Skip to main content

About me

I have been an attorney for more than 11 years and truly enjoy my work in immigration law. Every day I help my clients navigate the ever-changing and often complex immigration regulations so they may attain legal status and achieve a path to U.S. citizenship. Whether my clients must prove their right to remain in this country with their family or establish their eligibility to obtain status via working at a U.S. employer, I bring the experience, knowledge and successful track record necessary to help them prevail. In addition, I have been extremely successful in obtaining waivers for certain inadmissibility grounds, including those who have entered without inspection and/or have a criminal record. Above all, I fight for those who deserve a chance to stay in this country.

I offer reasonable fees and flexible payment arrangements and promise to be readily available by email or telephone to answer all of your questions immediately.  I am never too busy to respond or take your phone call because my clients’ needs and concerns are my first and foremost priority.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 75%
  2. Litigation: 25%



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Bart E Beals

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bluma is a wonderful immigration lawyer that is thoroughly prepared. She is also a great resource for immigration issues.


    Bart Beals Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daniel S Khwaja

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to witness Mary's work in the area of immigration first-hand. She has extensive experience and knowledge in the practice field of immigration. I would without hesitation recommend her to any client looking for for a superb attorney in this practice field.


    Daniel Khwaja Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

North Legal Services

2342 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyNorth Legal Services2012 - Present
AttorneySusman & Associates2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Mary E. Bluma2007 - 2009
AttorneyChilton Yambert Port & Young2006 - 2007
AttorneySimon & McClosky2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gaberov v. Mukasey (7th Cir. 2008)Reversed and remanded
In re Mungongo (BIA 2011)Remand
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Election Law JournalElection Reform, Polling Place Accessibility, and the Voting Rights of the Disabled2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Truman CollegeImmigration Law: Immigration Court Proceedings and Asylum2011