Dallin D. Lykins

Dallin D. Lykins

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Dallin is a Director in the Immigration Group. In his practice, he handles various types of immigration cases and matters such as Removal Defense; Immigration Bond Hearings; Negotiations with Federal ICE Officers; Citizenship; Consular Processing; Waivers of Inadmissibility; Adjustment of Status; Family Petitions; Special Immigrant Juveniles; Asylum; Religious Worker Visas; F-1 Visas; and Employment-Based Petitions. Dallin also handles legal issues for religious and nonprofit clients, including 501(c)(3) registration, drafting bylaws and articles of incorporation, advising on nonprofit issues, and dissolving nonprofit corporations. He frequently speaks and presents to school administrators, bar associations, and other organizations on immigration matters.

Dallin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University majoring in Communications and Public Relations. Before law school, he worked in Washington, D.C.as a public relations practitioner, communications specialist, and a speech writer.

Bar Admissions

State – Indiana
Federal – Northern District of Indiana
Federal – Southern District of Indiana


Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2010, Cum Laude
Executive Articles Editor, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
Octo-Finalist, Moot Court Competition
Brigham Young University, B.A., 2006


Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Dean’s Honors (2008, 2010)

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
Indiana State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
J. Reuben Clark International Law Society, Member
Latino Affairs Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association, Chair
Reach for Youth Board of Directors, Board Member

Speeches & Publications

Co-Author: “Preparing for New DHS Rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility,” AILA National, July 2019
“Justices’ Ruling Sparks Conversation About PCR for Noncitizens,” Indiana Lawyer, March 2019
Speaker: “Hot Topics and Cutting-Edge Issues in Family-Based Immigration,” CLE October 2018
Speaker: “Advanced Issues in Immigration,” CLE October 2017
Guest: “Religion and Law Podcast,” May 2017
Author: “Law Tips: Immigration Law Meets Family Law,” ICLEF Blog, August 18, 2015
Author: "Immigration Issues for the Family Law Practitioner," June 2015
Speaker: "Immigration Issues for the Family Law Practitioner," CLE, 2015
Speaker: "Immigration Primer for Indiana Public Defenders," CLE, 2013
Speaker: "Immigration Reform: Where are we now?" CLE, 2013
Speaker: "U Visas and Criminal Concerns for Immigrants," CLE, 2012
Speaker: "Criminal Issues That Affect Immigration Proceedings," CLE, 2010