Michael E. Kreis

 

Attorney Michael Kreis is a founding member of Kreis & Sykes, PLLC. Mr. Kreis has represented and counseled immigrants since 2004. Before his immigration practice, Mr. Kreis practiced in the areas of business organization and corporate real estate. 

Mr. Kreis has appeared frequently before the Immigration Courts in Memphis, Atlanta, New Orleans, and in other cities across the United States. He focuses his practice on representing immigrants in removal proceedings, preparing family based petitions, and representing petitioners and applicants before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

A native Memphian, Mr. Kreis is a graduate of Christian Brothers University and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he served on the University of Memphis Law Review and received an award for his legal writing. Mr. Kreis is married and has two sons. 

Admissions and licensing:

  • State of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Jeremy S. Sykes

 

Attorney Jeremy Sykes is a founding member of Kreis & Sykes, PLLC. Prior to his immigration practice, Mr. Sykes had experience in the areas of trusts and estates and nonprofit law. Mr. Sykes also served as a clerk for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. 

Mr. Sykes’s practice touches many areas of immigration law, including family based petitions, asylum applications, and removal defense in Immigration Court. 

Mr. Sykes is a native of Memphis, where he resides with his wife and twin children. He is a graduate of Rhodes College and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Mr. Sykes served as an associate editor for the University of Memphis Law Review and has received awards for his legal writing. His article, "The De Minimis Defense," was published by the University of Memphis Law Review in 2006. 

Admissions and licensing:

  • State of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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