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Stephen D. Berman

Immigration Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   77 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 17 years
    Illinois - IL 32 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

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Stephen Berman practices in his firm's Chicago and Milwaukee offices where he concentrates his work in the area of immigration and nationality law and handles all aspects of immigration law including employment and family based, temporary visa processing, investment and trade visas, applications for permanent residence and naturalization, humanitarian applications, removal defense, and both immigration court and federal court litigation, criminal aliens and appeals.  He assists corporate clients in maintaining compliance with U.S. immigration laws and he works with foreign investors, entrepreneurs and executives to facilitate entry to the U.S. Stephen also works with individuals and families to secure legal status and U.S. citizenship.

Location

Immigration Attorneys, LLP
300 W Adams
Ste 500
Chicago, IL, 60606
Stephen D. Berman
8989 N Port Washington RD
Ste 201
Milwaukee, WI, 53217
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4.9 / 5.0
  77 customer reviews
Posted by Mamoun | April 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Agricultural Engineer
He takes care of all the minute details related to the case to make it workout. He is good at listening and treats clients with fully respect. He is punctuality and completion of tasks within the specified time. Familiar with the issues of minorities, marginalized, and uprooted people from third world countries. Beside firm provides clients with flexible payment options. Stephen Berman is knowledgeable and highly professional lawyer. I recommend everyone to consult Mr. Stephen Berman on cases such as defending minorities and protesters.
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Posted by Tai | April 4, 2024
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The absolute best attorney to work with.
I hardly give reviews but i cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional legal representation provided by Mr Berman. After facing a heart breaking denial in our asylum case by an asylum officer who failed to hear our story properly and we had no representation at the time. After the denial, we were referred to Mr Berman by a friend and it was truly a life-changing recommendation. Mr Berman demonstrated unwavering dedication and expertise. We were left with little hope but Mr Berman reviewed our case, uncovering its strength and providing comprehensive assessment of our situation. He was very thorough and incredibly truthful, he never sugarcoated the challenges we faced, yet he maintained a steadfast belief in the strength of the case. His communication was top-notch despite the language barrier, he was always prompt and respectful ensuring we were informed and involved every step of the way. Thanks to his relentless efforts, we received approval for asylum. I whole heartedly bless the day I found Mr Berman , He is a true advocate for justice and human rights. Thank you sir, for changing our lives. Highly recommend him.
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Posted by Emmanuel | April 4, 2024
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Champion of Hopes and Dreams
Guiding my wife and me through every step with expertise, compassion, and tireless advocacy, Mr. Berman transformed what felt like an insurmountable challenge into a triumphant victory. His unwavering support and belief in our case not only secured a legal victory but also restored my faith in the power of humanity to overcome obstacles. Sir, you are not just a legal champion; you are a guardian of dreams, a warrior of justice, and my family’s everlasting hero.
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Posted by Mohamud | February 23, 2024
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Recommended
The most professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer. I am very much appreciate the professionalism and quality services that Stephen and his team is offering. They helped my in a case . He guided me in every detail. He gave me all the needed information regarding every step and helped me with all the papers. I highly recommend him and his team as the best ones!
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Posted by Lety | January 25, 2024
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Excelente Abogado
En todo momento contestaron mis preguntas, TODOS en esta oficina son muy profesionales desde la persona que contesta el teléfono, abogado, asistente! Con amplio conocimiento en las leyes de inmigración y siempre buscando la manera de ayudar en mi caso!!
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
FROM REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS TO BEING A US CITIZEN
Time will not permit me to narrate all the immigration challenges and experiences I encountered. Having gone from hither and thither from one immigration attorney to another and spent a lot of money paying other immigration attorneys to get me out of this predicament without any luck, my case was a difficult one until I came across Attorney Berman, who took the time to review my case and assured me that he would see what he can do. He got to work on my case, followed me down to my court hearings, and the immigration court rescinded my removal process. He then filed for my N400 Naturalization and was with me during my interview. And I am glad to announce that I am NOW a US Citizen. If you have any complicated immigration cases, PLEASE don't look further. All you need to do is to contact Attorney Stephen Berman. He is highly experienced, and I can 100% assure you that you will smile. I usually don't do a review; this is my first time, but I must do this because he deserves this. HE IS THE BEST Immigration Attorney out there. Attorney Berman, thank you so much; I will forever be grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2023
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Great help!
Stephen was an excellent help for my immigration case. He greatly assisted in filing forms, directing appropriate actions, and answering any concerns with speed. I look forward to working with him again!
Posted by Haitham | September 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very courteous And Great service overall
Stephen Berman was a beacon of hope to me at a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. Not only was he able to defend me from an unjust accusation, his calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My family and I are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr Stephen Berman without reservation.
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Posted by Ralph | July 10, 2023
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Outstanding Immigration Attorney
When I applied for my Naturalization with the USCIS, they requested additional evidence after my interview, and that became circumstantially complicated for me. I then looked up Attorney Stephen, gave him a call and decided to hire him. I decided to hire him to take care of my naturalization case because he sounded very passionate and compassionate about my case and the willingness was there as well. I will say also that he was fearless to handle my case. And guess what, he took up my case, and gave me a resounding favorable action from the USCIS. Thank you Attorney Stephen. You are a SUPER Immigration Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2023
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Win-win situation
Big thanks Stephen. Throughout these trying times , your positivity, support and well knowledge have been a guiding light. I could have never received Approval Notice from USCIS without you and your incredible paralegals by my side.
Posted by Ahmad | April 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer
Mr. Berman was a phenomenal lawyer. He is very experienced and been doing this for many many years. His years of experience helped me through the whole way and he was really helpful and professional. He knows a lot about the immigration law, so I highly recommend him because he will assist you on your process. Thank you very much for helping my dream become true.
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Posted by Krishna | April 20, 2023
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Immigration
We was referred to you by our close friend. We have a wonderful experience working with you and your staff. The friendliness and courtesy of you and your staff was outstanding. The service exceeded our expectations. All my questions where answered in the best way. It was very professional and the process was fast. Services were excellent. We where regularly informed about the progress and status of our case. I would recommend firm to others, your services are greatly appreciated, and we wouldn’t hesitate to hire you again in the future. “Thank you for your time and excellent services.”
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Posted by Joseph | February 22, 2023
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Great job well done.
Attorney S. Berman is indeed a great Layer. He was recommended to me by my Pastor in Indianapolis and I never regretted his service. He is highly knowledgeable, very versatile and of a vast experience. He is very attentive and proactive. The reason why I changed my 1st layer was because he didn't respond to calls and mails on time. But Attorney Stephen was always very quick in responding to mails and always makes himself available to promptly answer questions. He treated me honorably and responsively. With his service I was able to win my case and got my asylum approved. I can recommend his service to anyone that needs an experienced layer.
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Posted by Mohaimen | February 16, 2023
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Great experience
We had a very good experience with Mr.Berman and his team.very professional and organized. Always there to answer any questions. I really appreciate all the work he did for my wife to get her green card also helped us with other forms that was needed, i would recommend his office for everyone looking for help in IL & WI area.
Posted by Ademola | January 5, 2023
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BEST LAWYER YOU CAN EVER HAVE WORK ON YOUR IMMIGRATION CASE
Contacted the immigration Attorney's office about my VAWA case in April 2021 and they started representing me afterwards, after they heard that my case which was filed by another attorney has been pending for more than 3 years with USCIS, they took over and that was the starting point of their good work. In 19 months I have my 10 years green card in my hands (From May 2021 to November 28 2022). What stood them out is the professionalism, how they respond to calls (you are never in the dark) all through the process. I would recommend IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS LLP anytime/anyday. Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2022
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Professional service
Stephen met with me the next after my first call. He listens and provides legal advice as needed. The service was done on time and I received constant feedback during the case. You don't have to call and ask all the time about the status, you will always have that info from the layer.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2022
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Fantastic Experience
My husband and I hired Stephen so he and his colleagues could help us with our Green Card process. He was so approachable and communicative from the start and explained the whole process step by step on our very first phone call, which made us feel comfortable. His team is very quick, organized and communicative, and their professionalism helped us feel less stressed. There where no hiccups throughout and we received our Green Cards in a little over a year! Could not recommend Stephen and his team enough.
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Posted by Manoj | July 14, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent, clear and prompt advise
Stephen has helped us by answering a lot of complex queries regarding our case for applying employment based green card. We highly recommend him
Posted by Vagif | January 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration
Very satisfied with the timely manner service and support for all the inquiries. Highly attentive and great work.
Posted by SAS | December 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Relief From Removal to Citizenship
Great people to work with, very knowledgeable, very fast at getting back to your emails, great at explaining and tell you all options you have and ways to accomplish what you trying to accomplish. I was facing removal, now I am naturalized, I am very satisfied with his work. So I highly recommend Stephen D. Berman and the firm, Immigration Attorneys, LLP, for help with immigration.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • AzulaySeiden Law Group
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Stephen Berman,Ltd.
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Staff Attorney
  • Azulay and Azulay
  • 1991 - 1997

