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Michael R. Jarecki

Immigration Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   173 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 7 years
    Illinois - IL 19 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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Practice area

Customized U.S. immigration and visa representation for businesses, individuals and families (fiancé(e)/marriage). Temporary work visas; Green cards; U.S. citizenship; Asylum; I-9 compliance; Deportation defense; Immigration litigation in federal court. Michael is an elected director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Board of Governors and is a past Chair of the AILA Chicago Chapter. 

Location

Law Office of Michael R Jarecki
53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 1515
Chicago, IL, 60604-3475

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Posted by Karen | May 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!! Marriage Based - Green Card
We had a great experience with Michael and his team. They were always very helpful and thorough with their explanations for all of our questions. Michael effectively prepared us for the interview and accompanied us to it. It went smoothly! I would definitely recommend his legal services.
Posted by Natalie | April 3, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Team
Mike and Jerome were very thorough and communicative during the entire application process. They explained what was expected of us and what to expect during every part of the process. They made sure to go over all of the documents to make sure we were 100% prepared. Definitely would recommend Mike and his team and I would definitely hire him again in the future.
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Posted by Alfonso | February 5, 2024
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From J-1 to Green card
I started to work with Mike and his firm when I had to request my waiver for the residency limitation on my J-1. Since then, they have worked with my employer to get my H-1B, to renew it, and lately for my Green Card (EB3). Mike, Jerome, and Lindsay are extremely professional, patient and knowledgeable.
Posted by Vlad | January 30, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
My experience was exceptionally great. A very well organized firm, experienced and professional. Thank you!
Posted by Abdallah | August 10, 2023
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Very Professional and Effective
I had a wonderful experience dealing with Mike Jarecki and his team! My case was handled very professionally and everything moved super smoothly, My asylum case was pending for 8 years and after I hired Mike 3 months later I got my interview and I just got approved, I’ll be always appreciated to Mike he’s the best.
Posted by Jacopo | May 16, 2023
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Highly Recommend
I've been a client for a few years now. I've had the pleasure to work with Mike and his team twice for an O1b visa and, most recently, for my marriage based green card. From consultation to approval on my side every step of the way.
Posted by Ehis | February 8, 2023
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My green card
Mike and his team are simply the best they are very professional and patient too I highly recommend them
Posted by Ed | January 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Team
I highly recommend Mike and his team to anybody who is looking for an immigration lawyer. Our family has been a client of Mike and they have the most personal, caring, reliable, and professional team.
Posted by Linxi | November 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional & effective immigration attorney
My old employer engaged Mike & his team to assist with the work visas and subsequently the green card application. The team, who includes Jerome Torossian and Lindsey Fullerton, was extremely professional and communicative throughout each step of the process. They gave clear, concise explanations and continued to respond to my questions after I left the firm. Highly recommend for any non-resident visa and/or permanent resident process — you’ll be in good hands.
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Posted by Jean | August 9, 2022
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knowledgeable and thorough
My interaction with the M. Jarecki Law firm has been quite illuminating, they are very down to earth and keeps you updated on every aspect of your immigration issue. Whether it is the Green card and work authorization, etc. They are the best of the best from our perspective. Jerome T., keeps you up to date on every issue no matter how minor it is but eventually, it would get bigger later down the line. Also, we enjoy the personal touch of the prep interview given by the firm. It helped a lot. The prep help Jackson to prepare and make him stronger for the real interview. I would highly recommend them a thousandfold because they will keep you up to date and you will know what’s going on every issue pertaining to your case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2022
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Very Professional & Efficient
I had a wonderful experience dealing with Mike Jarecki and his team! My case was handled very professionally and everything moved super smoothly regardless of the backlog caused by COVID. I totally recommend working with Mike!
Posted by Adrian Mendoza and Elizabeth | May 31, 2022
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Thanks - Gracias
totally recommended lawyer Mike Jarecki and his group who attended us were always available in front of all our doubts, we were always patiently and honestly attended from the first visit… thank you.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great service all around!
Finding Jarecki Law Group was truly a lifesaver! They were thorough and helped explain my visa process every step of the way. The receptionist was also very responsive and super friendly.
Posted by SK | April 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Attorney
Mike is the best immigration attorney in Chicago. Mike is very knowledgeable, patient, thorough, professional, caring, trustworthy and straightforward. He is skilled in analyzing the facts of your case to give you the best solution to win your case. I haven't met an immigration attorney as knowledgeable as Mike. I had a wonderful experience with Mike and his team. Jerome the senior paralegal is hardworking, organized, kind, caring professional and has great attention to detail. Jerome was always there for me whenever I had any question about my case. I appreciate all the hard work done by Mike and his senior paralegal Jerome which led to a positive outcome on my case. I am very grateful to Mike and Jerome. In conclusion, Mike is the best immigration attorney out there and you should retain Mike and his team if you want the best outcome for your case.
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Posted by Abdul Muhammad | February 24, 2022
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Green card recipient
Mike and his team and beyond any doubt professional and excellent we have been in touch with him for the past 6 years he and his staff members particularly Jerome and McKinsey and Lisa before are very skilled and punctual with their task , I consider my self very lucky to have him as my attorney
Posted by Anna | February 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable, professional and they get the job done
My husband and I would like to express my full satisfaction and gratitude to the Law Office of Michael Jarecki Particularly, Attorney Michael Jarecki for his exceptional and professional service and help. They have been instrumental in the success of obtaining our US citizenship. We are beyond pleased and feel very fortunate to have found this firm. Michael is honest, highly knowledgeable, and understands how complex and sensitive these cases can be. Look no further! We couldn’t recommend Mike more highly! Thank you for everything!
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Posted by Madelyn | January 7, 2022
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Excellent attorney
We came to Mike with what became a very difficult case a few years ago. He and all of his assistants and attorneys were very responsive, many times answering questions within minutes of sending an email or calling. The work Edward and Mike put into the waiver required for my Green Card was phenomenal and subsequently they helped me to get my citizenship this past month. Could not recommend Mike and his team more! You wont be disappointed working with him.
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Posted by Sanja | December 8, 2021
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Knowledgeable and reliable
Grateful for Mike and his team that helped me navigate through AOS process. Mike’s expertise was very helpful, and he was very knowledgeable , always prepared. One thing that I’ve appreciated the most during the process was communication and responsiveness from Mike and his team. Special thanks to Jerome, who was always on top of things (thank you for all timely updates, emails, phone calls). Team’s discipline helped me stay on course and kept me focused. Would definitely recommend, no need to look any further!
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Posted by Darrel | November 4, 2021
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Legal star
I cannot recommend Mike enough for his excellent legal and policy knowledge, and his solution-focused advice in immigration law. He apprehends complex situations quickly, distills the crucial legal issues and explains them precisely, and is experienced in dealing with government departments and employers. I brought Mike in to sort out a potentially disastrous situation involving my H-1B visa sponsored by my employer (a university) during the COVID pandemic, that was extremely time-sensitive. As soon as he entered the picture, he shed light on everything and outlined options that nobody else had previously even considered. In all dealings, Mike was honest, extremely timely and efficient. He was an indispensable part of achieving my most preferred outcome, and honestly, just a great person to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2021
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Kind and knowledgeable
Mike helped me end 9 years of PAINFUL WAIT! Mike filed a mandamus lawsuit on my behalf to compel the USCIS to respond. After 2 months (FINALLY) they approved my green card! For the last 9 years USCIS never made a decision on my multiple applications! They simply piled them and never explained what or why!! The only response I used to receive was “your case is in-line to be reviewed by an officer, we will notify you when a decision is made” It was painful and frustrating long long wait!! One day I asked a USCIS CS on the phone “how long I should keep calling for service requests? Every time you tell me to wait for another 60 days and nothing happens!”, and with cold blood she said “FOREVER” Another time I went for an info-pass appointment and the officer said with angry eyebrows “WHY YOU ARE IN A HURRY?!”, this was after 4 years of my initial application! This was a LONG nightmare for me, my wife and our 3 daughters that just came to an end!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of Daniel L. Weiss, LLC
  • 2008 - 2015

