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Julia Sverdloff

Immigration Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   62 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Julia

Learn Julia’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Asylum
    50%
    Removal & Deportation Defense

    17 years

  2. Immigration
    50%
    Family & Employment Immigration, Appeals - all levels, Immigration/Detention, Inadmissibility Waivers, Overly Complex Immigration/Deportation Cases, I-9 audits

    17 years

DEDICATED TO HELPING IMMIGRANTS ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS

The opportunity for a new life in the United States brings hope and thoughts of a better tomorrow for many immigrants. But that joyful feeling can quickly be lost when they encounter delays, confusion, and frustration while working with U.S. immigration officials to gain lawful entry or residence. Attorney Julia Sverdloff has seen first-hand how difficult these struggles are, and she also knows how immigration can positively transform lives. It has motivated her to devote her legal career solely to immigration law and resolving tough legal challenges for clients throughout the greater Chicagoland region and all across the globe.

As the founder and owner of Sverdloff Law Group, Ms. Sverdloff provides knowledgeable legal counsel and continued support to those seeking immigrant and non-immigrant visas, green cards, and relief from removal proceedings, among other immigration-related issues. An immigrant herself, Ms. Sverdloff has a unique ability to understand the obstacles many families face when seeking a better life in the United States. This drives her to deliver exceptional advocacy throughout every step of the legal process and fiercely protect her clients' rights and best interests. Deeply respectful of her client’s time and resources, Ms. Sverdloff works to find the most efficient and cost-effective solution for each immigration issue, while still achieving favorable outcomes in cases that other attorneys labeled as hopeless. Her practice is global and serves all 50 states.

 

Julia Sverdloff is the founder of the law firm Sverdloff Law Group, P.C. which concentrates its practice in immigration law. 

Julia is a member of the immigration community, by birth and by profession. She has first-hand experience with U.S. immigration laws and procedures having immigrated to the United States from Odessa, Ukraine when she was eleven years old. Being an immigrant herself, Ms. Sverdloff is in a unique position to understand what one may be going through and experiencing as an immigrant. She has an understanding of the fears and frustrations of the complex immigration process as well as the rewards for achieving ‘green card’ status. This experience, its challenges and complications, became the main reason why Ms. Sverdloff chose to pursue an immigration law career. Helping others pursue their American dream is a lifelong goal of Ms. Sverdloff.

 

Ms. Sverdloff has a diverse work background that adds depth and understanding to her practice of law. Prior to starting her own law firm, Julia was an associate and outside counsel at two prominent law firms in New York and New Jersey. She has also clerked for a well-respected Chicago immigration law firm and is a founding board member of the American Association of Russian-Speaking Attorneys.

 

Julia received a Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School, Master’s Degree in International Relations from C.W. Post University and Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from St. John’s University. Ms. Sverdloff also served as an Adjunct Professor for her alma mater The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois as an immigration law adjunct for the Domestic Violence Clinical Advocacy Program (DVCAP).

 

Julia is licensed in Illinois, New York and New Jersey. U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Ms. Sverdloff is also a licensed mediator and is frequently retained to mediate various disputed issues. Julia is a member of the American Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Ms Sverdloff is an active member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  

 

Julia has been an avid artist since she was a child and continually works on her art. Julia’s artwork was showcased on the mainstream TV show 'Prison Break.' Ms. Sverdloff stays active in her community by guest speaking on school bullying and juvenile access to justice.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2022,2020,2019,2018
Client's Choice
2022 2020 2019 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2020,2019,2018
Top Contributor
2020 2019 2018

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Member-American Immigration Lawyers Association

