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Founding Partner

Attorney and Founding Partner 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 has successfully represented clients before the United States Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and Department of State.
Ms. Avilova has extensive 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. ​Over the years of her practice she has successfully handled complicated cases involving allegations of immigration fraud. She has worked passionately to stand for the rights of her clients. 
Ms. Avilova is also a pro bono Immigration Counsel for Agents of Hope, a Chicago based grassroots 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 uncontested divorces and real estate closings.
In addition to English, ​Ms. Avilova is fluent in Russian and Assyrian. 
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