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Attorney Yihao Zhang

Chicago Immigration Law Office

Yihao Zhang

Attorney Yihao Zhang has been practicing law in the Midwest since 2020, and he has been involved in immigration law practice since he was in law school. Prior to joining Francis Law Center, Attorney Zhang practiced law in both Iowa and Illinois and practiced primarily in family law and criminal defense. Attorney Zhang speaks Chinese fluently, and as an immigrant himself, he is very passionate about immigration law and his background and experience have well prepared him to be an effective immigration attorney.

Attorney Zhang earned his J.D. in 2020 from the University of Iowa College of Law. He received his dual B.A. degrees from the University of Iowa in 2016. He is admitted to the State of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States, US District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Zhang is also a Notary Public of the State of Illinois, and a member of various professional organizations such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Based Immigration
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Asylum and Humanitarian Based Immigration
  • Removal Defense
  • Certain Non-Immigrant Visas and Applications

Bar Admissions

  • State of Iowa, 2020
  • State of Illinois, 2021
  • State of Wisconsin, 2024
  • The Supreme Court of the United States, 2024
  • United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, 2023
  • United States District Court of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2022
  • United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2022


    • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2020
    • University of Iowa, B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication; B.A., Asian Language and Literature, 2016

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2021-Present
    • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2020-Present
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2021-Present
    • Chicago Bar Association, 2022-Present
    • American Bar Association, Member, 2022-Present
    • State Bar of Wisconsin, 2024-present


    • English
    • Mandarin Chinese

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