LEGAL PRACTICE AREAS
- 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
- Expedited Naturalization
- Acquired or Derivative Citizenship
- Consular Record of Birth Abroad
- Obtaining US Passports
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.
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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.
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.
- Geo Adame
Christine is a vessel that God is using to help change the lives of people. You could see her dedication and strong work-ethic every time you step into her office for an appointment, she is highly passionate about what she does and I couldn't have asked for anyone else to have gone on this journey with my wife and I. My wife and I definitely recommend Christine for any immigration related issues anyone may be facing, she is highly trustworthy. Once DACA, now officially a U.S Resident, Thank You Christine6/22/2017
DACA Recipient If you are looking for a knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney who knows how to get things done right, and in a promptly manner, Christine is the one for you. When it comes to seeking legal representation, finding the right attorney is half the battle. As inexperienced clients, we all question attorneys’ motives, priorities, and flinch at their high fees. However, when it comes to hiring legal representation, one thing is for sure, one gets what one pays for. A mutual friend referred me to Christine back in 2013. Since, she has successfully helped me with my DACA renewal and is currently working on my citizenship status. In my experience, whenever I have questions or concerns in regards to specifics of my case, Christine is always a simple call away. I have dealt with my share of attorneys in the past and this is not something I can say about most of them. The fact that Christine makes herself available and can answer complex questions in a way that I can understand the answers is the reason why I have stuck with her and will continue to do so in future immigration dealings.12/11/2015
- Idalia Corcoles
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 office2/17/2016
A++++ Excellent Immigration Attorney! Ms. Contreras took my husband's case from fiancé visa all the way to US citizenship. It took 5 years from fiancé immigration to US citizenship and Ms. Contreras stuck with us through thick and thin. We are happily married together in the US because of her work on our case. I highly recommend her for your immigration concerns. She is pleasant, personable, responsive and easy to work with. If not for Ms. Contreras' guidance, advice, and careful attention to detail, my husband and I would not be calling the US home. We are now looking to utilize her services to assist in bringing my husband's father and family to the US. She will continue to be our one and only immigration attorney. You will be very satisfied in utilizing this lawyer and her firm. A++++ all the way!12/20/2014
- Alexander B
First of all I want to thank God for guide me to immigration attorney Christine Contreras, she is very professional, knowledgeable and up to date with the constantly changing immigration laws and procedures, she handled my case which by the way was complicated because of my entry and stay in the U.S. I was basically banned from getting a change of status, I knew I needed to go through the provisional waiver applications process but I also knew my chances of getting approved were low, luckily Mrs. Contreras has a lot of experience in this field, she always kept me informed and helped me every step of the way, I was seeing application after application being approved and prepared me for the big day, the interview with an immigration officer back in my country, everything ran smoothly. Now I'm very happy that made it back to the U.S. as a legal permanent resident, it was a long process but was worth it. I highly recommend Mrs. Contreras as an immigration attorney. Thank you6/13/2018Melissa
Couldn’t ask for a better Immigration lawyer! A+++ Hiring a lawyer to help us handle our immigration process was the best decision we made! Christine was very professional, knowledgeable, thorough and helpful. She made everything easier considering the distance we had and the time zone difference. She’s always available when we needed her, prompt to answer enquiries no matter how small, communicates constantly and was simply there every step of the way. You need a lawyer of her caliber to your side. She was overall outstanding and is now a family friend. We’re extremely grateful to have worked with her. We absolutely recommend her to anyone seeking immigration assistance. Oh and she’s beautiful too!1/11/2019Nathanna Raíssa
Christine is a great lawyer, she handled my K1 Visa case and everything ran smoothly. She’s always available to answer questions and explains everything clearly. Her fees are very similar to other immigration lawyers.12/11/2019
I can definitely say that if you’re looking for a lawyer to handle your K1 Visa case, she’s a great choice.
- Nwanyieze Onyegbula
I highly recommend Christine. We had a complex case for 10 years. Last year after reading reviews from other people about Christine we decided to give her a chance. To God be they glory my husband's green card has been approved. Christine is the lawyer you need if you have any immigration problem.6/10/2019Will Aguilar
If there is a word better than extraordinary to describe Christine and the work she does, that is the word I would use. Not only is she knowledgable but also compassionate, patient and affordable. The immigration officer thanked her for putting together a thorough and organized package. Thanks to her my husband is now a permanent resident. This was by far the best attorney experience I ever had. I cant say thank you enough. Will Aguilar.4/23/2019
- Martin Fernandez-Guzman
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.2/20/2016
I am very thankful Mrs. Contreras was able to help me renew my daca case even after having drug/alcohol related issues. It is because Mrs. Contreras was willing to take up my case that I am still protected under DACA. She relieved so much stress every time I would go visit because I knew she was doing everything she could to help me. Strongly recommend to anyone that needs immigration law help.6/23/2019