Lia_HLia Hyunji Kim-Yi (Associate)

Law Offices of Cheng, Cho & Yee
111 W. Washington Street
Suite 1959, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-853-3088



Lia Hyunji Kim-Yi is an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Cheng, Cho and Yee, P.C., where she concentrates on immigration and nationality law. She received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and her B.S. in Political Science from The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Ms. Kim-Yi was the Secretary of the Korean American Bar Association in Chicago, IL from 2010 to 2012, and is currently the Treasurer. In addition, Ms. Kim-Yi is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and a member of the Social Committee. Ms. Kim-Yi is licensed to practice in Illinois and has argued before the Northern District Court of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


Illinois State Bar Association (2008)


John Marshall Law School 2008
University of Illinois at Chicago/Political Science 2004


Treasurer/Korean American Bar Association/2014-2016
Board Member/Korean American Bar Association/2012-2014
Secretary/Korean American Bar Association/2010-2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association/Social Committee Member 2014

Languages Spoken: Korean

Practice Areas:

Business Immigration, Family Immigration, Removal Defense, Citizenship, Asylum, and Federal Court Litigation