Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo is pleased to announce that partner Donald Kempster and associate Elisabeth Carlson were both recognized on the 2014 list of Super Lawyers. This is Donald Kempster’s sixth consecutive year on the Super Lawyers list. Elisabeth Carlson was recognized for the first time as a 2014 Rising Star.
Donald Kempster was recognized for his work in immigration. Mr. Kempster practices in all areas of immigration and naturalization law, and has argued cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals, three different Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and has won a number of precedent decisions for his firm’s clients. He has published articles on a variety of immigration issues, has been a guest speaker on immigration for both radio programs and television, and teaches a course on Immigration Law and Procedure at the Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago Kent College of Law. He also serves as pro bono counsel on immigration issues to the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago.
Elisabeth Carlson was also recognized for her work in immigration. Ms. Carlson primarily represents clients in family based immigration and removal defense. 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 including eligibility under the Child Status Protection Act, waivers of inadmissibility, and U visas for victims of certain crimes.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The Rising Stars list is developed using the same selection process, except to be included the candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or have practiced for 10 years or less, and no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in a state can be named Rising Stars.