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Robin Dalton

Immigration Attorney at Madison, WI

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2008
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Robin Dalton es una abogada de inmigración en el Centro Legal RISE, donde representa primordialmente a inmigrantes sobrevivientes de violencia carentes de servicios. Ella es una líder en Wisconsin, y tiene amplia experiencia con peticiones exitosas de inmigración a través de VAWA, Visa U y Tráfico/Trata Humana, tanto en su servicio directo a clientes como en su trabajo en políticas nacionales para mejorar las leyes y prácticas con respecto a estas peticiones. Ella trabaja en la mayoría de las áreas de la ley de inmigración, incluyendo solicitudes familiares, procesamiento de visas temporales, DACA (Acción Diferida), defensa contra deportación/remoción, solicitudes humanitarias, solicitudes para residencia permanente (tarjeta verde), naturalización y ciudadanía.


Además de representar a clientes, Robin provee entrenamiento, tutoría y asistencia técnica a otros abogados, intercesores legales, organismos de seguridad y estudiantes. Actualmente, ella es la presidente de la Asociación de Abogados Asiáticos de Wisconsin. Además es miembro de la Junta Directiva del Gobierno del Colegio de Abogados de Wisconsin, y de las Secciones de Derecho de Interés Público y Práctica Internacional. Anteriormente, ha hecho internados en el Proyecto de Inocencia (Madison, WI) y el Fondo de Defensa Legal de NAACP (New York, NY). Robin ha viajado cuantiosamente al extranjero y disfruta el trabajar con clientes de todas partes del mundo.




Robin Dalton is an immigration attorney at RISE Law Center where she primarily represents underserved immigrant and refugee survivors of violence.  She is a leader in Wisconsin, and has extensive experience in successful immigration petitions through VAWA, U Visa and Human Trafficking both in her direct services to clients as well as working on national policy to improve the law and practices around these petitions.  She works in most fields of immigration law including family based, temporary visa processing, DACA (Deferred Action), removal defense, humanitarian applications, applications for permanent residence (green card), naturalization and citizenship. 


In addition to client representation, Robin provides training, mentorship and technical assistance for other attorneys, legal advocates, law enforcement and students.  She is the current president of the Wisconsin Asian Bar Association.  She also serves on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Wisconsin and is a member of the Public Interest Law and International Practice Sections.  Previously, she has held internships in the Innocence Project (Madison, WI) and NAACP Legal Defense Fund (New York, NY).  Robin has traveled abroad extensively and enjoys working with clientele from all regions of the world.


Photos and videos

Community Immigration Law Center volunteers (from left) Tim O'Donnell, Nicole Wells, Jean-Rene Watchou, Julia Putinsev, Robin Dalton, Rocio Molina, Raluca Vais-Ottosen, Sarah Mazzie-Briscoe, Melissa Brown, and Grant Sovern. - 2010 Rotunda Report SBW
Working Together/Lead Together: There is a ‘We’ in Diversity: Hon. Charles N. Clevert, U.S. District Court, Eastern District; Edward Fallone, Marquette Law School, Robin Dalton, RISE Law Center, and Ismael Ozanne, Dane County District Court. -2013 SBW
Governors H. Charles Stahmer, Nonresident Lawyers Division representative, and Robin Dalton, Wisconsin Asian Bar Association liaison, enjoy a conversation before meeting begins. - 2013 SBW
The 2012-2013 State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors in Wausau, Wisconsin. - State Bar of Wisconsin (SBW)
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Rise Law Center
1245 E Washington Avenue, Suite #102
Madison, WI, 53703-3517

