Christopher Helt is a nationally renowned immigration defense lawyer who represents clients in the Chicago, Illinois, Memphis, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia areas. With his practice, The Helt Law Group, LLC., he regularly appears before U.S. immigration courts, the Department of Homeland Security and numerous federal circuit and district courts.
A graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Mr. Helt's accomplishments have made him a nationally recognized figure in immigration matters. Among other honors, he has received the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from the prestigious peer review service Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Helt and his cases have been featured in Time magazine and frequently appears in local and national media, such as the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, CNN, Fox News and National Public Radio. Along with some of his clients, he was heavily featured in "Patriot Acts," a 2004 documentary about some of the harsh effects of immigration policies under the ongoing struggle against terrorism.
Always eager to share his knowledge and experiences, Mr. Helt teaches courses on immigration policy and a number of other subjects at Loyola University Chicago. He has also served on a panel at Northwestern University Law School to speak about asylum and frequently speaks on immigration-related topics for a variety of organizations and educational institutions.
Mr. Helt greatly enjoys giving back to his community and often engages in volunteer work. He provides pro bono representation to individuals who cannot afford legal counsel, is a member of the American Bar Association's Military Pro Bono Project, and assists a nonprofit group that facilitates mentoring to Chicago youth by Chicago FBI agents.
*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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