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.
Licensed since 2003
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I have worked with Ms. Dziire over the years in several capacities -- as a colleague, team member, co-counsel, and partner. What has remained constant is her commitment to her clients and to justice. She is frighteningly smart, inventive, and unafraid of challenging government arguments. Immigration clients are truly fortunate to have Ms. Dziire in their corner. Maya Bangudi www.bangudilaw.com
Mayabanza Bangudi Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer's work. In the time I've known Patrice I have found her to be a focused and forward looking attorney. She is a thoughtful and intellectual attorney. Her international experiences brings unique insights into her practice--enabling her to identify and solve problems which would not occur to many attorneys.
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2003||05/14/2015|
|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|
|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|