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Sonali Patnaik – Managing Attorney

Attorney Sonali Mehta Patnaik has practiced Immigration and Nationality Law in Dallas since 2004. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. After gaining experience at reputable Dallas Immigration firms, Sonali launched Patnaik Law Office in 2006 to provide clients with the direct and personable legal service only available through a small firm. For the past 11 years, she has secured positive outcomes for her clients, from complicated investment and employment based petitions before USCIS, AAO and U.S. Embassies abroad, to Adjustment,  Asylum, VAWA and Cancellation of Removal cases before USCIS, Immigration Court, and The Board of Immigration Appeals.

Sonali is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and received her undergraduate degree in Plan II from UT as well.  She currently serves as the Dallas Section Co-Chair of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) (www.aila.org), on the Ex Comm of the DFW South Asian Bar Association, and is a member of the Immigration Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association. She is a frequent presenter on Immigration topics in CLE’s and before attorney and community groups.  She has also given her time to Dallas non-profits who aid immigrant communities, such Mosaic Family Services, Chetna DFW and Catholic Charities Immigration Counseling Service.

Sonali was born to immigrant parents in Miami, Florida, and is a first generation Indian American. With roots in India, England, and Kenya, her upbringing has given her a unique understanding of the goals and struggles of the immigrant family. She speaks Gujarati and Spanish, and can be reached at sonali@patnaiklaw.com.




CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Very Satisfied

September 21, 2014 Well I am very satisfied with the help and the support that I had while being under Patnaik Law Office. And also they were very nice and understanding. – J Flores

Complicated Case

June 15, 2016 When I first met with Sonali Patnaik and presented my case, after the discussion I was confident that she will be the best choice. My case was little bit technical but the way she pursued my case and finished it that showed her knowledge and professionalism in immigration issues. I highly recommend Sonali Patnaik, for all immigration matters. – M. Shoaib

Excellent Experience

May 27, 2013 "Sonali was very professional and prompt in dealing with my case. I would not hesitate to recommend her to a friend." – Rohit, an Immigration Client

Something about Sonali to Indian community out there

March 10, 2014 "She knows what we want. I went to her to submit my green card application in the last minute (2007 July), my app was turned down by couple of lawyers because of time constraint but Sonali understood my situation and took the case, since then I had NO REGRETS working with her. She is very patient, super smart, every time I see her with questions she tried to answer most of them without losing any patience. If I have to talk about her, she is smart, knows what she is doing and answers all our questions with lots of patience. If anyone out there looking for a lawyer with these qualities, she is the one. Good Luck, by the by I got my green card and the credit goes to Sonali. Thank you." – Suraj, an immigration client