Bethany Hoffmann

Beth Hoffmann limits her practice to family based immigration, status for victims of domestic violence and crimes, and removal defense. While in law school, she participated in the DePaul Asylum & Immigration Clinic, was an intern for U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and was employed as a Teaching Assistant with the Law School. Ms. Hoffmann grew up in Northern Wisconsin and lived in California, Hong Kong, New York, and Connecticut before settling in Rockford, Illinois.



  • JD, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL (2004)
  • BA, English & Political Science, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA (2000)


  • Admitted to the Illinois State Bar
  • Admitted to the General Bar, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division

Professional Associations:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • National Immigration Project, National Lawyer’s Guild

Advocacy & Community Work:

  • AILA Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee Member (2016)
  • AILA Dilley Detention Project Pro Bono Volunteer-Drafting Bond Motions for Detained Mothers & Children (2014)
  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) Member
  • 17th Circuit Lawyer to Lawyer Mentor Program- Mentoring Attorneys Newly Admitted to the Practice of Law (2015-present)
  • Trinity Day Care, Board President (Term 2014-2015; Reelected 2015-2016)
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, Secretary (2013-2014)
  • Arbitration Judge, Winnebago County Alternative Dispute Resolution Center (2009-present)
  • Frequent Presenter on Immigrant Rights and Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) organized by local/regional non-profit organizations and community churches.