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Hashim G. Jeelani

Immigration Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.7   49 reviews

also known as JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC

  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 12 years
    Illinois - IL Licensed
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IL
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Hashim

Learn Hashim’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    -Adjustment of Status -Family/Employment Based Visas -Investment Based Immigration -Citizenship -Writ of Mandamus Litigation

    13 years, 1,900 cases

JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC is an immigration law practice which provides legal services to individuals and businesses throughout the U.S.  With regard to immigration matters, our firm  can represent you no matter where you are located.  We handle all immigration matters including family based adjustment of status/green card cases, citizenship filings, representation of businesses and employees when filing L1A/B Petitions, H1B petitions, and Permanent Labor petitions.  In the case of investors who wish to receive status as an E1/E2 Treaty Trader/Investor or an EB-5 Investor, our office can help you structure a qualifying investment.  Our firm also litigates immigration cases dealing with delayed adjudications as well as appellate matters before the U.S. Federal Courts, U.S. Immigration Courts, USCIS and the BIA.  Given the complex nature of immigration law, inexperience can lead to many mistakes which may result in delays, denials, and loss of filing fees and valuable time.  Contact our office so that we can help you make sense of what can and needs to be done.  We will be there to represent you throughout the entire process.

 

Location

JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC - CHICAGO OFFICE
77 W Wacker Dr Ste 4500
Chicago, IL, 60601
JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC- NEW YORK OFFICE (limited to Immigration and Nationality Law)
315 Madison Ave 3rd floor
New York, NY, 10017
JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC- ROLLING MEADOWS OFFICE (limited to Immigration and Nationality Law)
3501 W Algonquin Rd Suite 200
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008
JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC - DETROIT OFFICE
28411 Northwestern Hwy #875
Southfield, MI, 48034
JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC - NEW JERSEY OFFICE
485C US-1 Suite 350
Iselin, NJ, 08830
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  49 customer reviews
Posted by Samantha | May 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent immigration law firm!
I hired Jeelani's law firm to assist with my dad's citizenship application and I was very happy! They are knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, articulate and made the whole process a breeze. Would hire the firm again if need arose. Thank you!
Posted by Augustus | May 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
A very credible firm Always responsive to calls and overall services are beyond my expectations. They’re always giving updates on related cases and stand by their words. I’m very pleased and satisfied with their service. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Jin | June 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Help on my long-delayed I-612 case! Best Lawyer!!!
My application was pending at USCIS for more than six months. However, 80% of similar cases were completed only in four weeks. I had to leave US if my application cannot be approved in one months. I had consulted my visa issues with many lawyers. They all told that my case was so complicated, and time was so limited so that they cannot do anything for me. At that time, I felt so frustrating and desperate. Mr Jeelani gave me the confident and hope. He is a super professional, experienced, efficient attorney. Finally, he helped me to get my case approved only in three weeks, which is unbelievable for me! I am so excited and thankful to his help. Hila as his assistance is helpful and could response to every of my questions very fast. I would strongly recommend this law firm to you!!!
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Posted by Joshua | June 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best immigration attorney in the Country
Our children’s immigrant visa case was held up in Germany for administrative processing and Mr Jeelani got it moving and approved by filing a mandamus complaint. If your immigrant visa immigration case of any kind is delayed don’t wait and contact Mr Jeelani. Competent attorney with a competent team will get the job done period. Mrs Hila Wise the paralegal was great as well. He is also very responsive.
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Posted by Jack | October 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Successful J1 Visa Waiver and Green Card application
Prior to engaging Mr. Jeelani, my wife and I used the services of a highly regarded immigration law firm for the purpose of obtaining a waiver for her J1 Visa. After two years, we were no closer to that goal, and extremely frustrated with that firm’s lack of responsiveness, success, and with the amount of money spent without a result of any kind. We were referred to Mr. Jeelani through a family friend who had successfully obtained their Green Card through his services, and who told us how impressed they were with him. We found Mr. Jeelani to professional, responsive, and compassionate, and to have an impressive depth of knowledge regarding immigration law. He and his staff always responded to our questions quickly and thoroughly, which was in stark contrast to our previous experience. They were very helpful and patient in assisting us to fill out and file the necessary paperwork, and were successful in obtaining the J1 Visa waiver and subsequent Green Card for my wife. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Jeelani and his staff, and would recommend his services without reservation.
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Posted by Aditi | May 21, 2018
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Helped us through GC process
Mr. Jeelani helped my husband and me through the Green Card process. We hired him for simple consultation at first but after meeting him in person we decided to hire him for the entire application process (Not that we thought the process might be too difficult or complicated for our case). We just needed to feel at ease. All we had to do is scan our paperwork for the application and share it with Mr. Jeelani. When the package was prepared, the only thing we needed to do is review and sign. He saved us a lot of time and effort. He was available when we needed his advice before and after sending our case to USCIS. He helped us through our difficult time and put our worries to rest.
