Kevin L Dixler

Kevin L Dixler

Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
  • Immigration Law
  • Illinois
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Biography

Mr. Dixler specializes in immigration, visa law, citizenship and related matters since 1993. He is a 31 year member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He now serves on the AILA National Committee for the 2025 Annual Convention in Denver. Mr. Dixler was nominated and named a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer in immigration for the last eleven consecutive years. Many are marriage-based and family immigration clients. However, he is experienced in all aspects of immigration and visa law, which includes practice in the Immigration Courts. He has exceptional insight on cancellation of removal and waiver work.

Mr. Dixler represents those in Immigration Court facing asylum referrals, criminal conviction based deportation and challenging family matters, among other issues. Criminal defense attorneys contact him about the immigration consequences of a criminal record for their foreign born clients. He has significant experience with waivers of inadmissibility for crime, J-1 visas, misrepresentation, and unlawful presence.

He has served as a speaker and writer for AILA on these topics, among others. Mr. Dixler successfully defends clients in the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals and Federal Courts. He has filed successful lawsuits against the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in Federal Court to challenge unreasonable delays with adjudication, naturalization denials, and name checks. He is also functionally bilingual in Spanish. Mr. Dixler is a Native Chicagoan, who is originally from the Central Rogers Park neighborhood.

Education
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. | Law
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University of Illinois - Chicago
B.A. | Liberal Arts and Science - History
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University of Illinois - Chicago
B.S. | College of Business Administration - Marketing
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Professional Experience
Principal
Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
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Immigration, visa and citizenship practice working with applicants and respondents at DHS, Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Courts.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Naturalization and Citizenship Requirements, Updated with Phillip Hornik, et. al.
Annual Conference Materials, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
The Most Compelling and Exigent Circumstances: Humanitarian Parole Requests Outside the Ports of Entry
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Speaking Engagements
NSEERS Special Registration; Chicago Regulations and Memos, AILA Chicago Chapter CLE
AILA Chicago Chapter
Humanitarian Parole and Public Interest Parole - Is This Even Possible?, AILA's 2002 Annual Conference on Immigration Law
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Crimes - 212(h) Waivers of Inadmissibility, The Berlin Wall: Inadmissibility, Waivers and Port of Entry Issues
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Chicago Chapter
Mock Naturalization Interview, AILA's 2006 Annual Conference on Immigration Law
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Immigration Legal Ethics, Interactive Legal Ethics 2010: Immigration Practitioners R U Ready?
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)
Client Contact, Management, Conflicts, Internet, and Social Networking Panel, 2nd Annual Ethics Conference
American Immigration Lawyers Assocation (Chicago Chapter)
Introduction, Family-Based Visas, Victims of Crime and VAWA Seminars, Immigration Law Fundamentals - Chicago
LawReviewCle
Some Kind of Trouble: Problem Issues in Naturalization Cases, Annual Conference Nashville, TN, Nashville, TN
American Immigration Lawyers Association
The End of the Road: Basics of Naturalization Applications, Fundamentals Track, 2017 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Awards
SuperLawyer
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Super Lawyer
Thompson Reuters
Super Lawyer
Thompson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson West
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations
Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Nominated by Peers in Practice
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Active Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Assn., Chicago Chapter, Ethics Committee
Co-Chair
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Activities: Organize and facility Annual Ethics Conference, Liaison with CLE Committee, National Ethics and UPL Committees, and related responsibilities.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Appointment required for new clients. General information provided over phone.
Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Languages
  • Hindi: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
  • Urdu: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. Hi there When I send the EOIR 33 one 4court which is located on 333 S Miami Ave, Miami the 2nd copy goes to whom thanks
A: You can go to www.ice.gov to try to obtain the address for the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor. You can try to call and ask the Immigration Court in Miami for the information.

Representing yourself in an immigration matter is very risky. It is highly unlikely that you will get a redo, if needed. If you create an incomplete record, it will be more difficult to successfully appeal, if the relief that you are requesting is denied. Also, the likelihood of approval drops considerably for those who represent themselves.
Q. Can I apply for the US citizenship without submitting I-751 if I have been with my husband for 7 years in the US?
A: No. You must file the I-751, with or without your husband. The fact that you allowed the two years to expire means that you can be placed in removal proceedings for failing to file the I-751.

Filing a self petition based upon divorce based upon irreconcilable differences may be the better option. However, it’s unclear whether there is enough evidence to prove abuse to allow for a self petition while you are still married.

I strongly recommend a strategy session with a competent and experienced immigration, attorney before you may make a terrible mistake and end up in immigration court or unable to return to the United States.
Q. Hi, I am an international student. I have some questions: 1. Am I allowed to invest in stocks (not full-time ofc)?
A: You ought to also consult with your DSO before you make any decision. They also decide whether you violate the terms of your F1. Nevertheless, active self-employment may include researching companies that issue stock for your own personal financial gain.

That means that any remuneration gained from an active transaction made ‘and’ arguably cashed out, while in the United States may be deemed self employment. The arguable issue is whether the action, or actions, are active or/and passive investments. If you make money from passive activity, such as cashing out an asset already owned, then this seems distinguishable. Attorneys may differ over this position, but demand an explanation.

2. You must be a lawful permanent resident for three to five years before you can file and become a naturalized U.S. Citizen. Some may be able to file sooner or later.

As always, this is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship. Attorneys strongly, recommend an appointments in situations where you plan on questionable activity. This is questionable activity that ought to be researched properly. Otherwise, it may have a permanent impact status and you’re right to adjust status in some situations.
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Kevin Dixler, Updates on Immigration and Visa Law
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Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
9000 W. Chester St.
1st Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Telephone: (414) 751-8986
Notice: By appointment, only
Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
542 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 588-0500
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed