Lindsay M. Fullerton is a Senior Immigration Attorney with the Jarecki Law Group. She represents clients in all immigration matters, including employment-based, family-based, naturalization, citizenship, asylum, and court representation. She has extensive experience with the impact of criminal convictions on immigration matters.
Lindsay previously served as an Asylum Officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Lindsay conducted trauma-sensitive interviews and adjudicated asylum applications, providing her with a strong background in complex asylum law.
Lindsay was awarded a U.S. Department of Justice, Honors Attorney clerkship at the Chicago Immigration Court. Lindsay advised Immigration Judges on complex immigration matters, including removability and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. She also advised Immigration Judges regarding asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, waivers, and other relief from removal.
During law school, Lindsay was a student attorney at the Immigrant Justice Clinic, where she focused on serving detained individuals that are in removal proceedings. She also interned at Kids In Need of Defense, which serves unaccompanied minors that are in removal proceedings.
Prior to law school, Lindsay was a Business Immigration Paralegal at Maggio + Kattar in Washington D.C. and at Greenberg Traurig in Virginia.
- Discussion Leader, Criminal Law and Immigration, Practitioner Roundtable, DePaul University Asylum and
Immigration Law Clinic, October 2019.
- Panelist, “Weeding Out Convictions: How Illinois’ New Cannabis Act Could Benefit Your Immigration Clients,”
Chicago Bar Association’s Immigration Law Committee, September 2019.
- Publication, “The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act and its Effect on Immigration,” American Immigration
Lawyers Association, September 2019.
Lindsay is admitted to practice law in Virginia. Lindsay’s bar admission authorizes her to practice federal immigration law throughout the U.S. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) and the Chicago Bar Association (“CBA”). She is a member of the Detainee Legal Services Committee of AILA, which includes work on the Pro Bono Bond Project. She is also a member of the AILA Chicago Cannabis Taskforce, where she advocates for immigrants’ rights in relation to the new Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.
American University, Washington College of Law, District of Columbia
Juris Doctor, May 2015
- Graduated summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
- Received an Outstanding Graduate Award, presented to one JD graduate selected by the faculty
- Received Public Interest/Public Service Scholarship
- American University Law Review, Senior Staff Member
- Immigrant Justice Clinic, Student Attorney
- Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Co-Chair
- Equal Justice Foundation, Non-auction Events Chair
The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies, May 2007
- summa cum laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
Lindsay speaks Spanish. She lived for one year in Buenos Aires, Argentina and one year in Liberia, Costa Rica.
Lindsay loves hiking, dancing, and listening to live music. She is a member of the Altgeld Sawyer Community Garden, where she grows produce for a local school.