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Mr. Resnick is a shareholder of the firm. He directs the firm's large immigration practice. In addition to immigration law, he practices labor and employment law. He is AV Martindale-Hubbell rated.
Mr. Resnick has practiced immigration law since 1973. He has extensive experience in virtually every area of immigration practice, including business immigration, family unification, asylum and refugee matters, nationality and citizenship issues, the defense of aliens under removal proceedings, and federal litigation involving immigration matters.
Since 1980, Mr. Resnick has been in the private practice of immigration, labor, and employment law. Mr. Resnick is fluent in the Spanish language.
His clients include multinational corporations, medium and small-sized businesses, universities, medical centers, and individual foreign nationals and their families. He frequently counsels corporations, unions, universities, and other non-profit organizations concerning institutional immigration policies and practices, including employment-related immigration issues. In a time of frequent and dramatic changes in our nation's immigration policies, Mr. Resnick's over 30 years of experience as a immigration law practitioner and his expertise in a multiplicity of immigration law areas contributes to his ability to advocate for and counsel his clients.
Upon graduation from law school in 1973, Mr. Resnick received a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship to work at the 18th Street Neighborhood Legal Services Office of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. In 1976, he obtained private foundation funding to open the Legal Services Center for Immigrants, one of the nation's first legal services advocacy centers for immigrant rights, which continues in operation today.
He has litigated immigration cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1976
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
Year of Birth: 1948
Law School: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1973
Undergraduate School: Oberlin College, B.A., 1970
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Immigration Lawyers Association
National Lawyers Guild Immigration Project
Chicago Council of Lawyers
Illinois State Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Awards for his advocacy on behalf of immigrants and immigrant communities
Illinois Super Lawyer
Published Legal Writing:
His articles on immigration and nationality matters are published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and other professional journals.
Mr. Resnick is a frequent speaker at professional and community conferences on various immigration and employment law topics and is an advisor to many community-based organizations serving immigrant communities.