Giovanna Valdez

Giovanna Valdez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Chicago, IL

Valdez Vilim & Wunrow, LLP
 | 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 424
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-414-0424
Fax: 312-429-0294
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Giovanna Valdez is a founding partner of Valdez Vilim & Wunrow, LLP. She focuses her practice in the area of immigration and nationality law, including family-based immigration, humanitarian immigration (asylum, VAWA, U Visas, T Visas and SIJS), naturalization, immigration appeals, and removal defense. She represents clients with cases before the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Department of Justice.


    Ms. Valdez is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where she serves as the co-chair of the USCIS District Director committee and a member of the Ethics committee. In 2010 and 2016, Ms. Valdez traveled to the Texas border to volunteer at South Texas Family Residential Centers, helping women and children seek asylum after fleeing violence in their home countries.

    In law school, Ms. Valdez was an active member of the Society of Asylum and Immigration Law.  In addition, for three years she was a volunteer student attorney at the DePaul College of Law Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic focusing on Removal Defense and U non-immigrant visas.  Throughout law school, Ms. Valdez interned for influential Chicago non-profit organizations providing immigratixzxon services for underserved communities.

    Prior to co-founding Valdez Vilim & Wunrow, Ms. Valdez practiced immigration law at a private firm in Chicago for 5 years. Ms. Valdez received her B.A. in Marketing with a Concentration in Professional Sales, from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law with a certificate in Public Interest Law. Ms. Valdez speaks Spanish, and is admitted to practice law in Illinois.

    About Giovanna Valdez

    Admitted: 2012, Illinois

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Public Interest Law Certificate (From DePaul University College of Law 2012), 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of AILA Chicago Ethics Committee, 2016
    • Illinois State Bar Association, 2012
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Member, 2012
    • Co-chair of AILA Chicago USCIS District Director Liaison Committee , 2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Partnership with Mano a Mano in Round Lake Illinois to offer free consultations in the community. Partnership with Albany Park Community Center in Chicago Illinois to offer free consultations in the community. Partnership with HACES in Waukegan Illinois to offer free legal training and legal assements. Partnership with World Relief in Chicago as a volunteer attorney, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Bradley University, Bachelor of Science, Major Marketing with a concentration in Professional Sales., 2004
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    Office Location for Giovanna Valdez

    53 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Suite 424
    Chicago, IL 60604

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    Last Updated: 10/26/2020

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