VIKRAM BADRINATH, P.C.
100 North Stone Avenue, Suite 302
Tucson, Arizona 85701-1514, U.S.A.
Phone: (520) 620-6000
Facsimile: (520) 620-6797

http://www.vkblaw.com


STATEMENT OF PRACTICE:
General Immigration Law, Immigration Litigation, Criminal and Administrative Trial and Appellate Practice in Federal Immigration Courts, Alternative Trial Resolution/Negotiations, Deportation Defense, Exclusion Defense, Removal Defense, Political Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Torture Convention Applicants, Motions to Reopen/Reconsider, Adjustment of Status, U.S. Department of State Overseas Consular Processing, International Adoptions, Immigrant Visas, Nonimmigrant Visas, Diplomats, Temporary Protected Status, Employer Sanctions, Petitions for Alien Relatives, Expedited Processing of Detained Aliens, Naturalization to U.S. Citizenship, Derivative Citizenship, U.S. Department of State Processing, Passports, Criminal State Expungements/Set Asides, Petitions for Review (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals), Federal District Court Actions (Writs of Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, Action for Declaratory Judgment), U.S. Supreme Court Practice (Petitions for Writ of Certiorari); Suspension of Deportation, Cancellation of Removal, Withdrawal of Application for Admission, Bond Redeterminations, Advance Parole, Employment Authorizations, Investigations and Analysis, Trial, Certification, and Administrative, Appellate, and Federal Appeals.
 

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VIKRAM K. BADRINATH. Position: Member. Born Chicago, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1995 - Arizona, 1996 - Federal District Court: Arizona; 1996 - California, 1996 - Federal District Court: California; 1997 - Hawaii, 1997 - Federal District Court: Hawaii; 1998 - District of Columbia Court of Appeals; 1998 - United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 2003 - United States Supreme Court; 2003 - Certified Specialist, Immigration & Nationality Law - The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; Education: University of Illinois (B.A. in Economics and Finance, 1992); University of Arizona (J.D., 1995). Member: 1998 - American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member: 1997 - Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Pima County Bar Association, State Bar of Arizona, State Bar of California, Hawaii State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Bar Association. Practice Areas: Limited Criminal Defense, Complex Civil Immigration Trials and Appeals. Languages: Spanish, Some Portuguese/French. Mensa.

BIOGRAPHY:
Vikram K. Badrinath is a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law as recognized by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He practices all facets of immigration law, with a focus towards deportation and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. After receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (1992), he went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona, College of Law (1995). During his law school career, he helped shape the University's Immigration Law Clinical program, and was one of the first students to participate in the then-pilot program. He is admitted to practice in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia. He has argued important immigration cases before the Federal Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a participating attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's, BIA Pro Bono Project, has served as a mentor for the American Immigration Lawyers Association since the program's inception, and is on the Board of Supervising Attorneys for the Asylum Program of Southern Arizona. In February, 2002, Mr. Badrinath received an award from the U.S. Department of Justice, for his pro bono work with the Board of Immigration Appeals.

REPORTED CASES:

Angulo-Dominguez v. Ashcroft, 290 F.3d 1147 (9th Cir. 2002); No. 00-15767 (9th Cir., May 21, 2002)

Armendariz-Montoya v. Sonchik, 291 F.3d 1116 (9th Cir. 2002); No. 00-15767 (9th Cir., May 30, 2002)

Ferreira v. Ashcroft, 390 F.3d 1091 (9th Cir. 2004); No. 03-16966 (9th Cir., Dec. 1, 2004)

Estrada-Espinoza v. Mukasey, 525 F.3d 821, 822. (9th Cir. 2008) (en banc)

Matter of Castrejon-Morales, 24 I&N Dec. ??? (BIA 2008) (Pending)

PUBLICATIONS:

Challenging the INS on State Court Juvenile Matters, Westlaw, Immigration Current Awareness Newsletter ("ICAN") (September 16, 2002)

A Shift in Policy or a Familiar One: Change of Address, Westlaw, ICAN (September 30, 2002)

Changing Venue, Westlaw, ICAN (January 13, 2003)

Special Registration, Westlaw, ICAN (April 21, 2003)

Relief from Removal: Does it Exist?, AILA Handbook 2006-2007 (Annual Conference 2006)

PRESENTATIONS:

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, Pima County Bar Association, Tucson, AZ (March, 2002).

Immigration Law In a Fluctuating Economy, Sterling Educational Services, Tucson, AZ (February, 2003)

Moral Turpitude and Domestic Violence Grounds of Removability, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Crimes CLE Conference, Las Vegas, NV (December 15, 2003)

Faculty, AILF/AILA Litigation Institute, (May 21 - 23, 2004), NITA National Education Center, Louisville, CO

Collateral Attacks on Deportation/Removal, Faculty, State Bar of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (February 13, 2005)

Border Issues: Arriving Aliens, Expedited Removal, Reason to Believe, Faculty, National Immigration Project (NIP), National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Skills Seminar, San Diego, California (May 13, 2005)

Advanced Strategies for Fighting Removal: Motions to Suppress & Forms of Relief, Faculty, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT (June 22-24, 2005)

Faculty, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice CLE Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (October 6-7, 2005)

Representing Criminal Aliens: What are the Problems? Are there Solutions?, State Bar of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (February 9, 2006)

"Stay Here and Stay Out of Trouble: Maintaining LPR Status for Naturalization," American Immigration Lawyers Association, Teleconference Series (April 18, 2006)

Advanced Strategies for Fighting Removal: Motions to Suppress & Forms of Relief, Faculty, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (June 21-25, 2006)

"Don't Let Go!  Preventing Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Residence," American Immigration Lawyers Webinar / Teleconference (December 18, 2006)

"Get out of Jail Free Card: Removability Defense and Relief", Faculty, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (June 13-16, 2007)

Faculty, AILF/AILA Litigation Institute, (July 27-29, 2007), NITA National Education Center, Louisville, CO

"Federal Court Update," Faculty, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada (June 25-29, 2008)

Faculty, AILF/AILA Litigation Institute, (September 12-14, 2008), Chevy Chase, Maryland

"You Can't Do That Here: Different Results in Different Venues," Faculty, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 3-6, 2009)

Invited Faculty, AILF/AILA Litigation Institute, (October 9-11, 2009), Dallas Convention Center Dallas, Texas

Invited Faculty, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 29-July 3, 2010)

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Awardee, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Outstanding Contribution to BIA Pro Bono Project (February, 2002)

Co-Recipient, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Jack Wasserman Award for Excellence in Litigation, AILA Amicus Committee (July, 2010)

Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association