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Justin R. Burton

Justin Burton is a member of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC. He is an attorney dedicated to the practice of Immigration & Nationality Law. He regularly practices law before the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeals. Justin is also a regular speaker on the topic of Immigration Law. He speaks annually at the American Immigration Lawyers Association meeting before hundreds of Immigration attorneys. He also speaks at meetings with the Chicago Bar Association, Midwest Regional Conferences, and Federal Bar Association. Some of his published decisions before the Court of Appeals include Giday v. Gonzales; Tabaku v. Ashcroft; Abdelqader v. Ashcroft; and Naim v. Ashcroft. Justin is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Federal Bar Association. He also has held positions including liaison with the Executive Office of Immigration Review, headed the initiation of the Chicago AILA Litigation Committee and AILA National Committee on Deportation and Removal.

Justin volunteers extensively with pro bono agencies and committees. He presently serves on the Board of the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society. He also provides pro bono services including regular assistance to indigent clients with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Society. Justin presently is a member of the Chicago Executive Board for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Speaking Engagements

  • Discussion Leader, “Federal Court Panel,” AILA Midwest Regional Conference, March 2017
  • Moderator, “U.S. Federal Court Litigation,” Federal Bar Association, May 2016
  • Moderator, “Remedies Without Relief: Administrative Closure (Artisyan), Prosecutorial Discretion, and Stays of Removal,” Federal Bar Association, May 2016
  • Speaker, “Criminal and Fraud Waivers in Removal Proceedings,” Federal Bar Association, May 2015
  • Moderator, “Introduction to Crimmigration: Removability and Prosecution for Immigration Consequences,” Federal Bar Association, May 2015
  • Moderator, “Immigration Consequences of Crimes of Violence,” Federal Bar Association, May 2014
  • Moderator, “Immigration Remedies in U.S. Federal Court,” Federal Bar Association, May 2014
  • Moderator, “Strategies for Padilla: Pardons and Post-Conviction Relief,” Federal Bar Association, May 2014
  • Moderator, “Appellate Review at the U.S. Court of Appeals,” Federal Bar Association, May 2013
  • Moderator, “Immigration Remedies in U.S Federal Court,” Federal Bar Association, May 2013
  • Moderator- “Criminal Issues in Immigration Law: Strategies for Representing Clients with Crim. Convictions,” Chicago Bar Association,  January 2012
  • Panelist- “CIMT’s, Are They Truly Immoral?,” 9th Annual Immigration Law Institute, November 2011, Columbus, Ohio
  • Moderator- “District Court Litigation,” Introduction to Federal Court Litigation, AILA 2011 Fall Seminar
  • Panelist- “Effective Representation in Immigration Court,” 7th Annual Federal Bar Association Immigration Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Panelist- “Immigration Remedies in Federal Court: Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, and APA Claims,” 7th Annual Federal Bar Association Immigration Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Panelist- “Crimes of Violence: Recent Developments in the Law, How to Analyze a Conviction to Determine if it Constitutes Domestic Violence or an Aggravated Felony,” 8th Annual Federal Bar Association Immigration Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Panelist- “Mock Immigration Court Hearing with Decision from an IJ,” 8th Annual Federal Bar Association Immigration Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Panelist- “Inadmissibility and Removability,” 2005 Annual Conference on Immigration Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Discussion Leader- “Motions to Reopen,” Chicago, Illinois American Immigration Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Chicago, Board member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association – Executive board 2007-2011,  Chapter Chair 2010-2011
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association


  • Super Lawyers – 2019-2020
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2014-2018

Published Decisions

  • Niam v Aschroft, 354 F.3d 652 (7th Cir. 2004)
  • Abdelqadar v Gonzalez, 413 F.3d 668 (7th Cir. 2005)
  • Tabaku v Gonzales, 425 F.3d 417 (7th Cir. 2005)
  • Giday v Gonzales, 434 F.3d 543 (7th Cir. 2006)
  • Hashish v Gonzales, 442 F.3d 572 (7th Cir. 2006)
  • Skorusa v Gonzales, 482 F.3d 939 (7th Cir. 2007)
  • Zeqiri v Mukasey, 529 F.3d 364 (7th Cir. 2008)
  • Patel v Holder, 563 F.3d 565 (7th Cir. 2009)
  • Stanojkova v Holder, 645 F.3d 943 (7th Cir. 2011)

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The KB&A Team

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