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Valdez Vilim & Wunrow, LLP

53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 424, Chicago, IL 60604

Visit: http://www.vvwlaw.com

Phone: 312-414-0424

Fax: 312-429-0294

Licensed Since: 2012

Education:DePaul University College of Law

Practice Areas:

  • Immigration: Consumer

Q Attorney Profile

Giovanna Valdez is a founding partner of Valdez Vilim & Wunrow, LLP. She focuses her practice in the area of immigration and nationality law, including family-based immigration, humanitarian immigration (asylum, VAWA, U Visas, T Visas and SIJS), naturalization, immigration appeals, and removal defense. She represents clients with cases before the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Department of Justice.

 

Ms. Valdez is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where she serves as the co-chair of the USCIS District Director committee and a member of the Ethics committee. In 2010 and 2016, Ms. Valdez traveled to the Texas border to volunteer at South Texas Family Residential Centers, helping women and children seek asylum after fleeing violence in their home countries.

In law school, Ms. Valdez was an active member of the Society of Asylum and Immigration Law.  In addition, for three years she was a volunteer student attorney at the DePaul College of Law Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic focusing on Removal Defense and U non-immigrant visas.  Throughout law school, Ms. Valdez interned for influential Chicago non-profit organizations providing immigratixzxon services for underserved communities.

Prior to co-founding Valdez Vilim & Wunrow, Ms. Valdez practiced immigration law at a private firm in Chicago for 5 years. Ms. Valdez received her B.A. in Marketing with a Concentration in Professional Sales, from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law with a certificate in Public Interest Law. Ms. Valdez speaks Spanish, and is admitted to practice law in Illinois.

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