Isabel Martinez




Isabel brings a wealth of immigration knowledge and experience to INTBLG.  She is the daughter of Mexican-born parents and has over 11 years of experience in family-based immigration, including but not limited to naturalization cases, petitions for alien relatives, adjustment of status cases, removal of conditions on residence cases, consular process cases,  visas for fiancées and spouses of U.S. citizens, DACA cases, U visas for victims of certain crimes, family unity cases, renewal and replacement of resident card cases, and Temporary Protected Status cases for several countries.  Isabel also has experience in removal defense cases, which include asking for relief such as cancellation of removal, adjustment of status in court, and prosecutorial discretion.    

Isabel works with the client and their families to find the best solution to the immigration issue presented and has years of experience in front of federal and state immigration bodies.  She possesses deep knowledge of labor and employment law as they relate to immigrant workers and their families.  She also has experience educating migrant workers on their rights under Federal Acts and counseled them in immigration law, workers’ compensation, family law, and labor and employment law.

In addition to her immigration expertise, Isabel has 11 years of experience representing clients in real estate transactions.  Isabel is an agent for Fidelity National Title and Chicago Title, and also represents sellers in obtaining zoning certificates, water certificates, and surveys. 

Isabel is fluent in English, Spanish and French.  She is actively involved in the community and constantly provides advice on immigrants’ rights on different forums.  Isabel is the Board President for Centro de Trabajadores Unidos – Immigrant Workers’ Project, a non-for-profit that educates workers on their rights, develops leadership within the immigrant community, and fights for changing policy that increases standards for immigrant workers.


University of Illinois College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2004 • Knox College, Bachelor of Arts, 2001.


  • Illinois, 2005

Areas of Practice

  • Family-based Immigration
  • Real Estate

Speaking Engagements

  • Facilitator, “Employment Pathways,” presented at the 14th Annual Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Conference, Rosemont, IL, November, 2016.
  • Panelist, “Technological/Digital Resources Available for the Latino Population in the Immigration Arena; What Do Latinos Need to Know to Help/Make it Easier for them to Find Resources Online to Aid Them in the Immigration Process,” presented at the 13th Annual Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Conference, Rosemont, IL, November, 2015.
  • Panelist, “Various Forms of Relief Under the Existing Immigration Law and What Future Reforms are Needed at the State and Federal Levels,” presented at the 12th Annual Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Conference, Rosemont, IL, November, 2014.

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2012 to date.


  • Honors: Joseph J. Torres/Winston & Strawn Scholar, Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund, University of Illinois College of Law.
  • Honors: Chicago Scholars Foundation Award; Trustees’ Distinguished Scholar; Ronald E. McNair Fellowship; George L. Naught Scholarship; Dean’s List, Knox College.