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Thomas J. Arkell

Thomas J. Arkell

Practice areas:


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Timothy William Kelly

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred numerous Immigration and employment matters to Tom and he has done a fantastic job on each and every case. He deserves the highest rating available.


    Timothy Kelly Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dunn Law Firm, LLP

1001 North Main Street, Suite A
Bloomington, IL, 61701

1001 N Main St
Bloomington, IL, 61702




DCActive 199805/24/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leading Immmigration LawyerChicago Lawyer Magazine2015
Top Lawyers in IllinoisChicago Lawyer Magazine2015
Leading Lawyer - Immigration and Employment LawLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2015
Immigration Firm of the Year, USAFinance Monthly - Law Awards - 20112011
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Firm Award - Education Law)Martindale-Hubbell2010
Invited, America's Premier LawyersBusiness Week2008
Invited, America's Premier LawyersFortune Magazine2007
Invited, America's Best LawyersFortune Magazine2005
Reviewer, NACUANOTE, Changes to Labor Certfication ProcessNational Association of College and University Attorneys2005
Panelist, By the People: America in the WorldWILL-TV, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign funded by grant from McNeil/Lehrer Productions2004
Panelist, The Educational Consequences of Heightened SecurityUIUC, sponsored by Exploring the Human Experience, College of Law, College of Education and The Center for Advanced Study2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDunn Law Firm, LLP1997 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
NAFSA: Association of International EducatorsMember2001 - Present
Society for Human Resource ManagementMember1999 - Present
National Association of College and University AttorneysMember1998 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1998 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Goel & Goyal v. Patni Computer Systems, Inc.N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Immigration Legal Series, West Thomson ReutersInvited, Employing International Workers2011
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Immigration Law Update2010
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Hiring Foreign Nationals2008
Lorman Education ServicesI-9 and Immigration Issues2008
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Hiring Foreign Nationals2007
National Association of College and University AttorneysHiring Foreign Nationals as Faculty The Usual ProgressionN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Notre Dame UniversityGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
University of Notre DameImmigration2015
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignImmigration2015
USDA and NCAUR Civil Rights Employee Development ProgramImmigration Law2013
National Association of College and University AttorneysImmigrationN/A
Canadian Consulate General, ChicagoImmigrationN/A