Kevin L. Dixler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Chicago, IL

Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
 | 542 S. Dearborn St., Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-588-6837
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Helping people, families and organizations to confidently navigate the associated laws and procedures, Kevin L. Dixler focuses his practice on immigration law. As the principal attorney at the Law Office of Kevin Dixler, he serves clients in the Chicago area in Illinois, as well as throughout the state. Mr. Dixler is able to aid English, Hindi, Spanish and Urdu speaking clients.

Before receiving a Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 1992, Mr. Dixler attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. From there, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing in 1988.

Deadlines, regulations and other factors add to the complexities of the asylum, naturalization and citizenship processes. Having more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Dixler understands the laws and what is expected of his clients. Guiding those he represents step by step through each phase, Mr. Dixler helps them obtain family and employment-based visas. He has successfully challenged unreasonable delays by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of his clients and assisted people with fraud, waivers of inadmissibility for crimes and unlawful presence. Mr. Dixler regularly consults with other legal professionals regarding the consequences of criminal records and charges on their clients’ immigration statuses.

Involvement in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Dixler. He helped edit a waiver handbook for the American Immigration Lawyers Association,  but serves as both a author, speaker and committee member of the organization. Committed to staying current on the latest changes and advancements in his area of focus, Mr. Dixler regularly participates in Annual and Regional AILA Conferences.

 
Practice Areas
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Immigration (100%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Kevin Dixler

Admitted: 1993, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.dixler.com/attorney-profile/

Honors/Awards:

  • Special Recognition, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 1998
  • Rating 10 out of 10, AVVO, www.avvo.com, 2011
  • Peer Review BV-Rated, LexisNexis, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Waiver Committee, Committee Member, 2006
  • Immlog Listserve - Founder and Moderator of Listserve for nearly 300 Attorneys, nationwide, who concentrate their practice in Immigration and Visa Law, 2003
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - National Admissions and Removal Committee, Committee Member, 2000
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, Parliamentarian, 2003
  • American Immigration Lawyers Associations - Chicago Chapter, Active Member, 1993
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Ethics and Unlawful Practice of Law, Co-Chair, 2008
  • AILA National Field Office Liaison Committee, Committee Member responsible for Great Lakes Region., 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Society, AILA Immigration Attorney Clinic

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • One of two Panel Speakers with Moderator, Humanitarian Parole and Public Interest Parole - Is This Even Possible?, Annual Conference on Immigration Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Speaker, Participant, Mock Naturalization Interview, Annual Conference on Immigration, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Speaker, Section 212(h) Waivers of Criminal Grounds of inadmissibility, The Berlin Wall: Inadmissibility, Waivers and Port of Entry Issues, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, 2005
  • Speaker/Moderator, Client Contact, Management, Conflicts, Internet, and Social Networking Panel, Second Annual Ethics Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, 2009
  • Speaker, NSEERS Special Registration; Chicago Regulations and Memos, Chapter Meeting Presentation, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, 2002
  • Editor, Focus on Waivers Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, American Immigration Lawyers, Immigration Attorney, 2008
  • Annual AILA Conference with Myra Moore of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, The Most Compelling and Exigent Circumstances: Humanitarian Parole Requests Outside The Ports of Entry, Immigration & Nationality Law, supplement to Volume II, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Lecturer, AILA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, Some Kind of Trouble: Problem Issues in Naturalization Cases, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Planner, Coordinator, 2nd Annual Conference on Ethics and Immigration Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Direct TV, Inc. v. DeJesus, 03 CV 8272, Telecommunications Company serves client a complaint who allegedly used false identity to purchase Direct TV unscramblers for installation. Actual defendant stole client's assumed identity to allegedly purchase, then unlawfully sell and install pirated Direct TV units. Matter settled and client dismissed as Defendant, 2003
  • Sularz v. U.S.C.I.S, et. al., 07 CV 5722, Citizenship by Naturalization based upon 8 USC 1447 and 5 USC 702, et. seq, old arrests and misdemeanor convictions many years earlier result in delay of decision for several years after examination. Client had five years or more of good moral turpitude. USCIS grants citizenship ceremony notice, 2007
  • Nwokeji v. Perryman, et. al., 96 CV 5699 - Declaratory Judgment for delayed Citizenship decision. Decision delayed for two years; ceremony letters issued and case settled within three days of filing with Northern Illinois District, 1996
  • Posterli v. Reno, 98 CV 4674, Writ of Habeas Corpus granted based upon 28 USC 2241. Stay granted until final decision in LaGuerre v. Reno, 98-1954. Legal issues concerning deportation order, 1998
  • Ruiz-Errejon v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 97 CV 6778, Plaintiff granted Citizenship by Naturalization based upon 8 USC 1448 due to emergency; Section 212(a)(9)(B) unlawful presence bar to impact spouse if adjustment not filed by 9/27/97. Judge Plunkett heard case and granted citizenship by naturalization order, 1997
  • Younis v. Dorchoff, et. al., 09cv07461, Citizenship by Naturalization based upon 8 USC 1447(b) and 5 USC 702, et. seq, old misdemeanor results in delay of decision for several years after examination. USCIS grants citizenship ceremony notice, 2009

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, B.A., Major: History, 1988
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Business Administration Marketing, B.S., 1988

Industry Groups

  • American Immigration Lawyers Assn
  • Chicago Bar Assn.
Office Location for Kevin L. Dixler

542 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-588-6837

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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