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Posted by Edith | May 17, 2018
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Best lawyer
I had been too many lawyers in my state and they all told me the same thing repeatedly over and over, "sorry I can't help you". Some of the lawyers I attempted to retain even refused to set up an appointment with me. With the looming elections of a future president that compared Mexican migrants two murderers and rapists I felt that I was doomed be separated from my family. I felt like no one had the answers I so desperately needed. Then a friend referred me to this little known lawyer in Michigan. The jeelani law firm within 2 minutes of speaking with them get what I know no other lawyer could have done for me. Mrs. Whitfield I'm going to help you they said. Every step of the way the Jeelani Law Firm made sure that I was represented and treated like any client. Whenever I had questions they answered them whenever different problems arose they saw them. With help from the Jeelani Law Firm I was able to get my legal situation taking care of and my fears alleviated. I'm now on your pathway of citizenship I no longer have the nightmares of being taken away from my husband and children because of a misdemeanor. This is all do to the hard work and dedication of the Jeelani Law Firm which I can say without a doubt is not just a firm that represents me but they are now and forever my family.
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Posted by Nkem | May 14, 2018
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Great Attorney
Mr. Jeelani is a loyal man, respectful, kind and gives the best advice to the best of his knowledge. This guy knows what he is doing. I have known him for 8 years and during this time, he has helped me with lots of things. He returns calls as soon as he can. He is very honest. I have met many lawyers in the past who didn't know much yet portrayed they knew or fail to tell you the whole truth. He is upfront with things and will take his time to get things done. I have always liked dealing with him personally simply because he will tell you all you need to know and you can come to an agreement right away as to what to do. He does a wonderful job remembering his clients as well and I love that about him which adds a personal touch to his job as an attorney Keep up the good job!
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Response from Hashim Jeelani May 15, 2018
Thank you so much for the kind words. When a client is as prompt, honest, and understanding as you, the delivery of legal services becomes easy. You are exactly the type of client my staff and I hope for. It has been our pleasure representing you and your family all these years!
Posted by Arlene | April 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Husbands I601 Waiver
After my husband was denied I was at lost and did not know what to do. When I met Mr. Jelani he helped us with everything from beginning to end. He was so detailed and made sure everything was done properly and all forms filled out correctly. His team was also professional and always helpful and courteous. It was a blessing for us to have his help. My husbands waiver has been approved !
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Response from Hashim Jeelani April 27, 2018
Thank you for your kind words Arlene! You certainly made our work easier by being so prompt with our requests. You stayed dedicated to your husband's case and it paid off! It was absolutely a pleasure representing you. Please let us know if you need our help in the future!
Posted by Ahmed Chaudhary | April 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wife's I-130
I first came across Mr. Jeelani on Avvo and was really impressed with his reviews. I hired his firm for my wife's I-130 application and subsequent processes. The great thing was that he had a flat fee. No shenanigans! He estimated that my wife should get her visa anywhere between 8 to 12 months. She got the visa in precisely 10 months time. Mr. Jeelani and his firm have been very professional throughout the whole process and I would highly recommend them.
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Response from Hashim Jeelani April 27, 2018
Thank you for your kind words Mr. Chaudhary! It was our pleasure representing you. I wish you and your family all of the best in the new chapter of your life here. Please contact our office should you need anything in the future.
Posted by George | January 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasure To Work With Him.
I hired him to help with my Adjustment of Status application process. I was well guided and advised throughout the process. The office was always available to my MANY questions, and communication was fluid from start to end of process.....MY GREEN CARD.
Posted by Anna | October 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Green Card and Citizenship
Mr. Jeelani helped me get my green card, and later I returned to his office for help with citizenship. Both times the firm was excellent, they worked efficiently and kept me updated n everything. I am very happy with them.
Posted by Maggie Cruz | October 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Adjustment of Status
Jelani was a great help through the adjustment of status process. He kept open communication with deadlines and required documents needed and was always available to answer any questions we had. He made the process smooth and stress free! He is highly recommended.
Posted by David | October 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional service
I found Attorney Hashim Jeelani's immigration legal assistance services on-line and was pleasantly surprised to find that his offices were close to where I was living. I was looking to get a Green Card for my 86 year old father and had started looking at a process to do this myself, prior to speaking to Hashim. I was very glad that I did contact him as I was following an incorrect approach. I handed the case over to his company and they were very helpful and efficient in getting the application completed and submitted. I was an extraordinary surprise when the Green Card for my father was issued only 10 weeks after the application was submitted to the INS by Hashim's company. The fees we paid them to take care of everything were also very reasonable. I recommend the work they do very highly and I am extremely grateful for their expert assistance.
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Posted by Hamza El Habibi | August 11, 2017
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U Visa /Adjustment of Status
