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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.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 50%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
  3. Litigation: 10%
  4. Business: 5%
  5. Real Estate: 5%



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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 Law200311/12/2015
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