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Our Story

Zainab Boxwala and Chelsea Zuzindlak met as classmates enrolled in their law school’s Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic. Together, they jointly managed the working case file of an asylum applicant and her minor son, devised a removal defense strategy, researched key issues in the case, and drafted and filed two pre-hearing briefs. They sought country condition and medical experts and prepared them for written and oral testimony, and extensively prepared their client for her nine-hour individual merits hearing at the Detroit Immigration Court.

Zainab and Chelsea’s dedication to their case fostered trust in each other’s legal ethics and work product. They enjoyed working together because they share the same fastidious work ethic, motivate each other to maximize output, and hone the unique qualities each one possesses to optimize their time and resources. The foundation of their working relationship at Boxwala Zuzindlak PLLC was established during this period. Some of the key principles that guided their relationship then, and still root their relationship now, include executing disciplined strategies for researching, evaluating and selecting the best course of action for their clients in any given situation. No case is too simple or too complex. They apply the same exacting standard of analysis and strategy development to each client’s case. They firmly believe, through their experience, that cases which initially appear simple may become challenging, even problematic, as more facts surface; while cases which appear complex at first blush may actually resolve with the simplest of solutions.

Why We’re Partners

Zainab Boxwala and Chelsea Zuzindlak are dedicated legal practitioners whose personal experiences make them keenly aware of the immigration predicaments faced by those who want to live and work freely in the United States. Their lived experiences combined with their tireless work ethic and drive for perfection makes them passionate and exceptional attorneys, especially in the field of immigration which requires counselors to respond to matters of the heart as well as the law.