I was referred to Hashim by a friend of mine I talked to a few lawyers but could not afford to trust anyone to handle my case. Even though I live out of state after I called hashim And was assured that I could win the case with his help and expertise. Today I have the U visa that allows me to Work and live in the US and soon I can adjust my Status to get the Green card so I can travel and visit my family that I miss so much .
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Posted by Maz | August 31, 2016
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Legal Counsel
Hashim represents our investment bank as outside general counsel in litigation as well as in routine transactional matters. He is a highly skilled litigator and his advice on day-to-day legal matters has allowed us to conduct business while reducing legal exposure. We strongly recommend Hashim Jeelani in all business law matters.
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Posted by Richard S Waem | September 26, 2015
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Children s Visas
I contacted Attorney Jeelani with regards to helping my wife get travel documents because she was issued a warning coming into the country. I was immediately very impressed with Mr Jeelani. I had at another time hired a immigration attorney for my wife's K1 Visas. After I understood what was going to be done for my wife problem I brought up my children and the possibility of getting them visas so they immigrate here. One child is my wife's child while the other is mine. My wife's daughter was to receive a green card or permanent resident while my son would get US citizenship for a child of an American born out of the country. Everything went along smooth until November 17th 2014 my sons interview date at the American Embassy in Manila, Philippines. The women conducting the interview did not spend 45 seconds reviewing our file and she said she was convinced he was a US Citizen and she could not issue a visa for a US citizen. She wrote out several very unreasonable requirements and sent us up to American Services. I was completely devastated as we were a little bit over two years into this with plans on immigrating summer of 2015. Many of the requirements were impossible to complete. I did my best and two months went by and I heard nothing so I contacted Attorney Jeelani's office and spoke with him directly. He was also dismayed by this also but not completely shocked. Well he had the plan and it is not sometime used by many immigration attorneys because many of them just don't understand the rule. It was a demand for action for unreasonable delay called a "Writ of Mandamus." He said we would start to get action from the district attorneys office within 4 months and we did. Finally I received a phone call from the American Embassy requesting my email address and they explained it was to set up another interview date. I was excited but also very nervous in getting another decline. The appointment was set for June 25th and we were there early but we were the last called and there were a lot of people there. I knew sometime good maybe happening than. When we did get our turn we went to the second line and there was a women who was spending a lot of time with our file. There was no one behind me so there was no rushing. She asked a lot of questions and said that this has been put off way to long. As you can imagine I started to feel very good at this point. The next line was the actual interview and it was long as the man spent a lot of time reading the file. He finally smiled and said our journey was over he was approved. Even with a negative outcome it would be impossible to give Attorney Jeelani a negative report. He was right on and he was straight forward. What he told me with our first conversation in August 2012 came out to be completely true and honest. He was awesome and I would not hesitate to call him again.
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Posted by Richard | August 18, 2015
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Sued Department of State and Won!!!
Mr. Jeelani worked with my wife and I getting my children immigration visas. Everything seemed to becoming to an end when my son Kyle and I went to the American Embassy for our interview November 2014. Well we seemed to be cruising along when we got to the interview window and a women who did not spend more than a minute to read our file said she could not issue a visa who she believed was a US citizen and requested me to go to American Services. We did this and the requests were simply impossible to do. I did my best as I email the embassy with there information and never heard a word back from them. In January I got back with Mr Jeelani's office and spoke with Mr Jeelani with regards to what happened. He had a solution and one with quick resolve. He was very confident that we would get our approval and for me to relax. In May I received a call from the American Embassy requesting my email address so they could send me information to set up another interview. The interview day my son and I arrived early. Well we were still the last ones called and I knew we were going to get special attention. We did get that as 2 people read the entire file and the both of them spent a considerable amount of time with us and they asked some very good questions. We did get the approval and I was ecstatic. Mr Jeelani confidence in his abilities were especially reassuring. His explanations to what was going to happen and what was happening were right on. I will not hesitate to recommend his to anyone. He did an absolutely fantastic job for me!
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Posted by Mahesh | August 18, 2015
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Great Lawyer
He was very helpful. he knew exactly what to do. I send him documents once and he took care of everything. His fees also were very reasonable.
Posted by Kimberly | August 6, 2015
Heaven sent!
I am happy today because Mr. Jeelani and his staff have help me actualize the dream of my now husband entering into the US. For the most part they are very specific and organized in what documents and forms that need to be provided and where very instrumental in getting our approval in a very quick time. I look forward to us working together again to obtain my husbands green card. I would recommend them to anyone who desires to be united with love ones abroad!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY
  • JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Federal Writ of Mandamus Against USCIS
  • Settlement in Favor of Our Client
  • AAO Appeal of Denied L1A Petition
  • Appeal Sustained and Remanded to USCIS for Approval
  • AAO Appeal and Federal Writ of Mandamus (undisclosed name)
  • Settlement in Favor of Our Client

