Mr. Messersmith has won many awards for excellence in the field of immigration law.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nomination||Lawyers of Distinction||2019|
|Nomination||Premier Lawyers of America||2019|
|Nomination||Lawyers of Distinction||2018|
|Excellence Award||US Institute of Trade & Commerce||2018|
|Top Lawyers in Illinois||The Legal Network||2017|
|Top 3 Immigration lawyers in Chicago, IL||Three Best Rated||2017|
|Top 100 Immigration Lawyers in the State of Illinois||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2017|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|2016 Legal Awards Nomination||Acquisition International AI Legal Awards||2016|
|10 Best Immigration Attorneys for Illinois Nomination||American Institute of Legal Counsel||2016|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Clients’ Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Top Lawyers in Illinois||American Lawyers Media||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Lawyers in Illinois||American Lawyer Media||2014|
|Best of Business Award for Chicago||Small Business Community Association||2013|
|Top Lawyers in Illinois||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Clients’ Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Clients’ Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
Mr. Messersmith holds an unrestricted license to practice law from the State of Illinois since November 2002. He has practiced law continuously since 2002 and his practice is limited to immigration law.
Before opening The Messersmith Law Firm, Mr. Messersmith gained extensive practical experience clerking for the Honorable Dorothy Kirie Kinnaird, the Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County as an extern as well as clerking for the Honorable Timothy C. Evans, the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County as an intern.
Mr. Messersmith earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and a law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 2002.
American Immigration Lawyers Association 2003-2013
Chicago Bar Association 2010-2011
American Bar Association 2002-2003
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