Lakshmi Lakshmanan handles both employment and family-based immigration cases, which includes assisting companies sponsor foreign nationals and helping individuals apply for non-immigrant status, lawful permanent residency, and citizenship in the United States. Lakshmi also represents clients in removal (deportation) proceedings before the immigration courts in Chicago, Illinois.
Lakshmi has exclusively practiced immigration and nationality law for more than a decade. She has successfully represented numerous individuals and companies through various complex immigration pathways. Lakshmi’s attention to detail, responsiveness, and personal attention to each case has shaped her strong reputation. Furthermore, Lakshmi understands the needs of immigrants as her family immigrated to the United States from Tamil Nadu, India. Lakshmi is fluent in Tamil.
Lakshmi received her law degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. Lakshmi is admitted to practice law in Illinois and before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (federal court). As our immigration laws are federal in nature, Lakshmi is able to assist clients in all 50 states in the United States and worldwide.
Lakshmi is recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law, she has a 10.0 AVVO lawyer rating, was elected to be a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and was featured in Voyage Chicago for her expertise in immigration law. Lakshmi is a frequent presenter on immigration law topics within the community and serves on non-profit boards, volunteers through her children’s schools, and serves as pro-bono counsel for clients in need. Lakshmi is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Trusted Advisors Council (TAC), and North Shore LAW, a collaborative of women attorneys.