Patrice Dziire is a seasoned immigration and administrative lawyer, dedicated to representing clients' interests before state and federal governmental agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Justice, and Internal Revenue Service.
Ms. Dziire's immigration practice spans business/investment, family, and asylum law. Ms. Dziire specializes in the most challenging immigration issues, including previous denials, waivers, permanent bars such as false claims to US citizenship, and criminal immigration. She has achieved victories in immigration courts nationwide and obtained visas for clients in virtually all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa categories.
Passionate about access to justice and legal reform, Ms. Dziire has worked on large scale, high impact pro bono and advocacy initiatives for bar associations, large law firms, nongovernmental organizations, and law firm start ups. Her global work has been featured in the Chicago Lawyer, Latin Lawyer, and Ms. JD.
Ms. Dziire has been appointed to leadership positions in 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.