Roaa M. Al-Heeti

Roaa M. Al-Heeti concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate and business law, immigration law, wills and trusts, real estate law, guardianship, and probate. She earned a B.S., an M.S., and a J.D., all from the University of Illinois. Roaa became a member of the Illinois Bar in 2007.

 

She is a member of several organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Executive Club, East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Champaign County Bar Association. She is an affiliate member of the Champaign County Association of Realtors. Roaa was named one of “40 under 40” by Central Illinois Business Magazine. Roaa was the 2014 Global Mobility & Immigration Award winner, for sustained excellence in immigration consultancy for the
state of Illinois.

Qualifications & Areas of Practice

  • Partner, Maatuka Al-Heeti Emkes
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, IL, J.D. Cum Laude: 2007
  • University of Illinois College of Communications, M.S.: 2006
  • University of Illinois College of Communications, B.S. Magna Cum
    Laude: 2004
  • Law journal: Elder Law Journal, notes editor and member: 2005 – 2007
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois: 2010
  • Languages: Arabic, English
 
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Immigration
  • Real Estate
  • Guardianship
  • Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Champaign County Bar Association, Member: 2007 – present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Member: 2008 – present
  • East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, Board Member: 2010 – present
  • Executive Club of Champaign County, Former Board Member, Member 2010 – present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member: 2007 – present
  • 2014 Global Mobility & Immigration Award winner for sustained excellence in immigration consultancy for the state of Illinois
  • 40 Under 40 Award recipient awarded by Central Illinois Business Magazine, 2009
  • 40 Under 40 Award Judge for Central Illinois Business Magazine, 2018
  • Featured “Chambana Mom”  https://www.chambanamoms.com/2015/11/04/mom-to-know-roaa-al-heeti/

Pro Bono Activities and Published Works

  • Community Foundation of East Central Illinois, Board Member 2010
  • Campus Middle School of Girls, Board Member 2000 to 2006, 2011
  • Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center, Board Member – 2005 to present
  • Why Nursing Homes Will Not Work: Caring for the Needs of the Aging Muslim-American Population., Elder Law Journal, 15:1 Elder L.J. 205, – 2007
  • Electronic Signatures, Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., ATG Concept – 2006
  • Immigration: What Everyone is Talking about, Central Illinois Business Magazine, April/May 2017