"It was a pleasure working with Lindsay as she handled my case from start to finish with utmost professionalism and care. I totally recommend working with her!"

Senior Attorney

Lindsay Fullerton

Ms. Fullerton represents clients in all immigration matters, including employment-based, family-based, naturalization, citizenship, and asylum. She practices employment-based immigration, including H, L, O, TN, PERM, EB-1, NIW, Schedule A, J waiver, expedites, and consular cases.

Prior to joining our firm, Lindsay led the employment-based immigration team at an immigration law firm in Chicago. In addition, she served as an Asylum Officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Lindsay conducted trauma-sensitive interviews and adjudicated asylum applications, providing her with a strong background in complex asylum law. She was awarded a U.S. Department of Justice, Honors Attorney clerkship at the Chicago Immigration Court. Lindsay advised Immigration Judges on complex immigration matters, including removability, the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, and relief from removal.

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More About Lindsay

During law school, Lindsay was a student attorney at the Immigrant Justice Clinic, where she focused on serving detained individuals that are in removal proceedings. She also interned at Kids In Need of Defense, which serves unaccompanied minors that are in removal proceedings.

Prior to law school, Lindsay was a Business Immigration Paralegal at Maggio + Kattar in Washington D.C. and at Greenberg Traurig in Virginia.

Lindsay speaks Spanish. She lived for one year in Buenos Aires, Argentina and one year in Liberia, Costa Rica. She loves hiking and reading and is a member of the Mindful Living Community Garden.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Speaker, Asylum 101, AILA Chicago New Members Division, January 2022.
  • Panelist, H-1B Topics, AILA Chicago Fall Conference, November 2021.
  • Speaker, Asylum Credibility, AILA Chicago New Members Division, May 2020.
  • Publication, “Practice Pointer: USCIS Sworn Statement Regarding Marijuana Use,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, March 2020.
  • Discussion Leader, Cannabis Legalization & Immigration, National Immigrant Justice Center, January 2020
  • Speaker, National, Cannabis Legalization & Immigration, NAFSA: Association of International Educators Roundtable, January 2020
  • Discussion Leader, Criminal Law and Immigration, Practitioner Roundtable, DePaul University Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, October 2019.
  • Panelist, “Weeding Out Convictions: How Illinois’ New Cannabis Act Could Benefit Your Immigration Clients,”
    Chicago Bar Association’s Immigration Law Committee, September 2019.
  • Publication, “The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act and its Effect on Immigration,” American Immigration
    Lawyers Association, September 2019. Download Publication

Professional Associations & Memberships

Lindsay is admitted to practice law in Virginia. Lindsay’s bar admission authorizes her to practice federal immigration law throughout the U.S.

Lindsay is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), including the following committee activities:

  • Current: Chicago Attorney Well Being Liaison and Chicago Social Committee member.
  • Previous: Chair of Chicago Cannabis Taskforce, advocating for immigrants’ rights and educating the community on risks; Chair of Chicago Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee; member of the Chicago Detainee Legal Services Committee and Chicago Member Services Committee.

Education

American University, Washington College of Law, District of Columbia
Juris Doctor, May 2015

  • Graduated summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Received an Outstanding Graduate Award, presented to one JD graduate selected by the faculty
  • Received Public Interest/Public Service Scholarship
  • American University Law Review, Senior Staff Member
  • Immigrant Justice Clinic, Student Attorney
  • Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Co-Chair
  • Equal Justice Foundation, Non-auction Events Chair

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies, May 2007

  • summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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