Elaine Kimbrell

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Metairie, LA

Ware | Immigration
 | 3850 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 555
Metairie, LA 70002-1774
Phone: 504-830-5900
Fax: 504-830-5909
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Elaine D. Kimbrell is an attorney at Ware|Immigration and is located in the firm's office in Metairie, Louisiana. She focuses her practice exclusively on immigration law, representing clients in all types of immigration matters, and she manages the firm’s nonimmigrant visa section. Before joining the firm, Ms. Kimbrell worked with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, first as constituent services representative and later as projects assistant. She also worked as a law clerk at firms in New Orleans and Chalmette.

    After graduating cum laude from The George Washington University in 2000 with a B.A. in international affairs, Ms. Kimbrell attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2005. While in law school, she worked with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, was a member of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal, earned an International Law Certificate and won the Warren E. Mouledoux Professional Responsibility Award, and the Dr. and Mrs. Jack Andonie Endowed Scholarship for Law. Ms. Kimbrell is admitted to practice in Louisiana and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and she is also a notary public.

    Ms. Kimbrell often teaches classes, gives presentations, and conducts workshops on a wide variety of topics related to immigration law. She has spoken at conferences throughout the country on issues such as travel and visa applications, permanent residency requirements, E-Verify, I-9 compliance, and other topics of interest to employers and foreign nationals alike. In addition, Ms. Kimbrell is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Chair of the organization’s MidSouth chapter. 

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Immigration: Business

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

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    About Elaine Kimbrell

    Admitted: 2005, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage: http://www.david-ware.com/About-Our-Attorneys/Elaine-D-Kimbr...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Warren E. Mouledoux Professional Responsibility Award, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • International Law Certificate, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Dr. and Mrs. Jack Andonie Endowed Scholarship for Law, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Secretary, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) MidSouth Chapter, 2010-2012
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2008
    • Louisiana, 2005
    • Vice Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) MidSouth Chapter, 2012-present
    • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer, Income Tax Assistance Program
    • Notary Public, 2006

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Presenter, My Friend Told Me, NAFSA Region II & IV Bi-Regional Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 2010
    • Co-Presenter, Working in the U.S. and Pathways to USC, NAFSA Region III Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2010
    • Co-Presenter, When Good Students Go Bad, NAFSA Webinar, 2010
    • Co-Presenter, Working with U.S. Congress and State Legislatures: Advocacy and Assistance, NAFSA Annual Conference, Kansas City, 2010
    • Co-Presenter, Travel and Visa Applications: The Basics and the Latest, NAFSA Region II Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009
    • Co-Presenter, When Good Students Go Bad, NAFSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, 2009
    • Co-Presenter, CSI-Critical Services for Internationals: Countries Healing from Trauma, NAFSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, 2009
    • Presenter, iCert Update, AILA Mid-South Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, 2009
    • Co-Presenter, Avoiding the H-1B Cap; Alternatives to H Status, AILA Mid-South Annual Conference, 2008
    • Presenter, Travel and Visa Applications: The Basics and the Latest, Bi-annual meeting, Meridian, MS, Mississippi Association of International Educators, 2011
    • Co-Presenter, Trends in Student Immigration Advising and SEVIS/F-1 Updates, Bi-Annual meeting, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Association of International Educators, 2010
    • Presenter, My Friend Told Me and Immigration In Troubled Times: What You Need to Know, Bi-Annual meeting, Mississippi Association of International Educators, 2010
    • 2010-2011, Presenter, H-1B and Permanent Residency Workshops, Georgia Tech
    • Presenter, Guide to Post-Graduation Work Authorization for International Students Location, University of W. Georgia, 2011
    • Presenter, Beyond OPT, University of Alabama at Huntsville, 2011
    • Presenter, Immigration Update, Miami Dade Community College, 2010
    • Presenter, H-1B and Permanent Residency Workshops, Florida International University, 2010
    • Presenter, Immigration Workshop, Florida Atlantic University, 2010
    • Presenter, Overview Of Immigration Law For Non Practitioners, New Orleans Bar Association, 2009
    • Presenter, Immigration Update for Employers, Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services, Pensacola, FL, 2011
    • Presenter, Immigration: Legal Compliance in the Age of E-Verify and Worksite Enforcement, CUPA – Western Region, 2009
    • Presenter, Petitioning for Foreign Nationals – Non-Immigrant Visas, Lorman Education Services, Gulfport, MS, 2009
    • Presenter, Avoiding Immigration Regulations’ Fines and Sanctions, Walking The Line: Contracting and Construction Law In Louisiana, Sterling Education Services, New Orleans, LA, 2008
    • Presenter, Immigration Update for Employers, Employment Law From A to Z, Lorman Education Services, 2008
    • Presenter, Beyond I-9 Compliance, Lorman Education Services, New Orleans, 2008
    • Presenter, H-1B and Alternatives, NACE, 2008
    • Presenter, The Immigration Reform Bill, Professional Access and Equity Committee, 6th Annual Multicultural Conference, UNC Wilmington, 2007
    • Presenter, Wide Range of Immigration Topics

    Educational Background:

    • B.A. cum laude, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia Major: International Affairs, 2000
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    Office Location for Elaine Kimbrell

    3850 North Causeway Boulevard
    Suite 555
    Metairie, LA 70002-1774

    Phone: 504-830-5900

    Fax: 504-830-5909

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