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Skyler Anderson is one of the founding partners of Immigrant Defenders Law Group, PLLC, a Utah based law firm practicing primarily in immigration and criminal defense. Dating back to his first year in law school through pro bono clinics and internships, Skyler’s focus has always been immigration law.  As an attorney, he has successfully navigated clients through the tangled webs of immigration law through U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the immigration and appellate courts. Few things give him more satisfaction than successfully fighting off any given branch of the government seeking to infringe upon the basic human rights of individuals and families.


Skyler lived for two years in southern Chile, where he became fluent in Spanish and where he developed a love for foreign cultures. Upon returning to the United States, Skyler continued his study of the language, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University in 2007. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2009.


Skyler has served on the executive committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since May of 2012. He has held leadership positions and/or volunteered at the Horizonte Pro Bono Immigration Clinic since 2008. He is a former judicial clerk for the Immigration Court in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been recognized for his service to the minority community by the NAACP, and was a recipient of the College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award in Immigration Law.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 85%
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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  • Matthew Donald Ormsby

    Skyler is an excellent attorney. He has helped me with a number of immigration law questions over the years. I would recommend him with no hesitation.

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Contact info

Immigrant Defenders Law Group, PLLC

5675 S Redwood Rd Unit 10
Skyler Anderson
Taylorsville, UT, 84123-5498

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
UTActive201007/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award in Immigration LawSJ Quinney College of Law2009
Leary Scholar AwardSJ Quinney College of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerImmigrant Defenders Law Group, PLLC2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyIshola-Tarin, PLLC2013 - 2014
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Dorany Rodriguez-Baltazar, PLLC2009 - 2013
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Utah chapter)Executive Committee Member2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of Chairez-Castrejon, 26 I&N Dec. 349 (BIA 2014)Reversed and remanded for further proceedings.
Matter of Chairez-Castrejon, 26 I&N Dec. 478 (BIA 2015)Remanded to the immigration judge for further proceedings.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Salt Lake TribuneLet's Stop Deporting Our Legal Immigrants2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawN/AN/A2010
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah State Bar Spring ConventionImmigration for Non-Immigration Lawyers2015
Continuing Legal Education SeminarImmigration: Introduction to Removal Proceedings2014
Continuing Legal EducationImmigration: Provisional Waivers for Inadmissibility2013