Martina M. Keller

Ms. Keller became of counsel to the firm as of January 2011.  Practicing as an attorney with the firm beginning 1991, Ms. Keller became a partner of Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. in 2000.

Ms. Keller has successfully argued cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals at the 7th Circuit. Ms. Keller is listed in International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and the Leading Lawyers Network for immigration law. She has also been selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers List for 2005-2006, 2008-2011. Ms. Keller has appeared as a featured speaker at conferences sponsored by various organizations including AILA and has written articles and legal treatise book chapters on immigration topics for various publications. She has advised non-profit agencies providing services to the immigrant community. In addition, she has participated in community forums and has appeared on television. Ms. Keller is a first generation American.

Education
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
  • Lowell J. Thomas Scholar & Kent Legal Scholar
  • The University of Chicago, B.A.
Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit
Professional Associations & Membership
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Board of Governors, former member
  • Chicago Chapter, Former Chairman and Executive Board Member
  • Midwest Regional Conference, former program chair and principal organizer
  • National Committee on Religious Workers Chair, former member
  • U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service Chicago District Director Liaison Committee member, 2010-11
Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Campaign on Immigration Reform, member
  • Advisory Board for the Archdiocese's Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education, member
Languages
  • German