Elizabeth Holmes, Senior Attorney, has been with Karam Law since 1997. In addition to several other facets of immigration and nationality law, Elizabeth practices primarily in the areas of asylum, family-based immigration, VAWA, waivers, post-conviction relief, U visas, relief from deportation, and litigation before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and federal appellate work. Elizabeth has served as lead counsel on a number of key published cases before various appellate courts.
Elizabeth was a key contributor responsible for obtaining passage of the first female genital mutilation (FGM) asylum case granted in the Minnesota USCIS District. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for the United Nations in the Center on Transnational Corporations, and was invited to participate in the United Nations Global Summit held in Brazil in 1992.
Elizabeth has taught courses in International Business, International Relations, and Business Law at the Minnesota School of Business, Rasmussen College and the Brown Institute.
She is an active member of the Bar of Minnesota, and she received a juris doctorate degree from the Hamline University School of Law, and bachelor's degree from Moorhead State University. Elizabeth is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits.
Elizabeth is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association. She has taught several continuing legal education courses on complex U.S. immigration topics and has been called on to serve as a mentor to less experienced attorneys. Elizabeth has a history of winning some of the hardest-to-win immigration cases.
Elizabeth works as an Adjunct Faculty at University of St. Thomas Law School. She has taught Courses on Immigration Appellate Clinic, Advance Immigration Clinic.
|Year Joined Organization||Areas of Practice||Bar Admissions||Education|
- International Business, International Relations and Business Law, Minnesota School of Business
- International Business, International Relations and Business Law, Rasmussen College
- International Business, International Relations and Business Law, Brown Institute
Honors and Awards
- Participant, United Nations Global Summit, Brazil, 1992
- Professional Associations and Memberships
- Minnesota State Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- United Nations in the Center on Transnational Corporation