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Martina Keller

A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, Martina Keller worked 20 years as a distinguished immigration attorney with a national practice in the firm of Kempster, Keller and Lenz-Calvo, Ltd.  Her practice areas included employment and family-based immigration, political asylum, deportation and removal defense, appellate litigation and complex citizenship representation. Clients included families and individuals, small companies, large corporations, universities, health care institutions, non-profits, and religious organizations.   Ms. Keller retired from her law practice in 2011.   Throughout her legal career, Ms. Keller was an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), appearing frequently as a speaker at national and local AILA conferences and participating in annual lobby days held in Washington D.C.  She served as the AILA Chicago Chapter Chair from 2006-07.  Numerous civic and volunteer engagements have included serving as Advisor to the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Campaign on Immigration Reform, Member of the Lincolnwood Board of Zoning Appeals, Member of the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Board of Directors, and Member of the College Advisory Council for the University of Chicago.   An avid traveler and visual artist, Ms. Keller is inspired by nature and enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and kayaking.