Practicing in the area of immigration and nationality law
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite #809 Chicago, IL 60604 * Tel (312)588-1175 or (312)566-0301 * Fax (312)588-0437
Law Office of Ruth M. Dunning

Our attorneys

This office offers a full range of immigration-related legal representation and advocacy services. We are dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to families, businesses, individuals, and non-profit agencies. We provide personal, individualized service, and we value long-term relationships with our clients.

Charles H. Wintersteen, of counsel

Since November 1991, Charles Wintersteen has concentrated his practice in Immigration and nationality law.  Mr. Wintersteen is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law and holds M.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of Colorado and the University of Oregon, respectively. Mr. Wintersteen is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits. Mr. Wintersteen is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is active as a board member, volunteer trainer, and pro bono advocate for several community and immigrant rights organizations in Chicago.



Direct line: (312)566-0301

Ruth M. Dunning

Ms. Dunning has been an advocate for immigrants in Chicago since the late 1980s.  From 1988 to 1992, she represented clients in immigration matters as a legal aid worker with Travelers & Immigrants Aid/Midwest Immigrant Rights Center, and was accredited by the Justice Department to represent clients before the former INS and the Immigration Courts. Since 1993, Ms. Dunning has been an attorney in private practice concentrating in immigration and nationality law.  Ms. Dunning graduated from DePaul University College of Law.  She is a member of the Illinois bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She completed B.A., M.A., and M.S. degrees at Indiana University, Bloomington, and she has worked with non-governmental service organizations in South America, Belize, and Mexico. She is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Dunning is an active member of the National Lawyers Guild Immigration Project and the American Immigration Lawyers Association for which she is a member mentor. She is active in various immigrant rights advocacy non-profit organizations and participates in a weekly Spanish language live radio program on immigration issues for Radio Claret America with listeners in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.

Direct line: (312)588-1175

Wayne D. Lipson, of counsel

Mr. Lipson has more than thirty years of experience representing clients in criminal defense matters in Cook County.  As of counsel to the firm, he is available to consult on criminal defense matters impacting our clients.  

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