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 is presently a member of the Chicago Executive Board for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
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
Northern District of Illinois
Eastern District of Wisconsin
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
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
Federal Bar Association Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law Section – 2017
Niam v Aschroft, 354 F.3d 652 (7th Cir. 2004)
Abdelqadar v Gonzalez, 413 F.3d 668 (7th Cir. 2005)
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