RETIRED | TERRY YALE FEIERTAG
TERRY YALE FEIERTAG joined Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. in 2007, bringing his extensive Immigration and Nationality Law practice with him. Mr. Feiertag has practiced immigration law for more than 35 years. He specializes 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 served as co-lead counsel in the landmark federal class-action case in immigration law, Silva v. Levi/Silva v. Bell, which 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. Mr. Feiertag is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated.
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Mr. Feiertag is a 1963 graduate of Bowdoin College, and a 1966 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1967; the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1969; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in 1987; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1971, and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1977. He is a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1982). He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School from 2003-2005.
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.
Mr. Feiertag is a past chairman of the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a past editor of the Immigration Journal, and is co-editor of Immigration and Naturalization Practice (1988), a publication of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is a frequent lecturer on immigration law issues to bar and business groups, and is a founding member of IMMLAW, the National Consortium of prominent immigration attorneys in the United States. In 1983, the National Law Journal named him one of the most prominent immigration attorneys in the country. He has been selected for inclusion in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America; Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; ARC’s Leading Illinois Attorneys; Law Business Research’s An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers; and the Illinois SuperLawyers. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Theatre Festival of Chicago until it ended its ten year run in 1995; was a member and former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arts and Business Council of Chicago; and is a founding member of the Lawyer’s Advisory Board of the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) now known as the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), and was given the organization’s Light of Human Rights Award in 2011.