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Farrah Naz Qazi

Immigration Attorney at Warrenville, IL

4.9   15 reviews

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About Farrah

Learn Farrah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Family Immigration, including adjustment of status, Fiance, Spouse, SIJC, U Visa T Visa Employment based immigration: H1, F1, E2 Asylum and Refugee status claims Detainment/Deportation Defensive Bond Hearings Defensive Asylum cases Human Rights

    24 years

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Guardianship, Powers of Attorney Living Trusts

    24 years, 500 cases

  3. Business
    Contracts, Negotiations, Corporate Filing, Drafting Employee/Vendor Agreements, Not Profit Assistance,

    19 years

I have always had an affinity for the immigrant experience. I'm sure it stemmed from the fact that I am a first-generation American and often heard stories of how my parents came to the United States. I saw, firsthand, the joys and struggles of my uncles, aunts, and cousins as they crossed over and adjusted to their new lives. 

When the Bosnian crisis blew up, I was at the forefront, making calls, writing letters to legislators and volunteering my time at the first-ever Bosnian Refugee Center. My passion ignited, and I know this is what I wanted to do. I visited Pakistan and volunteered in Afghan refugee camps and interviewed trafficking victims at the International Human Rights Institute. I researched, learned from the best and persevered.

Like all good stories. my path was circuitous. I graduated from law school and instead of pursuing immigration law, I joined an estate planning law firm. I wanted to develop a good base outside of my comfort zone and still have time to pursue international human rights. I did both, even though they seemed to be polar opposites of each other. Now, my estate planning background has sustained my desire to help people. I counsel families on how best to protect their assets and provide for their beneficiaries.

And for my immigration clients, I advise them on the tremendous need for powers of attorneys and guardianship of minors in case they are ever removed from the United States. I do this while still advocating for them in removal cases, before ICE or USCIS and helping them gain the legal status they deserve.

I love speaking and writing about my fields of practice and consider it a privilege to learn from others while also empowering them to know their rights.

My law practice is so much more than just a law firm. It's a family and a team that will stop at nothing to help you achieve your dreams. We don't take no for an answer and consider every obstacle to be a challenge worth overcoming. 

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Licensed for 18 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Farrah Qazi
4320 Winfield Rd Suite 200
Suite 200
Warrenville, IL, 60555


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  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Qazi A | June 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Immigration Lawyer
Qazi Law is a dedicated and caring law firm, after coming from a bad experience from the previous lawyer regarding my pending asylum case, my experience with Qazi Law has been incredible and has put me at ease. Farrah Qazi is incredibly experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Response from Farrah Qazi June 29, 2020
Thank you, AQ. It has been an absolute pleasure serving you and your family. I am honored to have been chosen as your lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GC process
Qazi Law office handled my petition seamlessly and i recommend Ms.Qazi for all Immigration related cases.
Posted by Saadia | February 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer I know
Farrah gives a thorough explanation and goes the extra mile in helping me whenever I need help with matters concerning family law. I have always relied on her for good , honest advice.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just an incredible person!
This firm does it all. Farrah Qazi is honest, incredibly smart, capable and gifted. Her compassion and ability to explain tough concepts to her lawyers is extremely rare. I was equally impressed by her commitment to community service and pro bono work.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don’t know what I would have done without her!
I was really nervous and confused but I was at ease once Farrah talked me through everything. She kept my parents and I calm and strong through out the whole process by explaining what was happening etc. I honestly would have been so lost without her help. She made sure that my voice was heard and would step in with the right information and argument when needed. I’m really grateful that she was recommended to me because we connected easily and she valued everything I said plus she made sure to keep me positive and strong for the future.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and meticulous lawyer
Farrah did a great job helping out with an immigration issue. Things had gotten delayed for unclear reasons so we used Farrah and she called the department and helped review and submit all forms for us. She made the process much easier and I am extremely grateful for her.
Posted by Tanvir | September 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Farrah Qazi
I have used Farah Qazi for all my contract reviews, leases to contracts with Producers and employees. Her ability to Draft and review contracts has helped me avoid a lot of grief in the long run. The best thing I like about her is if she does not specialize in a certain part of the Law she will refer you to the right Attorney
Posted by Hart | September 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend.
I referred my friends to Farrah. She first negotiated an employee contract for me. Since then, she has prepared my family's trust and provided great advice on issues relating to my business. She's smart and friendly and a wonderful lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did great work and very personable. Will definitely be using her again
Posted by Mir | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Farrah Qazi
Indeed, such a pleasure dealing with Farrah as our attorney. She has done our will/trust along with the real estate construction and closing consultancy and legal services. She has been extremely courteous, professional and helpful, always! A very trustworthy person with thorough knowledge in all legal matters. Would recommend her, without any reservations! Thanks for a job well done!
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Posted by Shehryar & Nariman Tahir | September 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Tahir's Estate Planning
Farrah was very thorough with the advise and guidance she provided when she did our estate planning. When we had our review and discussion, it was detailed and she was very meticulous in helping us understand the documents at our level. She was very responsive on the follow-ups that happened after everything was done and filed. She was very proactive and kept us in the loop by communicating on any potential delays on estate registry's etc. Overall an excellent experience working with her and her team.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Estate lawyer
Farah Qazi was my estate lawyer and did a phenomenal job. She was extremely thorough and very easy to work with. She took a potentially daunting task and made it easy. Thank you for being there for us!!
Posted by Bianca | February 6, 2014
Women's Issues
Farrah is passionate and well-versed in women's legal issues. She helped me in an unusual situation with my mother who did not know any of her basic financial information when my dad died. Farrah helped her discover her assets, explained the whole process and really stressed the importance of women taking charge of finances. I'm even having her speak at my church about women being in control..
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Posted by michael | December 27, 2009
Ms. Qazi was the perfect lawyer to handle our case. She was knowledgeable, articulate, thorough and tremendously fair in her billing practices. She knew the law and was able to think outside the box to solve our problem. She's friendly and easy-going with her clients but assertive too-she'll get your point across clearly and unequivocally.
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Posted by Amy | September 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Years ago Farrah helped my spouse and I set up a Irrevocable Trust and Will. She was personable and knowledgeable with fair fees.
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Immigration and Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Qazi Law Offices
  • 2008 - Present


