I have represented thousands of people in immigration and other federal matters in court and before executive agencies for the past 15 years. My immigration focus is the most vunerable. I work to keep families united in the United States, prepare family-based immigration petitions, U visas, deportation.removal defense, and citizenship and naturalization.
I have an extensive record of appellate litigation before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and I have been recognized on their honor roll of attorneys over twenty times. I have also been lead counsel on appeals to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the D.C. Court of Appeals.
I was selected as a “Super Lawyer” by my colleagues and peers, and have been asked to speak on a variety of legal topics concerning federal laws and litigation.
I served as a law clerk for Circuit Judge Daniel A. Manion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1997 to 1999 and for Chief Judge James E. Shapiro of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1996 to 1997. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1996, Order of the Coif. I was also an Article Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review.
Before law school, I interned for the U.S. House of Representatives, and worked for the United Nations Development Programme. I also studied in Barcelona, Spain and Toronto, Canada. My undergraduate degree is from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. I am fluent in Spanish, and I have many clients whose only language is Spanish.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 1996
An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.
John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top Lawyers of Wisconsin||Milwaukee Magazine||2014|
|AVVO Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2014|
|Top Lawyers of Wisconsin||Milwaukee Magazine||2013|
|Honor Roll of Attorneys||United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit||2011|
|University League Award for Scholarship and Service||University of Wisconsin||1996|
|Degree With Distinction||University of Toronto||1993|
|Partner||Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP||1999 - Present|
|Law Clerk||United States Court Of Appeals, Seventh Circuit||1997 - 1999|
|Law Clerk||United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Wisconsin||1996 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Council||Essay Contest Coordinator||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Wisconsin chapter)||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|South Shore Chamber of Commerce||Member||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court of the Southern District of Indiana||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|Cudahy Chamber of Commerce||Member||2001 - 2011|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin||Attorney Member||2001 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois||Attorney Member||2001 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin||Attorney Member||1998 - Present|
|Order of the Coif||Member||N/A|
|EzineArticles||Common Mistakes Made in Immigration Petitions and Applications||2015|
|EzineArticles||How to Bring Your Fiancee or Spouse to the United States||2015|
|ImmigrationWisconsin.com||Guía para inmigrantes sin papeles||2014|
|ImmigrationWisconsin.com||Common Mistakes and Secret Strategies for Immigration Success||2013|
|Wisconsin Law Review||Targeting the Wrong Deep Pocket||1996|
|Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy||A Primer on the California Environmental Quality Act||1993|
|Sacramento Union||How Environmental Law Hurts the Environment||1993|
|U.S. House of Representatives - House Wednesday Group||Public Health in the Provinces: Canada's Health Insurance Strategy||1989|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Toronto||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|10th Annual Meeting & Presentation||Twombly Five Years Later||2012|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section||Mutual Fund Market Timing||2003|
|Lunch CLE Series||Avoiding Prejudgment Pitfalls in Bankruptcy||1997|