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Vira Law, LLP – Chicago

Legal matters are overwhelming, stressful and worrisome. The attorneys at Vira Law, LLP will give you a voice in the process by listening to your goals and remaining sensitive to your needs. Through providing personal and affordable legal representation we will help you live a healthier and wealthier life.

Denise I. Martinez – ESQ

Denise I. Martinez is founder and principal at Vira Law, LLP; a law firm serving Chicago-land area businesses and families.  Prior to launching Vira Law, LLP, Ms. Martinez served as Policy Advisor to the Governor of Illinois and as Director of the Governor’s Office of New Americans, an executive level office commissioned to create and implement statewide policies and programs to better serve Illinois’ immigrant families.

A Chicago native and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Ms. Martinez maintains a personal commitment to the academic, professional and economic prosperity of Latinos and other ethnic communities. She currently serves as legislative analyst to the Illinois State Latino Family Commission; sits on the Board of Directors of Arab American Family Services; and is member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.

Ms. Martinez obtained her Juris Doctorate from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Katharine J. Wardein – ESQ

Katharine J. Wardein is founder and partner at Vira Law, LLP Ms. Wardein grew up in the Chicago-land area and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to starting Vira Law, LLP, Ms. Wardein worked as a paralegal at AIG’s staff counsel office in Chicago. There, Ms. Wardein researched various legal issues, drafted motions and briefs, and worked closely with management to create office organization and fluidity. Ms. Wardein obtained her J.D. at Chicago- Kent College of Law. She is currently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

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