Associations

  • Fourth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • U.S. EASTERN DISTRICT COURT OF MICHIGAN
  • MEMBER
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Michigan chapter)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Russian
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Honors and Awards

  • TOP 40 IMMIGRATION LAWYER UNDER 40
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LEGAL ADVOCATES
  • 2018
  • BEST IMMIGRATION LAWYERS IN DETROIT
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • HILLMAN TRIAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
  • HILLMAN TRIAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
  • 2015
  • CRIMINAL PROCEDURE BOOK AWARD/BEST STUDENT
  • ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
  • 2010
  • HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERING BOOK AWARD/BEST STUDENT
  • ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • H-1B to EB-5
  • EB-5 investment Options for Green Card
  • 2019
  • Tax Law Seminar
  • Immigration Implications of Tax Delinquencies
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (24)
Endorse Hashim
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hashim is a strong advocate for his clients' immigration issues. He is professional, and he treats his clients with courtesy and respect."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and respected."
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jeelani consistently provides insightful and thorough legal advice on avvo.com."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Jeelani. He is well versed in immigration matters and provides excellent service to his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Jeelani. He is knowledgeable and represents his clients well."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgeable and respectful attorney a real asset to community. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend this lawyer to anyone seeking competent representation in immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hardworking lawyer who is dedicated to producing results for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for any immigration matter especially business visas. He has a good reputation in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer. Well respected."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have never witnessed this level of passionate advocacy combined with intellect and experience. His ability to effectively communicate and creatively problem solve for his clients makes Hashim Jeelani exceptional in his field. He truly cares about what he does and his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Immigration matters weigh heavily on Offshore Voluntary Disclosures with the IRS Criminal Investigations Unit. For this reason, our firm often relies on the advice of Attorney Hashim Jeelani J.D., to assess the needs of our client's tax matters in relation to their immigration case. He is informed about the latest changes to the Immigration Act which makes him a very effective immigration attorney. I highly recommend this attorney to businesses and individuals."
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