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Elizabeth Rompf Bruen is an immigration attorney with Scott D. Pollock and Associates, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois.  Ms. Bruen represents clients in all areas of immigration law including family based immigration, employment based immigration, naturalization, waivers of inadmissibility, removal defense, VAWA applications, U visas, T visas, immigration litigation and appeals.  She currently co-chairs the Executive Office of Immigration Review Liaison Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Chicago Chapter, she has served as a member of the Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee for the Chicago Chapter, and is a former chair of its Asylum Office Liaison Committee.  Ms. Bruen is also a past chair of the Immigration & Nationality Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.  She previously was a staff attorney and clinical instructor for the DePaul College of Law Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic in Chicago.  She also served as a judicial law clerk for the Executive Office of Immigration Review and was a case manager and legal coordinator for the Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture. Ms. Bruen graduated, cum laude, from DePaul College of Law, and she received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in Government and International Affairs.   Originally from Kentucky, Ms. Bruen lives in Chicago with her husband and son. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    12 years


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Scott D. Pollock

    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.


    Scott Pollock Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse Elizabeth Rompf Bruen's work. She is smart, talented and dedicated to her clients.


    Kathleen Waitzman
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

105 W. Madison, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL, 60602-4648


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarChicago Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarChicago Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarChicago Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarChicago Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyScott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C.2007 - Present
Staff Attorney & Clinical InstructorDepaul College of Law Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Office of Chief Counsel Liaison Committee2011 - Present
The Immigraton ProjectExecutive Board Member2009 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyer AssociationMember2004 - Present
Chicago VAWA and U Visa Work GroupMember2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Past Chair, Office of Chief Counsel Liaison Committee2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Past Chair, Executive Office of Immigration Review Liaison2009 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationPast Chair, Chicago Asylum Office and Immigration Court Liaison2005 - 2008
Chicago Bar AssociationPast Chair of Immigration and Nationality Law Committee2004 - 2005
Amate HouseBoard Member2001 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
Notre Dame Law SchoolGovernment and International AffairsBA2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Transitioning from F-1 to H-1BTransitioning from F-1 to H-1B2014
AILA Ethics ConferenceIs anybody Out There? Cloud Computing and Storage2014
U Visa Eligibility and Labor ViolationsOverview of U Visa Requirements and Procedures2013
NAI TrainingNaturalization, Removability, and Prosecutorial Discretion2013
Immigration Options for Adopted Children and OrphansImmigration Options for Adopted Children and Orphans2013
IIT Startup ForumInternational student employment information panel2013
Entrepreneurship RoundtableEntrepreneurship2013
AILA Chicago Chapter Ethics ConferenceEthical Issues in the Representation of Children2013
AILA Chicago Chapter Employment-Based Immigration ConferencePERM Labor Certifications2013
NoneThe Intersections between Immigration and Adoption2012
NoneDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
NoneDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
NoneBest Practices for Mental Health Providers Working with Immigrant Survivors2012
NoneReligious Worker Presentation2012
NoneCrimes of Moral Turpitude2012
Midwest Regional ConferenceDifficult USCIS Interviews2012
ICIRR 6-Day TrainingIssue Spotting and Case Managemetn2012
Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
AILA New Members Division MeetingDos and Don'ts of Practicing before the Chicago Filed Office2012
AILA Chicago Chapter Employment-Based Immigration ConferenceAdmissibility Issues in the Employment Based Immigration Context2012
YLS Committee MeetingEvaluating and Preparing H-1B Cases2011
ICIRR 6-Day TrainingProsecutorial Discretion2011
Basic Strategies for Representing Survivors of Domestic Violence and Crime Victims in Immigration Filings & ProceedingsRelief for non-immigrants and derivatives2011
Annual ConferenceCurrent Issues in Religious Worker Cases2011