Remembering Ron Shapiro

Ron Shapiro was a Chicago-based immigration lawyer operating out of Northbrook, IL. Dedicating his life to serving Illinois, Mr. Shapiro guided immigrants through the citizenship process for nearly 50 years. Throughout his practice, Ron represented clients in all facets of immigration and nationality law, specializing in helping corporate clients relocate employees and their families from countries all over the world. Mr. Shapiro also focused his efforts on helping immigrants secure work visas and other forms of citizenship. Mr. Shapiro processed visas and other immigration matters with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and its local offices throughout the U.S. and at American Consulates across the globe.

Gone, Never Forgotten

Ronald S. Shapiro, adored husband, father, grandfather, and best friend, passed away on June 2, 2022, at the age of 77. Ron’s greatest joy in life came from his loved ones. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and collecting Bonsai trees. 

Ron was preceded in death by his loving parents Idah and Morris Shapiro, and his brothers Alfred (Abra) Shapiro and Wesley (Eileen) Shapiro. Ron is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 53 years Fern, Nee Weinberg; his children Melissa (Rod) Odegaard, Daniel (Mai) Shapiro and the late Marni Beth (Joshua) Fain; grandchildren Malia and Jack Odegaard, William and Charlie Shapiro, and Noah Fain; and the impact he left on countless lives.

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The Career of a Respected
Chicago Immigration Lawyer

Ron Shapiro made his name as an immigration lawyer in Chicago for nearly 5 decades. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and his Jurist Doctor degree in Law from DePaul University. He maintained licensure to practice before the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Shapiro was a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association. He was the founder and principal partner of his firm, which held offices in Northbrook and Chicago, Illinois.

Although Mr. Shapiro was a Chicago immigration attorney, he also appeared as a frequent speaker at educational and professional seminars throughout the United States addressing issues in the areas of immigration and nationality law. Mr. Shapiro frequently prepared training materials for corporate clients, keeping them informed about the most recent changes in immigration law. All of these efforts were made to serve the immigration community in America.

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