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4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer I ever had for Immigration.
I was under a K1 visa to come here in America from Philippines. After that I got married to an American and filed an Adjustment of Status. My 2 years Green Card got denied Last May 05, 2015 then my ex husband filed a divorced after my case got denied. I am an Urder Vawa to file my 10 year Green Card Resident. I went to Domestic Abuse Intervention Sevices (DAIS) last May 2015 to ask for help and they gave me Rise Law Center Office address to handle my case. Atty. Robin Dalton was the one of my immigration lawyer. She was so nice when I talked to her for the first time and she listens me well. She is very capable and intelligent woman. We went through to file a vawa case started September 2015 and I got my 10 year Green Card March 2018. It took so long but it was worth it. We had to be patience all the way. I am very Thankful to Atty. Robin for helping my case. Thank you for your efforts and dedications. God knows you are an amazing lawyer and how thankful I am to you. You saved my case to be legal in this country. I really really appreciate it a lot. Thank you very much Atty. Robin Dalton.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
Robin Dalton provided support with getting my permanent residency permit (10 year green card). When I was referred to Robin, I only had a temporary green card that was about to expire, and I was going through a highly contested divorce from an abusive husband. Robin helped me get my case together. She filed all the paperwork, and several months later my new green card was mailed to me. I did not even have to go to an interview. I will use the services of this attorney again to apply for citizenship.
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Posted by Alex | February 24, 2015
Thanks Robin and AVVO!
My work permit was denied twice and I found Robin on AVVO. She took the time to read through my papers and explained to me what error was in my paperwork. I just got my work permit - thank you Robin!
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2014
Supportive and Professional
I was referred to Robin after my previous attorney messed up my case and I ended up in court to be deported. I was so grateful to have someone knowledgeable explain to me what was going on and how we could reopen and fix my case. I am now a U.S. Citizen and have a great job after working with Robin for the last 5 years. She helped me when I had nothing to get my green card, citizenship and my children's green cards too. Robin answered all my questions, kept the immigration process smooth, and was always genuinely interested in my well being. She is incredibly dedicated and when she cannot call me back she makes sure another attorney or paralegal keeps me updated on my case. After my previous experience I know how important it is to make sure you have an intelligent and experienced attorney work on your immigration case. I cannot express how grateful and lucky I and my family are to have met her. I would not go to anyone else and make sure any family and friends go to Robin.
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Posted by Aicha | October 22, 2014
She is the best!
I want to thank attorney Robin. I was staying at a shelter and had no options, no family, some support from the shelter, no hope. My social worker contacted atttorney Robin. I was scared and she was so patient and kind to me. She helped me get me get my social security number and permission to work and drive, and went with me to interview for my greencard. I was finally free and from since I met attorney Robin I got a job and am now a manager and taking classes for my degree. She is the best person I know.
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Posted by Jan | September 12, 2013
Concientious Attorney
Robin helped us when our grandson's citizenship papers were lost. She answered all our questions and was so conscientious. She gave us several options and was so reasonable and knowledgeable.
Posted by Jessica | January 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I “hired” Rise Law Center for a VAWA Case in September 2019, and that service was never even started after several months. Due to NO Action by your part, I officially fired you on January 31, 2020. You signed the fired and refund request letter as received and I have proof of everything. My refund was never received. If I don’t receive my refund of $1,500.00 dollars within 10 days from today’s date (January 20, 2022), I will be filling a grievance with the Office of Lawyer Regulation against attorney Robin Dalton by January 30, 2022. You took advantage of a newly single mother that was victim of domestic violence and took my hard earned money and ghosted me. I won’t rest until I have my money back and you get punished for you malpractice.
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  • Pro bono 50 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Immigration Attorney
  • RISE Law Center
  • 2009 - Present
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Naacp Legal Defense & Educational Fund
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • University of Wisconsin Law School Innocence Project Clinic
  • 2005 - 2006


  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

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  • Granted
  • In the Matter of *****
  • Granted


  • AILA - VAWA, U's and T's National Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Community Immigration Law Clinic (CILC)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Wisconsin Asian Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Board of Governors - State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Governor Building Bridges
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Best Immigration Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • 2015 WI Probono Honor Society
  • Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission
  • 2015
  • Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • 2014 WI Probono Honor Society
  • Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission
  • 2014
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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Don’t Gamble with Minors: the Practicalities of bringing children who are beneficiaries of U and T visas to the United States
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar -ASISTA
  • USCIS Updates on VAWA, U and T visas & Practice Pointers Oct 2016
  • 2016
  • Federal Bar - National Immigration Law Conference
  • Immigration Options for Crime Victims: The T and U Visas
  • 2016
  • Webinar - End Domestic Abuse WI
  • U Nonimmigrant Status Caps
  • 2015
  • Webinar - End Domestic Abuse WI
  • VAWA Confidentiality of Immigration Petitions in Court Proceedings
  • 2015
  • Governor's Council on Domestic Abuse
  • U Visa Certification Procedures
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference
  • Immigration Remedies for Victims of Crime
  • 2013
  • Together for Children Conference
  • Serving Immigrant Children
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference
  • The U-Visa: Your Role In The Process
  • 2012
  • Prosecutors Education and Training
  • U Visa Basics: What Prosecutors Should Know
  • 2012
  • Centro Hispano/UNIDOS Presentation
  • DACA Nuts and Bolts
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Immigration Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Robin Dalton is one of a kind. She has a unique combination of expertise, kindness, and zeal. I learned so much from her. She regularly succeeds and makes it look easy. I would not be where I am today without her."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Other
"This attorney goes above and beyond to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Robin Dalton is an intelligent, hard-working and compassionate lawyer. I highly recommend her."