Sara Dady

Sara Dady has been practicing family based immigration law and removal defense since 2005. She lives in her hometown of Rockford, Illinois with her family. She is frequent presenter on immigration issues.



  • JD, William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, MN (2004)
  • BA, Classical Studies and Political Science from Luther College, Decorah, IA (1994)


  • Admitted to Illinois State Bar
  • Admitted to Minnesota State Bar (Inactive)
  • Admitted to General Bar, U.S. District Court of Northern District of Illinois, Western Division
  • Admitted to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • National Immigration Project, National Lawyers Guild

Advocacy & Community Work:

  • Northern Illinois Workforce Alliance, Board Member
  • University of Illinois Extension Service, Advisory Council, Winnebago County, Board Member
  • 4-H & Extension Foundation for Winnebago County, Board Member
  • Justice for Our Neighbors of Northern Illinois Conference (JFON-NIC), Board Member
  • Former adjunct instructor of American Government, Criminal Law, Contract Law and Business Law at Rockford Career College.


  • Panelist, “Humanitarian Relief,” AILA Midwest Regional Conference (2015)
  • Panelist, Immigration, Boyer Colloquium, Highland Community College (2011)
  • “Myths & Facts of Immigration,” Presented to Illinois Valley Community College (2010)
  • “Immigration Law Overview,” Presented to Winnebago County Bar Association General Meeting (2010)
  • “Broken Families, Broken System: How US Immigration Laws Have Failed Families” presented to Milwaukee Presbytery (2010)
  • “Immigration Law and Criminal Practice”, Winnebago County Bar Association Criminal Law Section, Continuing Legal Education program (2009)
  • “Broken Families, Broken System: How U.S. Immigration Laws Have Failed Families” presented to Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering, Linn Presbyterian Church, Lake Geneva, WI (2009)