Kim Thompson is a partner in the Atlanta office and a member 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 I-9, 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 employment-related topics. Kim is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She has been selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers every year starting in 2005 and was named one of the "Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers." Kim is also listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2009 and in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010.
Aliens of Extraordinary Ability — Permanent residence cases for aliens of extraordinary ability in the Employment-Based I category approved for outstanding researchers and individuals who are extraordinary in athletics and the sciences.
USDOL - Wage and Hour Investigations for H-1B/H-2B — Expertise in handling USDOL - Wage and Hour Investigations for H-1B and H-2B visa categories.
ICE - I-9 Audits — Expertise in handling ICE I-9 Audits, Notices of Suspect Documents/Technical or Substantive Errors and Notices of Intent to Fine.
Nonimmigrant Visas (H, L, TN, O) — Successfully processed nonimmigrant visas petitions for clients in wide variety of industries, including aerospace, information technology, health care, manufacturing, and transportation.