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Dhenu Mitesh Savla

also known as Dhenu Savla

About me

I first came to this country when I was 10 years old from India along with my family. At the time, I was far too young to know or appreciate the significance of the experience that I was facing. I knew only that I wanted to see snow.


Quickly as I moved, I realized that there were so many things that were new and different about the United States. I started asking questions about our own traditions and learning more deeply about myself and my heritage through these questions. Like many young immigrants, I was also bullied by some classmates. These experiences made an impact and made me respect and honor the journey that immigrants face when they decide to move from a place and country that is familiar to a place and country that is entirely new.


I decided to go to law school because to me, learning the law was very empowering. Through the legal system, we get the protections and the rights that are provided to each individual in the United States. However, until we learn it, it seems scary and difficult to comprehend. I wanted to understand the legal system to learn the rules of our country.


After graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, I realized that I needed to help empower other immigrants who are also faced with the enormous challenge and possibilities opened by moving to a new and unfamiliar country.


To this day, it is this passion that drives me each and every day. Watching my clients succeed gives me strength. To this success, I am committed. I am also committed to creating the type of law firm that supports clients in achieving their immigration goals and looks beyond just an “application” or a “case” but in context of the individuals for whom the case is handled. One that makes immigrants feel accepted, honored, and empowered. With this in mind, I decided to name my law firm, SwagatUSA. “Swagat” means “welcome” in Sanskrit.


 


Passionate about immigration law and assisting immigrants in achieving their goals.  I believe that there are no simple immigration cases and every immigration case begins with a STRATEGY.  See my video introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-ms-1V3C0


 

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Languages spoken: Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

29 total 

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  • Tawfiq Innas Ali

    Dhenu is very knowledgeable and experienced in immigration matters and works passionately for her clients. Results speak for themselves. Extremely trustworthy. Superb communicator and leader in the community. Excellent teacher and adviser. People with immigration-related matters are smart to consider Dhenu to help them live better and happier lives with less risk and worry.

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  • Armen Gukasyan

    I endorse Attorney Savla based on her contributions to this board and the legal community as a whole. Her detailed and insightful answers to questions asked by AVVO subscribers indicate her extensive knowledge of immigration law and the passion she has for the practice of immigration law.

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    Armen Gukasyan Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

SwagatUSA, LLC

35 East Upper Wacker Dr
Ste 1750
Chicago, IL, 60601

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200808/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best for Family Based Immigration Matters - IllinoisAcquisition International 2014 Global Mobility and Immigration Awards2014
4th PlaceNational Mediation Competition2006
Honors-at-entranceLoyola University Chicago School of Law2004
Community Service AwardLoyola University Chicago School of Law2004
Dean's ListTufts University2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSwagatUSA2011 - Present
Staff AttorneyImmigration Project2009 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Indian American Bar Association of ChicagoN/A2007 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationExecutive Council2012 - 2013
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - 2012
Chicago Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law CommitteeN/A2007 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
H-1BApproved
EB-1ASuccess
I-601 WaiverSuccess
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA GPSolo MagazineThe Five Essential Rainmaking Tips2012
Illinois Bar JournalImmigration Law: The End of the Widow's Penalty2011
GP Solo MagazineGuerilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Information SeminarComprehensive Immigration Reform - How to be Prepared2013
Entrepreneurship Workshop - KOJAIN ConventionYou have H1-B - No Problem!2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Immigration and Nationality Act 204(l)2012
Indo-American Center, ChicagoCitizenship Application Basics2011
Chicago Bar AssociationI-601 Waivers of Unlawful Presence2011
AILA Chicago Chapter Monthly MeetingImmigration and Nationality Act Section 204(l)2010

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