Vanessa Leong


Bachelor’s Degree – Northwestern University

Master’s Degree – Northwestern University


Vanessa is a Paralegal at Atom Law Group working mainly in the Family & Business Immigration side of the practice.  However, she supports all the attorneys and the firm wherever needed.  Her organization, efficiency, and timeliness help her manage a substantial immigration caseload, and clients’ needs, effectively.  What she loves most about this job is interacting with clients.  Each client’s journey is unique, and Vanessa loves being a part of their immigration story.

Vanessa earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University.  She practiced as a speech-language pathologist for 12 years before staying home to raise her children.  Now that her children are school-aged, she decidedly reentered the workforce.  Being a Paralegal at Atom Law Group allows her the flexibility to work and balance family life.

Outside of work, Vanessa loves spending time with her family.  Although most of her time is spent at kids’ activities, she and her husband enjoy exploring Chicago’s fine dining scene.  Over the last 16 years, they have experienced and collected menus from many of Chicago’s top-rated fine dining restaurants.  Many of the menus have been signed by the chefs, and are now framed and hung in their dining room as decor.  Vanessa believes that challenging yourself by learning new skills is beneficial to everyone at all ages, so she’s recently started learning to play golf.  She and her husband hope that their family of four can someday be the perfect foursome.

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