Patrice Dziire is an award-winning attorney committed to providing superior legal services to American and foreign national clients.
As a U.S. immigration lawyer, Ms. Dziire has obtained approvals in virtually all non immigrant, immigrant, and humanitarian visa categories. She has deep experience with challenging, novel, and politically sensitive matters.
Ms. Dziire also serves clients in domestic and cross-border divorce, litigation, and transactional matters, with a focus on value, client education, and results.
Ms. Dziire has served in leadership positions in state, national, and international bar associations, working on projects designed to advance the legal profession. In 2013, she relocated to Harare, Zimbabwe to serve as the first American executive director of the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Dziire is a former adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent Law School.
Prior to launching her practice, Ms. Dziire practiced litigation and international finance law at large law firms in Chicago and New York. Ms. Dziire graduated from New York University School of Law in 2001 as a Dean's Scholar.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2003||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Kirkland & Ellis LLP||2009|
|Pro Bono Award||DLA Piper US LLP||2005|
|Dean's Scholarship||New York University School of Law||1999|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Patrice Dziire||2010 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Chicago Kent College of Law||2009 - 2010|
|Attorney||Kirkland & Ellis LLP||2008 - 2009|
|Attorney||DLA Piper US LLP||2002 - 2006|
|Attorney||Shearman & Sterling||2001 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association||National Director||2013 - 2013|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||National Pro Bono Committee||2011 - 2012|
|Illinois State Bar Association, International and Immigration Law Section||Section Council||2011 - 2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter)||Advocacy Chair||2011 - 2012|
|International Bar Association||Officer, Pro Bono and Access to Justice Committee||2008 - 2012|
|Abou Zied v. Holder||Mandamus action in federal court, Northern District of Illinois; Citizenship obtained after 2+ year delay|
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|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies||Development Economics||N/A||N/A|
|Domestic Violence Awareness Month||Domestic Violence in the Immigrant Community: Challenges and Legal Protections||2012|
|Making a Difference through Immigration Advocacy in our Communities||Immigration Reform Advocacy||2011|
|Fundamantals of Immigration Law||Employment Immigration and Asylum||2011|
|Family Based Immigration Overview, Hosted by JPMorgan Chase Bank, Chicago||Sponsoring a Relative to Live in the US||2009|