George Katsivalis

Title/s:  Partner, Katsivalis & Anderson; Retired Judge

Specialty Area: Immigration

Phone: 773.657.3633



George P. Katsivalis is currently a partner in the Chicago immigration law firm of Katsivalis & Anderson, concentrating his practice in immigration litigation involving deportation defense, federal court litigation, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to entering into private practice, Mr. Katsivalis served as an attorney and administrative law judge with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was appointed as a United States Immigration Judge in February 2005 and presided over the Chicago detained docket until his retirement from the bench in 2010. Preceding his appointment to the bench, Judge Katsivalis served as the Chief Counsel over the Chicago office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. Before the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, he served as the Chicago District Counsel with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service. Also during this period, from 2001 to 2005, he concurrently served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Katsivalis received his Juris Doctor in 1985 from The John Marshall Law School, a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 1986 from Rosary College and a Bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


JD, The John Marshall Law School, 1985
MBA, Rosary College, 1986
BS, Business Administration, Elmhurst College, 1982

Program Areas

Immigration Law