Nesreen J. Said

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Nesreen J. Said specializes in Immigration law and family law in Illinois. She has worked extensively in matters dealing with removal proceeding, prosecutorial discretion, asylum, adjustment of status and naturalization.

After receiving her Illinois license Ms. Said worked as a case process analyst for a federal independent contract in the Foreign Labor Certification Program. She reviewed and processed over 500 labor certifications for temporary worker (H2B) visas. She has also represented individual in matters regarding child support and Order of protection in Cook County.
During law school, Ms. Said tailored her legal education to practice immigration law. She was a student representative at the Valparaiso Immigration Law Clinic. She represented a family seeking asylum, an individual seeking prosecutorial discretion, and an individual in a deportation case that had stretched seven years and involved an appeal to the Seventh Circuit. She also worked as a paralegal for six years in an immigration law office before enrolling in law school. Moreover, she assisted many of her family members in their immigration matters.

“I am a first generation Muslim Arab-American, and I understand how difficult the immigration process can be. My experiences helped me gain the necessary skills to eliminate the frustration of the client during their immigration process. The less frustration my client has the better focus he or she has for their future.” – Nesreen J. Said


  • Juris Doctorate 2016, Valparaiso Law School, Valparaiso, IN
  • Bachelors of Arts 2011. University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Chicago, IL


  • State of Illinois
  • Federal District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
  • Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)

Bar Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association 2017 to present
  • Chicago Bar Association 2017 to present
  • Illinois State Bar association 2017 to present
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