Immigration Lawyer Chicago

Gerald Cipolla, Esq.

Founder and Principal Attorney, Gerald Cipolla Esq. is known as a tenacious fighter who protects his client’s interests as though they were his own. 

Since 2000, Mr. Cipolla has helped over hundreds of clients to successfully achieve their immigration goals. He has over 20 years of legal experience and is frequently interviewed by various media outlets to speak on the laws and regulations of U.S. Immigration.



Illinois 2000



Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association

Immigration Advisor – Church Law & Tax

Member of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)



Juris Doctor
DePaul University | Lund University (Sweden) |
Tulane University (France)

Master of Law (LLM) in Chinese and International Law
City University of Hong Kong (China)



MS Computer Science
University of Chicago

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
DePaul University | Helsinki School of Economics (Finland)



B.S. Biological Science
DePaul University



Licensed Lawyer since 2000
Former Law Professor at the City Colleges of Chicago


Diverse cultural background

Gerald has a diverse background that gives him a unique perspective when it comes to understanding the intricacies of Immigration Law. He studied and lived in many countries, including France and Sweden for part of his Juris Doctor degree, Finland for his MBA degree, and Hong Kong, China for his Master Degree in Law. His personal experiences, as well as his years of experience as an Immigration lawyer instilled him a great passion for Immigration Law, enabled him to have an excellent understanding of what his clients are going through and what it’s like to be an ex pat in a foreign country. Throughout Gerald’s professional career as a lawyer, he successfully represented many business owners to bring their skilled workers to the U.S., as well representing professional individuals to obtain their permanent resident status (green card status) in the U.S.

Immigration lawyer with strong STEM and Legal background

Gerald’s legal background as an Immigration Attorney, combined with his diverse academic achievement with an MBA, MS Computer Science and Biological Sciences background enable him to competently handle complex and sophisticated business and employment based applications cases such as Investor visas such as EB-5 program and E visas, EB green cards, H-1B visa, L-1 and other related immigration matters. Gerald routinely works with sophisticated  entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and other skilled professionals and has successfully represented many clients in obtaining their green cards and visas.

Exceptional knowledge and compassion

Gerald served as an Adjunct Law Professor in the City Colleges of Chicago, IL where he taught the law of Contract and Business Law. He is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Gerald is a strong advocate who loves working with people, listening to people, exploring and striving to deliver the best immigration solutions to their problems.

Publications By Gerald Cipolla Esq.


In the Media


Speaking Engagements

  • 7/8/2018 Holy Trinity Church – International Students Group
  • 4/19/2017 Illinois Institute of Technology – International Student Group – Educated international students regarding employment and investment based immigration options and F1 student status compliance.
  • 3/2/2015 DePaul University – Kellstadt Marketing Group International Students Event – Invited Panelist as Immigration lawyer to advise international students on immigration options upon college graduation.
  • 1/22/2014 DePaul University – International Student Forum – “Best strategies regarding finding a job in the United States”. Invited Panelist as Immigration lawyer to educate undergraduate and graduate students to share our perspectives regarding working/immigration options in the U.S.
  • 6/2009 University of Wisconsin Madison – International Student Group – Educated undergraduate and graduate students regarding employment based visas and other student issues.



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