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About me

 I am the Managing Partner and Head of the Family/Deportation Practice Group at Sesini Law Group . My practice is entirely devoted to representing individuals with issues in family immigration, naturalization and citizenship, deportation defense, asylum, federal appeals and litigation, and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Prior to focusing exclusively in immigration law, I practiced criminal law for many years, which experience makes me uniquely qualified to represent non-citizens with criminal convictions. I work frequently with criminal defense attorneys in criminal cases throughout Wisconsin and I have successfully vacated dozens and dozens of criminal convictions for my clients. 


 In 2011, I was selected as a Super Lawyer in immigration. I speak frequently on immigration issues in the community, and I am invited to speak at several immigration-related seminars, including the 2014 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the 2012 Wisconsin State Public Defenders annual seminar. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Wisconsin State Bar, and the 3rd, 6th, and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, circuits in which we have successfully litigated complex immigration issues. 


I am a first-generation born U.S. citizen. I received my law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1991.  I speak Italian and my office is fluent in Spanish.


Languages spoken: Italian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    18 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    25 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Lindsey Loch Gauzza

    I have worked with John Sesini on several immigration matters. His extensive knowledge of both immigration law and criminal law make him a valuable resource for colleagues and a powerful advocate for his clients. I strongly endorse Mr. Sesini and his law office.


    Lindsey Gauzza Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Cheryl Renee David

    There are few lawyers that I can say are both smart and compassionate at the same time. Mr. Sesini is just that. He not only has a great understanding of both immigration and criminal law, he really cares about his clients. I highly endorse him as a lawyer.


    Cheryl David Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sesini Law Group, S.C.

234 W. Florida Street
Suite 203
Milwaukee, WI, 53204


WIGood Standing199103/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
2015 Top LawyersM Magazine2015
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSesini Law Group, S.C.2014 - Present
Attorney/PartnerGrzeca Law. Group, S.C.2009 - 2014
Attorney/Founding PartnerSesini Law Firm, S.C.2003 - 2009
PartnerBrennan, Ramirez, Wilmouth, & Sesini1994 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of the Sixth Federal CircuitN/A2011 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitN/A2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinN/A1991 - Present
Justinian SocietyN/A1991 - Present
Seventh Circuit Court of AppealsN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. VangOur appeal was affirmed
In re ShresthaImmigration judge granted our request for asylum
Kadia v. GonzalezSeventh Circuit affirmed our appeal and the case was remanded to the immigration court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 AILA Annual ConferenceFundamentals Boot Camp-Removal 1012015
Annual AILA ConferenceImmigration Trial Practice2014
Sheboygan County Bar AssociationImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2013
Winnebego County Bar AssociationImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2012
Annual State Public Defender SeminarCriminal/Immigration Appeals2012
Wisconsin State BarImmigration Law2011