Beata Leja - Polish lawyer in Chicago IL

Beata Leja

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C.

U.S. immigration and citizenship law. Whether you are an individual pursuing the American dream, a family seeking to be reunited, or a business needing the services of foreign talent, we are capable of providing answers to your toughest immigration questions.

Beata Leja is a partner at the law firm of Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. Beata’s practice includes both employment-based and family-based immigration law. She is an active member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she currently serves as the Co-chair of the Fall Conference Planning Committee, co-chair of the LGBT Committee, and as a member of the Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Liaison Committee. She has previously served on the Social Security Administration (SSA) Liaison Committee and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) & Department of Labor (DOL) Liaison Committee, as well as other committees. She is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, and the Advocates Society for Polish lawyers. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, she was named an Emerging Lawyer in Immigration Law by Leading Lawyers, a distinction given to only 2% of lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois. She has also been recognized as a Rising Star in Immigration by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and awarded the Pro Bono Guardian award by AILA for her pro bono services to the immigrant community. Beata has conducted seminars about immigration law for students, employers, employees and attorneys. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Beata is a 2007 graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a member of the Niagara International Moot Court Team (3rd Best Oralist). Prior to law school, she was a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools as a corps member of the national service corps Teach for America. She has a Master of Education from National–Louis University and two Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and International Relations from the University of Southern California. She is fluent in Polish and conversant in Spanish.


Illinois, United States - Active
Licensed for 14 Years 6 Months
since Nov 2007


University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts Spanish & International Relations
National-Louis University
Master of Education Curriculum & Education
Loyola University
J.D. Law


American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member since 2007
Federal Bar Association
Member since 2007
Women's Bar Association
Member since 2007

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Initial Consultation Fee: $200

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Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C.

210 South Clark Street Suite 2025
Chicago, IL 60603

Initial Consultation Fee: $200

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