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Eric D. Ledbetter / Associate
Professional Experience
Eric Ledbetter specializes in complex business immigration matters for prominent individuals and the employees of corporate clients. He represents investors, doctors, scientists, researchers, engineers, business executives, entertainers, and high-tech workers. He has broad experience with H, L, O, TN, B, E and other types of non-immigrant visa status, as well as Conrad 30, No Objection, and Interested Government Agency J-1 waivers, and permanent residency based on PERM labor certification, EB-1 Outstanding Research, Extraordinary Ability, and Multinational Management. Mr. Ledbetter advises companies on a range of workplace issues, including immigration and I-9 compliance, E-Verify best practices, and avoidance of discrimination claims based on alienage and citizenship status.

Education and Honors
  • UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2006)
    Awarded a merit-based research assistantship at the UCLA Williams Institute.
  • Indiana University (B.A., 1997)
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2009
Wisconsin, 2007
California, 2006

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Illinois, 2009
Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 2007
Supreme Court of California, 2006

Professional Recognition
Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers®-Rising Stars Editions 2012-2014 (Immigration).

Awarded the 2010 Distinguished Service Award by the Chicago Volunteer Lawyers Service Foundation (Recipient, 2010).

Named to “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To Watch” by Chicago Lawyer magazine (Law Bulletin Publishing Company), 2010.

Professional and Civic Activities
  • Founding Member of the Chinatown Legal Clinic.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - “AILA”.

  • National Immigrant Justice Center (Pro Bono Asylum Counsel).

  • Quarles & Brady National Clean Energy Industry Initiative.

  • Quarles & Brady Research Institutions Initiative.
Selected Presentations/Publications