Farrah Qazi, Esq.

From the Desk of Atty. Farrah Qazi

Immigrating to the US and landing upon our shores is exciting, and becoming a US citizen is filled with terrific hope.  While it may seem daunting, coming here is not impossible with the right help.

 In working with you, I am committed to taking the time to thoroughly explain the path that lays ahead, identify potential hurdles to overcome, complete piles of paper work, and use my connections to make the process easier.  My goal is to remove the anxiety that comes with completing your application process.

 

For business law, I have honed my 13 years of experience on the front end of business formation allowing me to safeguard your assets and interests.  I will share with you my knowledge from working with small businesses, physicians groups, and my corporate clients. 

 While others may tell you that contract drafting, review and negotiation don’t need a lawyer, I assure you that having one by your side will ensure that as your business grows, you will have the greatest amount of protection.

 

Whether it’s immigration or business law, in the end, it's about you being satisfied not with me, but with the direction in which  your future is taking.

Atty. Qazi's Education & Training

 

B.A. Degree

Loyola University in Chicago

Major: Political Science

Minor 1: English Literature
Minor 2: Spanish Language and Literature
 

Juris Doctor Degree

DePaul University College of Law, 2004

CALI Excellence Award, Advanced Legal Writing

CALI Excellence Award, Advanced Legal Writing-Oral Arguments

 

Study Abroad

University College of London, Global Business and International Law

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Work Experience

International Human Rights Institute, Associate

Focus: Trafficking of women & children in Latin America.

Unique Skills: Translated critical court documents from Spanish into English.

Atty. Qazi's Professional Activity

 

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois Supreme Court

U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois

 

Associations

Illinois State Bar Association

American Bar Association

DuPage Bar Association

Muslim Bar Association

National Association Of Women Business Owners

 

 

Leadership

Sonia Shah Organization, Board Member

ConnectHer, Board Member

10x10 Gathr Films, Board Member

Humanity First, Board Member

 

Select Public Speaking Engagements

"Know Your Rights: Travelers' Rights at the Airport in the Trump Era" (2017)

"The Real Muslim Ban: The Realities and Fallacies of this Administration's Immigration Policies" (2017)

"Deportation and Removal: How Laws Can Protect You and Your Families"

"Can Places of Worship Become Modern-day Sanctuaries for Unlawful Immigrants? A look at Sanctuary Law and its Purpose"

"The Need for Proper Estate Planning: Living Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorneys"

"Empowerment Begins with Financial and Estate Planning"

American Muslim Lawyers Association (2014), "Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan" 

Domestic Violence and Islamic Law and Cultures, "Domestic Violence and Islamic Law"

Publications

International Refugee Law Committee Newsletter, 05/2013, Blasphemy laws in Pakistan and the influx of Refugees

Illinois State Bar Association International and Immigration Law Newsletter "The Globe," 01/2008, The irony of blasphemy laws in a democratic nation such as Pakistan and its ramifications for immigration lawyers in the U.S.

bepress Legal Repository, 04/2006, Crossing the Immunological Barrier

Let's move forward with your business issues today!