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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1986||04/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Illinois Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2013|
|Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Illinois Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2012|
|Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Illinois Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2011|
|Illinois Leading Lawyers||Law Bulletin Publishing||2010|
|Illinois Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Media||2010|
|Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Illinois Leading Lawyers||Law Bulletin Publishing Company||2009|
|Illinois Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Media||2009|
|Joseph Minsky Beacon of Light Award||American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter||2009|
|Illinois Leading Lawyers||Law Bulletin Publishing Company||2008|
|Illinois Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Illinois Leading Lawyers||Law Bulletin Publishing Company||2007|
|Ilinois Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Founder and principal attorney||Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C.||1990 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member, Section Council on International and Immigration Law||2004 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member, Chapter Chair and many local and national committees||1987 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||member and past Chair, Immigration & Nationality Committee||1985 - Present|
|National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild||Member||1985 - Present|
|Kamal v. Gonzales||Ruling for Plaintiff|
|Hafeez v. Dorochoff||Court denies government's motion to dismiss|
|Kholyavskiy v. Schlecht||Order grants attorneys fees & costs|
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|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||Working with Government Agencies in Immigration Law||2008|
|Brooklyn Law School||N/A||Juris doctorate cum laude||1985|
|2010 AILA Annual Conference||Dirty Little (or Big) Secrets: Criminal Grounds of Removeability and Inadmissibility||2010|
|Meeting of the Chicago AILA Chapter||Responding to USCIS Allegations of Fraud||2009|
|Employment Based Immigration Issues for Recruiters||Employment based immigration issues for recruiters||2009|
|Chicago Bar Association Chapter Meeting||International Students and F-1 Visa Status||2009|
|AILA Web-Seminar December 3, 2009||Permanent Porting under AC21 in the Twenty-First Century Economy||2009|
|2009 Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law||Overview of Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility||2009|
|Federal Bar Association 3rd Annual Workplace Enforcement Conference||From IRCA to ICE- an Overview of Workplace Enforcement||2008|
Posted by Dominic
We hired Scott and his team to obtain Green Cards for myself, my wife and family, after another lawyer had advised me we would not even be able to make an application for at least a year. Scott was the personification of efficiency and kindness, backed up by a superb admin team. We got our Green Cards remarkably quickly, with clear advice at every point of the process. We would recommend him unhesitatingly to anyone needing advice on immigration matters.
Posted by anonymous
I had my first consultation with Mr. Pollock a couple of years ago after meeting with other immigration lawyers both in Illinois and in California (where I currently live). Mr. Pollock was the first lawyer who was honest about the intricacies and inherent difficulties of my case. In his explanations he demonstrated a keen understanding of immigration law and a realistic perspective of the ramifications that my case could potentially have.
My wife and I decided to move forward in hiring Mr. Pollock. After we hired him, we both were utterly impressed with his professionalism and that of his legal assistant (Ms. Markasovic). Both of them made the processes of filling out the different immigration forms and gathering all the supporting documentation very easy. At every point of this journey both of them were available and they addressed all of our questions promptly and courteously. Also their attention to detail was very helpful because many of these forms could be very overwhelming to fill out.
If anyone is interested in finding a good lawyer I would encourage this person to look carefully at Mr. Pollock's work and gather a perspective of his career as he has a breadth of experience and a sincere desire to help the immigrant community. An anecdote will demonstrate what I am referring to. Prior to my interview with USCIS I asked Mr. Pollock why he decided to practice immigration instead of a type of law where there is more money. He explained to me that he decided to do this kind of law after seeing all the human rights violations in countries like Guatemala as well as the human toll that immigrant communities have experienced because of the broken immigration system. Mr. Pollock's answer confirmed to me that I not only hired a good lawyer but one who had a humane perspective of the plight of the immigrants who try to make it through this maze that is our current immigration system.
Overall I felt very happy to have Mr. Pollock as counsel and I definitely recommend him.
Posted by Paulius
I and my wife want to thank you so much of taking care of us. Mr. Scott Pollock work on our case from 2012. You were there for us from day one always explaining to us the next step in process, In 2016 I became US citizen.
John O'Brien, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
An extremely talented and well respected attorney 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.
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