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Davorin J. Odrcic

Immigration Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   17 reviews

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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. I was honored to be selected in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the field of immigration. 

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 six year old daughter, and swimming, cycling, and playing tennis and basketball. 

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The Association for Continuing Legal Education ("ACLEA") awarded the State Bar of Wisconsin with outstanding achievement in original programming for a day long CLE that I served as program chair.
This is a picture of me with my award from Best Lawyers of American in the field of immigration law.
Licensed for 21 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/07/2022
State NV
Status Inactive
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/10/2022

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

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Posted by Benoit | January 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Efficient Immigration Lawyer
First of all, I would like to thank you Attorney Dav for all the work you did in representing us in the most difficult immigration case. Attorney Dav was very knowledgeable of all the immigration laws. We are very grateful as a family because you have helped us navigate the most strenuous situation we were in. He walked us step by step on our case, and promptly communicated any updates to us. Given a chance again, I will always choose you to represent us. Thank you
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Posted by Tom | December 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Green card application GRANTED!
Dav has helped me and my family through multiple immigration cases, both emergency and non-emergency ones. He always returns my calls and emails within the same or 1 business day. Dav and his staff treat us like humans, instead of criminals. I would 1000 percent call him as the top immigration lawyer in the country.
Posted by JOSUE | September 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Canceled My Deportation.
was under deportation order and he helped me stopped. Thank you Davorin for helping me through this tough time this mean a lot for my and my daughters and my son because thank to you i will be able to be around to help them finish their careers .
Posted by Manjinder | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best!!
I just want to say thank you Attorney Davorin for everything you have done for me! You have been a great attorney and you handle my case with so much care and concern. I don’t think I could have gotten this postive outcome if it was with any other attorney. I admire your professionalism and empathy for people like me struggling for a better future. You not only took my case, you gave me hope from the very beginning and that is what kept me going thru my difficult time. Words cannot explain my gratitude towards you! I just want you to know that I am here to give my recommendation if anyone ever needed it. Again I want to thank you and I appreciate you Sir! Best regards, Manjinder Singh
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Posted by Jaspreet | December 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration lawyer
I wish I could give him more than 5 stars, he's just the best and helpful lawyer I have ever met. I have known him since 2012. He'll provide you a lot information on your case to make it easier for his clients and super affordable also.
Posted by Stephen | October 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful we found him!
My wife had a complex case, and very little time to prepare for her 10 yr Green Card after having divorced her first husband. Mr. Odrcic was able to put together a thorough statement including references in a matter of a few days in order to submit the necessary paperwork in time. He knew exactly what to do and offered sincere advise and encouragement throughout the entire process. When going to the interview other lawyers came up to him to ask for his advice. The best part of the overall experience beside my wife being granted her green card was how caring he is. He always followed up with us and showed that he truly cared about our situation. We highly recommend Mr. Odrcic to anyone looking for the best possible representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client Testimonial
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you Mr. Odrcic. Thank you Mr. Odrcic for taking my immigration case, for your guidance, recommendations, and explaining to me the step-by-step the process. Your professionalism, integrity, and knowledge about immigration laws exceeded all my expectations. I was a lawful U.S. permanent resident for more than five years. I was ready and eager to become a U.S. Citizen. I gathered all my documents and I created a binder with all the requirements needed to apply for citizenship. I went to a non-profit organization to review my application and support documents. The lady started asking me some questions but when she asked if I have been arrested during those five years, I said, “Yes.” I was arrested and charged with my first OWI on 08/2017. The lady very politely told me that I cannot apply now due to my arrest because it did not represent good moral character behaviors. I was very confused and sad. I thought that I needed to wait five more years before I could apply again. The lady recommended me to hire a lawyer and provided me with a list of lawyers. I called all the lawyers from the list. I selected you Mr. Odrcic, based on your experience in solving difficult immigration cases and the reviews on your website. Mr. Odrcic, thank you for taking the time to critically analyze the police report, application for U.S. Citizenship, and supporting documents. You were very honest with me by explaining in a clear and effective way the risk of having an immigration officer that could deny my application due to my first OWI. You were very optimistic about my case due to my extenuating circumstances regarding my first OWI. I confessed to be nervous about the entire process because of my first OWI but I was blessed to have the opportunity to meet you because you made this complex process so simple and stress-free at a very reasonable price. Mr. Odrcic, you proved to be one of the most positive, competent, caring, and genuine immigration lawyers. I admire your professionalism and perseverance in my case. I appreciate your timely responses to my calls, emails, and answers to all of my questions. I will highly recommend your law firm to anyone that is in need of a dedicated and hardworking immigration lawyer. Mr. Odrcic, you are a very competent lawyer that enjoys taking challenging and complex immigration cases. Best Regards, A. Rodriguez
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Posted by Giovanni | October 9, 2019
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The best lawyer i have ever met!
I was very disappointed about my immigration case, my wife's petition for my green card was denied, my current immigration lawyer gave up on me because of her lack of knowledge and experience. it looks like my 20 years in the USA was coming to an end literately. the only thing I asked God was to find the best lawyer to fight my case cause only the best lawyer could help me. I found Lawyer Davorin Odrcic on the internet so i gave him a try. the only thing I can say after that was Thank God you heard me. Lawyer Davorin was so professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. he responded to the intent of deny notice against me.His response was very detailed, 180 pages of information that contained: reasons, analysis, laws, etc. He gave me so much confidence in it. We sent this response in time and one week later i got my green card. Awesome!!!. His staff was wonderful also. they make you feel comfortable, kept me informed of every step or news that the lawyer did. They speak spanish also!! It is a plus! thanks lawyer Davorin you were awesome in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
