Meet Our Team

Christina Coleman

Founding Partner

Christina develops and executes immigration strategies for a wide range of corporate clients in a variety of industries, including U.S. companies seeking to hire foreign workers and multinational companies transferring foreign employees and executives to the U.S. In addition, Christina helps individuals achieve their immigration goals including obtaining work visas, green cards, and citizenship. Previously, she practiced as a litigator at Sidley Austin. Christina earned her J.D. at Loyola University of Chicago Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude. In addition, she holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Medieval Studies from Yale University, a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and English Literature from Dalhousie University. She has significant experience working with students, and was an Adjunct Faculty member at the DePaul College of Law. Originally from Canada, Christina came to the U.S. in F-1 student status and naturalized in 2006.

Francesca Whitlock

Immigration Assistant

Francesca (Frankie) brings 20+ years of law firm experience to Coleman Immigration, previously working in a variety of immigration and administrative roles at a large Chicago law firm. She received her degree in Stage Management from West Texas A&M University and loves puzzling through the intricate details of immigration matters.

Kyrsten Hoffman D’Amico

Law Clerk

Kyrsten Hoffman D’Amico graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2021, and will sit for the Illinois bar in July 2023. During her time in law school and after graduating, she accrued 3+ years of experience working in immigration matters with entities across Illinois. Before law school, she graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Kyrsten was born and raised in Chicago, having lived most of her life in the Portage Park neighborhood. Kyrsten speaks both Spanish and English, and was inspired to go into the immigration field by her experiences with her own family’s journey from Ecuador to the United States.

Madeline Pawl


Madeline Pawl graduated from North Park University with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Spanish. Passionate about international business and cross-cultural communication, she entered the immigration field as an intern with Coleman before joining the team full time in 2022. Inspired by the immigration experiences of family and friends and her own time living abroad, Madeline is especially interested in helping individuals and families meet their travel and residency goals here in the US. She speaks English and Spanish.

Madeline Pagnillo

Legal Assistant

Madeline is an Arizona native who graduated Arizona State University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Justice Studies and Global Health and Certificate in Human Rights. She moved to Chicago in early 2023 to further pursue her passion for immigration, and she is excited to continue with her career here at Coleman Immigration.