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Support Staff

Angelica Antunez

Angelica Antunez

Senior Immigration Paralegal

Angie Antunez is a senior immigration paralegal at Valdez & Vilim, LLP. She attended Truman State University where she studied Psychology. She has worked in immigration matters since 2008 and has experience in removal proceedings, consular processing cases, fiancé visas, U visas, adjustment of status and citizenship cases. As a Mexican immigrant, she can relate firsthand to the hardships many immigrant families experience and is very passionate and devoted to her work. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

Areli Acevedo

Immigration Paralegal

Areli Acevedo is an immigration paralegal at Valdez & Vilim, LLP. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and studied criminology and sociology. She has worked in immigration matters since 2019 in the Chicagoland area. Areli has experience on matters such as removal proceedings, U visas, asylum, and family-based adjustment of status. As a first-generation Mexican American, Areli is proud of the work she does for immigrant families. She speaks both English and Spanish.

Maribel Jimenez

Administrative Assistant

Maribel Jimenez is a bilingual administrative assistant at Valdez & Vilim LLP. Prior to joining Valdez & Vilim LLP, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at a Chicagoland immigration law firm for approximately three years. Maribel is of Mexican descent and fluent in Spanish. She enjoys being able to help others and work in a field that she finds interesting.

Guadalupe Lozano

Immigration Paralegal

Guadalupe “Lupe” Lozano is an Immigration Paralegal at Valdez & Vilim, LLP. She has worked as an Immigration Paralegal since 2018. Lupe has experience working on immigration matters such as adjustment of status, consular processing, waivers, U-Visas, VAWA, removal of conditions, and naturalization. She is fluent in Spanish and has experience in document translations and interpreting. She is passionate in the work she does and in helping others.