Location

Sverdloff Law Group, P.C.
120 S. State Str., Ste 200
Chicago, IL, 60603
Sverdloff Law Group, P.C.
707 Skokie Blvd Suite 6
Northbrook, IL, 60062
Sverdloff Law Group, P.C.
250 E Wisconsin Ave, 18th FL
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
Sverdloff Law Group, P.C.
17 Wensley Drive
Great Neck, NY, 11021
Sverdloff Law Group, P.C.
1812 N. Lime Ave
Sarasota, FL, 34234
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  62 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mirrakhim | April 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable attorney
I had the chance to work with many attorneys last ten years. Julia was most knowledgeable and helpful She got the job done right Thank you
Response from Julia Sverdloff April 5, 2023
Mirrakhim, thank you for sharing your experience. At Sverdloff Law Group, P.C., we provide personalized attention to every case and strive for the best outcome. We are honored that you trusted us to take on your case and are delighted that we achieved your desired result. Thank you for your kind words and recommendation of our firm.
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Posted by Jean | March 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Thouthfull and Highly Professional Attorney
Excellent service. I found Julia on Avvo and I gave her a call after reading all the reviews about how great she has been in many cases.She pays attention to every detail and treats you with all the respect you deserve. In my case trust and patience were important and following Julia's advice led to a highly satisfied result. I am grateful for her work and assistance. She is truly the best and I recommend her to anyone looking for a trustworthy immigration attorney. 
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Representation for Asylum Cases
My family of five recently relocated to the United States, and we were faced with the daunting task of navigating the complex asylum process. Fortunately, we found Julia at Sverdloff Law Group, and she proved to be an exceptional lawyer who guided us through every step of the way. From our initial consultation, Julia demonstrated a high level of professionalism and dedication. She was honest and straightforward, encouraging me to write my own statement and ensuring that I fully understood the entire process. Her efficiency was truly impressive – we completed everything within 30 days, and our case was promptly submitted to USCIS. Julia's team of paralegals was equally committed and responsive, making the entire experience seamless and stress-free. We were kept well-informed at every stage, and Julia was personally involved in every aspect of our case. True to her word, we received our social security cards and work authorization within six months, allowing us to begin working and establishing our new lives in the United States. Julia even went above and beyond by helping us acquire parole, granting us the freedom to travel and return to the US. In a field where uncertainty and anxiety often prevail, Julia stands out as a beacon of honesty and competence. She is a true "old-school" lawyer – someone you can trust to fight for your best interests with unwavering dedication and integrity. We are immensely grateful for her guidance and support, and we wholeheartedly recommend Julia and Sverdloff Law Group to anyone in need of immigration legal assistance.
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Posted by John | December 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
US Citizenship
The Julia Sverdloff law group is highly professional, trustworthy and exceptional for legal representation that any client may wish to have. I was denied of US Citizenship before, but meeting her as my attorney brought a positive result to become a US citizen today. I highly recommend that anyone looking for legal and trustworthy representation should contact the Jullia Sverdloff law group in Chicago.
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Posted by Maxim | June 12, 2023
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Highly Recommend!
I recently had the privilege of working with Attorney Julia Sverdloff on a complex legal matter, and I can confidently say that she and her team are an exceptional attorney. Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication surpassed all my expectations, making the entire legal process smooth and successful. I would highly recommend Attorney Julia Sverdloff to anyone in need of legal representation. Their extensive knowledge, exceptional communication skills, and professionalism set them apart. Their commitment to my legal case was apparent, as they consistently went above and beyond to ensure that no stone was left unturned in pursuing the best possible resolution. In conclusion, working with Attorney Julia Sverdloff was an outstanding experience. Again, I would highly recommend Attorney Julia Sverdloff to anyone in need of legal representation.
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Response from Julia Sverdloff June 19, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with our Chicago immigration law firm! Attorney Sverdloff has a thorough understanding of the immigration process and what it takes to get approval. Attention to detail and good communication are top priorities here at Sverdloff Law Group. We are so pleased that you had a great experience with Attorney Sverdloff, and we appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your case!
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Posted by Michelle | May 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
We are beyond grateful for the outstanding legal representation we received from the Sverdloff Law Group PC throughout our immigration case. Their team of dedicated professionals, led by, was truly life-changing for us. From the start, Julia and their team showcased a high level of professionalism, empathy, and commitment to our case. Their extensive knowledge of immigration law and strategic approach ensured that our case was presented effectively. Throughout the entire process, the Sverdloff Law Group PC provided exceptional support, guidance, and reassurance. Their genuine care for our well-being was evident in every interaction, and it gave us the confidence to persevere through the difficult moments. We recommend the Sverdloff Law Group PC and Julia, as their exceptional legal expertise truly sets them apart from the rest. Thank you, Julia the entire team, for your tireless work and life-changing results. We will never forget the invaluable impact you have made on our lives!
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Response from Julia Sverdloff May 9, 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review! Everyone here at our Chicago immigration law firm is truly passionate about assisting our clients. We want the very best for them, and we work diligently to help them navigate the legal challenges they are facing. Attorney Sverdloff has dedicated her career to helping immigrants and providing the highest quality representation. We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience with our team! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to assist you.
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Posted by Minedarlyne Elian | October 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I am a client of Julia
I had contacted so many lawyers for my K1 fiancé case, they couldn’t deliver like Mrs Julia Sverdloff did she’s an excellent lawyer took our case my husband was approved for the k1, less than a year. he is here in U.S. we married. Now we are waiting for interview for our green card . I am not just saying that just to give an review she is the best lawyer, so loving, patient, caring and very knowledgeable. For instance even on weekends she would create time to answer any questions you may have. That’s why I referred my friend to her for her case. You will not be disappointed of service and her staff to very respectful. If I could give 10 stars I would. And I did not get or received any discount for posting that. I am speaking from my heart. They will help you from start to finish. Thank you Mrs Julia . Please don’t change
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Posted by Nate | October 12, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Service
Julia helped me with a personal matter and provided great legal advice that truly helped me out. She was timely, respectful and very clear on what I needed to do.
Posted by Oleg G. | October 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Hired the Best
