Vikram K. Badrinath is a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law as recognized by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He practices all facets of immigration law, with a focus towards deportation and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. After receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (1992), he went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona, College of Law (1995). During his law school career, he helped shape the University's Immigration Law Clinical program, and was one of the first students to participate in the then-pilot program. He is admitted to practice in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia. He has argued important immigration cases before the Federal Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a participating attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's, BIA Pro Bono Project, has served as a mentor for the American Immigration Lawyers Association since the program's inception, and is on the Board of Supervising Attorneys for the Asylum Program of Southern Arizona. In February, 2002, Mr. Badrinath received an award from the U.S. Department of Justice, for his pro bono work with the Board of Immigration Appeals.