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.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2007||06/13/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Immigration News||I-601 VS I-601A Waiver: What is the Difference?||2020|
|Immigration News||Working While Waiting for Your Green Card||2020|
|Immigration News||Proclamation 10052 Summary: How New Proclamation Affects Immigrants and Nonimmigrants||2020|
|Immigration News||What is a K-1 Visa?||2020|
|Immigration News||K1 Visa Adjustment of Status Explained||2020|
|Immigration News||Approval Process: From Asylum Status to Green Card||2020|
|Immigration News||Can U.S. Asylee Travel Abroad Without the Refugee Travel Document?||2020|
|Immigration News||What is a VAWA Self Petition?||2020|
|Immigration News||Trump Suspends Immigration: What you need to know||2020|
|Immigration News||Should I File I-751 With a Waiver of Joint Filing or File VAWA I-360?||2020|
|Immigration News||Can Asylum Seekers Still Get a Work Permit in the United States?||2020|
|Theoretical Analysis of NATO Enlargement Post WWII||Thesis||2004|
|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|
|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|
|Divorce - Fraud||Child Support and Retroactive Support Granted|
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