Glorily A. Lopez

Top rated immigration attorney in Madison, Wisconsin

Murphy Desmond S.C.
Glorily A. Lopez
Murphy Desmond S.C.

Practice Areas: Immigration

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2001

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2013

Murphy Desmond S.C.

33 East Main St., Ste. 500
Madison, WI 53701-2038 Visit website


An attorney and shareholder at the law firm of Murphy Desmond Lawyers S.C. in Madison, Wisconsin, Glorily A. Lopez has dedicated her practice to standing for immigrants. With over two decades of legal experience, she has assisted hundreds of immigrants from all over the world to navigate the U.S. immigration system, helping them prevent delays and expensive errors. She has offered families, students, high net worth individuals, athletes, entertainers, professionals and entrepreneurs a variety of services involving:

  • Family-based visas and petitions
  • Removal/deportation defense
  • Employment-based visas such as E-1 to EB-5 Visas, J Visas, L Visas, O Visas and R Visas
  • Employment petitions and labor certifications
  • Nonimmigrant visas
  • Green cards, citizenship and naturalization
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Ms. Lopez graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota, receiving her Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in psychology and a minor in anthropology, and women's studies in 1996. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2000 and became authorized to practice law in Wisconsin the following year. She has also appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. She served as a law clerk at the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the City of Madison Attorney's Office.

Ms. Lopez is a long-serving member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served the organization in various capacities including as its vice chair, treasurer, congressional liaison and member of the board of governors. Additionally, she holds memberships in the American Immigration Council, the Federal Bar Association – Immigration Law Section, the Dane County Bar Association, the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, the Latino Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Professionals Association of Greater Madison, the LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin and the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors.

Among Ms. Lopez’s most notable awards and accolades include a "Superb" rating on Avvo and an Avvo Clients’ Choice Award. She was on the list of Wisconsin's 48 Most Powerful Latinos by Madison365 and the Global Who’s Who Top Lawyers. The Best Lawyers in America named her to their Top Lawyers in Immigration Law and named her the Madison Immigration Lawyer of the Year several times. She was also included in the “Top Lawyers in Immigration Law” list by Madison Magazine and ThreeBestRated.

Ms. Lopez takes pride in serving and educating the communities she lives and works in. She has taught and presented on immigration issues at many seminars and conferences.

Practice areas

Immigration: business
  • 100% Immigration: business

First Admitted: 2001, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Wisconsin Chapter, 2010
  • Board of Governors, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2009
  • Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Wisconsin Chapter, 2009
  • Vice Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Wisconsin Chapter, 2007
  • Treasurer, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Wisconsin Chapter, 2005
  • National Mentor, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2004
  • Member in Good Standing, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2001-present
  • Board of Directors, Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association (WHLA), 2005
Educational Background:
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1996
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007
  • Madison Immigration Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award, AVVO, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009
  • AILA Pro Bono Guardian, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Pro Bono Guardian, 2008
  • Board of Directors, Centro Hispano of Dane County, 2001
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Industry Groups:
  • Family-based Petitions; Employment-based Cases
  • Permanent Residence; Visas; Consular Processing; Waivers; Naturalization

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Highly regarded.”

“The best immigration lawyer in Wisconsin - hands down.”

Office location for Glorily A. Lopez

33 East Main St., Ste. 500
Madison, WI 53701-2038

Phone: 608-270-5550


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2006 - 2013

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