Beatriz Ana Frausto-Sandoval has been an immigration lawyer in Cook County for 12 years. Beatriz graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2005, and received a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. A longtime resident of the southwest side in Gage Park with her husband and two children, she has lived in the communities within the 14th judicial subcircuit from a young age. As a solo immigration attorney, she works to keep families together in the U.S. She has provided free legal advice and know-your-rights presentations to immigrants and individuals in collaboration with various charitable, non-profit and labor organizations. She has worked with migrant farmworkers in southern Illinois. She comes from a union family with ties to the steelworker labor movements in the 1970’s. Beatriz is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Hispanic Lawyer Association of Illinois, and the Chicago Bar Association. Beatriz Ana Frausto-Sandoval will be a long overdue addition to the bench of 14th subcircuit of Cook County.
Beatriz is a first-generation Mexican-American with roots in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She is the youngest of nine children, two of which were born in Guadalajara prior to her parents’ immigration to the United States. Her father was a steelworker & union steward in the 1970’s in Chicago & the western suburbs. Her mother was an avid writer and reader of classic literature and poetry. Aside from being a successful immigration attorney, Beatriz is the mother of two children, ages five & three, an avid gardener and writer. Her husband has been an elementary school teacher with Chicago Public Schools for over fourteen years. He currently teaches Computer Science at Tonti Elementary, a few blocks from their Gage Park residence.