizen within about 8 months of hiring Elizabeth as my attorney.
Posted by Alison | July 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal service
Elizabeth and her legal team were extremely helpful in my husband's green card case. They had us so prepared that the interview was a piece of cake. We didn't have a single issue. They were quick to reply to any questions we had and were very honest with us about any possible issues we could have. I would highly recommend her and her team.
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Posted by Joelle | June 28, 2016
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Exceptional Attorney
Our experience with Elizabeth has exceeded our expectations of working with an immigration lawyer. She is truly an exemplary member of the bar, and her law firm is fortunate to have such an organized, clear-spoken, and highly qualified practitioner. We did not have a troublesome case in applying for permanent residency for a recent immigrant, but we did know there were a lot of "hoops" to jump through that would be made easier working with an immigration law specialist. The binder that Elizabeth created with us, the prep work she did with us prior to interviews, and the presentation of our case were of the highest standards. We can recommend Elizabeth without qualification to any potential client.
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Posted by Antonella | April 29, 2015
Naturalization - Citizenship
Elizabeth helped me file, process and ultimately successfully complete my Naturalization "journey" to become an American citizen. There were bumps on the road as the process is time-consuming, confusing (to me) and frequently frustrating... But Elizabeth (and her staff) were always responsive, clear, knowledgeable and reliable. I am today an American citizen and I would recommend her services to anyone anytime. She is great!
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Posted by Anil | October 19, 2014
Elizabeth Rompf Bruen, Excellent & Highly Recommend Attorney
Elizabeth has been my immigration attorney on multiple cases. She handled my 3 different cases over past 7 years including the recent immigration case that got approval last month. Whenever I need attorney help, the only person I reach out to is Elizabeth. She is knowledgeable and very professional in handling any case. Elizabeth always kept me informed about the status of my case. She is very responsive to my emails and phone calls. I highly recommend Elizabeth.
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Posted by Jorge | September 2, 2014
very professional help
Elizabeth and her staff have been very helpful during my immigration process. Prior to coming to the US, Elizabeth connected with me via skype to learn about my situation as husband of a US citizen and was instrumental in my entry to the US. After this, Elizabeth led my process to become a conditional resident, including personally accompanying me to the officer interview. And most recently I was successful in getting a non-conditional permanent residency. All through this process, Elizabeth and her staff have been very responsive and all forms and instructions very clear and timely, even when reaching out to friends and family. I hear from them immediately after any update on my process. I have worked with other immigration lawyers and my experience with Elizabeth has been significantly superior. She has made me avoid all anxiety and issues that may have come up, as they did during my processes with other attorneys. I recommend Elizabeth to anyone seeking professional and efficient help with immigration.
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Posted by Leila B. | July 7, 2014
Immigration Case
It's been 3 years when I hired Atty. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen with my immigration case. I am very thankful for her for giving me hope. She is the only lawyer who listened to my case and accepted it without any hesitation. I truly appreciate her effort to explain different options and recommended the best option to proceed with my case. A lawyer with compassion! She is really expert in her field. Truly belongs to the Super Lawyer.
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Posted by Donovan | May 14, 2014
Thanks for everything!
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Elizabeth. She gave me very good support through the Immigration Process. She knew what questions to ask and what issues to address. She was very calm and positive through the process. And……..the bottom line is……..she got the job done. I am very proud and thankful to now be a United States Citizen! I thank Elizabeth for making this happen. Donovan
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Posted by Brian | April 17, 2014
Excellent - "Great Experience" for my Wife and I. A real peace of mind.
It has been a Great experience to have Elizabeth with us through this life changing event. Elizabeht is an Awesome representation fo the law working for the people and ensures the highest degree of professional presense / representation at all times. My wife and I will always consider Elizabeth and her legal expertise one of the most, if not the most, valuble assets our family can call on. You will not find a better lawyer or a better person to have by your side.
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Posted by Aiden P Cassidy | April 11, 2014
Review of my Attorney
I found the amount of professionalism and services provided by Elizabeth R Bruen to be of the highest standard and well above what one would normally expect from attorneys in general. Mrs. Bruen has always treated me with the utmost respect and responds to my legal needs immediately. I consider her to be a very responsive, approachable, and trustworthy person who has an excellent grasp of immigration issues and adapts herself to her client's ever changing needs. I hope to continue my association with Mrs Bruen both now and in the future.
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Posted by Olufunke Odukoya | April 10, 2014
Elizabeth Rompf Bruen, An Intelligent Lawyer
Elizabeth Rompf Bruen, from the first time I met her has been honest, trustworthy, and displayed intelligence in solving the problem I had concerning my case, which some other lawyers have failed to do. I am very grateful that my family and I met Elizabeth, because what seemed like an impossible situation, she told me was do-able, and we were successful. Respectful, nice, helpful, and believes one should get what rightfully belongs to him/her, Elizabeth kept my husband and I informed all through the period she worked with us.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2014
Highly Recommended - Excellent Immigration Attorney!
I have been worked with Ms.Bruen for a long time (8 years) now. She is excellent at what she does; highly trained in immigration issues. She has worked with me on many occasions, on a yearly basis - specifically, as it relates to employment based immigration. Throughout our process, she was very professional, taking personal care and the time to answer each of my questions. She is extremely reliable and willing to work any complex case. She made sure that I was comfortable with everything and guided me through the process in a smooth, efficient manner. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Jose Estrada | March 27, 2013
Extremely Professional and Efficient
Ms. Bruen has been working with me for almost a year and I have nothing but a great concept of her. She took my case knowing the complexity of it and she was willing to work with me as far as my financial situation. Her exemplarily professionalism and efficiency is key to her success and I plan to keep her as my attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone facing a difficult case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2013
Student Visa Success!
After contacting several immigration attorneys and being misinformed, I was lucky enough to be referred to Mrs. Bruen. With her advice and legal counseling we were able to find the best solution to my situation. Even though I was not able to change my status while in the US, I was able to successfully obtain my visa abroad. She guided me through the process, from filling all the application to getting my interview ready. I am now ready to go back to the US with a student visa and start a new stage in my life. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Jorge Sanchez | December 10, 2012
I highly Recommend Elizabeth Rompf Bruen as a Lawyer, She will not give up on you.
Elizabeth had lots of perseverance, Elizabeth worked really hard on my case. My case required many hours of work, but Elizabeth did a job well done on my case. Elizabeth has been a great lawyer in my Immigration case. I would strongly recommend her, because she had faith in my case and did not give up not once. She also gave me inspiration and hope. I thank all her hard work so much, because of her hard work and dedication, I am not a citizen of the United States. She was not only my lawyer, but a friend also. She showed her dedication and is highly intelligent in her field. Elizabeth's hard work and dedication has made a great difference in my life. It has changed my thinking too. I know there is hope in life.
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Posted by Allison | November 29, 2012
Highly recommend Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
I have worked with Elizabeth for close to 2 years now and have been very happy with her work. She is quick to respond and if she cannot be reached her staff members are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She has gone out of her way to research issues I have proposed. She does a good job advising when things are not black and white.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2011
Highly Professional and wonderful person to work with
I am her former client and she handled my Citizenship case. She was very professional and thorough in imparting knowledge as what to expect at the interview. At the interview she was of immense help her little gesture and a comment was a life saver for me. I would highly recommend her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Delgado Rompf Bruen LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2017
  • Staff Attorney & Clinical Instructor
  • Depaul College of Law Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic
  • 2004 - 2007

