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Suite 3400
Chicago IL 60606
TEL: 312.786.6504
FAX: 312.986.9192
Practice Areas
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2009
  • B.S., Ohio University, 2005 (Journalism)
  • B.A., Ohio University, 2005 (Anthropology)
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
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Karlie Dunsky


Karlie Dunsky provides employment-based immigration counsel to clients at public, private and nonprofit companies across the country. 

Her understanding of nonimmigrant visa (including H-1B, L, TN and O) and immigrant visa (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and adjustment of status) processes allow employers to recruit and retain the most talented foreign national workers.

She is well-versed in representing H-1B/L-dependent employers and consulting firms, ensuring compliance with H-1B regulations for employees in unique industries involving variable work locations. She is also particularly experienced in responding to extensive and tough requests for evidence and audits by the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor.

Karlie’s broad immigration background includes extensive work with survivors of domestic abuse to secure immigration benefits and status pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and U visas. She has worked with undocumented individuals seeking to adjust their status to become permanent residents based upon immediate relative family ties to the United States, and has produced strong applications for waivers of unlawful presence and criminal convictions based on hardship to their family members.  In addition, she has successfully represented asylum applicants requesting relief before the Immigration Court and the Asylum Office.

She began her career as an analyst with the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification, where she reviewed and made recommendations on approval of applications for labor certification (PERM).  She has also worked in the immigration practice at the one of the country’s largest law firms. 

Karlie is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter and has served as chairperson of the New Members Division and Continuing Legal Education committees.