we’re not just lawyers.

We’re immigrants at heart.

we’re not just lawyers.

We’re immigrants at heart.

HBM Law Offices is a high-touch boutique law firm providing compassionate and practical immigration solutions to foreign nationals, couples, and their families with 178 Five-Star Reviews in family immigration cases.

Meet Himani Bhardwaj

Principal Attorney, a first-generation immigrant like you

Himani Bhardwaj, Principal Attorney at HBM Law LLC

Attorney Himani Bhardwaj founded HBM Law Offices in 2012 in Chicago, IL and moved the firm to West Des Moines, IA in 2013 to serve the growing community of fellow immigrants in her home state of Iowa. Serving as the Principal Attorney, she has devoted herself entirely to immigration cases for over a decade, specializing in complex issues, successfully representing hundreds of cases, working with over 60+ U.S. Embassies/Consulates, and reuniting families across borders.

Himani is a first-generation immigrant who is deeply multicultural. She was born in Punjab, India and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Bangkok, Thailand before moving to Chicago, IL for college. Currently she is based in Singapore with her family and meets all clients and prospective clients virtually while the firm’s team runs day-to-day operations at the West Des Moines office.

Himani became a naturalized citizen in 2010, the same year she graduated from DePaul College of Law where she specialized in International Human Rights. In law school, Himani was selected as a Jeanne Sullivan fellow for the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) and represented the law school in international moot court competitions. Himani attended the University of Chicago for college with a focus on International Studies.

Prior to starting HBM Law Offices, Himani oversaw and contributed to significant government projects and advocacy work. From her work at the Center of Human Rights and Advice for Indigenous People in Oaxaca, Mexico to her directorial role in Suleymaniyah, Iraq, where she managed projects and budgets for U.S. government-funded grants focusing on democracy and female education, Himani’s impact has been profound.

As a result, Himani brings 12+ years of experience in immigration law, a human rights background, and compassion from her personal immigration journey to represent aspiring immigrants from across all 50 states of the United States and around the world.

Himani exclusively practices U.S. immigration and nationality law, which is federal law, authorizing her to represent clients across the United States before the United States Customs and Border Patrol, the Department of State, and globally. She is licensed in Illinois by the Illinois Supreme Court and has special authorization to practice only U.S. immigration and nationality law in Iowa by the Iowa Supreme Court. She is a member of the national American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA), the AILA Iowa-Nebraska Chapter, and the AILA Asia Pacific Chapter.


We are honored to be trusted by clients from around the world for their most pressing family immigration cases.


Awards & Memberships

Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association 2024
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