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I am a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and New York University School of Law.  I have 15 years experience representing clients with a variety of legal needs in Illinois, nationally, and abroad.  I began my career representing investment banks and large corporations at top global law firms.  For the past seven years, I have focused my practice exclusively on the legal needs of individuals, families, and small businesses, especially in immigration law.  


In 2014, I was named a Top 100 Lawyer for Immigration Law by the National Advocates, an elite professional organization comprised of the top 100 lawyers in each state representing individuals and families.  I have been appointed to leadership positions in the Illinois State Bar Association, International Bar Association, and American Immigration Lawyers Association.


I practice law to help others, as I have been helped.  I understand first-hand that the law is about more than the contract or settlement or document, but about opportunity, second chances, and hope. The Law Firm of Patrice Dziire is assertive in its representation and personal in its approach because of this deep belief and understanding.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 60%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Tax: 20%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Firm of Patrice Dziire

200 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200305/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardKirkland & Ellis LLP2009
Pro Bono AwardDLA Piper US LLP2005
Dean's ScholarshipNew York University School of Law1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Firm of Patrice Dziire2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorChicago Kent College of Law2009 - 2010
AttorneyKirkland & Ellis LLP2008 - 2009
AttorneyDLA Piper US LLP2002 - 2006
AttorneyShearman & Sterling2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Zimbabwe Women Lawyers AssociationNational Director2013 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational Pro Bono Committee2011 - 2012
Illinois State Bar Association, International and Immigration Law SectionSection Council2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter)Advocacy Chair2011 - 2012
International Bar AssociationOfficer, Pro Bono and Access to Justice Committee2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Abou Zied v. HolderMandamus action in federal court, Northern District of Illinois; Citizenship obtained after 2+ year delay
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Publication nameTitleDate
International Bar Association, Pro Bono & Access to Justice Committee BlogLow Bono vs Pro Bono: A Some or Nothing Approach?2010
International Bar Association, Pro Bono & Access to Justice Committee BlogAustralia's National Pro Bono Aspirational Target2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
University of LondonDevelopment EconomicsN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Domestic Violence Awareness MonthDomestic Violence in the Immigrant Community: Challenges and Legal Protections2012
Making a Difference through Immigration Advocacy in our CommunitiesImmigration Reform Advocacy2011
Fundamantals of Immigration LawEmployment Immigration and Asylum2011
Family Based Immigration Overview, Hosted by JPMorgan Chase Bank, ChicagoSponsoring a Relative to Live in the US2009