Erin C. Cobb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Chicago, IL

Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC
 | 200 West Adams, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-332-2550
Fax: 312-782-0158
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
    Attorney Profile

    Erin C. Cobb is a partner at Krizelman Burton & Associates, LLC in Chicago, a firm dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration and nationality law since 1974. Erin focuses on family-based immigration, complex naturalization, asylum, removal defense, appeals, and federal court litigation.

    Ms. Cobb practices nationwide before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review, including the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. She also practices in the federal courts, including the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit, Six Circuit, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

    She sits on the Executive Board of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she is currently serving as Chapter Chair. AILA is a professional immigration bar association, with over 15,000 attorney and professor members nationwide, over 700 of which are part of the Chicago Chapter. Ms. Cobb has also served in various liaison capacities with the federal immigration-related agencies, including with USCIS, the Asylum Office, and Office of Chief Counsel (ICE). Ms. Cobb has an Avvo “Superb” rating.

    Ms. Cobb graduated summa cum laude in 2008 from DePaul University College of Law where she obtained a Juris Doctor. She returned to her alma mater to serve as an Adjunct Professor where she taught Immigration and Nationality Law.

    Erin has been a frequent speaker at both regional and national conferences for the last decade, and has also presented to community organizations and student groups who have an interest in immigration law.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Immigration
    Focus Areas

    Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2016

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    About Erin Cobb

    Admitted: 2006, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.krilaw.com/attorney-profiles/erin-cobb/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Chair, Asylum Office Liaison Committee, 2010-2011
    • Executive Board, Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2019
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2007 – Present
    • Co-Chair, ICE Office of Chief Counsel Liaison Committee, 2013 – 2015
    • Member, USCIS District Director Liaison Committee, 2010-2013
    • Member, Legal Services for Detainees Committee, 2010 – 2014
    • Member, Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee, 2009-2010, 2014 – 2015
    • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2010 – Present
    • Co-Chair, Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, 2010-2011
    • State of Illinois
    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Executive Board, American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter, 2017
    • Executive Board, American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter, 2016
    • Executive Board, American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter, 2015
    • Executive Board, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Midwest Regional Conference, Panelist, “My Case Was Denied, Now What Do I Do?”  2011, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Adjunct Professor, DePaul University College of Law
    • Midwest Regional Conference, Discussion Leader, “Ethical Issues in Immigration Practice,” 2009, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Midwest Regional Conference, Discussion Leader, “Ethical Issues in Immigration Practice,” 2009, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Panelist, Getting Prepared for Trial, AILA, Fall Litigation Workshop, 2013
    • Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Seminar, Organizer, “Strategies for Representing Survivors of Domestic Violence and Crime Victims,” 2011, Chicago, Illinois Chicago Bar Association
    • Annual Conference, Panelist, “Mexican Asylum Claims,” 2011, San Diego, California, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Reframing Reform: Immigration As the Solution, Panelist, DePaul University College of Law, 2011, Chicago, Illinois
    • Spring Ethics Conference, Panelist, “Ethics in Removal Proceedings,” 2012, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Fall Litigation Workshop, Panelist, “Getting Prepared for Trial,” 2013, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Guest Lecturer, DePaul University College of Law, Asylum & Immigration Clinic, “Consular Processing”, 2015
    • Fall Family & Litigation Conference, Panelist, “Litigation Tools to Win the Case: Asylum & Beyond,” 2015, Chicago, Illinois American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Midwest Regional Conference, Discussion Leader, “Practice Skills in Immigration Court,” 2016, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Panelist, Enforcement and Removal Conversation, AILA, Midwest Regional Conference, 2017
    • Discussion Leader, Practice Skills in Immigration Court, AILA, Midwest Regional Conference, 2016
    • Guest Lecturer, Consular Processing, DePaul University College of Law, Asylum & Immigration Clinic, 2016
    • Panelist, Removal 102: Procedures, Rights, Obligations & Rules, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, AILA, 2017
    • Panelist, How to Respond when the Government Says NO, Chicago Bar Association, 2018

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Karroumeh v. Lynch, 15-2198 (7th Cir. 2016)
    • Rama v. Holder, 607 F. 3d 461 (7th Cir. 2010) 
    • Hamdan v. Mukasey, 528 F.3d 986 (7th Cir. 2008)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Missouri, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999

    Industry Groups

    • Asylum
    • Family-based Immigration
    • Naturalization
    • Permanent Residency
    • Removal (Deportation) Proceedings
    • U Visas
    • VAWA
    • Visas
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    Office Location for Erin C. Cobb

    200 West Adams
    Chicago, IL 60606

    Phone: 312-332-2550

    Fax: 312-782-0158

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    Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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