Sunyoung Hur

Sunyoung Hur practices in the firm’s Chicago office where she concentrates her work in the area of immigration and naturalization. Her practice covers all areas of immigration, including non-immigrant visas, employment-based and family-based immigration, consular processing, and naturalization. She has been actively involved in the Korean American Bar Association and Korean American Community Services’ free legal clinic.

In college, Ms. Hur was actively engaged in a campus newspaper as a reporter. And before going to a law school, she worked as a producer at a nation-wide cable tv in South Korea for about five years.

Education and Certifications

  • Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law, JD
  • Yonsei University, M.A., Sociology
  • Yonsei University, B.A., Mass Communication

Professional Memberships & Positions

  • American Immigration Lawyers’ Association
    • Continuing Legal Education Committee 2016-2017
  • Korean American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar
  • California State Bar

Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, 2005
  • California, 2007
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2015
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2017

Favorite Quotation

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then, he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”