  • Depaul University College of Law
  • 2004
  • Hinsdale Central High School
  • 1995
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • N/A
  • University of London
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Real Estate Closing
  • successful real estate closing
  • Asylum Pakistan
  • Successful on Appeal
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  • American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Panelist Women in Network
  • 2019 - Present
  • Muslim Bar Association of Chicago (MBA)
  • Chair, Family Planning/Muslim Ban
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Board Member International Refugee Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Human Rights Section
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Board Chair Immigration and International Law Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Humanity First
  • Chairperson, Our Kids Our Future
  • 2008 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Persian
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
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Honors and Awards

  • Woman of The Year
  • Elgin Women's Council
  • 2020
  • 2002
  • Best Oral Argument
  • Moot Court
  • 2001
  • Highest Score
  • Delta Si Spanish Honors Society;
  • 1999
  • Damen Scholarship
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • 1995
  • Deans List
  • Dean’s List; Pi Sigma Alpa Political Science Honors Society
  • N/A
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  • Middle East Review 2019
  • The Yazidi Genocide
  • 2019
  • American Bar Association Middle East Review
  • The Plight of Ahmadis and other Minorities in Yemen
  • 2019
  • Ayesha Magazine
  • Women’s Rights According to Islamic and Western Laws
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • World Parliament of Religions
  • What's Honor Got to Do With It? An Understanding of Religion and Politic's Role in Gender Violence
  • 2018
  • Muslim Ban 2.0
  • Know Your Rights: Travelers' Rights at the Airport in the Trump Era
  • 2017
  • Faith Club, Gary Methodist Church
  • Half the Sky: Looking at the Legal Rights of Women Around the World
  • 2016
  • Girls Education Reform in 2014
  • Malala-the Future of Education
  • 2014
  • American Muslim Lawyers Association
  • Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan
  • 2014
  • South Asian Bar Association CLE Seminar
  • Trafficking: The Reality and Ways to Spot and Stop it Modern Day Slavery and Why Our Laws Aren't Enough
  • 2011
  • Trafficking and the Global Crisis
  • Trafficking of Women and Children
  • 2010
  • Girl Rising-Educating One Girl at a Time
  • Girl Rising
  • N/A
  • Domestic Violence and Islamic Law and Cultures
  • Domestic Violence and Islamic Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Farrah Qazi for her professionalism, integrity, and the passion with which she tends to her cases."
Business Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Atty. Qazi. She is a skilled and well respected attorney in the legal community with high ethical standards and strong knowledge of the law."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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