Education

  • DePaul College of Law
  • JD
  • 2004
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA
  • 2000

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • USCIS Chicago Field Office Liaison Committee Co-Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)
  • Office of Chief Counsel Liaison Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • The Immigraton Project
  • Executive Board Member - President 2017
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chicago VAWA and U Visa Work Group
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyer Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)
  • Past Chair, Office of Chief Counsel Liaison Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)
  • Past Chair, Executive Office of Immigration Review Liaison
  • 2009 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair, Chicago Asylum Office and Immigration Court Liaison
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Past Chair of Immigration and Nationality Law Committee
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Amate House
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Chicago Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Chicago Super Laywers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Chicago Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Chicago Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Chicago Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Chicago Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Chicago Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (AILA)
  • Practice Pointer and Case Study: Nonprofit Affiliation with an Institution of Higher Education to Establish H-1B Cap Exemption. What a Difference a Comma Makes, and What to Do When USCIS Gets It Wrong?
  • 2011
  • Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)
  • EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY FOR RELIGIOUS WORKERS
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Transitioning from F-1 to H-1B
  • Transitioning from F-1 to H-1B
  • 2014
  • AILA Ethics Conference
  • Is anybody Out There? Cloud Computing and Storage
  • 2014
  • U Visa Eligibility and Labor Violations
  • Overview of U Visa Requirements and Procedures
  • 2013
  • NAI Training
  • Naturalization, Removability, and Prosecutorial Discretion
  • 2013
  • Immigration Options for Adopted Children and Orphans
  • Immigration Options for Adopted Children and Orphans
  • 2013
  • IIT Startup Forum
  • International student employment information panel
  • 2013
  • Entrepreneurship Roundtable
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 2013
  • AILA Chicago Chapter Ethics Conference
  • Ethical Issues in the Representation of Children
  • 2013
  • AILA Chicago Chapter Employment-Based Immigration Conference
  • PERM Labor Certifications
  • 2013
  • None
  • The Intersections between Immigration and Adoption
  • 2012
  • None
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • None
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • None
  • Best Practices for Mental Health Providers Working with Immigrant Survivors
  • 2012
  • None
  • Religious Worker Presentation
  • 2012
  • None
  • Crimes of Moral Turpitude
  • 2012
  • Midwest Regional Conference
  • Difficult USCIS Interviews
  • 2012
  • ICIRR 6-Day Training
  • Issue Spotting and Case Managemetn
  • 2012
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • AILA New Members Division Meeting
  • Dos and Don'ts of Practicing before the Chicago Filed Office
  • 2012
  • AILA Chicago Chapter Employment-Based Immigration Conference
  • Admissibility Issues in the Employment Based Immigration Context
  • 2012
  • YLS Committee Meeting
  • Evaluating and Preparing H-1B Cases
  • 2011
  • ICIRR 6-Day Training
  • Prosecutorial Discretion
  • 2011
  • Basic Strategies for Representing Survivors of Domestic Violence and Crime Victims in Immigration Filings & Proceedings
  • Relief for non-immigrants and derivatives
  • 2011
  • Annual Conference
  • Current Issues in Religious Worker Cases
  • 2011
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been very fortunate to have worked with Elizabeth since 2007. She is talented and hard working. She came to our firm with a solid background in immigration law, having worked for a number of years at DePaul University School of Law's immigration clinic. A creative and fearless advocate for her clients, Elizabeth is a versatile immigration lawyer who competently handles all types of complex immigration cases, from employment based and nonimmigrant visas, cases involving the protection of foreign born victims of violence, family based visas, waivers, political asylum, and removal defense. Any client with an immigration issue would do well to obtain advice from Elizabeth."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Elizabeth Rompf Bruen's work. She is smart, talented and dedicated to her clients."
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available