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Erin C. Cobb

Erin Cobba Erin Cobb is a member of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, where she practices immigration law exclusively. She focuses her practice on asylum, family-based immigration, complex naturalization, removal defense, and federal court litigation.  She has served as an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University College of Law, teaching Immigration and Nationality Law.  Erin practices before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.  She was previously an attorney with a major legal services organization in Chicago, Illinois, and continues to perform pro bono work through a number of community-based organizations.

Prior to her career as an immigration lawyer, Erin taught English as a Second Language classes to immigrants and intending immigrants both in Chicago and abroad.

Contact Information

Email – ecobb@krilaw.com

Speaking Engagements

  • Midwest Regional Conference, Discussion Leader, “Practice Skills in Immigration Court,” 2016, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Fall Family & Litigation Conference, Panelist, “Litigation Tools to Win the Case: Asylum & Beyond”, 2015, Chicago, Illinois American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Guest Lecturer, DePaul University College of Law, Asylum & Immigration Clinic, “Consular Processing”, 2015
  • Fall Litigation Workshop, Panelist, “Getting Prepared for Trial,” 2013, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Spring Ethics Conference, Panelist, “Ethics in Removal Proceedings,” 2012, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Reframing Reform: Immigration As the Solution, Panelist, DePaul University College of Law, 2011, Chicago, Illinois
  • Annual Conference, Panelist, “Mexican Asylum Claims,” 2011, San Diego, California, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Seminar, Organizer, “Strategies for Representing Survivors of Domestic Violence and Crime Victims,” 2011, Chicago, Illinois Chicago Bar Association
  • Midwest Regional Conference, Panelist, “My Case Was Denied, Now What Do I Do?”  2011, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Midwest Regional Conference, Discussion Leader, “Ethical Issues in Immigration Practice,” 2009, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Midwest Regional Conference, Discussion Leader, “Litigation for the Business Immigration Practitioner,” 2008, Chicago, Illinois, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Erin has also given numerous presentations to professional organizations, community-based organizations, and even high school students on topics such as naturalization, petitions for mandamus, practice before the Immigration Courts, asylum, and the ramifications of criminal offenses on immigration status.  Before practicing immigration law exclusively, she gave lectures and workshops on domestic violence, family law, and various consumer and housing laws protecting aliens and citizens alike.

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2007 – present
  • Executive Board, Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015 – present
  • Co-Chair, ICE Office of Chief Counsel Liaison Committee, 2013 – 2015
  • Co-Chair, Asylum Office Liaison Committee, 2010-2011
  • Member, USCIS District Director Liaison Committee, 2010-2013
  • Member, Legal Services for Detainees Committee, 2010 – 2014
  • Member, Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee, 2009-2010, 2014 – 2015
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2010 – present
  • Co-Chair, Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, 2010-2011

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, summa cum laude, 2006
  • B.A., University of Missouri, summa cum laude, 1999

Published Decisions

  • Karroumeh v. Lynch, 15-2198 (7th Cir. 2016).
  • Hamdan v. Mukasey, 528 F.3d 986 (7th Cir. 2008)
  • Rama v. Holder, 607 F. 3d 461 (7th Cir. 2010)

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