Kathleen M. Gaber

Principal, Schaumburg
Phone: 847.734.8811

Kathleen Gaber, Chair of the firm's Business Immigration Practice Group, has more than twenty years of legal experience representing and advising corporations on issues relating to business immigration and related employment issues. She manages the firm's immigration practice, consisting of more than 15 attorneys and paralegals, which files approximately 2,500 petitions and applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Labor (DOL) each year.

Ms. Gaber represents clients in acquiring nonimmigrant and immigrant visas in a variety of categories, including investors, multinational transfers, specialty occupation workers, extraordinary artists and performers, students, and researchers, among others. She also assists clients in acquiring U.S. citizenship and performing I-94 audits, as well as counseling on immigration ramifications of mergers and acquisitions and other immigration-related employment issues. Her clients consist of publicly traded and privately owned corporations, as well as individuals, located throughout the United States and on six continents, across a variety of industries, such as transportation, construction and equipment, food, banking and financial, health care, high tech and automotive.

Ms. Gaber is a frequent speaker on immigration issues for clients and organizations and has been quoted in print and on air for National Public Radio. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Evans Scholars Bar Association and several foreign Chambers of Commerce. She has previously been recognized by many publications as outstanding in the immigration field including Best Lawyers in America, Illinois Super Lawyers, the Leading Lawyers Network, the Top Women Lawyers in Illinois, and Chicago's Best Lawyers.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gaber was employed with the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) as a General Attorney in the Chicago District Office and as an Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel in Washington, D.C. She also represented INS as Appellate Counsel before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia.

Practice Areas


  • Croatian


  • Emory University, J.D., 1985
  • University of Michigan, B.B.A., 1981 and B.A., 1982 in Speech Communication (Evans Scholar)


  • Illinois
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association


  • Selected as a Super Lawyer, 2005-2006, 2012, 2017
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer, 2003-2017