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Naiara F. Testai

associate
F 312.604.2749
Naiara F. Testai is an Associate with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of immigration and nationality law.  Ms. Testai joined the Firm in June 2020.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Testai worked as an attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), where she focused on removal defense, family immigration, and immigration relief for crime victims and domestic violence survivors.  She also supervised NIJC’s Naturalization and Citizenship Pro Bono Clinics and served at the Immigration Court Help Desk where she assisted pro se respondents at the Chicago Immigration Court.

Ms. Testai received her bachelor with honors in Latin American and Caribbean studies from the University of Chicago.  Prior to attending law school, she worked as a policy fellow for NIJC.  While in law school at the University of Chicago, Ms. Testai volunteered as a child advocate for unaccompanied immigrant children through the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.  She also volunteered with the International Refugee Assistance Project, Latinos Progresando, and NIJC.

Ms. Testai grew up in Buenos Aires and Chicago and has an interest in architecture and design.


Education

University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 2017)
University of Chicago (B.A. 2011) - Honors

Admissions

Illinois (2017)

Memberships / Admissions

Member, Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Languages

English
French
Italian
Spanish

Awards

University of Chicago Mikva Law Fellow (2017)
Edwin F. Mandel Award for outstanding contribution to the Law School’s clinical program (2017)
Equal Justice Works Fellow (2016)
University of Chicago Student Marshal (2011)
Phi Beta Kappa inductee (2011)
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