James C. Ten Broeck Jr.



University of Dallas, BA, Political Philosophy, 1987
Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1992


Illinois Supreme Court, May 1992
United States Supreme Court, 1996
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1993
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, 1995

Mr. Ten Broeck was raised in Rogers Park in Chicago and, after high school, left Chicago for Texas to study at the University of Dallas where he studied ancient philosophy and literature. He attended the school’s Rome Program where he spent one-half year studying in Rome and traveling in Europe and North Africa. Mr. Ten Broeck attended law school at Loyola University School of Law.

His experience includes working at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office and, from 1992 onward, he developed a criminal defense practice in the State courts. Mr. Ten Broeck’s experience includes conducting jury trials in which he obtained six findings of not guilty by juries and approximately 40 not-guilty findings in judge-held trials. This practice also included federal civil right trials in the federal courts, as well as other civil matters such as real estate disputes, trademarks, partnership litigation.

Mr. Ten Broeck’s immigration practice began in 2001. Since that time, he has represented hundreds of persons before the Immigration Courts in Chicago, New York, Texas, Michigan, and Minnesota. He has successfully fought for his clients’ right to remain in the United States in spite of prior immigration violations and criminal offenses. His fundamental approach to all of his immigration cases is to never make any assumptions about the facts nor the law, and to strictly hold the government to its burden of proof when it attempts to remove (deport) a non-citizen from the United States.

Mr. Ten Broeck’s commitment to protecting his clients comes from an understanding that the U.S. Government must be held to account to its own laws and that all persons are equal under the law. He takes great satisfaction in keeping families together.