Reuniting and Keeping Families Together



  • Immigrant Visas
  • Marriage Based Visas  
  • Fiance Visas
  • U Visas for Victims of Specific Crimes


  • Adjustment of Status
  • Relative Petitions 
  • Self-Petitions for victims of domestic violence under VAWA
  • Petitions to Remove the Conditions on Residence or waivers of the joint filing requirements
  • Applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Waivers/ Provisional Waiver
  • Motions and Appeals to USCIS, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office and other Federal Agencies


  • Naturalization
  • Expedited Naturalization  
  • Acquired or Derivative Citizenship
  • Consular Record of Birth Abroad
  • Obtaining US Passports
Reuniting and Keeping Families Together

At the Law Office of Christine Contreras, we believe that successfully addressing client needs requires compassion, empathy and honesty. We take on each case as a personal investment and fight for the best interests of our immigration clients. The Law Office of Christine Contreras strives to provide diligent legal advice and representation to our clients while assisting them in the complex immigration process. We hope you will entrust us to assist with your case.


The Law Office of Christine Contreras is dedicated to assisting people in navigating the complex immigration laws of the United States. Preserving and maintaining family unity is a cornerstone of our beliefs at the Law Office of Christine Contreras. The United States is a country built on the foundation of welcoming immigrants. We believe in the important words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty which state, …”Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Immigrants form the core of this great nation. Our law firm welcomes you and will provide the assistance you require to explore your options for obtaining legal or lawful status.



As the daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Christine Contreras has personally experienced the complicated and extensive immigration process firsthand. Her father came to this country at the age of fifteen to have more opportunities and make a better life for himself. He has worked hard and has excelled in this country. Because of her background, Christine believes that everyone should have an opportunity to excel in this country as well and will help you explore your options for obtaining temporary or permanent legal status. Christine personally invests herself in each and every case, while giving her all to obtain a positive outcome for her clients.

Christine Contreras

Her current practice focuses on the area of family-based immigration matters. Ms Contreras received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with an emphasis on political science, from DePaul University in 1997. She received a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 2000. She is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is fluent in English and Spanish.


“I have had the pleasure to have Ms. Christine help my family on two different occasions our experience was great. She goes that extra mile to help her clients. Thanks for your great service. I truly recommend her services thanks to her my husband was able to get his residency within days of going to the US Consulate office
in Juarez. “

“I met Christine about three years ago. I came to her for help with my residency papers since I came to the U.S as an child and lived most of my life here. At the time my wife and I applied for my residency papers we had no idea what we were doing. There were so many questions I had, and plus some of the legal documents and requirements that were needed has me very confused about but, with the help of Christine she made the process very clear and easy for us to understand. My wife and I would email and call her about our case several times a month and she would respond right away. There was no doubt in my mind that my case was not going to get approved. Christine understood the fears I had about leaving my family and she worked her best to have my case be a smooth and quick process. I am now a returning client to become a citizen. Still Christine has made the process for me easy and with no worries at all. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help in all legal situations with immigration. She is a wonderful and understanding lawyer.”