Lisa Nosek




Lisa Nosek is a seasoned immigration attorney with over 16 years of experience practicing immigration law.  She received her B.A. in Political Science and her J.D. from Northern Illinois College of Law in DeKalb, Illinois.  In 1999, she began her career in the area of employment-based immigration during the Y2K era when high-tech workers were in high demand.  During this period, she represented tech companies from India, China, Germany, and elsewhere who sponsored programmers to work in the United States in H-1B status, assisting employees with obtaining residency through an employment-based petition.  Ultimately, Lisa gained invaluable experience with all employment-based nonimmigrant visas, including L-1s and TNs. 

Some years later, Lisa worked for a high volume family-based immigration law firm in Dallas, Texas and learned the ropes of family-based immigration during her tenure there.  She has represented hundreds of families in obtaining residency based on family petitions through adjustment of status in the United States, and through consular processing in the applicant’s home country, including waivers for unlawful presence or other grounds of inadmissibility.  In addition, she has successfully represented individuals in removal proceedings before the immigration court, and with U visas for undocumented victims of crime in the United States.

Lisa is committed to serving the community of immigrants in the Chicago area, helping individuals obtain nonimmigrant status, residency, or citizenship.  She is knowledgeable and persistent, and she will fight on behalf of her clients to get the immigration relief sought.   


Northern Illinois University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999 • Northern Illinois University College of Law (Agen, France), International and Comparative Law, June 1997 • Roosevelt University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1995.


  • Illinois, 1999

Areas of Practice

  • Employment-based Immigration
  • Family-based Immigration

Professional Associations

  • Women’s Law Caucus, President 1997-1998, Member 1996-1999.


  • Outstanding Contribution to the College of Law Community Award, 1998-1999.