I am extremely grateful for the help I received from Julia Sverdloff and her law firm with getting a green card for my mom. The service exceeded my expectations. At any time I needed them they were always available to help quickly and at a high level of professionalism. Highly recommend this lawyer for any immigration case, she get the job done with no stress on your part
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2022
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Highly Recommend
Julia helped me with a Change of Status during the pandemic and throughout the whole experience has been compassionate and responsive. She has helped me through every question I have had and helped me get my Change of Status when so many other lawyers did not want to touch the case.
Posted by Kanagaraj | August 10, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and timely response lawyer
I met some issue in my immigration process, Julia Sverdloff helped me to find the quick and excellent solution. She helped me to process my visa without any delay. Thank you.
Posted by Ali | April 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
My first attorney passed away (May god bless her soul) and I was left to find another attorney to represent my pending case. After looking for many attorneys on Avvo, i hired attorney Julia to represent our case which was pending for more than 5 years. She was a REAL help, not only in representing my case but also pushing the case and within a few months we received interview letter. She prepared us for interview like no other attorney has ever done. She is smart, professional and tough, and trust me when you want someone to represent you.... you need a tough attorney like julia on your side. I just got the approval a week ago and we are so happy and thankful to Julia.
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Posted by Stefan | February 16, 2022
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Best experience ever!
I’ve hired Julia in April last year to help me prepare my marriage based green card application. From start Julia has proven herself to be an amazing and highly experienced attorney. She managed to complete my AOS package in just a month and we were ready to apply. While in the process the support I’ve received from the whole team was extraordinary! Every notice that arrived was thoroughly explained and handled with such prompt response. I would also like to include Dan who assisted in the whole process and was basically there for me 24/7! I can’t remember one time I would text and not get a response within an hour which is extremely important when already dealing with something so stressful as an immigration process. One of the most crucial elements of this process was the prep we had with Julia just a few days before the interview, where I was able to ask anything I was concerned about. In just under 11 months we had our interview which was the smoothest thing out of the whole ordeal. We walked in the room confident because we knew we were prepared, we knew we hired the best. At the interview Julia once again showed how well she knew our case by advocating for us in a moment when it was needed. Even tho this is not a game, Julia is a serious player, but rest assured once you start, she will make sure you finish.
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Posted by Igor and Olga | October 13, 2021
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Excellent lawyer and a great person
We liked the fact that she told the price right away on the phone. Others wanted to say this only in a paid consultation. Julia met us immediately and free of charge. It was a pleasure to work with her during about 2 years. She prepared us perfectly for the interview. She also did other documents for us. She's the best lawyer we've ever known. And most importantly, she is a very pleasant person to talk to.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2021
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A very good lawyer
I found Julia on Avvo and before choosing her I talked to other lawyers, but she was the one that was not out there to gain only for her. She had the intention to help her clients. That is why I chose her. I was going through tough and troubled times. She went beyond. She knows what she is doing. She is a dedicated and very disciplined lawyer and she will respond, even if you ask her a question at midnight (but that does not mean you should ask her questions at midnight :)) because she cares about her clients and the job she does.
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Response from Julia Sverdloff September 29, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! As an experienced Chicago immigration law firm, we know how important it is to keep our clients involved and informed throughout the process. We are so grateful for the opportunity to assist you in reaching your immigration goals.
Posted by Mohamed | July 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best immigration attorney ever existed!
She is the best immigration attorney i have ever dealt with! She is so supportive and very helpful. Long story short, You’re blessed if julia is your immigration attorney cause she works hard for her clients
Posted by Nicolle | February 21, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Immigration Lawyer!
Excellent service. Very quick response to my questions/emails. I definitely recommend my myself, my family, friends and relatives and everybody for any immigration issues.
Posted by Brad | November 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Responsive!
Julia helped manage the Removal of Conditions Process and I-751 filing for my wife. While we already had most of our information prepared in advance, the documentation checklist that she provided was helpful. However, the true differentiator - in our eyes - was how responsive Julia was. Whenever we had a concern or question, no matter how trivial, Julia was only a text message away. I can't think of one instance in which she didn't reply within a ~10 minute window. We felt as if Julia (and not a paralegal) was right next to us throughout the entire journey and her reassurances and advice helped us maintain confidence in the process. We couldn't be happier with the services rendered. We also did receive my wife's permanent green card this week after ~10 months of waiting. If there were issues with our application packet that Julia didn't catch, this could have been a much longer process for us. Net/net, Julia was a great attorney to work with, and we will likely be working with her again on my wife's naturalization forms!
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Posted by Alexis | November 16, 2020
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Immigration lawyer
Julia Sverdloff was my lawyer I hired for the K1 fiancé visa. I knew from the first day she called me she was the one I was going to hire. Julia is authentic and very professional. She made the process very easy to follow, and treats you like family. She definitely is one of a kind. She will work her hardest to achieve your goals. Her knowledge of immigration is above any lawyer I consulted with before her. I recommend Julia to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer. She truly is the best.
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Posted by Alexandra | November 15, 2020
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She is always on top of your case! Great experience!
I worked with Julia regarding my case and I'm highly satisfied with the experience! At the very beginning Julia explained what to expect and how the process would look like. She checked all the documentation to make sure everything is correct. She always responded to my emails super quick and gave my very clear answers. On the stage of an actual interview SHE WAS SUPER SUPPORTIVE! I felt great (if you can say it about an interview with the officer :)). She would make sure that the process goes smooth and right and as an result - I've got a green card! :) I would highly recommend Julia Sverdloff as a lawyer for immigration reasons! She is always on top of your case! P.s. Additionally, she is just a great person to work with!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • The John Marshall Law School
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Insurance Defense
  • Aig Insurance Company
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Corporate Attorney
  • Pepper Law Group, LLC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Immigration Law Clerk
  • David O. Lehman Law Office
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • C.W. Post University, Brookville, NY
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • St John's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce - Fraud
  • Child Support and Retroactive Support Granted

