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Karen Medina Zinn

Immigration Attorney at Skokie, IL

5.0   2 reviews
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I am a native Spanish speaker, born and raised in Lima, Peru.  I have a bachelor's law degree from University of Lima in Peru and a JD from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL.  My  interest in Immigration Law arose in 2003 when I moved to the USA.  I came to the United States under a J-1 visa which I later  changed to F-1 status.  I attended Law School, met the love of my life and became a Legal Permanent Resident in 2011.  In September 2014 I became a proud US Citizen. 


Prior to starting law school at DePaul, I volunteered al APNC.  As a valunteer, I assisted clients with their immigration family based questions/cases.  During Law School, I interned at World Relief, a non-for-profit organization that assist immigrants with the immigration family based cases.  As soon as I graduated from law school and passed the IL BAR exam, I started working at Immigration Law Associates PC (ILA).  ILA is a boutique Immigration law firm.  We are four (4) attorneys who practice exclusively Immigration Law.  I work primarily with the Latino community since I am native Spanish speaker.  I strive to provide my clients with the best legal service possible.  As an Immigrant I understand how stressful is to be waiting for the USCIS/DOS/Immigration Court to adjudictae your case,  hence I always keep my clients  informed of what is happening with their cases.  I always answer their calls and respond to their emails in a timely matter.  My goal is to assist you to acchieve your immigration dream. Contact me if you need help with your Immigration case.

Licensed for 10 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/11/2022

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Karen Medina Zinn
8707 Skokie Blvd, 302
Skokie, IL


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Posted by Silvia | January 29, 2014
So thankful for my lawyer Karen Medina Zinn
I absolutely recommend Attorney Karen Medina Zinn for work with immigration cases. We had limited time to work on my case and she was very helpful, prompt, and responsive. She responded to my emails or phone calls within minutes (her personally, not an assistant). She was very knowledgeable and clear about the direction of my case and I trusted her advice. My case was approved within weeks and I am very satisfied with her services. Will definitely hire her for any future immigration case.
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Posted by Silvana | January 15, 2014
Excepcional professional
Karen assisted me while preparing my citizenship documents. She was always very eager to help and her assistance was precise and well based at all times. Her times were accurate 100% and she made sure she always knew the case status. The immigration process could be so nerve wracking but knowing y had Karen supporting me made the process a lot smoother. She is a great attorney with great ethics and will tell you the truth no matter what.
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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Immigration Law Associates PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Summer Intern
  • World Relief
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Paralegal
  • Winston & Strawn, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Loyola University - Institute for Paralegal Studies
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • 2006
  • Universidad de Lima
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law
  • 2002


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • DePaul College of Law Achievement 3-year Merit Scholarship
  • DePaul College of Law
  • 2009

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Immigration Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is a diligent, trustworthy, and knowledgeable immigration attorney with superior customer service. I highly endorse Karen."