Emily Love has practiced exclusively in the areas of immigration and nationality law since 1993. As the political, legal, and social landscape of immigration has evolved during this period, Ms. Love’s skill and passion for helping immigrants, their families, and their employers has grown. Ms. Love works with each client to explore all available options, and she and her staff are dedicated to achieving the best possible results.
Emily Love received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from Haverford College, outside Philadelphia. She spent her junior year of college studying at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. While in Mexico, she developed fluency in the Spanish language and familiarity with aspects of the politics and cultures of Latin America.
After college graduation, Ms. Love spent four years in Washington D.C., working in the press offices of two U.S. Senators and volunteering at a legal services agency which helped local, primarily Latin American, immigrants seeking legalization through the 1986 “amnesty” and those seeking political asylum. After she moved home to the Chicago area, Ms. Love spent one year working as the Public Information Coordinator at the agency now known as the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) before enrolling at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
After graduating from law school and being admitted to practice law in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Ms. Love spent 3½ years as an associate attorney at the Chicago law firm now known as Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. In July 1997, she opened the Law Office of Emily Love, P.C., located since 1999 in Evanston, Illinois.
Throughout her career, Ms. Love has collaborated with ICIRR and other local and national non-profit immigrant and refugee legal services agencies, including Centro Romero, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, and the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project. She has been an active member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 1995. In July 2016, Ms. Love joined the Board of Directors of Open Communities, an organization dedicated to the promotion of just and inclusive communities in north suburban Chicago.
Because Ms. Love and her staff are bilingual in English and Spanish, many of our clients are from Spanish-speaking countries; however, we enjoy learning about and representing our diverse clients from throughout the world.
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