Zainab is a founding member and managing partner at Boxwala Zuzindlak PLLC. Prior to founding Boxwala Zuzindlak PLLC, Zainab exclusively practiced immigration law as a solo-practitioner under the auspices of Averna Legal Group in Michigan and later at the Law Office of Zainab Boxwala near Houston, Texas. She obtained her J.D.,cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Globalization Studies from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. During law school, Zainab clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She cut her teeth on immigration law as a Student Attorney at the Wayne Law Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic where she served as first-chair attorney at her client’s all-day individual merits hearing at the Detroit Immigration Court.
Zainab works with non-profits to provide pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence, helping them obtain or maintain lawful immigration status in the United States. She also received specialized clinical training related to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and naturalization.