Elisabeth Carlson has been an attorney with Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. since 2009. She primarily represents clients in family-based immigration and removal cases. As such, she regularly practices before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, the Citizenship & Immigration Service and Consulate offices abroad. She has also successfully practiced before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals winning a precedent decision for a client in removal proceedings. Common areas of practice for Ms. Carlson include complicated areas of family based immigration such as eligibility under the Child Status Protection Act, waivers of inadmissibility, and U visas for victims of certain crimes.
Ms. Carlson has been selected by the Illinois Super Lawyers List as a Rising Star in immigration 2014-2017. She was also recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in immigration law for 2015 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. In addition to practicing law, she was an adjunct professor at Northwestern Law.
While obtaining her degrees, Ms. Carlson studied abroad in Santiago, Chile and Cuernavaca, Mexico. During law school, she worked at the Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review as a judicial law clerk at the San Francisco Immigration Court. Ms. Carlson is the daughter of a first generation Swedish American.