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.
Dana was invited to be the 2017 Winter Commencement Speaker at Valparaiso University.
Valparaiso University School of Law, 2007
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
Dana Rifai News & Articles
Forest Ridge Academy’s Alumni Association has announced that Dana Rifai is a recipient of the Spirit of FRA Award. She is the first alumnus to receive this honor. Dana will receive her award at the school's first ever All-School Homecoming and Reunion on July 28,...read more
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...read more
On Sunday, December 10, 2017, Dana Rifai will be delivering the commencement speech to the Valparaiso University graduates. Rifai, a partner at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP, grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana and also received her law degree from Valparaiso University...read more
Dana Rifai and Alfredo Estrada, attorneys from the BCC Immigration Practice Group, volunteered On February 18th, 2017 at the Chicagoland Immigrant Welcome Network's "Know Your Options Immigration Seminar" in East Chicago, Indiana. Both attorneys provided pro bono...read more
The H-1B cap season is upon us. USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions for temporary work status on April 1, 2017 for the 2018 fiscal year. This visa category is available for workers wishing to perform services in a specialty occupation on a temporary basis. A...read more
Dana Rifai and Alfredo Estrada both spoke on the topic of Immigration Matters: Family, Employment, Removal and Humanitarian Visas at the Lake County Bar Association's 2016 Bench Bar Conference on October 28, 2016. Dana Rifai presented an overview of the U.S....read more