Cheryl Lenz-Calvo has been a partner at Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. since 1996. Ms. Lenz-Calvo’s specialization is employment-based immigration law.  She represents organizations ranging from small businesses to multi-national corporations, hospitals, and universities on immigration case processing and strategies.  Among her clients are NBA athletes, engineers, researchers, professors and artists. She is a frequent speaker at AILA conferences and a contributor to the association’s publications. Ms. Lenz-Calvo is listed in International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers for immigration law.

Ms. Lenz-Calvo spent six years in Spain working with students as an administrator at Kalamazoo and Schiller College’s program in Madrid and working toward a PhD.  The positions provided valuable insight into the dilemmas facing foreign nationals seeking to live and work in another country.


  • DePaul University, J.D., 1989
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A., 1975
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1974
  • State of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1989
Professional Associations & Membership
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Chicago Chapter, Former Chair and Executive Board Member
  • National liaison committee with the U.S. Department of Labor, past member
  • Associate Editor, The David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification, 3rd & 4th Editions.
  • Lenz-Calvo, C. and Gostynska Frakt, A. “Poland, Warsaw (E)” The Visa Processing Guide: Process and Procedure at U.S. Consulates and Embassies, 2004-05 Editions.
  • Chehrazi, A., Grunblatt, D., Oh, R., Patrick, M., Chisam, R., Dornbaum, N., Lenz-Calvo, C., and Lichtman, E. “Myths and Realities of H-1Bs,” Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, 2004-05 Edition.
  • Spanish