Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Part-time Faculty A-M

George Katsivalis

Title/s: Honorable (United States Immigration Judge (retired))

Specialty Area: Immigration

Phone: Office 312 281 5444, Cell 847 624 0414

E-mail: gkatsivalis@hkalawgroup.net; grcormn@cs.com


George P. Katsivalis is currently a partner in the Chicago immigration law firm of Horn, Katsivalis and 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. 

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Elmhurst College, a Juris Doctorate in 1985 from The John Marshall Law School, and a master’s degree in business administration in 1986 from Rosary College.  He is a member of the Illinois bar, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Contact Address: 255 North Dee Road, Park Ridge, IL, 60068


JURIS DOCTOR, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (1985).

M.B.A., Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois (1986).

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Business Administration, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois (1982).  

Program Areas

Immigration Law