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Young Ah Ri

Immigration Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   108 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Young

Learn Young’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    A. Immigrant Visa ** Family-based Immigration (Spouse, Parents, Children, Siblings/ Child Status Protection Act/ VAWA for Victims of Domestic Violence) ** Employment-based Immigration (NIW; Professionals with Advanced Degree Persons with Extraordinary Ability; Outstanding Scholars; Multinational CEO/Mangers) ** EB-5 Investor Immigration B. Non-Immigrant Visa Change of Status; Consular Processing Visitor, Investor, Student, H-1B worker, L-1 transferee, Entertainer

    19 years

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.

 

 
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Location

Law Office of Young Ah Ri, P.C.
53 W Jackson Blvd
Suite 1142
Chicago, IL, 60604

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  108 customer reviews
Posted by Anna | April 18, 2024
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Great Attorney
Young Ri and her team has helped us with the application for N-400. I would highly recommend her practice; she is unwaveringly professional, knowledgable and candid. Her team is organised and communicative. Throughout the process, with her support, we felt confident and clear on all aspects. It is so positive to see such high levels of integrity, professionalism with a nice dose of humanity!
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Posted by Gary C | January 10, 2024
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Best Immigration lawyers you could ask for
We were recommended Young and we're so happy we took that advise. We have so many good things to say about the whole team I'm not sure where to start. Professional, detailed, helpful, prompt and personable. I can't imagine going through my green card process without them. They really earned every cent. Kept us informed at every step and with zero delays. We're based in Los Angeles and we did everything remotely without a hitch. Do not use any other lawyer for immigration matters, you won't find better.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2023
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100% Satisfaction
I had such a great experience with Young Ah Ri. I just got my Green Card, which came through way earlier than I expected. Working with Young was the best decision to get my Green Card. She also helped me to get my work permit so quickly before the Green Card. Young and her office service was reliable, proactive, detailed, thorough, and responsive. My case could've been tricky, but Young and her office prepared my case perfectly and communicated with me about the status of the progress promptly. Young is a long-experienced immigrant attorney, so she was confident and competent in finding the best solution for my case. She made my process of immigration to the US a lot easier. I highly recommend Young and her law office.
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Posted by Alejandro C | February 3, 2023
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She and her team were great professionals
She and her team were key for the process of my green card. I am from Mexico and my husband from Chicago. The process was during the pandemic, and it was fast, around six months. Her support was great as well as her recommendations and feedback.
Posted by Lara | January 30, 2023
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Superb service and partnership throughout
My husband and I have been delighted with the service provided by Young and her team throughout the Permanent Resident application process. Young's experience and expertise were invaluable in guiding us every step of the way. Her attention to detail was key in ensuring the process was as smooth as possible. Communication was always excellent and we felt that Young was truly our partner in the process, unlike other immigration lawyers we have experienced.
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Posted by Clev | November 6, 2022
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The Best and Top Notch Immigration Lawyer!!!
My husband and I started working with Young Ri in 2016 to start the K-1 visa process while I was still in the Philippines. Moved here in the US 2018 and now a US citizen! Young kept us on track throughout the whole K-1 to Citizenship process and provided clear guidance on each step. She is extremely detail oriented, meticulous and knowledgeable. All the paperwork was completed accurately the first time and there was never any delay or additional follow up documentation. Young and her team showed high degree of professionalism throughout the entire process! On top of that, Young is very welcoming, personable and well respected by the immigration office staff. It was a great pleasure working with Young Ri and her entire team! Highly recommended!
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Posted by Tim | September 18, 2022
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Wonderful Experience
We have worked with young ri for the past four years and couldn't be more pleased with her services. She is very professional, hardworking and extremely organized. Thanks to her expertise, we have felt very confident each step of the way, from temporary green card all the way through our citizenship case. Can't recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Bruna | August 1, 2022
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Excellent immigration lawyer in Chicago
I'm so happy I found Young to help me with my citizenship case. She was highly knowledgeable, patient, and explained the process in detail to ease my anxieties. She and her team were always available to answer questions promptly and to update me as the case progressed. I truly enjoyed working with Young and would 10/10 recommend her to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Akanksha | May 21, 2022
