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Davorin J. Odrcic

Immigration Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 16 years
    Nevada - NV 22 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Davorin

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MY FOCUS WITHIN IMMIGRATION LAW IS CALLED 'CRIMMIGRATION.' I HAVE PUBLISHED A FULL LENGTH BOOK ON THE TOPIC. THE IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS CAN BE UNDULY HARSH AND WILDLY DISPROPORTIONAL. THE PUNISHMENT OF DEPORTATION OFTEN DOES NOT FIT THE CRIME.

I have been practicing immigration law exclusively since 2006. My practice areas include deportation defense, post-conviction relief for noncitizens, advising criminal defense attorneys on the immigration consequences of pending charges, family-based immigration (i.e. spousal green cards), asylum, and humanitarian applications (such as U visas for victims of certain crimes). I am the author of the Immigration Consequences of Wisconsin Criminal Offenses, which was published by the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2015. In 2022 and 2024, I was named 'Lawyer of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America in the field of immigration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Since 2021 I have been a faculty member at the Immigration Court Trial Advocacy College in Kansas City, Missouri where newer immigration lawyers are trained on deportation defense litigation. I have also been a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Law School since 2015. 

My favorite aspect of practicing immigration law is witnessing my clients become U.S. citizens. My father went through the naturalization process when he became a U.S. citizen. It is humbling and inspiring to see people from all over the world join as one. 

When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our daughter, and playing tennis and basketball. 

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This is a picture of me with my award from Best Lawyers of American in the field of immigration law.

Location

Odrcic Law Group LLC
5555 N Port Washington Rd Ste 201
Milwaukee, WI, 53217-5063

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Resume

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Work Experience

  • Manager/Owner
  • Odrcic Law Group, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Erich C. Straub, Immigration Attorney, LLC
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Member
  • Immigration Law Office of Davorin J. Odrcic
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Schreck Brignone
  • 2001 - 2005
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Education

  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • George Washington University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1998
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Garcia-Martinez v. Barr, 921 F.3d 674 ((7th Cir. 2019)
  • Petition for Review granted and remanded back to the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • State v. Mursal, 2013 WI App 125
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer/Secretary/Vice Chair for Wisconsin Chapter
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chapter Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of AILA
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2023
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year (Immigration Law, Milwaukee Wisconsin)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Lawyer of the Year (Immigration, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Hero
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Public Service
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2002
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Publications

  • American Immigration and Nationality Association (AILA), Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook
  • Hourly Versus Flat Fee
  • 2016
  • El Conquistador
  • Obama Announces Relief From Deportation For Thousands Of Undocumented Immigrants
  • 2012
  • Croatian Chronicle
  • When a Lawful Permanent Resident Should Consider Naturalization: The Benefits of Citizenship
  • 2007
  • Croatian Chronicle
  • Falling in Love Overseas: The Basic Requirements for Obtaining a K-1 Fiance Visa
  • 2007
  • Croatian Chronicle
  • The Immigration Consequences of Travel: What Every Non-Citizen Should Know Before Departing The United States
  • 2006
  • Croatian Chronicle
  • Do You Want To Become A U.S. Citizen? The Basic Requirements Of Naturalization
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Representing Clients With Criminal Histories, CIMT, and 212(h) Waivers
  • 2023
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • Crimmigration Updates
  • 2023
  • 2023 Immigration Court Trial Advocacy College, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Faculty Member at Immigration Court Trial Advocacy College
  • 2023
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Fall Chicago Conference)
  • Federal Immigration Litigation 101
  • 2022
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter)
  • Courtroom Skills Workshop
  • 2022
  • 2022 Immigration Court Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty Member at Immigration Court Trial Advocacy College
  • 2022
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Consequences of Arrests and Convictions On The Beneficiary And The Impact On Adjustment Of Status
  • 2021
  • 2021 Immigration Court Trial Advocacy College
  • Faculty Member at Immigration Court Trial Advocacy College
  • 2021
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Midwest Regional Conference
  • BIA And Federal Court Decisions Updates
  • 2020
  • Advanced Crimmigration Topics For Immigration & Defense Lawyers
  • Crimmigration in Wisconsin
  • 2020
  • Immigrant Justice Campaign Fearless Lawyering Series
  • Bad Facts In Immigration Court
  • 2019
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Wisconsin chapter)
  • Crimmigration 101 & Beyond: Basic Concepts & Advanced Strategies
  • 2018
  • Wisconsin State Public Defender Annual Conference
  • Plea Negotiations For Noncitizen Defendants: Taking Advantage Of The Categorical Approach
  • 2017
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Conference
  • Crimmigration Under The Trump Administration: How Defense Attorneys Should Advise Their Noncitizen Clients
  • 2017
  • Dane County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Crimmigration 101
  • 2015
  • Wisconsin Annual Judicial Conference
  • SeparatingThe Facts and Myths of Immigration
  • 2014
  • Get Me Out Of Here!: Strategies Related To The Initation Of Removal Proceedings
  • Removal For Experts
  • 2014
  • Get Me Out of Here!: Strategies Related To The Cessation of Removal Proceedings
  • Removal For Experts
  • 2014
  • Center for 21st Century Studies
  • Obstruction Of Justice: How The Immigration Detention System Adversely Affects The Attorney-Client Relationship
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Immigration Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Davorin is a highly respected immigration attorney here in the Milwaukee area."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Davorin is one of the most well regarded Immigration attorneys in the field. He provides effective and zealous representation to all of his clients. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Odrcic is a great person in addition to having earned his professional reputation as a stellar immigration attorney. Attorney Odrcic provided excellent and very important counseling on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and potential sentences in a case I had taken on and is the author of a book on the subject which I purchased soon afterward. Attorney Odrcic is the attorney for you if you're addressing immigration issues complicated by criminal convictions or pending charges."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dav is an excellent lawyer, who uses creative legal strategies to solve complex immigration issues. I have learned a lot from him, and I don't hesitate to refer cases to him."