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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

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 85%
    9 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 10%
    17 years, 100 cases
  3. Class Action: 5%
    17 years, 500 cases



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Contact info

Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP

3620 E Layton Avenue
Suite 103
Cudahy, WI, 53110-1462


WIGood Standing199603/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2016
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
AVVO Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Top Lawyers of WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2014
Top 100National Trial Lawyers2014
Top Lawyers of WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Honor Roll of AttorneysUnited States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit2011
University League Award for Scholarship and ServiceUniversity of Wisconsin1996
Degree With DistinctionUniversity of Toronto1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAdemi & O'Reilly, LLP1999 - Present
Law ClerkUnited States Court Of Appeals, Seventh Circuit1997 - 1999
Law ClerkUnited States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Wisconsin1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration CouncilEssay Contest Coordinator2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Wisconsin chapter)Attorney Member2014 - Present
South Shore Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
United States District Court of the Southern District of IndianaAttorney Member2009 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitAttorney Member2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WisconsinAttorney Member2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisAttorney Member2001 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitAttorney Member1999 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WisconsinAttorney Member1998 - Present
Order of the CoifMemberN/A
Cudahy Chamber of CommerceMember2001 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
EzineArticlesCommon Mistakes Made in Immigration Petitions and Applications2015
EzineArticlesHow to Bring Your Fiancee or Spouse to the United States2015
ImmigrationWisconsin.comGuía para inmigrantes sin papeles2014
ImmigrationWisconsin.comCommon Mistakes and Secret Strategies for Immigration Success2013
Wisconsin Law ReviewTargeting the Wrong Deep Pocket1996
Pacific Research Institute for Public PolicyA Primer on the California Environmental Quality Act1993
Sacramento UnionHow Environmental Law Hurts the Environment1993
U.S. House of Representatives - House Wednesday GroupPublic Health in the Provinces: Canada's Health Insurance Strategy1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of TorontoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
10th Annual Meeting & PresentationTwombly Five Years Later2012
State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law SectionMutual Fund Market Timing2003
Lunch CLE SeriesAvoiding Prejudgment Pitfalls in Bankruptcy1997