Fiona McEntee

Fiona McEntee is a nationally recognized award-winning immigration lawyer and the Founding and Managing Attorney of McEntee Law Group.

Fiona first moved to Chicago from Dublin, Ireland, back in 2002, as an international exchange student at DePaul University’s College of Law. Having fallen in love with Chicago, she returned to study at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor in 2007.

Fiona and her team of passionate advocates represent individuals and families, as well as the world’s leading musicians, artists, athletes, innovative entrepreneurs, and multinational and U.S. companies. They counsel their clients on the ever-changing immigration policies and help them achieve the American Dream.

Fiona is the Chair of the Media and Advocacy Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a bar association of over 15,000 immigration lawyers. As a national spokesperson for AILA, Fiona is regularly tapped for her immigration thought-leadership by major media outlets including MSNBC, BBC,, The New York Times, Politico, Chicago Tribune, Irish Central, Irish Times, & RTÉ.

Fiona has won many awards and honors including the ISBA Elmer Gertz Award for Human Rights; 2020 & 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers List, Immigration; Chicago Women of Influence 2019; and, the Irish Legal Top 100. In 2019, Fiona was inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame in the Irish American Heritage Center.

Fiona has particular expertise and experience on the extraordinary O-1 visa and EB-1 green card. She regularly presents on these options including leading panel discussions at various AILA Conferences. She also counsels other immigration attorneys about leveraging the media to fiercely advocate for clients.

Fiona has recently published her first book — Our American Dream — an award-winning children’s book on immigration. As a mom of two young children, an immigrant, and an immigration lawyer who fights for justice every day, Fiona wrote Our American Dream to explain the importance of a diverse and welcoming America.

Along with her colleague and friend, Carolina Solano, Fiona has just launched a weekly podcast — Immigration Revelation. Each episode of Immigration Revelation introduces you to an amazing immigrant with an eye-opening inspirational immigration journey. You can find out more and hear episodes on