Thomas J. Arkell

Mr. Arkell exclusively practices immigration law.  Over the past two decades, he has quietly developed an extensive network throughout the world and he has successfully represented Fortune 500 clients, start-up companies and many of the most prestigious state and private universities in the United States with very complex immigration matters.  For over two decades he has also represented international faculty members, researchers, scientists, physicians, high profile professional and amateur athletes and sports teams with complicated immigration matters.  In addition to his immigration expertise, he has also successfully argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Court of Claims, U.S. District Court and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


Admitted to Illinois bar in 1997

Admitted to District of Columbia and Minnesota bar in 1998

Joined Dunn Law Firm, LLP as associate in 1997; partner in 2000


University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1994

University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1997


Illinois State Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Minnesota Bar Association

AILA - American Immigration Lawyers Association

NACUA - National Association of College and University Attorneys

NAFSA - Association of International Educators

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Management

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