Attorney Sofia Avilova graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science minoring in philosophy. After she completed her undergraduate studies, Ms. Avilova worked at a non-profit organization as a Community Care Program supervisor working with the Illinois Department on Aging.
In 2008, Ms. Avilova graduated from Michigan State University School of Law (“MSU Law”). While at MSU Law, she was a Note and Comment Editor for the MSU Law’s Journal of International Law.
Ms. Avilova’s passion for immigration law stems from her own experience in navigating the U.S. immigration system. Since 2008, Ms. Avilova successfully represented clients before the United States Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State. Ms. Avilova has experience in working on a variety of immigration matters including, but not limited to: asylum, removal defense, family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, and naturalization. She has extensive experience with Waivers of Inadmissibility.
Ms. Avilova is also a pro bono immigration counsel for Agents of Hope, a non-profit organization, which helps refugees to access high quality educational training programs that promote and support self-development, employment and business success.
Ms. Avilova is working tirelessly to establish an immigration clinic at the organization.
In addition to immigration, Ms. Avilova has a general practice where she handles domestic relations cases, real estate closings, and contract review.
Ms. Avilova is fluent in English, Russian and Assyrian.