Associations

  • SCOTUS Bar
  • Member
  • 2024 - Present
  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Nationality/ Immigration, Criminal, Family Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Association of Russian Speaking Attorneys (Midwest Chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2007
  • American Association of Russian Speaking Attorneys (Midwest Chapter)
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • 2007 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Polish
  • Hebrew
  • Ukrainian
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Young Lawyer's Liason
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • The John Marshall Law School Domestic Violence Clinic
  • WAVA and Victims of Domestic Violence
  • 2016
  • The John Marshall Law Legal Advocacy Clininc
  • Legal Options Available to Victims of Domestic Violence
  • 2016
  • Apna Ghar Chicago
  • DV Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Chicago Volunteer Lawyer's Association
  • Chicago Volunteer Lawyer's Association
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (7)
Endorse Julia
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Asylum Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Without any reservation and with the utmost respect, I endorse this attorney. Julia is not only a capable, talented, intelligent and impeccably precise attorney and expert in her area of practice, but she possesses the compassion and genuine devotion to her clients that makes her the remarkable attorney she is. I am honored and privileged to submit this endorsement on her behalf and will always recommend Julia to potential clients seeking immigration and asylum counsel and assistance as the only choice for obtaining the best legal representation for their issues."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Friend
"I know Julia Sverdloff, Esq. about 14 years. She is caring, compassionate and meticulous immigration lawyer. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great Attorney! Has done great work with my clients!"
Immigration Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia Sverdloff is an expert in the field of immigration. She is extremely passionate for her work and it shows. She is knowledgeable about the law and its application. I highly recommend Julia Sverdloff for any immigration matter."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
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 | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia Sverdloff is a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. She has my endorsement."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Julia for many years and she is an excellent attorney. Julia is very knowledgeable in the area of immigration and is a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Sverdloff is a conscientious and skilled attorney. Call her if you think you need her services!"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is professional and works hard for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I asked Julia to help with a case where my client was in danger of losing his business. The importance of having an attorney who sees "the big picture" cannot be overstated. That includes having a sense for when (or when not) to settle, tax implications and the post-judgment process. Knowledge like that only comes from experience, which Julia brings to the table. I feel comfortable referring a client to Julia anytime."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2020
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Julia earned significant contribution points in 2020.

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Chicago Immigration Lawyer Julia Sverdloff
Julia Sverdloff
Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available