Stephen Berman

Managing Attorney
Chicago, IL
Milwaukee, WI

Stephen Berman practices in the firm’s Chicago and Milwaukee offices where he concentrates his work in the area of immigration and nationality law and handles all aspects of immigration law including employment and family based, temporary visa processing, applications for permanent residence and naturalization, humanitarian applications, removal defense, and both immigration court and federal court litigation, criminal aliens and appeals. He assists corporate clients in maintaining compliance with U.S. immigration laws and he works with foreign investors, entrepreneurs and executives to facilitate entry to the U.S. Stephen also works with individuals and families to secure legal status and U.S. citizenship.

Education and Certifications

  • Indiana University School of Law, JD, 1991
  • Colgate University, BA, History, 1987

Professional Memberships & Positions

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • AILA Wisconsin Chapter — Chapter Chair 2015 – 2016
    • Advocacy Committee 2014-2015
  • AILA Chicago Chapter
    • Chief Counsel Liaison Committee 2014-2016
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Committee 2013-2014

Seminars and Publications

  • National Business Institute Advanced Immigration Law Seminar December 19, 2011.
  • Law Review CLE — Immigration Law Fundamental Seminar, August 11, 2011.
  • Immigration and Criminal Law Seminar for the Wisconsin Chapter Continuing Legal Education, January 15, 2015.

Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, 1991
  • Wisconsin, 2006
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado

Favorite Quotation

“If it were done when ‘tis done it were well it were done quickly.” - William Shakespeare