Kevin L. Dixler

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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 - 2021
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 the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in History; also, a Bachelor of Science in the College of Business Administration with a major in 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 Service on behalf of his clients.  He has assisted clients with hardship waivers for fraud, criminal inadmissibility, 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
    • 100%Immigration: Consumer
    Focus Areas

    Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

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    About Kevin Dixler

    Admitted: 1993, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • Special Recognition, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 1998
    • Rating 10 out of 10, AVVO,
    • “Very High to Preeminent” , Peer Review AV-Rated, LexisNexis, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019

    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
    • 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

    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
    • 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


    • 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
    • Matias v. Sessions et. al., 17 CV 9096, 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
    • 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
    • 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

    • Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association
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    542 S. Dearborn St.
    Suite 590
    Chicago, IL 60605

    Phone: 312-588-6837

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