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Young Ah Ri is a 2005 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology. Before law school, she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Microbiology from Sogang University in Korea. Young concentrates in immigration practice, such as family-based immigration, national visa waiver, employer-sponsored immigration, naturalization, non-immigrant visa (H-1B, L-1, F-1), deferred action for childhood arrival and EB-5 investor immigration. With her science background, she has assisted many researchers and professors for NIW and EB-1(a) cases as well. Young is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Young is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, a national bar association comprised of practitioners and legal scholars dedicated to immigration and nationality law. Her clients come from every corner of the globe, nearly 30 counties in all, from Turkey, Russia and Ghana, to Japan, Spain and France. She is fluent in English, Korean and Japanese.




J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law

M.S., Lab. Bacterial Physiology, Graduate School at Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

B.S., Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Bar Admission

Supreme Court of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Languages spoken: Korean, Japanese, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    11 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shawn D. Meade

    Young is a well known immigration attorney who works diligently and vigorously on each one of his case. She is honest, smart, hardworking. I strongly recommend him.


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  • Anita Gurnani

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community. Compassionate and dedicated.


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Contact info

Law Office of Young Ah Ri

33 N La Salle St Ste 2020
Chicago, IL, 60602-2627


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200505/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)2005
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)2004
Merit Scholarship AwardChicago-Kent College of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Young Ah Ri2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Graduate school, Sogang UniversityMicrobiologyMS - Master of Science2000
Sogang UniversityLife ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical ConferenceImmigration Options for Physicians2008