An EXPERT in Immigration Law. I am a USA Citizen now!
Before meeting lawyer Odrcic, I thought that becoming a USA citizen was going to be almost impposible for me, specially because I had t applied before, and my application was denied. But when I met with him for a consulation, I left his office very possitive and optimistic. You can see his expertise right away and he does not give you false hope. He makes the process so easy and clear that it takes stress away from you. He knows what an immigration officer wants to see in a possible USA Resident or Citizen, and he helps you get prepared for that. I highly and honestly reccommend lawyer Odrcic. Forever Thankful.
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Posted by Andy | February 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Personal service, highly knowledgeable, and your best bet.
My wife had an incredibly difficult case that seemed almost impossible to achieve. Dav never floundered and guided us every step of the way. He always remained cautiously optimistic and encouraged us to prepare the required documents, file the forms that were needed, and chase the laborious efforts necessary to get our case to the best position possible. The area of immigration law can cause a hardship, financially. Never once did I feel Dav was not sensitive to this fact and always treated us fairly. If you feel hopeless, give Dav a call and see what he can do to help you. We were in the same position and Dav gave us the best chance. In the end we were able to obtain the desired outcome thanks to Dav.
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Posted by Jan | November 28, 2017
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A tenacious advocate!
There are not enough words to describe the level of expertise and commitment that Dav offers. The area of law in immigration is very delicate and personal. Acknowledging this, Dav takes a sensitive approach and holds himself and his entire team to the highest level of integrity. We had a very unique, arduous, and all consuming case spanning over 6 years. Not once did Dav give up on us, even when the light at the end of the tunnel seemed unreachable. Dav showed initiative in finding new ways to litigate on our behalf. He has the ability to mine legal precedents applicable to the situation at hand to help you build a solid legal foundation. He was always fair with his fees. Never once did I feel taken advantage of like some attorneys tend to do. If you want a competent attorney who will battle alongside you, advocate for you, who returns your calls/emails, someone that treats you like a human being, instead of a number, I would wholeheartedly recommend Dav.
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Posted by Yuri | November 14, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Super recommend
I had a consultation with Dav and he was just everything you could ask for from an attorney. Explained to me everything I wanted to know very well. Wish I had known about him before! Super recommend!
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
immigration Excellent service the best one in 50 states
Before i met with him i met at least 15 to 20 lawyers no one wants to take my case , with the first meeting with him , he gave me 100% confidence and said this is my case and congratulated me that i am going to get GREEN CARD and i got it . HE IS THE BEST ATTORNEY IN 50 STATES i strongly believe that .
Posted by Dawn | March 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Sharp lawyer who keeps on top of the law.
We worked with Dav twice: Once to obtain my husband's green card and then to help him achieve his citizenship. We were thoroughly impressed both times with Dav's knowledge of the law and his efforts to go the extra mile. What's more, he speaks in normal people (not lawyerly) language so you can understand the law. He is friendly, answers questions in a very timely manner, explains things well, and just works hard for his clients. What more can you ask for in an attorney?
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Posted by Saul | May 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
respectable lawyer and excellent service
Atty. Davorin Odric was recommended by a colleague of his because my case was actually very complicated, in September of 2014 i was diagnosed with AML acute myleiode leukemia, a cancer that required a bone marrow transplant but because i didn't have a social security number Davorin help me get me a work permit and SSN, in matter of few months, i have to said the service compare with the fees, worth every dollar. Davorin explore all my options and work above and beyond to get me what i needed and his professionalism and service really make the difference. thanks Dav.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Immigration Attornew
When I hired Davorin Odrcic to represent my case, I was in a very difficult situation after many years of litigation with the local immigration office. I was previously represented by another lawyer group who made matters worse in some instances. Dav was not only able to clean the slate and give me a new perspective on the case, but also to get me from a desperate situation when I hired him in April to a complete resolved case at the end of September. He is a very trustworthy attorney, smart, experienced and knowledgeable. He worked directly on my case and knew every detail of my very large file while keeping me informed about every step of the process. I am now aware how much a less reputable lawyer could mess up a case, so I definitely appreciated Dav's qualities as a respected professional in the Immigration area. I would recommend him in a heart bit!
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Posted by Mo | May 20, 2015
Best immigration attorney in Wisconsin...
I was detained at Florida port coming back from a Disney vacation with my daughter and I was pulled aside by U.S. Customs and given a Defferd inspection date because Fifteen years ago I had a mishap which was resulted in a conviction and jail time over 14 month.... I spoke to five Attornya and finally met Dav who specializes in immigration law pertaining criminal conviction.. He took me through the whole Defferd inspection process step by step and at the end due to his knowledge and respectable relationship with Milwaukee CBP saved me from being detained... If you are facing trouble with immigration I will highly recommend you to go see Dav.... I still got a little bit of a process that I have to go through till my case is done and I'm pretty confident will get me through it ...
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

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

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 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 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
  • Falling in Love Overseas: The Basic Requirements for Obtaining a K-1 Fiance Visa
  • 2007
  • Croatian Chronicle
  • When a Lawful Permanent Resident Should Consider Naturalization: The Benefits of Citizenship
  • 2007
  • Croatian Chronicle
  • Do You Want To Become A U.S. Citizen? The Basic Requirements Of Naturalization
  • 2006
  • Croatian Chronicle
  • The Immigration Consequences of Travel: What Every Non-Citizen Should Know Before Departing The United States
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Received (4)
Given (3)
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."