- Business Immigration
- Citizenship and Naturalization
- Employment Immigration
- Employment Visas
- Immigration Compliance
- Immigration Discrimination
- Immigration Law
- Permanent Residence
|University ||Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, B.S., 1981; Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, M.A., International Relations, 1984|
|Law School||University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL, J.D., cum laude, 1989|
|Admitted||1989, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals|
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, The Japan-America Society of Georgia
|Languages||French; German; Spanish|
Kim Thompson is a partner in the Atlanta office. She serves as chair of the firm's Global Immigration Practice Group and co-chair of the International Employment Practice Group.
Kim's practice focuses on immigration and nationality law; she began practicing in this area in 1990.
Her practice includes extensive visa work, handling both temporary and permanent visa cases, as well as advice regarding compliance with the Form I-9, including government audits of I-9 forms and discrimination and document abuse provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Kim is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the ABA-affiliated association for attorneys practicing immigration law.
She is a frequent lecturer and presenter on immigration topics and she also advises employers regarding best practices in immigration-related employment issues.
Kim is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She has been selected for inclusion inGeorgia Super Lawyersevery year since 2005 and, in 2005, was named one of the Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers.
Kim has also been listed inChambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyerssince 2009 and inThe Best Lawyers in Americasince 2010.
In 2012 she was named one ofGeorgia Trendmagazine's Legal Elite for her work in immigration law.
Kim has been selected for inclusion inGeorgia Super Lawyersevery year since 2005 and, in 2005, was named one of the Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers. She has also been listed inChambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyerssince 2009 and inThe Best Lawyers in Americasince 2010. In 2012 she was named one ofGeorgia Trendmagazine's Legal Elite for her work in immigration law.
Immigration On A Very Fast Track: The Race For H-1B Visas February 27, 2013
E-Verify Rule Hits More In July April 1, 2012
Upholding E-Verify In Arizona May 27, 2011
Is Your Company Next? 10 Tips to Help Prepare for an ICE I-9 Audit July 5, 2010
The New ICE Age: Are You Ready for an I-9 Audit? April 6, 2010
Permanent Residence: First Preference Priority Worker Category Provides an Opportunity to Jump to the Head of the Green Card Line February 2, 2010
Understanding the New 2009 Revised I-9 Form and E-Verify June 1, 2009
Quotes and Soundbites
Proposed E-Verify Requirement In Immigration Bill Would Affect California February 4, 2013
Immigration Challenges: Not Going Away and Getting More Complicated November 3, 2011
State Immigration Laws Lead to Uncertainty August 31, 2011
Get A Passing Grade When Employing H-1B Teachers October 1, 2011
Immigration Enforcement Continues To Target Employers, Part 2 February 1, 2011
Immigration Enforcement Continues To Target Employers, Part 1 January 1, 2011
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome July 1, 2010
New Immigration Enforcement Effort Is On The Way September 1, 2009
Five Things You Need To Know About Immigration Law - Right Now September 1, 2009
State Employment-Related Immigration Laws: When The I-9 Form Isn't Enough May 1, 2009
Immigration 2009 - What Every Employer Needs to Know February 1, 2009
What Does Immigration Reform Really Mean for Your Recruitment and Hiring Strategies?
January 24, 2014
Immigration Law: What the Impact is to Business - St. Simon's Island, GA
June 8, 2011
Fisher & Phillips Hosts Women's Bar Reception
February 11, 2011
Put Immigration at the top of your To-Do List
ICE Audit, I-9 Forms and E-Verify Houston, TX
Dealing with The Aftermath of Georgia's Perfect Political Storm
Immigration Hot Topics: Compliance, Enforcement and Legalization
Saudi Arabia - Visa Applications and Procedures
Anatomy of an I-9 Audit - Be Ready For a Visit from ICE
Using Electronics Effectively in Affirmative Action and Worksite Immigration Compliance
Las Vegas, NV
I-9 Compliance: How to Complete I-9 Forms, Prevent Discrimination and Get Ready for an Audit
Federal Contractor E-Verify
Druid Hills Civil Association
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Latin American Association
Atlanta Humane Society
|Reported Cases||Representative Work; Specializing in permanent residence cases for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers (including scientists, Olympic athletes, and internationally-recognized academics) and University and College faculty (special handling cases). Specializing in representation of employers in connection with U.S. governmental agency discrimination charges, audits and investigations (including H-1B and H-2B U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division audits/investigations, H-1B audits by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Form I-9 compliance audits by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement).|
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
H-3 Visa - Training in the U.S. to Further a Career at Home
Kim Kiel Thompson, November 15, 2013
Training in the U.S. may be required to prepare a foreign national for a new position or a new career in his or her home country. The H-3 Trainee visa category may be the perfect option for the foreign national to gain the skills and tools needed to advance in a career or launch a new venture.
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