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Terry Yale Feiertag is Senior Counsel of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He joined the firm in 2007, bringing his extensive immigration and nationality law practice with him. Mr. Feiertag has practiced immigration law for more than 40 years. He has vast experience in counseling and representing companies, institutions, law firms and individuals in complex cases, concentrating his practice in business, professional, employer sanctions, and investor immigration matters. Mr. Feiertag handles all aspects of immigration and nationality law, including all types of non-immigrant and immigrant visas, naturalization, citizenship, removal, waivers, administrative appeals, labor certification, visa processing and adjustment of status, and litigation in federal courts of immigration and citizenship cases. In addition, Mr. Feiertag has experience as an expert witness in immigration-related litigation. Mr. Feiertag has litigated immigration cases in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Board of Immigration Appeals.


  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1966)

  • Bowdoin College (B.A. 1963)


  • Illinois (1967)


  • U.S. Supreme Court (1977)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit (1971)

  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois (1969)

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar (1982)

  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin (1987)


  • Spanish


  • Recipient, Midwest Light of Human Rights Award from the Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® (1983 – 2017)

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America

  • ARC’s Leading Illinois Attorneys

  • Law Business Research’s An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers

  • Included on the Illinois Super Lawyers® list (2005-2019)

  • Named by the National Law Journal as one of the most prominent immigration attorneys in the country in 1983


  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association and former Chairman, Greater Chicago Chapter of the AILA

  • Founding member of IMMLAW, the National Consortium of prominent immigration attorneys in the United States(1990-present)

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School (2003-2005)

  • Founding member, Lawyer’s Advisory Board (Leadership Council) of the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center, now known as National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)


  • Former Member of Board of Directors, International Theatre Festival of Chicago

  • Former Member and Chairman of Board of Directors, Arts and Business Council of Chicago


  • Fundamentals of Employing Highly Skilled Foreign Nationals, in Employing Highly Skilled Foreign Nationals: Leading Lawyers on Counseling Clients, Obtaining H-1B Visas, and Developing a Successful Immigration Strategy 155-74 (2009).

  • Former Editor, Immigration Journal.

  • Co-Editor, Immigration and Naturalization Process, a publication of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.


  • Mr. Feiertag is a frequent lecturer on immigration law issues to bar and business groups.

  • Oops, I Did It Again: Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Malpractice Traps, presentation at American Immigration Lawyers Association’s 2012 conference, Nashville, Tennessee (June 15, 2012).

Served as co-lead counsel in the landmark federal class-action case in immigration law that successfully challenged the U.S. State Department’s Western Hemisphere immigrant visa allocation practices between 1968 and 1976, resulting in injunctive orders preventing the deportation of hundreds of thousands of people, authorizing their lawful employment in the United States, and recapturing and re-issuing 144,000 immigrant visas for natives of Western Hemisphere Countries. Represented the plaintiffs in a case that established the right of federal employees to trial de novo of Title VII claims, a ruling that was confirmed by the Supreme Court’s decision in another case.