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Excellent immigration lawyer. Very responsive, knowledgeable, and professional.
I had a great experience working with Young and her team. I worked with them on my marriage-based green card and cannot thank them enough for their constant help and support throughout the process. They are very responsive, knowledgeable, and professional and made the entire process so smooth and stress-free. I'm so glad I hired Young as my lawyer and would highly recommend her to my friends and family!
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Posted by Khoa | April 29, 2022
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Excellent Attorney. Experienced, Efficient, and Meticulous. Highly Recommend!
Young is an excellent attorney. She helped me become a Permanent Resident and then US Citizen! She's meticulous, experienced, and personable. The process was super smooth thanks to her skills. I highly recommend Young.
Posted by Olya | April 18, 2022
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Smooth Experience, Always Available, Well-Prepared
We had a great experience with Young, Pamela and Amanda helping us with a marriage-based green card case. The process was very smooth, the team was surprisingly quick to respond to any questions we had. They prepared our case in accordance with the best practices, so we had every piece of evidence possible, and they were very quick to get our forms ready to file. They knew the process of filing in Chicago very well. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Arti | January 25, 2022
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Efficient and meticulou
Young took over our case after our existing lawyer gave us wrong advice. She is very meticulous, incredibly hard-working and was very dedicated towards our case. She helped us navigate the many challenges of the immigration system and did research on laws that could be applied to our case. We got our green card within two months of filing. Thank you so much Young, Pamela and Amanda for being some of the greatest professional lawyers we have ever had the pleasure of working with.
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Posted by Jeremy | December 15, 2021
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Excellent Attorney & Team
Young, Pamela and Amanda are awesome. They helped my wife and I navigate through my green card application process from start to finish. They are reliable, diligent and highly responsive. You won’t find a better team of immigration experts.
Posted by Megha | December 2, 2021
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Best lawyer you could hire!
I cannot stress enough how amazing Young and her team have been through our process. Her presence is so calming and she was constantly our rock whenever we had any questions or concerns. Young was very responsive, always reassuring us whenever we needed anything and so knowledgeable on absolutely any legal question we had. We will definitely be recommending Young all our family and friends!
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Posted by Francisca Hernandez | December 1, 2021
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Very genuine, experienced, detailed, responsive, and can deliver favorable results!
Our family will be forever grateful for all the help Young has provided. My husband's case took two decades and three attorneys "who tried" to help but kept getting disappointed (denials after denials) to a point where we became hopeless. Young has delivered way beyond our expectations - she's very genuine, experienced, detailed, responsive, and we know in our hearts that she gave her BEST in our case. We are still in shock and in tears (of joy now) that my husband finally got approval for his green card.
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Posted by Kevin | October 27, 2021
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Incredible Lawyer
Young will go above and beyond in whatever you hire her for. My wife and I needed help with immigration including green card, extension, and ultimately citizenship. We hired Young on every occasion and she always gave 100% and made herself available at literally all hours of the day. We went into every interview very well prepared (dare I say over prepared) and the entire process from initial meeting to citizenship interview has been painless. We could tell that Young has a real interest in helping people and she is in it for the right reasons. Working with Young and her team was a great experience and I really can’t say enough good things about her.
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Posted by Kelly | September 4, 2021
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Highly recommend!
My husband and I hired Young Ah Ri and her team to help with our marriage based green card application. Young and her team were very thorough and responded quickly to all emails and calls, normally within a couple hours. They submitted our paperwork as soon as it was completed. We completed our process in just over 6 months. They were personal and supportive throughout the time that we worked with them. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer!
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Posted by Heidi | August 15, 2021
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You need Young Ah Ri's representation for your case!
