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Kalman David Resnick

Immigration Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1973
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Kalman Resnick is a shareholder with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym., Ltd. Mr. Resnick’s almost 40 years of experience as an immigration law practitioner and his vast knowledge of a multiplicity of immigration practice areas contributes to his ability to advocate for and counsel his clients in the field of immigration law. In addition to immigration law, Mr. Resnick practices in the areas of labor and employment law, civil rights and constitutional law.

Mr. Resnick has practiced immigration law since 1973. He has extensive experience in virtually every area of immigration practice, including business immigration, family unification, asylum and refugee matters, nationality and citizenship issues, employer sanctions and other employment related immigration matters, the defense of foreign nationals under removal proceedings, and federal immigration matters.

He has litigated immigration cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

His clients include multinational corporations, medium and small-sized businesses, universities, medical centers, and individual foreign nationals and their families. He counsels corporations, unions, universities, and other non-profit organizations concerning institutional immigration policies and practices, including employment-related immigration issues.

Mr. Resnick has decades of experience representing clients in the fields of labor and employment law. He has extensive experience in collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitration, wage and hour matter, and the litigation of labor and employment matters.

Upon graduation from law school in 1973, Mr. Resnick received a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship to work at the 18th Street Neighborhood Legal Services Office of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. In 1976, he obtained private foundation funding to open the Legal Services Center for Immigrants, one of the nation’s first legal services advocacy centers for immigrant rights, which continues in operation today.


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Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.
70 W. Madison St.
Suite 4000
Chicago, IL, 60602-4698


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Posted by haresh | February 18, 2014
Everything you would want in a Immigration attorney.
Hired Attorney Resnick to help me with my Citizenship process. My case was complicated due to voter registration issues. With his expertise and knowledge, I was able to get my citizenship approved in 2/14 Its been a pleasure working with him and would not hesitate to recommend him.
Posted by Esther Renteria | March 18, 2012
Excellent Attorney
My family and I are very grateful with Mr. Resnick. He helped my husband to obtain his permanent residency. My husband's case was very complicated but Mr. Resnick did his best as an attorney to be successful. He also helped my brother's wife.
Posted by Rocio | December 30, 2019
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Honest And dedicated
My stepdad was detained awaiting deportation due to an error by a previous immigration lawyer. We consulted the Mexican council for support and many other lawyers in an act of desperation. My mother kept seeking support and second opinions. Lucky, we were referred to Mr. Kalman. I called and explained my step-fathers situation. This was near Thanksgiving and expended past thanksgiving. Mr. Kalman took his case and worked during his own thanksgiving holiday to help our family. Today, my step-father is on his way to becoming a U.S citizen. My family will forever be thankful for Mr. Kalman’s selfless, dedication, and honesty.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.
  • 1990 - Present


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Oberlin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Illinois States Scholarships
  • Successful
  • United States Postal Service
  • Successful


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild Immigration Project
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Centro Romero’s Monsignor Romero Award
  • Centro Romero
  • 2016
  • Rabbi Robert J. Marx Social Justice Award
  • Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
  • 2012


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration and Nationality Matters
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • NELA Seventh Circuit Conference
  • Significance of the recent attack on Muslim and undocumented immigrants for Employment Lawyers: how attendees should respond to the current legal situation.
  • 2017
  • Islamic Foundation Mosque
  • Issues impacting the Muslim community.
  • 2017
  • Immigration Bond Hearing Training
  • Discussing the country’s current immigration situation and insight on how non-immigration attorneys can help.
  • 2017
  • Diálogo binacional por la dignidad de los migrantes
  • Fair treatment of immigrants in 2017.
  • 2017
  • Advice to clients in an atmosphere of instability and lack of predictability in the immigration system caused by the current political climate.
  • 2017
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Resolution
  • 2016
  • The Immigration Conundrum
  • National Origins Quota
  • 2016
  • Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • Mexican Immigration and Human and Labor rights
  • 2015
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Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kalman Resnick has broad knowledge of immigration, criminal, and employment law and his unique depth expertise enables him to handle complex matters that would be extremely challenging for other immigration law firms. He has also been a national leader in the immigrant's rights and peace and reconciliation communities and his tireless and passionate advocacy has had a broad impact in immigrant communities."
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Chicago Immigration Lawyer Kalman David Resnick
Kalman David Resnick
Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 50 years