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George P. Katsivalis has over twenty-eight years of experience practicing almost entirely in the area of immigration law. Mr. Katsivalis currently concentrates his practice in immigration litigation involving deportation defense, administrative practice before United States Immigration and Citizenship Services, federal court litigation, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigation Appeals and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to entering into private practice, Mr. Katsivalis served as an attorney and administrative law judge with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was appointed as a United States Immigration Judge in February 2005 and presided over the Chicago detained docket until his retirement from the bench in 2010. Preceding his appointment to the bench, Judge Katsivalis served as the Chief Counsel over the Chicago office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. Before the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, he served as the Chicago District Counsel with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service. Concurrently, from 2010 to 2005, he served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Elmhurst College, a Juris Doctor in 1985 from The John Marshall Law School, and a master's degree in business administration in 1986 from Rosary College. He is a member of the Illinois bar, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Katsivalis is an Adjunct Professor of law, instructing on the subject of immigration law and procedure at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and is an dedicated byciclist.
To contact Mr. Katsivalis call 773-567-3633 or by email at email@example.com
Laureen Anderson-Stepanek has concentrated her practice in complex immigration matters since 2002. A graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in History and Political Science, Ms. Anderson-Stepanek did post graduate work in International Relations at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside and eventually obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Ms. Anderson-Stepanek practices all areas of immigration law; she started her career on the corporate side where she advised international and external clients on matters related to non-immigrant employment based visas, PERM, international relocation as well as general employment matters related to foreign labor.
As Ms. Anderson-Stepanek's practice has grown she has expanded into the areas of family and removal defense, specifically those related to criminal issues and appellate matters, including to the federal court. Ms. Anderson-Stepanek takes great pleasure in representing families in their cases, specifically with waivers, adjustment of status, and naturalization. She is a member of the Illinois bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Outside of her practice Ms. Anderson-Stepanek is an adjunct professor of immigration and employment law at the College of Lake County and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
To contact Ms. Anderson-Stepanek call 773-567-3633 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.