Dana Rifai

Dana Rifai

t. (219) 769-1313 x147
f. (219) 769-6806

Merrillville Office
9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410




Dana Rifai initiated the firm’s immigration practice, focusing on employment, business and family immigration matters. She has been successful in assisting clients with many immigration petitions. She is also a member of the firm’s Business Practice Group.  She counsels clients in business, estate planning, and probate matters, working extensively with her clients one-on-one to achieve their legal needs.

Dana grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana.  At Indiana University Purdue University, she received an honors academic scholarship.  She received her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.

Dana takes pleasure in being an active member of her community. She is a curator of TedxCountyLineRoad.  She currently serves as a board member for the Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s community foundation, where she is chair of the governance committee and sits on the executive committee.  She is also a board member of Avicenna Academy, her children’s school.  Dana participates in the Porter County Community Foundation’s initiative, @PCgivingproject, an endowment fund for children’s causes in Porter County, Indiana.  She is a 2011 graduate of the Valparaiso Chamber Leadership Academy and a graduate of the 2012 FBI Citizens’ Academy. Dana was recognized as Up and Coming Influential Woman of the Year in the law in 2013. In 2016, she was named one of the “20 under 40” in business by the Northwest Indiana Times Media Group.


  • Immigration
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate


Valparaiso University Law School, 2007
Juris Doctor

Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, 2004
B.A. English Literature
Minor in French
Minor in Political Science


  • Indiana Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Immigration Court

Articles by Dana Rifai

The I-9 Completion Guide

The I-9 form is of common use to the human resources professional, and although it may seem deceivingly simple, it is easy to improperly complete the form resulting in a violation to the employer. This article provides simple tips to ensure proper and thorough...

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Immigration in Northwest Indiana & Chicago

We have offices in both Merrillville and Valparaiso, and are available for client meetings in Chicago. But we also can assist you no matter where you live.