Tersiet Workneh is an Illinois-licensed attorney and practices immigration law, family law and international law.
Tersiet earned her J.D. from Valparaiso University Law School, Indiana, and her LL.B, with distinction, from Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
While in law school, Tersiet interned at Legal Aid Foundation (LAF) in Chicago, Illinois for the Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Practice Group. She also participated in the Valparaiso University Law School’s public international law representation course, and co-authored an interim report, “Immunities, the Genocide Convention and the Problem of Cooperation: Moving Beyond the Conundrum,” which was distributed and used to guide discussion at a conference held Nov. 12-13, 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania. Tersiet also worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant at Valparaiso University Law School, for the International LL.M Program.
Prior to law school, Tersiet worked as an Assistant Judge at the Addis Ababa City Appellate Court at the family law and property law division. She also worked as a Legal Advisor, on contract and business law related matter, at Candid Services PLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mrs. Workneh is bilingual, fluent in Amharic, the working language of Ethiopia.