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Jacqueline Lentini McCullough

Immigration Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Jacki

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Jacqueline

Learn Jacqueline’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    business employment and family based immigration

    24 years

Jacqueline Lentini handles all matters of employment based immigration case management, including Labor Certification (PERM), H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, L-1 Blanket, E-1/E-2, TN, B-1, J-1 and I-140 (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3). She counsels clients on consular processing and Client Adjustment interviews, and has filed Adjustment of Status applications, including Advance Parole and Employment Authorization.

Previously, Ms. Lentini gained extensive experience in immigration matters with other Chicago area law firms. Prior to that, she was an Immigration Specialist for World Relief, for which she obtained Board of Immigration Appeals accreditation, filed VAWA petitions, Adjustment of Status and Citizenship applications, with continued involvement volunteering at World Relief sponsored Naturalization workshops.

Prior to her law degree, Ms. Lentini was employed by the University of Houston and Purdue University as a F-1 and J-1 student counselor. She possesses over thirteen years of experience with immigration issues as both an attorney and foreign student advisor.

Ms. Lentini is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), the Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”), and the Kane County Bar Association’s Immigration Committee. Ms. Lentini currently serves on the 2023-2024 AILA Online Course Review Committee. She has also served on the AILA Customs and Border Patrol Liaison Committee (2018-2020), the MidWest Regional Conference Planning Committee (2016-2018), and AILA’s National Long Distance Learning Committee (2014-2016). She is a contributing author to the Illinois Chamber Employee Handbook on an ongoing basis. Previously, she was on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Immigration and International Law Committee from 2002-2003. She writes many immigration related law articles in local bar journals, and speaks publicly to audiences regarding immigration issues in a variety of industries, including universities, entrepreneurs and manufacturing.

Ms. Lentini obtained her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, earned a Master's in Arts in Italian Studies from Brown University, and a B.A. in International Relations cum laude from Boston University. She is fluent in Italian.

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Location

Law Offices of Jacqueline Lentini, LLC
9235 N. Union Blvd.
Ste. 150, #323
Colorado Springs, CO, 80920

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Reviews

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Posted by Grant | September 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly efficient business visa lawyer!
I hired the Law Offices of Jacqueline Lentini McCullough towards the end 2018 to help me with an L1A business visa and by the end of August 2019 they were able to help me get approval for the business visa. They were thorough, efficient and effective. Thanks to their knowledge and understanding of the process I am able to expand my business in South Africa. I highly recommend this firm!
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Posted by Hana | January 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Legal help with US citizenship
I hired this lawyer to help me with the legal process of obtaining US Citizenship for myself and my family. I was very satisfied with her services.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent knowledge of the immigration process and very reactive
Ms Lentini has an excellent knowledge of the immigration process, and she can convey it clearly for the non-specialist. She has handled my process very smoothly. It took about two years between starting the process and receiving the notice for permanent residency (as an applicant in the expert category from a country that doesn't have a lot of applicants). Ms Lentini and her team are very reactive on emails, phone calls, etc. It's been a pleasure working with her and I would recommend her for immigration-related matters.
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Posted by Andrew doyle | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jacki saved the day
We' be had three attorneys over 5 years. 1 walked is thru two R1 visa applications and had really sloppy follow up and gave us 0 coaching about embassy appointments and visits. The second was negligent and shockingly incompetent. Then jacki saved the day. She oversaw an intensive reparation job to an adjustment of status applicationand worked promptly and effectively. Strengths: experience, attention to detail; able to work intensively and with a time crunch, good coaching skills; value for money with level of customer service and expertise.
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Posted by Armando | July 6, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Consult on required documentation for GC RFE
I received an RFE from USCIS for my Green Card process and I needed a legal opinion whether the documents I was planning to submit met the USCIS requirements. Jacqueline was ready to help me and gave me an appointment right away. She was very professional and a great help in explaining exactly what USCIS expected. She was willing to help even if this was only a consult. She gave me very good advise on the wording I needed to use in the documents and once I was ready to submit them, she supported my tight schedule by doing a final review in only 2 days I am very pleased by the overall experience and I would definitely recommend Jacqueline's firm to everybody.
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Posted by Ryan | May 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Green card application for my wife
Jacqueline did an amazing job with our application process! From the very beginning she was very understanding and gave us an overview of what the whole process would entail. She stays with you every step of the way, giving you detailed information on what paperwork they need from you and then file said paperwork into your application. I would highly recommend using her services!
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Posted by Ignacio | May 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Green card applications
Excellent, In the whole process of the case, she explained the steps to follow, in case of have questions, Jacqui had a solution.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
P&O Partner, Manager
I worked with Jacki on obtaining an E-2 visa/Treaty Investor application for a foreign national then his subsequent Green Card application process. I found Jacki to be pleasant and extremely knowledgeable about immigration law. She was always apprised of the latest updates to keep our process on track. It is most appreciated to have someone with this level of knowledge you can trust to guide you through the process so you do not have to have the expertise yourself. I would recommend Jacki to anyone seeking legal advice or services related to immigration.
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Posted by Madhu | September 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Help with my permit
I recommend jacki 100%. I had issues with lost permit in mail with another lawyer and I got wrong instructions. From the time I contacted jacki for a consultation, she was very precise on all instructions. Her filing were done properly. And she always responded to my questions immediately ( even during her weekends). My permit took way longer than the processing time and jacki was very helpful. If not for her, I would have got super stressed. It's not just about the procedures, anyone can do that. What I liked about this whole experience was her practical knowledge when things seem to deviate from normal processing. I will work with her again.
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Posted by Yan | July 29, 2015
Great Attorney
Jacqueline is my immigration attorney, she helped me applied H1B Visa and Green Card. with her help I had very smooth experience. She is very knowledgeable attorney. I definitely recommend her to my friends. I do appreciate her work, she gives me a peaceful mind as we all know immigration application is very stressful. Thank you Jacqueline for your help. Yan
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Posted by Jason | May 16, 2014
Immigration support
I used this attorney to help me apply for US citizenship. She was very knowledgeable and helped me with the process.
Posted by larry | November 14, 2013
Larry Pollard naturalization papers
Enjoyed working with Jacqueline. Did what she said she would do. Probably prepared more then she had to. Rather be over prepared than not. Very satisfied with working with her firm
Posted by Jessica | August 1, 2013
Excellent Legal Assistance
Going through the immigration process can be very stressful & intimidating, especially for someone who has never dealt with anything like this before. Jacki was great at explaining all of the issues we were facing and filing the correct paperwork. Her expertise & poise at our interview was invaluable! If you need any help with immigration paperwork I strongly recommend Jacqueline Lentini McCullough.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-310 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jacqueline Lentini, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Immigration Specialist
  • World Relief
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Intern
  • Federal District Court, N.D. of Illinois
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Brown Univeristy
  • Master's
  • 1992
  • Boston University
  • Bachelor's
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • F-1 student consult regarding unlawful presence
  • The student was granted his H-1B status.

