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 works as an Adjunct Faculty at University of St. Thomas Law School. She teaches courses in advanced appellate immigration. In addition, Elizabeth has been sought by local non-profit organizations to provide mentorship to local attorneys on complex immigration matters.
Elizabeth is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association. She regularly teaches several continuing legal education courses on U.S. immigration topics. Elizabeth has a history of winning some of the hardest-to-win immigration cases.
Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth participated with the environmental unit of United Nations Center on Transnational Corporations in preparation for the United Nations Global Summit held in Brazil in 1992.
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 has taught courses in International Business, International Relations, and Business Law at the Minnesota School of Business, Rasmussen College and the Brown Institute.
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