We retained Young Ah Ri's services for a Permanent Resident (Green Card) adjustment of status. We achieved adjustment of status after only 6 months and that is during the COVID-19 pandemic!!! Immigration policy is frequently changing and we are so glad that we had Young and her team supporting and advocating for us throughout the entire process. While we have never met in person since we live out of state, Young's team was extremely professional, honest, and punctual with all communication within 24 hours. Her relationships with clients are excellent and she never hesitated to answer a question regarding our case. Her recommendations and connections (Ex: medical visit, translators, etc) were exquisite. We both felt very comfortable and at ease during our application process because we knew we were in good hands with Young's representation. Her price is fair, no hidden fees. We do not hesitate in endorsing Young's services and recommend you contract her office for your immigration needs. 
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Posted by Zihan | July 21, 2021
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Young will fight for your case! Always!
I retained Young twice for my green card case, and she exceeded my expectations in every way! Young and her team is professional, knowledgeable, hard-working, effective, and excellent. Not only because Young is excellent at being an immigration lawyer, but also because she cares for you as a person. The support and love I received for my case is beyond everything and I would highly recommend her. Young is a lawyer who will fight for your case. I got my green card delivered after one week of responding to USCIS'S RFE, thanks to Young's dedicated hard work in my case. My case was quite complicated, she helped me amend my jointly petition to a divorce waiver basis and the process was smooth and pain-free. She got good connections as well. (The divorce lawyer she recommend is amazing as well). Her charge is very fair and it definitely worth it! I am so glad I have her in my immigration journey. Thank you, Young! You are the best of the best!
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Posted by Jose | April 26, 2021
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Professional, direct and very personable!
We have worked with Young twice, for 2 immigration cases, and every time her and her team have always go above and beyond. Her professionalism made us rest assure that we were taken care of and she got our backs. We have also built a personal relationship that has made us feel at ease while dealing with the USCIS. Young was with me at my interview, and made sure our case was ironclad and well-researched. We highly recommend her practice, as we are grateful with your hard work!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Young Ah Ri
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Graduate school, Sogang University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2000
  • Sogang University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2005
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2004
  • Merit Scholarship Award
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Medical Conference
  • Immigration Options for Physicians
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (17)
Endorse Young
Immigration Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Young for 15 years and her high standards have not waivered during that time. She is bright and hardworking for her clients. I always trust when I refer a potential client to Young that they are in very good hands. I endorse her!"
Immigration Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Other
"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."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community. Compassionate and dedicated."
Immigration Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Experienced and highly regarded in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Young Ah Ri is a skilled and effective immigration law attorney. She is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney and a highly respected one in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ri provides accurate immigration advice on immigration questions that run the full spectrum of immigration law: employment, removal, family, visa extensions, travel.... If you have an immigration issue then you need an attorney with the answers at her fingertips. Attorney Ri is such an attorney and I endorse her without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Young Ah Ri demonstrates thorough knowledge of the complexity of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
""No fake smiles, no fancy stuff, no unnecessary self marketing. Facts and results." This quotation of one of Young Ah Ri client's reviews speaks for itself. It is evident form her client's reviews that knowledge, respect and professionalism are Attorney Ri's key qualities, which fact makes me glad to embrace the the opportunity to endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Ms. Young Ah Ri has a fine-tuned instinct for analyzing issues in immigration law. In my opinion, she is one of Chicago's excellent immigration attorneys."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a family law practitioner, I often am faced with complex immigration law issues. Through a well-established Korean-American online community, I came to learn of Ms. Ri and have had the pleasure to work with her on several complex immigration law issues in the past. I have found that Ms. Ri is not only highly knowledgeable in her area of practice but also passionate about her work, and I would highly recommend Ms. Ri to anyone who is in need of an immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know her for 12 years. She is a lawyer armed with knowledge and experience, along with excellent judgement."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known her since law school and throughout her years of practice and find her to be intelligent, diligent, and above all else, a fantastic attorney. If you have any need of an attorney for an immigration matter, or for any other type of matter where a Korean fluent attorney may be of service, Young Ah Ri would be a terrific choice."
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Chicago Immigration Lawyer Young Ah Ri
Young Ah Ri
Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 18 years