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   3Thomas J. ArkellBloomington(309) 828-6241TJA@DunnLaw.comTJA@DunnLaw.comDunn Law Firm LLPwww.DunnLaw.comwww.DunnLaw.comarkellthomas.jpgEmployment Law: EmployeeEmployment Law: ManagementImmigration Law: EmploymentImmigration Law: IndividualSchool LawNonimmigrant and Immigrant VisasPermanent ResidenceCitizenshipHiring and Termination PracticesEmployment and Separation Agreements
Thomas J. ArkellTJA@DunnLaw.com
Dunn Law Firm LLPhttp://www.DunnLaw.com
1001 N Main St
Bloomington IL 61701
Ph.(309) 828-6241 Fx.(309) 828-8321
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Employment Law: Employee    Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas
Employment Law: Management    Permanent Residence
Immigration Law: Employment     Citizenship
Immigration Law: Individual     Hiring and Termination Practices
School Law     Employment and Separation Agreements
County:  McLean
Practice Description:  
Mr. Arkell focuses his practice in immigration and employment law primarily representing institutions of higher education, hospitals, corporations and highly skilled professionals. He counsels and assists his higher education and corporate clients with obtaining and retaining talented employees from throughout the world.

A former international student and permanent resident who went through the immigration process himself, he has a great deal of experience working on complex immigration issues with federal agencies such as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Labor, and United States Department of State.

His background in employment law and litigating cases before agencies such as the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal appellate and district courts provides practical context for advising his clients.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1997
District of Columbia, 1998
Minnesota, 1998
U.S. District Court, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2003
Illinois Court of Claims
Illinois Supreme Court


Date of Birth:  1970

Law School:  University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1997
Undergraduate School:  University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1994

Employment History:  
State of Illinois, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1997-2001


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Associations
The District of Columbia Bar
American Immigration Lawyers Association
National Association of College and University Attorneys
Association of International Educators
Society for Human Resource Management

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Employment Law: Employee, Employment Law: Management, Immigration Law: Employment, and Immigration Law: Individual



Firm Description:  
Dunn, Willard, Arkell, Bugg, Patterson & Herr, LLP was founded in 1915 and is one of the oldest law firms in Illinois. The firm has several attorneys whose areas of expertise include services to clients in the following areas of law: employment, immigration, business, corporations, real estate, tax, wills, trusts, estate planning, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution and litigation.


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