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Gerardo Lara Dean

Immigration Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   72 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Gerardo

Learn Gerardo’s areas of practice.

* Licensed by the US District Court, 7th Judicial District and by the Supreme Court of Illinois

* Member of American Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association

* Practice concentration: US Immigration and Naturalization. We handle family based immigrant petitions and work with various businesses such as hospitals, nursing homes and other businesses, in processing employment based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions for foreign workers.

* Also handles Real Estate Closings

Location

Law Offices of Gerardo L. Dean LLC
4849 N Milwaukee Ave. Suite 305
Chicago, IL, 60630

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  72 customer reviews
Posted by Mary | February 7, 2024
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Helpful
Atty Dean and his team have assisted us from start to finish with my mom’s permanent residency application. They were very knowledgeable, efficient, helpful and pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend Atty Dean and his team!
Posted by Senon | January 30, 2024
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Approved Adjustment of Status
I couldn't have picked a better Immigration Lawyer to help me get approved for adjustment of Status. The long wait is over and I'm so thankful for taking good care of immigration requirements. Very professional and staff support is topnotch.
Posted by Kerongo | December 19, 2023
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CHANGE OF STATUS
Dear Attorney Dean and team, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation for your excellent guidance and assistance throughout my journey of obtaining permanent residency in the United States. Your team has been incredibly professional, friendly, and dedicated, and I couldn't have done it without you. From guiding me through every step of the process to ensuring all of my documents were accurate and submitted correctly, you have been with me every step of the way. Your timely and effective communication was instrumental in making this process smooth and successful, and I am grateful for your prompt responses to all of my questions. Thanks to your hard work and expertise, I am now able to live my American dream. I am extremely grateful for all that you have done and I wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone looking to obtain permanent residency in the United States. Thank you once again for everything.
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Posted by Cristina | December 13, 2023
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H1B Application
Forever grateful to Atty. Dean because he turned my American dream into reality. He was able to give me an employer that will sponsor my H1B. The process went smooth and this is also by the help of his accommodating team. Thank you, Atty. Dean!
Posted by Grace | November 27, 2023
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Legit, Hassle free and very efficient team
We started my husband’s EB3 application in the philippines. We’re all now in the US. (With 3 kids) Attorney Dean and his team were really helpful, accommodating and very knowledgeable in this field. They guide us step by step and gave thorough explanation of what to do and what will happen in the process. My husband’s PERM was already approved this november and now processing I-140 and soon the I-485, EAD And AP. They also processed my F1 student visa and was approved this november as well. We just can’t thank them enough for the top notch service. We’re beyond grateful for their hardwork and always making sure we’re on the right track. It is really worth the wait. Thank you very much Attorney Dean and Team. God Bless you more!
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Posted by Marinhel | November 7, 2023
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Fast immigration process and Friendly staff
My husband and I would like to thank Atty.Dean, Ms. LJ, and all the staffs who assisted us from step 1 up to the approval of my green card. Your office is very friendly, supportive and guided us all throughout the application process. Thank you for quick responses and clear explanations for each questions that we asked. They make sure that we’re guided accordingly and keep us updated with the progress of my application. And because of that, I got my Green card in just few months. Again thank you very much. May you help more people with their American dream. God bless.
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Posted by Jay | October 16, 2023
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Fast immigration process
First of all, I want to say thank you to Atty. Dean and the rest of the team for swift immigration process. The team was very responsive and accomodating for tour concerns and questions. Highly recommended!
Posted by Krish | July 11, 2023
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Fast, Efficient and Reliable! Highly Recommended
Atty Dean, LJ, Ria and the rest of the team were very helpful. They gathered all requirements, filled out forms and submitted all the documents within less than a month. Ria also notified me every time there was an update on any of my cases. Speedy approval! Thank you so much, Atty Dean and team!
Posted by John | July 1, 2023
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Change of Status
Atty. Dean and His team was very accommodating and able to process my documents very quicklyQ
Posted by Nkem | May 4, 2023
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Legal Status
Attorney Dean helped me process my change of status in the US in an efficient and timely manner. I didn’t encounter any difficulties or confusion. His team is straightforward, friendly, and professional. Thank you !!
