Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan brings more than 40 years of legal expertise to Kerkonian Dajani LLP. Judge Der-Yeghiayan served as a District Court Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for 15 years. Prior to his service at the Northern District, he served as an Immigration Judge in the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review; as Acting District Director for the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS); Chief Counsel for INS; and Trial Attorney for INS, all in Chicago.
During his career with the Department of Justice, and for 20 consecutive years, he received outstanding performance ratings as a U.S. Justice Department Attorney from several attorney generals of the United States. He also received the Frank J. McGarr Award of the Federal Bar Association as the Outstanding Federal Government Attorney in Chicago as well as the District Counsel of the Year Award from the Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Services and the Attorney General of the United States.
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EVANGEL UNIVERSITY – BA
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL OF LAW (formerly Franklin Pierce Law School) – JD