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Matthew Kriezelman is a member at Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC. He regularly practices Immigration 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.

Matthew has traveled extensively throughout the country to represent immigrants before USCIS, ICE and various Immigration Courts.

He has extensive experience litigating Immigration related issues before the Federal District Court.  Matthew has filed numerous claims under the Administrative Procedures Act to ask that the District Court force the Department of Homeland Security to make a final decision in a case.  Often this has resulted in immediate decisions in cases which had been pending well beyond normal processing times.  Matthew has also filed numerous actions to ask that the District Court review denials of final administrative decisions.

Matthew currently serves as a co-chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Pro Bono clinic through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.  Matthew maintains offices in Chicago and Waukegan.

Bar Admissions

  • Northern District of Illinois
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US Court of Federal Claims


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
  • Lake County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  •  Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity (January 2014) -IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Speaker and Organizer, Continuing Legal Education Class
  • What’s Next for Immigration Reform (August 2013) – Speaker and Moderator, American Jewish Committee, Chicago, Illinois
  • Temporary Protected Status Seminar (April 2010) – Speaker, Indian American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, Continuing Legal Education Class
  • Removal for Beginners (June 2009) – ILW.COM – Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Class


  • The Removal Book, 2nd Edition(2013) – ILW.COM – Authored 2 chapters.
  • “While Congress Debates Immigration Reform There Remains Two Recent Policy Implementations Which Allow Certain Unauthorized Aliens to Receive Benefits.”  – Lake County Bar Association Docket – (June 2013).


  • Super Lawyers – 2019-2020
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2014-2018
  • Distinguished Service Award, 2009 & 2010, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services


  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago – Kent College of Law – Juris Doctor
    • Journal of International and Comparative Law – Editorial Board
  • University of Maryland – College Park
    • Bachelor of Arts in History
    • Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics
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