Kendra H.M. Scheuerlein

Kendra H.M. Scheuerlein is a Partner with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. She concentrates her practice in the areas of immigration and nationality matters. These include family-based immigration issues, waivers, naturalization, asylum, consular processing, and appeals.

Ms. Scheuerlein represents clients in removal proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security, including clients with various criminal issues.

Ms. Scheuerlein serves on the AILA Chicago Chapter Executive Board, currently holding the position of Treasurer. She is dedicated to serving her community, regularly speaking at Know Your Rights and other community presentations. In her free time, she is a certified yoga instructor and rescue dog lover.


DePaul University College of Law (J.D. 2013) — Dean’s Certificate of Service Award — Certificate in Public Interest Law — Society for Immigration and Asylum Law
Evergreen State College (B.A. 2004)


Illinois (2013)

Professional Recognition

Named to the Rising Stars list in Illinois by Super Lawyers® (2018-2023)

Memberships / Associations

Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Executive Board Member, Chicago Chapter American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Member, EB Liaison to the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Committee and Detained Services Committee (AILA)

Presentations & Publications

American Immigration Lawyers Association National Annual Conference, “Your Client’s Greatest Weapon: The Use of Storytelling in Immigration Court.” (Orlando, FL; June 23, 2023)

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Midwest Regional Conference, Stuck in A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of: Prosecutorial discretion and Administrative Claims. (March 11, 2022)

American Immigration Lawyers Association Midwinter Conference, “We Must Keep Our Eyes Open”: Recent Changes in Attorney General and BIA Decisions. (February 3, 2022)

Chicago Bar Association, “U.S. Refugee Policy at the Southern Border and in International Law.” (November 21, 2019)

American Immigration Lawyers Association National Annual Conference, “Ever-Changing USCIS Policies: New Ethical Considerations in Family Immigration.” (June 21, 2019)

Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative: strategies, enforcement and burdens of proof when your client is in removal proceedings or has a final order of removal, American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter Family Fall Conference, “A New Era of Immigration Enforcement: Strategies and Updates for Representing Clients before USCIS, Immigration Court and Beyond,” (Nov. 9, 2017)

Unaccompanied Minors at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Loyola University Law School, Public Interest Law Reporter Annual Symposium: “(Un)Documented: Human Impact of Our Immigration Policies and Advocacy Strategies.” (Nov. 11, 2016)

The Criminalization of Asylum Seekers, DePaul University College of Law, “CRIMMIGRATION: When Criminal and Immigration Laws Cross Paths.” (April 7, 2016)


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