Kevin L. Dixler

Top rated Immigration attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
Kevin L. Dixler
Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler

Practice Areas: Immigration

Licensed in Illinois since: 1993

Education: University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Spanish, Urdu

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler

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

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Helping individuals, families and organizations confidently navigate the restrictive quotas, laws and procedures, Kevin L. Dixler limits his practice on immigration and visa law. As the principal attorney at the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler, he serves clients in the Chicago area in Illinois, as well as the nation and abroad. Mr. Dixler is able to assist those who speak English, Hindi, Spanish and Urdu speaking clients.

Before receiving a Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 1992, now UIC School of Law, Mr. Dixler also completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. From there, he earned a Bachelor of Arts the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in History; also, a Bachelor of Science in the UIC College of Business Administration with a major in marketing in 1988.

Credibility, corroboration, deadlines, evidentiary requirements, regulations and other factors add to the complexities of the immigration and visa processing. Having more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Dixler understands the limits of restrictive laws, administrative discretion, and what is expected of his clients. Guiding those he represents step by step through each phase, Mr. Dixler helps them obtain deportation relief, family and employment-based visas. He has successfully litigated naturalization denials and unreasonable delays by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  He assists clients with hardship waivers for misrepresentation, criminal inadmissibility, unlawful presence among other grounds that otherwise bar lawful immigration. Mr. Dixler regularly consults with other legal professionals regarding the divorce and 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 an author, speaker and a 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

Immigration: Consumer, Immigration: Business
  • 80% Immigration: Consumer
  • 20% Immigration: Business

First Admitted: 1993, Illinois

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

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
Honors/Awards:
  • Special Recognition, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 1998
  • Rating 10 out of 10, AVVO, www.avvo.com
  • “Very High to Preeminent” , Peer Review AV-Rated, LexisNexis, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
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
  • 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
  • Speaker, NSEERS Special Registration; Chicago Regulations and Memos, Chapter Meeting Presentation, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, 2002
  • A review of the discretion, evidence, and grounds to establish extreme hardship along with review of administrative decisions, consular processing, client counseling considerations., 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, Participant, Mock Naturalization Interview, Annual Conference on Immigration, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Editor, Focus on Waivers Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, American Immigration Lawyers, Immigration Attorney, 2008
  • Also, acted as a speaker on Social Media Issues with two other panelists including Greg Sisskind, Planner, Coordinator, Speaker, 2nd Annual Conference on Ethics and Immigration Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, Attorney CLE, 2008
  • Speaker/Moderator, Client Contact, Management, Conflicts, Internet, and Social Networking Panel, Second Annual Ethics Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, 2009
  • Lecturer, AILA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, Some Kind of Trouble: Problem Issues in Naturalization Cases, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Served as co-Author for revision of Naturalization Section - Basics for Annual Conference.  Presented as co-speaker on Citizenship by Naturalization., co-Speaker, co-Author, The End of the Road: The Basics of Naturalization Applications, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference 2017, New Orleans, LA, Attorney CLE, 2017
  • Waiver applications requiring a showing of “extreme hardship” to a family member who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) present evidentiary hurdles that seem inordinately high, particularly given the paucity of regulations from USCIS outside the criminal context and lack of DOS guidance for consular processing immigrant visa cases. Panelists will discuss meeting the hardship standard and advise on best practices for filing waiver cases. They also will address how to assess eligibility, risks, and timing of waiver filings. • Adjustment of status vs. consular processing, using advance parole   • When prior unlawful presence under INA §212(a)(9)(B) no longer applies o USCIS Policy Alert PA-2022-15   • I-601 vs. I-601A: procedures and milestones   • Documenting hardship: primary/secondary evidence, psychological evaluations • Section I-212 waivers: process and strategies • Strategies for cases in proceedings , Speaker, co-author Best Practices, Family Based Hardship Waivers, Family and Humanitarian Track, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference 2023, Orlando, Florida, June 23, 2023, Immigration Attorneys, 2023
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
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2017 Annual Conference Planning Committee., 2016
  • AILA National Field Office Liaison Committee, Committee Member responsible for Great Lakes Region., 2018
  • AILA National Field Office Liaison Committee, Committee Member responsible for Great Lakes Region, 2019
  • American Immigration Lawyers Assn, Chicago Chapter, Midwest Regional Conference Committee Member, 2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago, Liaison Committee: OPLA, Member., 2021
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2023 Annual Conference Planning Committee, Family Track., 2022
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago, Liaison Committee: OPLA, Member., 2022
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2025 Annual Conference Planning Committee., 2024
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, Highland Park U Visa Pro Bono Clinic, 2022
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Society, AILA Immigration Attorney Clinic
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Dobrik v. Garland, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 13401 (2nd Cir. 2022), 2022
  • Matias v. Sessions et. al., 17 CV 9096, (N. Ill. Dist. 2017) Writ of Habeas Corpus and Mandamus Action to compel medical care and release. Outcome: action taken by facility, mooted when relief granted in Immigration Court., 2017
  • Mozdzen v. Holder, 622 F.3d 680 (7th Cir. 2010), 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Industry Groups:
  • Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association

Office location for Kevin L. Dixler

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

Phone: 312-588-6837

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11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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