Mrs. Ana M. Mencini

Mrs. Ana M. Mencini

Owner/Principal of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C.
  • Immigration Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Illinois
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Attorney Ana Mendez Mencini is an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney with a history of strong advocacy in service to her clients. Herself the daughter of a Colombian immigrant, Ms. Mencini understands the many challenges immigrants face while dealing with immigration matters. She has the knowledge and experience needed to guide clients through the often-difficult immigration process.

Ms. Mencini began her legal career working for the legal content provider, Lexis-Nexis. She then joined the firm of A. Traub & Cadiz where, as a staff attorney, she worked on family law, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, and real estate cases. At the same time, she pursued her interest in immigration law by representing, on a pro bono basis, clients seeking asylum in the United States.

In 2005, Ms. Mencini left the firm of A. Traub & Cadiz to open her own law office, which primarily represented clients in immigration cases. In 2011, Ms. Mencini expanded her practice by joining the Chicago-Kent College of Law as an Assistant Professor of Law and the supervising attorney for their Immigration Clinic. In that role, Ms. Mencini supervised law students working on Immigration cases and taught Immigration law. She left Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2014 to concentrate on her private practice.

Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Citizenship & Natralization
  • Deportation/Removal Defense
  • Asylum
  • Family Based Immigration
  • Fiancé Visa
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
  • Non-Immigrant Visas
  • L Visas
  • E Visa
  • VAWA
  • U Visas
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Waivers
  • Working in the U.S.
  • Assault & Battery
  • Drug Charges
  • Firearm Charges
  • Property Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Expungement
  • Traffic Violations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    For attorney fees, our office accepts all major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover), cash, personal check, and money orders. Attorney fees are generally billed on a flat rate basis and can be paid on a payment plan. You can discuss your individual payment plan with the Attorney during your consultation. No interest or fees are assessed on payment plan options. Our office does charge a consultation fee for all consults, but if you retain our office to assist you, the consultation fee is applied to your attorney fee.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Criminal defense: Our lawyers offer representation in criminal proceedings involving DUI, drug charges, violent offenses, and traffic violations; Immigration matters: We can assist with applications for family-based immigration, employment-based, and all types of non-immigrant visas, as well as deportation defense; Divorce: Dissolution of marriage proceedings in DuPage County typically involves issues related to asset division, spousal maintenance, child custody, and child support; Estate planning: At our firm, we can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that includes wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and more; and Residential real estate concerns: Our attorneys can assist you in buying your next home and selling your current home. No matter what kind of legal issue you may have, our team is equipped to help protect your rights and your best interests at every stage of the proceedings.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
World Relief DuPage/Aurora for their citizenship workshops
Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center
where I won asylum for my clients who had escaped persecution in Colombia to come to the United States
Volunteer to represent family law clients
DuPage County Legal Aid Foundation
Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C.
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Immigration Law Group
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Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Law Offices of Chicago-Kent College of Law
Legal Editor
Contract Attorney
Vice-President Documentation and Training
SunGard Futures
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2001) | Law
Rank: 45/349; Top 13%; GPA: 3.49/4.0 Chicago-Kent Law Review, Managing Editor 2000-2001 Finalist Charles Evans Hughes Moot Court Competition CALI Award for Highest Grade in Bankruptcy, Summer 2000 DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Scholarship Recipient Chicago-Kent Merit Scholarship Recipient for 4 years
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DePaul University
M.A. (1993) | Master of Arts in Non-Fiction Writing
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Lake Forest College
B.A. (1990) | Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude
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Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship
DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Foundation
Professional Associations
DuPage County Bar Association
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Division Street Safety Committee, City of Wood Dale,
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers
- Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
Chairperson Immigration Law Committee
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Articles & Publications
Immigration Law (excluding Tax chapter)
Illinois Jurisprudence
Some suburban immigrants see hope, some don't in Obama plan
Daily Herald
The Intersection of Immigration and Adoption Law: Incoming Intercountry Adoption for Hague and Non-Hague Convention Countries
DCBA Brief
New Technology Raises a New Question: What is the Definition of a Broker-Dealer?
Internet Road Shows: Oral or Written Prospectus Under the Securities Act of 1933
Illinois Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Adoption Law and Immigration, Adoption Law Committee
Particular Social Groups in the Asylum Context, Chicago Bar Association
Crimmigration 101, DuPage County Bar Association
Commercial Real Estate Closings for Paralegals, National Business Institute, Inc., Institute for Paralegal Education
Mentor/Mentee Orientation, DuPage County Bar Association
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, DuPage County Bar Association
The Intersection of Adoption and Immigration Law, Chicago Bar Association
So You Want to Marry a Foreign National?, DuPage County Bar Association, MCLE Committee
Websites & Blogs
Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C.
Contact & Map
Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C.
550 E. Devon Avenue
Suite 160
Itasca, IL 60143
Telephone: (630) 875-1700