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)
  • CBP Liasion Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Distance Learning Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • MidWest Regional Planning Conference Committee member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Illinois State Bar Assoc Immigration Committee Member
  • Committee Member
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Nominated for Businessperson of the Year, St. Charles IL
  • Alignable.com
  • 2019

Publications

  • Employee Handbook
  • Illinois Chamber
  • 2017
  • Labor & Employment Law Update
  • SmithAmundsen's blog
  • 2016
  • Chamber Dispatch
  • Illinois Chamber
  • 2012
  • Illinois State Bar Association International and Immigration Law Newsletter "The Globe"
  • Special Registration and Third-Country Nationals
  • 2003
  • Bar Briefs (Kane County)
  • Termination of H-1B Workers
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Positively Impacting Lives Today and Tomorrow
  • Overview of U.S. Immigration What your business needs to know to be up to speed
  • 2019
  • Northern Illinois University
  • So you’re thinking about a Career in Law?
  • 2019
  • F-1 Students: Employment Workshop
  • F-1 Students: F-1 Students: Employment Workshop
  • 2019
  • Employment Workshop
  • F-1 Students: Employment Workshop
  • 2019
  • Valparasio University
  • Temporary and Long Term Employment Options for International Students
  • 2018
  • Kane County Bar Association Commercial Law Committee Seminar Feb. 2018
  • Commercial Law Committee Seminar
  • 2018
  • Judson University
  • Temporary and Long Term Employment Options for International Students
  • 2018
  • KCBA 2017 Immigration Seminar
  • Business Immigration Updates: Work Visas, International Students and Permanent Residency
  • 2017
  • Commercial Law Committee
  • Business Immigration Updates
  • 2017
  • Kane County Immigration Committee
  • Overview of Business Employment Immigration
  • 2016
  • 2016 Immigration Almanac: An Overview to Prepare for H-1B season & Permanent Residency
  • Immigration
  • 2015
  • Webinar
  • Workplace Immigration: 2013 Updates
  • 2013
  • KLTR Monthly Meeting
  • Immigration Overview
  • 2013
  • Webinar
  • Workplace Immigration: 2012 Updates
  • 2012
  • Surviving the HR Audit
  • Immigration
  • 2011
  • St. Charles Rotary Club
  • Immigration Overview
  • 2011
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • I-9, H-1B and Other Immigration
  • 2011
  • Radio interview
  • Complexities of Hiring a Foreign Nationa
  • 2010
  • Emerging Trends in Business Series
  • “Immigration & The Law,”
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Jacqueline
Immigration Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholly endorse Jacki! She’s a terrific immigration attorney with a wealth of experience in the Chicagoland area. I highly recommend her!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacqueline is a meticulous and results-oriented attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of immigration law. She regularly attends industry meetings to keep current on developments in the law and to ensure she maintains the most up-to-date practice strategies. In addition, she is an honest, thoughtful, responsible, and engaging person who is a pleasure to work with."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lentini McCullogh is a very competent, compassionate professional .She Is highly respected by her peers and represents her clients with great skill."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jacqueline Lentini McCullough since 2006. Not only is she an exceptional practitioner in all aspects of immigration law, she is also a great mentor for others in the field. She is dedicated to her clients and provides excellent work in both business and family immigration. I endorse and highly recommend her as an immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Lentini professionally for about seven years. I have long been impressed with her professionalism and dedication to her clients. Two topics that particularly stand out are her work with respect to H-1B visa status and Labor Certifications. She is meticulous, and exceptionally knowledgeable, about both of these, which can be two of the more complicated services within our field. I endorse Ms. Lentini without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Lentini McCullough for many years. I refer all of my business immigration clients to her as I am confident in her abilities. She possesses a strong work ethic, is dedicated to her clients and has a broad knowledge base from years of experience. She is an all around good person as well. I highly recommend her services."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've written publications and given conference presentations about labor certification. But the attorney I trust to do a great job in this area is Jacqui. I've referred to her multiple clients who have been pleased with her legal representation."
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