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Timothy E. Wichmer


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Direct line: 314-727-2872

Practice Areas:

  • Immigration & Naturalization Law
  • Family and Employment Immigration
  • Immigrant and Non-immigrant Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Political Asylum
  • Consular Processing
  • Immigration Consequences of Crimes
  • Removal Defense in Immigration Courts
  • Board of Immigration Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal


Mr. Wichmer practices exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law, with over twenty-five years of experience.  He is a member and former Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Chair of the Immigration Law Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis. Mr. Wichmer was born in St. Louis, Missouri and is married with eight children. In his free time, he enjoys literature, philosophy, playing tennis and hiking.


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: Gustavus A. Finkelnburg Scholar in Law Award
  • Truman State University
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Missouri, 1993
  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Representative Cases

  • Successfully represented clients before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States District and Appellate Courts, and Missouri Courts. Expert Witness on Immigration Law matters in several cases in State Civil and Criminal Courts. Quoted on immigration issues in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KMOX and KTRS radio, and on television interviews with KSDK, KMOV, FOX, and KPLR


  • Recipient, Judge Gustavus Finkelnberg Scholar in Law Award
  • Law Clerk, the Hon. William S. Bahn, U.S. Magistrate Judge
  • AV, Martindale-Hubbell - Highest possible rating for legal ability and ethics
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, Inadmissibility and Removability: You Can't Come In or You Must Leave, American Immigration Lawyers Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • Lecturer for University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law CLE presentations on multiple occasions
  • Presenter on Immigration Law at the National Conference of the Catholic Bar Association

Fraternities or Sororities

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chairman, Missouri/Kansas Chapter, 2002 to 2003
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Vice Chairman, 2001 to 2002
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 1998 to 2001
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Chairman, Immigration Law Committee, 2001 to 2004
  • Missouri Bar, Member
  • Illinois Bar, Member
  • Missouri Catholic Conference Public Policy Committee, Member
  • Catholic Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Member