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Kevin A. Gregg
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Kevin A. Gregg

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Practice Areas:

  • Immigration Law
  • Federal Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation

Biography

Kevin A. Gregg is a partner with KKTP, practicing in all areas of immigration law, including removal defense, appellate advocacy, federal court litigation, and USCIS representation. Kevin loves immigration law, and advises each client like he would his own family. He believes strongly that with the proper focus and creative legal argument, even the trickiest immigration problems can be solved. Kevin is admitted to the State Bars of California and Florida, and the host of the weekly immigration case law podcast: Immigration Review, available on the KKTP website and all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Kevin has practiced in the realm of immigration law and litigation for nearly a decade and, due to his years working “behind the bench” for judges, he is uniquely qualified to represent clients in court. Prior to joining KKTP, he served a one-year Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Beth F. Bloom in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before that, he served for two years as a Judicial Law Clerk and Attorney Advisor in the San Diego Immigration Court, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Kevin now applies the skills he developed working for judges to represent clients at all stages of immigration proceedings.

Kevin is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and the University of Florida.

Notable Cases

  • Amaya-Pineda v. Garland, No. 21-601 (9th Cir. May 2, 2023) (Counsel for Oral Argument before the Ninth Circuit): Achieved remand to the BIA for both asylum and withholding of removal based on circuit finding that agency made an erroneous mixed-motive nexus determination.
  • Saget, et al. v. Trump, et al., 375 F. Supp. 3d 280 (E.D.N.Y. 2019): Part of trial team that obtained preliminary injunction enjoining termination of Temporary Protected Status for Haiti following four-day bench trial, and attorneys fees.
  • First-chaired six-day naturalization bench trial in federal court with trial team and successfully defended allegations that client supported terrorism
  • Achieved remand from Board of Immigration Appeals and eventual termination of removal proceedings on complex aggravated felony drug trafficking issue for wrongfully-convicted noncitizen
  • Secured withholding of removal for clients in immigration court with serious criminal convictions
  • Obtained adjustment of status in immigration court for client accused of materially supporting terrorism
  • Re-secured LPR status in immigration court for multiple noncitizens who wrongfully had their LPR status terminated decades ago

Publications

  • Kevin A. Gregg, Crimmigration and the Courts – Where do we realistically and probably stand?, IMMIGRATION LAWYERS TOOLBOX MAGAZINE, Vol. 6 (Fall 2022), available at: https://issuu.com/immigrationlawyerstoolbox/docs/ilt_magazine_issue_6
  • Kevin A. Gregg, How Immigration Ruling May Change Removal Proceedings, LAW360 (May 5, 2021)
  • Kevin A. Gregg, The State Of Asylum Law After Trump — And What’s Next, LAW360 (Feb. 8, 2021)
  • Kevin A. Gregg, Practicing Immigration Law In The Covid-19 Era, AILA – THINK IMMIGRATION (May 22, 2020)

Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association:
    • Get Me to the BIA “on Time”: Strategies for Successful Late-Filed Motions to Reopen, AILA National Webinar (Feb. 27, 2024)
    • Removal Defense Section Quarterly Call: Case Law Updates, AILA National Federal Court Removal Defense Section (Feb. 14, 2024)
    • Pre-Recorded Content: U.S. Immigration Detention and Bond Litigation – An Advanced Discussion, AILA National Federal Court Litigation Section (Nov. 21, 2023)
    • Updates in Case Law & Litigation Strategies in Removal Defense, 36th Annual AILA California Chapters Conf. (Oct. 26–28)
    • Federal Court Litigation: Mandamus, APA, Reasonable Fear, & Patel, Iowa-Nebraska AILA Chapter (Oct. 13, 2023)
    • Precedential Decisions: Supreme Court & 5th Circuit, AILA Dallas Chapter (Aug. 3, 2023)
    • Crimmigration: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, AILA National Conf. (June 21–24, 2023)
    • Asylum, Withholding & CAT, the New Playing Field, 44th AILA South Florida Conf. (Feb. 9–10, 2023)
    • Patel v. Garland: Updates in Litigation & Strategies Moving Forward, AILA National Speaker Series (Jan. 26, 2023)
    • Advanced Removal Issues, 43rd AILA South Florida Conf. (Apr. 13–15, 2022)
    • What’s Going On?: Circuit Court, BIA & Attorney General Updates, AILA Midwest Regional Conf. (Mar. 11, 2022)
    • Precedential Decisions: Supreme Court & 5th Circuit, AILA Dallas Chapter (July 27, 2021)
    • Recent Decisions with a Respondent Focus, AILA Upstate New York Chapter (Mar. 15, 2021)
    • Detention! Detention! Detention! Plus Hot Topics & FOIA, 42nd AILA South Florida Conf. (Feb. 24–26, 2021)
    • Introduction of Evidence & Building a Record for BIA Appeals, 42nd AILA South Florida Conf. (Feb. 24–26, 2021)
    • Immigration Court Tactical Motions & Trial Objections, BIA Procedures & Strategies, South Florida Luncheon (Oct. 21, 2020)
    • Bridge Over Troubled Water: Federal Litigation & Detention Challenges, 41st AILA South Florida Conf. (Feb. 27–28, 2020)
    • Petitions for Review, South Florida Luncheon (Jan. 17, 2020)
    • Federal Court Litigation Update, South Florida Luncheon (Jan. 15, 2020)
    • Federal Litigation of Employment-Based Petition Denials, South Florida Luncheon (Sept. 27, 2019)
  • Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association & State Bar events:
    • ABA, Supreme Court Update, ABA Comm. on Imm. Qtr Mtg (Feb. 2, 2024)
    • ABA, Supreme Court Update, ABA Comm. on Imm. Qtr Mtg (Aug. 3, 2023)
    • ABA, Immigration Law Myths & Realities: An Overview of the Limited Pathways to Legal Status in the U.S. (June 15, 2023)
    • FBA Imm. Law Sec., Waivers: Strategies for Overcoming Inadmissibility, 2023 Annual Conf. (May 5–6, 2023)
    • ABA, Supreme Court Update, ABA Comm. on Imm. Qtr Mtg (Feb. 4, 2023)
    • ABA, Motions to Reopen in Immigration Court, ABA Comm. on Imm. (Sept. 27, 2022)
    • FBA Imm. Law Sec., Supreme Court & Circuit Court Updates, 2022 Annual Conf. (May 13–14, 2022)
    • State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section, Federal Court Updates (Apr. 26, 2022)
    • FBA New Members Division, Categorically Ridiculous! The Categorical Approach & Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions (Mar. 30, 2021)
    • Florida Bar, Federal Court Practice Comm., Litigating Civil Rights Cases: Part Four: Claims Against Federal Defendants (Mar. 24, 2021)
  • Other Speaking Events:
    • Case Law Updates, Univ. of Tex. School of Law 2023 Conf. on Immigration & Nationality Law (Nov. 2–3, 2023)
    • S. District Court for the S.D. Fla., Practicing Immigration Law, Summer Intern Program Series (June, 21 2023)
    • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild, Crimes & Immigration Panel – Recent Developments (June 14, 2023)
    • Immigrant Justice Idaho, Inspecting Initial Documents for Grounds to Determine Case Strategy & Potential Relief, Fall Immigration Skills Conf. (Oct. 6–7, 2022)
    • Catholic Legal Services, Asylum Updates, The 2022 Lazy Days of Summer CLE Series (Aug. 26, 2022)
    • S. District Court for the S.D. Fla., Practicing Immigration Law, Summer Intern Program Series (July 22, 2022)
    • Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Immigration Basics, 4th Biennial Court-Clergy Conference: Strengthening Community Through Justice (May 19, 2022)
    • Immigrant Justice Idaho, Case Review: Significant Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, & Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions, Fall Immigration Skills Conf. (Nov. 4–5, 2021)
    • University of Notre Dame School of Law, Immigration in the Biden Era, National Lawyers Guild (Mar. 10, 2021)
    • Catholic Legal Services (fundraiser), Practicing Asylum in the Twilight Zone – Subpanel: The State of the Law: What is Asylum Law & What Policy Decisions Affect It? (Dec. 4, 2020)
    • Thomas Univ. School of Law, Lunch & Learn: Immigration Today: Policy & Action (Nov. 10, 2020)
    • University of Notre Dame School of Law, Immigration with Kevin A. Gregg, National Lawyers Guild (Oct. 12, 2020)
    • Thomas Univ. School of Law, Young Lawyering, Judicial Clerkships, & Private Practice (Oct. 15, 2019)
    • FIU School of Law, Law Review Speaker Series (Mar. 7, 2018)
    • NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, ILSA Journal Conference: Current Issues in Immigration Policy (Oc 27, 2017)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (Miami and San Diego Chapters)
    • Chair of Federal Litigation Committee (Miami)
    • Former Vice Chair of EOIR Committee (Miami)
    • Law Student Outreach and EOIR Committees (San Diego)
  • American Bar Association
    • Member of Advisory Committee to ABA Commission on Immigration
  • Welsh Inn of Court (San Diego)
  • San Diego Blind Ski Clinic

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Honorable Beth F. Bloom, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Honors

  • Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” for Immigration, 2022
  • Served one-year federal district court clerkship in the Southern District of Florida
  • Selected into two-year Attorney General’s Honors Program after finishing law school

Admissions

  • EOIR – Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Courts & Board of Immigration Appeals)
  • California
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. – 2009
    • Honors: cum laude