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Colgate University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

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  • Granted
  • Matter of *****
  • Granted

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)
  • EOIR Liaison
  • 2014 - Present
  • HIAS Chicago
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • AILA Wisconsin Chapter
  • Chapter Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • AILA Chicago
  • Asylum Office Liaison
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association chapter (Wisconsin), Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Liason
  • 2007 - 2008
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association chapter (Chicago), Department of Motor Vehicles Committee
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association chapter (Chicago), Social Security Administration Committee
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2004

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Crimmigration
  • Criminal Law and Immigration
  • 2015
  • Immigration Enforcement in the Workplace
  • Workplace Enforcement
  • 2014
  • Litigation Roundtable
  • Affidavits of Support, Enforcement
  • 2012
  • Immigration Law Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Immigration Law
  • 2011
  • Advanced Immigration Law Update
  • Advanced Immigration Law Update
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (50)
Given (14)
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Immigration Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have consulted with Attorney Stephen D. Berman and find him to be very knowledgeable in immigration matters. He throughly evaluates a situation while recognizing the human element to these cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Berman provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Berman is experienced, knowledgeable, and limits his practice to almost exclusively immigration."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his thorough and knowledgeable answers on this forum."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer’s work and standing in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stephen is a highly skilled and well-known attorney in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism and work ethic. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well though out."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Steve a number of years ago, and find him to be very knowledgeable and an expert in the field of immigration law. He has always been my go to guy in serious and complex immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Berman. His contributions are great and provide a library of experience for other practitioners. His answers reflect a strong knowledge of both law and procedure."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"This attorney has an excellent reputation for providing the highest quality representation to clients. Experience and proven results!"
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Stephen is a knowledgeable lawyer and a great mentor. He is a fearless, zealous advocate for clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Stephen Berman. He is a highly-skilled attorney with years of experience practicing exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law. His knowledge base is exceptional and his clients benefit tremendously in their cases before USCIS, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the appellate courts, etc."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Berman has made a substantial number of contributions on avvo.com. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of Attorney Berman's responses to complicated legal matters. His thoughtful and insightful answers demonstrate that he has the utmost knowledge of Immigration law and is a passionate advocate for his clients. He is a great asset to the immigration bar and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Chicago Immigration Lawyer Stephen D. Berman
Stephen D. Berman
Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 32 years