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Erich C. Straub is an attorney concentrating in family and employment immigration and deportation defense.  He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and in Super Lawyers since 2009.  He serves as a faculty member for the American Immigration Council's Litigation Institute. From 2007-2009, was chairperson of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and served on the Board of Governor's for AILA nationally.

Prior to focusing his practice on immigration, Mr. Straub was a criminal defense attorney for almost a decade. During that time, he successfully defended hundreds of cases in state and federal courts. Because of this prior experience, he has a unique combination of experience in criminal and immigration law. He is recognized by many of Wisconsin’s best criminal defense attorneys as the foremost expert in the state on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

Mr. Straub has spoken to audiences throughout the U.S. and has appeared on local radio and television on the topic of immigration. He has worked to improve laws that affect immigrants on both the state and federal level and has traveled to Madison, Wisconsin and Washington DC to meet with elected officials regarding immigration issues. In 2008, the Milwaukee Business Journal described him as a “national leader on the federal immigration issue.”



Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    19 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Craig R. Johnson

    I endorse this lawyer. When i have clients with immigration issues, I give them Erich's name. He does a great job advising people in complicated intersection of immigration law and other areas, such as criminal and family.


    Craig Johnson Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Gregory A. Petit

    I endorse this lawyer. He is smart and talented. When I need to refer a client for an immigration matter I refer them to Erich.


    Gregory Petit Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Straub Immigration, LLC

401 East Kilbourn Street
Suite 302
Milwaukee, WI, 53202


WIGood Standing199403/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerErich C. Straub, Immigration Attorney LLC2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Law FoundationLitigation Advisory Committee2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Wisconsin chapter)Chapter Chair - Wisconsin2007 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2007 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Wisconsin chapter)Vice-Chair2005 - 2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Chair, Litigation Committee2005 - 2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Wisconsin chapter)Secretary2003 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration and Nationality Law HandbookDeveloping Strategies for Clients in Removal Proceedings2009
Immigration and Nationality Law HandbookMotions to Suppress2008
Wisconsin DefenderImmigration Basics for Criminal Defense2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Notre DameProgram of Liberal Studies, RussianBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual ConventionGrounds of Removal and Deportation2009
Annual ConferenceTrial Strategies in Removal2009
State ConventionComprehensive Immigration Reform Update2008
Midwest Regional ConferenceRoundtable on Recent Developments in Removal2008
Litigation InstituteTrial Practice Skills2008
Juvenile Justice ConferenceImmigration Law2008
Fundamentals II ConferenceTop Ten Considerations for Litigators2008
Fall ConferencePre-hearing Litigation and Strategies2008
Continuing Legal EducationDomestic Violence and the Immigrant2008
Annual Criminal Defense ConferenceDefending Immigrants2008
Annual ConferenceMotions to Suppress Evidence in Removal Proceedings2008