Known for her dedication, trustworthiness, and commitment to achieving excellent results- Zahra Cheema founded Cheema & Associates with the client in mind. Specializing in all aspects of Immigration Law, Zahra Cheema has also acquired extensive knowledge, connections, and/or counsel in the areas of Worker's Compensation, Family, Business, Real Estate, and Personal Injury.
Ms. Cheema is a graduate of the City University of New York, and was heavily involved Immigration and Family Law paid and unpaid work prior to being admitted to the bar. Ms. Cheema went on to work at an Immigration and Business Law Firm, and switched off to begin her own law firm. Ms. Cheema also currently engages in pro bono representation on Employment, Immigration, and Family Law Matters, as well as representation for Domestic Violence Victims.
By paying the closest attention to each detail in the formation and operation of Cheema & Associates, Ms. Cheema provides high quality personal service to the client.
Ms. Cheema is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2013 Joseph Doherty Civil Rights Fellowship||Irish Law Students Association||2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Nassau County Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|NY Times||A Muslim Lawyer Refuses to Choose Between a Career and a Head Scarf||2015|
|Cuny School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|The Docket||Thanks to U.S. gov’t., young lawyer doesn’t feel repercussions of Jilbab||2015|
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