Alfredo Estrada

Alfredo Estrada


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Merrillville Office
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Merrillville, IN 46410




Alfredo Estrada is a Partner at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP, the chair its immigration practice group, chair of the firm’s municipal practice group and a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. Alfredo’s practice involves representing municipal and governmental entities; immigration; and civil defense litigation in both state and federal courts. Alfredo is admitted to practice law in Indiana, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District, the United States District Court for the Southern District, and the United States Immigration Court.

Prior to serving as the Lake County Bar Association President,, Alfredo served on its Board of Managers and as President of the Rudy Lozano Bar Association, formerly known as the Northwest Indiana Hispanic Bar Association. Currently, Alfredo serves on the as Chair of the Latino Affairs Committee for the Indiana State Bar Association.

In 2023, Alfredo was recognized by the Indiana Lawyer magazine, Diversity in Law edition, for his work in diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally, in 2023, he was invited during and in celebration in Hispanic Heritage Month, to present to the Judges and Magistrates in the in the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana. In 2017, Alfredo was chosen by The Times Media Co. as a “20 Under 40” Award Winner. Additionally, he received recognition from the Indiana State Bar Association and was awarded the Trailblazer / Abriendo Caminos Award. In 2020, Alfredo was featured in the Indiana Lawyer Magazine as an “Up and Coming” Lawyer and on February 22, 2022, the Indiana General Assembly passed House Resolution No. 30 recognizing Alfredo as being the first Latino President of the Lake County Bar Association. 

Alfredo has been married to his wife Leticia for twenty-one (21) years and has three daughters, Sol, Iris and Eva. He is also partial to his two (2) furry children, Daisy Buchanan Estrada and Fitzgerald (Fitz) Estrada. Alfredo is a former steelworker and a life-long resident of Northwest Indiana. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Purdue University Northwest where he now is an Adjunct Professor teaching Immigration Law. After graduation from Purdue University Northwest, he continued his pursuit of education and earned his law degree from Valparaiso University Law School. While at Valparaiso University School of Law he was a member of the Honors division full-tuition scholarship recipient and graduated Magna Cum Laude.


  • Immigration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Governmental Entities
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning


Valparaiso University Law School, 2015
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude

Purdue University Calumet, 2011
B.A. Political Science


  • Indiana Bar
  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Immigration Court

Articles by Alfredo Estrada

Navigating Removal / Deportation Court

Navigating Removal / Deportation Court

In the complex realm of immigration law, facing removal proceedings can be daunting. However, it's important to understand that individuals subject to deportation have rights and potential avenues for defense. This blog post will provide a guide to help immigrants and...

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Immigration in Northwest Indiana & Chicago

We have offices in both Merrillville and Valparaiso, and are available for client meetings in Chicago. But we also can assist you no matter where you live.