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Patrice Dayale Dziire

Patrice Dayale Dziire

Practice areas:

Immigration, Litigation, Real Estate, Business, Tax

About Me

Attorney Patrice Dziire represents clients in sophisticated litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters, including immigration, business, litigation, and tax.  Clients receive the benefit of Ms. Dziire's 13+ years of experience and record of favorable results in administrative venues; Illinois state and federal courts; and corporate and real estate transactions valued up to nine-figures.


Ms. Dziire focuses her immigration practice on employment and investment immigration; marriage-based immigration; and asylum.  She has experience with the most challenging immigration issues, including previous denials, mandamus actions, and permanent bars such as false claims to US citizenship. 


Ms. Dziire has broad-based litigation and transactional experience.  As a litigator, she has successfully represented clients during pre-litigation, litigation, and arbitration in matters ranging from breach of contract to civil rights. Ms. Dziire's transactional experience includes residential and commercial real estate, securities, franchise law, and tax.  


Ms. Dziire has been appointed to leadership positions at the Illinois State Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and International Bar Association.  She most recently served as the first foreign national director of the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association at their headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe.  


Prior to launching her practice, Ms. Dziire practiced litigation and corporate law at 1,000+ lawyer law firms in Chicago and New York.  Ms. Dziire graduated from New York University School of Law in 2001 as a Dean's Scholar.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Immigration: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Tax: 10%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Real Estate: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Law Offices Of Patrice Dziire

200 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200305/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono AwardKirkland & Ellis LLP2009
Pro Bono AwardDLA Piper US LLP2005
Dean's ScholarshipNew York University School of Law1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Patrice Dziire2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorChicago Kent College of Law2009 - 2010
AttorneyKirkland & Ellis LLP2008 - 2009
AttorneyDLA Piper US LLP2002 - 2006
AttorneyShearman & Sterling2001 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Zimbabwe Women Lawyers AssociationNational Director2013 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational Pro Bono Committee2011 - 2012
Illinois State Bar Association, International and Immigration Law SectionSection Council2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter)Advocacy Chair2011 - 2012
International Bar AssociationOfficer, Pro Bono and Access to Justice Committee2008 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Abou Zied v. HolderMandamus action in federal court, Northern District of Illinois; Citizenship obtained after 2+ year delay

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Publication NameTitleDate
International Bar Association, Pro Bono & Access to Justice Committee BlogLow Bono vs Pro Bono: A Some or Nothing Approach?2010
International Bar Association, Pro Bono & Access to Justice Committee BlogAustralia's National Pro Bono Aspirational Target2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
University of London, School of Oriental and African StudiesDevelopment EconomicsN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Domestic Violence Awareness MonthDomestic Violence in the Immigrant Community: Challenges and Legal Protections2012
Making a Difference through Immigration Advocacy in our CommunitiesImmigration Reform Advocacy2011
Fundamantals of Immigration LawEmployment Immigration and Asylum2011
Family Based Immigration Overview, Hosted by JPMorgan Chase Bank, ChicagoSponsoring a Relative to Live in the US2009