Posted by John Archy | February 28, 2023
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Highly Recommended Immigration Lawyer
Atty. Dean was able to facilitate hassle-free process of my immigration application. I am very satisfied with the professional and caring approach that he did. I highly recommend his legal services.
Posted by Jan Daniel M. Doremon | February 24, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer
Thank you very much Atty. Gerardo Dean and the whole team for helping me in the immigration processes, towards achieving my American dream. Truly, I am fortunate enough to have him as my immigration lawyer. He was really a blessing to our family, we are forever grateful for! I would highly recommend the Law Office of Gerardo L. Dean.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2023
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An American dream turned into reality - John ,US Registered Nurse
It started as a feeling and now I'm living the American dream. I have known Atty Dean since 2016 when he was introduced to me by my colleague. At that time, we discussed my US application but I was still undecided as I was torn between a direct hire versus a health care agency, weighing their pros and cons. Fast forward. In 2019, when I finally had the courage to start my US application, I was fortunate that I had his contact number, so I immediately contacted him and that's when my US journey started. It took 2 years and 6 months for my American visa to be approved. Although there were some obstacles along the way, it did not prevent Atty and his team from following up and submitting the necessary documents to my application. His team was amazing and kept me informed all the time. All in all, in this time frame, I have to say, it has been a quick and smooth processing time. Thank you to Atty Dean for your hard work and dedication to my visa application to the United States. I am grateful for your patience and professionalism throughout this process. If it wasn't for your unwavering support, I couldn't get my American visa approved.
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Posted by Nelson | August 24, 2022
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Gerontologist
I learned about Attorney Dean in 2013 through my classmates. He has been with me from the very beginning when I first asked sponsorship from my previous job. Honestly, my immigration journey was very stressful and complicated. But with Attorney Dean's expertise, wisdom, and years of experience, our American dream is within reach. Sometimes, just knowing that a highly qualified immigration lawyer is working with you through the process can help you get some peace of mind. The road to immigration success is not easy to navigate, but with the knowledge and guidance of Attorney Gerry Dean, your American dream is achievable. Thank you, Attorney Dean.
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Posted by Maria Charity | August 19, 2022
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American dream
Thank you Atty. Dean for helping me achieved my American dream. I really appreciate that you immediately respond to my email . Your staff were very responsive to my queries thus making my application went smoothly.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2022
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Nurse
Atty. Dean is my life saver! He helped me gain a legal status here in the US. His knowledge of the immigration laws and understanding of my situation helped me thru the hardest times which I didn’t know possible. He and his team handled my case professionally, would always follow up thru email/text/call on all the documents needed. They are also very prompt on responding if you have questions. I would highly recommend his expertise and legal advice to anyone who's looking for  anything thats related to Immigration. No need to look anywhere else this is definitely  your go to Law firm and legal team.
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Posted by Layla | August 16, 2022
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Swift Immigration Processing
Atty. Dean helped me with my immigration to the US in less than a year after passing the NCLEX. I didn’t encounter any bad experience towards him and his staff. The process went smoothly. I was just hands-on with submitting my documents to them and then the rest of my application was handled by him. Communicating was easy as he and his staff were approachable and responsive through e-mail. He talks professionally and explains everything thoroughly. I would highly recommend Atty. Dean for whoever wants to have a hassle-free immigration process.
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Posted by Melaine | August 16, 2022
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RN Immigrant Visa
Highly recommended immigration lawyer. Helped us a lot thru the petition immigration process and transition here in the US.
Posted by Arnold | August 14, 2022
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Nurse EB3
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Atty Dean and his team, my immigrant visa was approved. This happened all because of your advise and right action taken by you and your team. Thank you for all the information and experiences you all shared that help me to achieve my goal. Godbless everyone.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2022
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Nurse
Attorney Dean and team have been very helpful throughout my petition journey. Thank you very much!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • LAW OFFICES OF GERARDO L DEAN LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Real Estate Pre-license Instructor
  • NORTHWESTERN BUSINESS COLLEGE
  • 2006 - 2012

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo client's choice award
  • AVVO
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Immigration Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."