Concentrating his practice on immigration and naturalization law, Partner Brian J. Thompto knows how much rides on the work that he does. He understands that entrepreneurs and business owners depend on him to secure the talented individuals they need to propel their companies to the next level. He also recognizes that the dreams of individuals and families to build a life in the United States are often in his hands. That is why Brian is committed to providing his clients with the best possible guidance and counsel, working closely with them to help them achieve their business and personal objectives.
Brian represents employers, entrepreneurs, individuals, and families in immigration matters tailoring his approach based on their unique immigration requirements and goals. Focusing on employment-based cases, Brian assists clients with all immigration issues, including applications for non-immigrant visa petitions such as H-1B Visas, L-1 Visas, TN Visas, O-1 visas, and R-1 Visas. He also helps workers and their employers obtain employment-based Green Cards and guides them through the PERM labor certification process. His clients span a broad spectrum of industries, including IT consulting, software, medical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, manufacturing, architecture, religion, hospitality, higher education, professional athletics, music, and the arts.
Priding himself on staying ahead of ever-changing immigration laws, Brian has received accolades from his peers for his professionalism and abilities, including inclusion on Super Lawyer’s Rising Star list every year since 2017. He regularly speaks to foreign student groups at local universities, is an active member of the AILA Chicago Chapter, and a supporter of World Chicago.
A cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University, Brian earned his law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. When not serving his clients, Brian enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
- University of St. Thomas, School of Law, J.D., 2009
- St. Cloud State University, B.A., 2006, cum laude
- Illinois, 2010
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Chicago Bar Association
Entrepreneur and investment visas.
PERM Labor Certification.
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.
H-1B visa and other non-immigrant visas, including B-1/B-2, E-2, L-1, O-1, R-1, TN.
I-485 Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing for Family-based and Employment-based Green Cards.