Kim Thompson is a partner in the Atlanta office. She serves as chair of the firm's Global Immigration 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 in Georgia Super Lawyers every year since 2005 and, in 2005, was named one of the "Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers." She was also selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 – Immigration in 2015.
Kim has also been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010.
In 2012 she was named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite” for her work in immigration law.
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).
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
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
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, The Japan-America Society of Georgia
Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015
Fisher & Phillips Ranked Among the Top in The Legal 500
June 3, 2015
Forty-Four Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA 2015
May 19, 2015
Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Named to 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers List
February 20, 2015
Kim has been selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers every year since 2005 and, in 2005, was named one of the "Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers." She has also been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010. In 2012 she was named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite” for her work in immigration law.
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