About Robert Gard
Robert R. Gard is an EB-5 immigration attorney who practices at the Chicago office of Immigration Attorneys, LLP. Attorney Gard’s work concentrates on immigration and naturalization, including applications for permanent residency, temporary visas, and naturalization. He assists both individual and corporate clients maintain immigration compliance. Attorney Gard represents executives, entrepreneurs, and investors who seek entry to the United States. He also helps families and individuals seeking U.S. citizenship and legal status.
Attorney Gard frequently lectures on employment- and family-based immigration matters at conferences, seminars, festivals, on radio and television programs, and has also served as an immigration consultant for a Filipino motorcycle enthusiasts group. He has published numerous articles both in print and online related to immigration law. He has also published a monthly article about immigration related issues since 1990 in VIA TIMES Newsmagazine, a regional ethnic magazine publication. Attorney Gard was selected by the Chicago Filipino American Hall of Fame Awards as a “Friend of the Filipino in immigration law” in 2006.
Attorney Gard earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 1973, where he studied liberal arts and business administration. He then earned his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1977. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Illinois since 1977. Attorney Gard has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1982, served as the greater Chicago chapter’s chair from 1990 to 1991, and served on the national association’s board of directors. Attorney Gard has, additionally, served as a resource for information and has provided testimony to state and local legislative bodies to advocate legislation related to immigration.