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Bachelor
  • 2001

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter)
  • Second Vice Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter)
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Emerging Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • One of the Best LGBT Attorneys under 40
  • The National LGBT Bar Association, Affiliate of the American Bar Association
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rocky Mountain Regional Immigration Law Conference, Denver, CO
  • Alternatives to H-1B Work Visas
  • 2015
  • Federal Bar Association, Immigration Law Conference, Memphis, TN
  • Meeting the Challenges of Non-Immigrant Visas (B, F, H, L, O, P and R)
  • 2015
  • AILA Annual Conference, Washington, DC
  • Mock Interviews—Advanced Marriage-Based Waiver and Naturalization Strategies
  • 2015
  • Lavender Law Annual Conference, New York, NY
  • A New Urgency in Asylum Law
  • 2014
  • AILA Annual Conference, Boston, MA
  • What Employment-Based Attorneys Should Know When Working with Same-Sex Couples
  • 2014
  • AILA Chicago Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Federal Court Case Experience from the Business-Based Immigration Case Perspective
  • 2013
  • AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg:' USCIS District Office Practice
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Immigration Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for 15-16 years and he is a compassionate and coinscious person and great attorney. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking help on an immigration or other legal matter."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an exceptionally knowledgeable immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a dedicated professional committed to treating his clients with dignity and respect. I refer my immigration matters to Mike and have been happy with his services."

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Chicago Immigration Lawyer Michael R. Jarecki
Michael R. Jarecki
Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 19 years