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Biography

Debora Medina is an Associate Attorney with Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC. Prior to law school, Debora graduated from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. Debora has been working in the immigration law field as a Paralegal since 2014.

In May 2021, Debora earned her juris doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Debora interned in the Immigration Law Clinic at Chicago-Kent representing clients in immigration court as a law student. Debora also served as the Vice President-Evening of the Student Bar Association at Chicago-Kent. In 2019, Debora was invited to join a select group of students to travel to Dilley, Texas for the CARA Pro Bono Project to assist asylum seekers in need of legal assistance at the U.S. detention center at the southern border. While at Chicago-Kent, Debora was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Writing.

Debora joined Kriezelman, Burton & Associates in 2019 as an Immigration Paralegal focusing on employment-based immigration cases. In that role she has assisted attorneys in obtaining successful results in complex employment-based cases before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Debora is a first-generation attorney who immigrated from Argentina and is a native Spanish speaker. Her own experiences as an immigrant give her a distinctive perspective to better understand clients’ needs and concerns.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2021

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2021
  • University of Illinois – Chicago, Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, 2013

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Legal Writing, Fall 2019
  • Dean’s Honor List, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Spring 2021

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois Hispanic Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
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