Elaine Dorothy Kimbrell

Elaine Dorothy Kimbrell

Managing Partner
Location:
Metairie, Louisiana
Phone:
866-833-8308
504-830-5900
Fax:
504-830-5909
Email:

Ms. Kimbrell graduated from the George Washington University in 2000 where she earned her B.A. in International Affairs.  She earned her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans in 2005.  She was a member of the Maritime Law Journal and participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.  Ms. Kimbrell previously served as a constituent services representative for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.  In this capacity, she assisted constituents with their applications for federal benefits and specialized in immigration cases.  She continued her federal service as Senator Landrieu’s projects assistant, focusing on federal funding opportunities for state and local communities.  Ms. Kimbrell is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is currently serving as Vice-Chair of AILA’s Midsouth section.  She is the manager for the firms nonimmigrant visa section but is skilled in all areas of immigration law.  Ms. Kimbrell is a frequent presenter on a wide range of immigration topics.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Academic Immigration
  • Family Immigration
  • Removal Defense
  • Asylum & Humanitarian Immigration
  • Nationality
  • Nonimmigrant Visas

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2008

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
    • Honors: International Law Certificate
    • Honors: Earned an A in Legal Research and Writing
    • Honors: Recipient, Dr. and Mrs. Jack Andonie Endowed Scholarship for Law
    • Honors: Recipient, Warren E. Mouledoux Professional Responsibility Award
    • Law Journal: Maritime Law Journal, Member
  • George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.A. cum laude - 2000
    • Major: International Affairs
  • Institute for European Studies, Paris, France - 1999

Classes/Seminars

  • Co-Presenter, My Friend Told Me, NAFSA Region II & IV Bi-Regional Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, November 16, 2010
  • Co-Presenter, Working in the U.S. and Pathways to USC, NAFSA Region III Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 27, 2010
  • Co-Presenter, When Good Students Go Bad, NAFSA Webinar, October 7, 2010
  • Co-Presenter, Working with U.S. Congress and State Legislatures: Advocacy and Assistance, NAFSA Annual Conference, Kansas City, June 3, 2010
  • Co-Presenter, Travel and Visa Applications: The Basics and the Latest, NAFSA Region II Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 28, 2009
  • Co-Presenter, When Good Students Go Bad, NAFSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, May 28, 2009
  • Co-Presenter, CSI-Critical Services for Internationals: Countries Healing from Trauma, NAFSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, May 27, 2009
  • Presenter, iCert Update, AILA Mid-South Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, October 23, 2009
  • Co-Presenter, Avoiding the H-1B Cap; Alternatives to H Status, AILA Mid-South Annual Conference, November 13, 2008
  • Presenter, Travel and Visa Applications: The Basics and the Latest, Bi-annual meeting, Meridian, MS, Mississippi Association of International Educators, February 4, 2011
  • Co-Presenter, Trends in Student Immigration Advising and SEVIS/F-1 Updates, Bi-Annual meeting, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Association of International Educators, July 23, 2010
  • Presenter, My Friend Told Me and Immigration In Troubled Times: What You Need to Know, Bi-Annual meeting, Mississippi Association of International Educators, February 11, 2010 - February 12, 2010
  • Presenter, H-1B and Permanent Residency Workshops, Georgia Tech, September 30, 2010 - February 22, 2011
  • Presenter, Guide to Post-Graduation Work Authorization for International Students Location, University of W. Georgia, February 23, 2011
  • Presenter, Beyond OPT, University of Alabama at Huntsville, March 11, 2011
  • Presenter, Immigration Update, Miami Dade Community College, November 2, 2010
  • Presenter, H-1B and Permanent Residency Workshops, Florida International University, November 2, 2010
  • Presenter, Immigration Workshop, Florida Atlantic University, November 3, 2010
  • Presenter, Overview Of Immigration Law For Non Practitioners, New Orleans Bar Association, December 29, 2009
  • Presenter, Immigration Update for Employers, Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services, Pensacola, FL, January 25, 2011
  • Presenter, Immigration: Legal Compliance in the Age of E-Verify and Worksite Enforcement, CUPA – Western Region, June 9, 2009
  • Presenter, Petitioning for Foreign Nationals – Non-Immigrant Visas, Lorman Education Services, Gulfport, MS, January 22, 2009
  • Presenter, Avoiding Immigration Regulations’ Fines and Sanctions, Walking The Line: Contracting and Construction Law In Louisiana, Sterling Education Services, New Orleans, LA, December 17, 2008
  • Presenter, Immigration Update for Employers, Employment Law From A to Z, Lorman Education Services, November 4, 2008
  • Presenter, Beyond I-9 Compliance, Lorman Education Services, New Orleans, December 4, 2008
  • Presenter, H-1B and Alternatives, NACE, 2008
  • Presenter, The Immigration Reform Bill, Professional Access and Equity Committee, 6th Annual Multicultural Conference, UNC Wilmington, July 24, 2007
  • Wide Range of Immigration Topics, Frequent Presenter

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers® Louisiana Rising Star in Immigration Law 2013- Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association's Midsouth section, Vice-Chair
  • AILA Mid-South Chapter, Secretary

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of Senator Mary Landrieu, Washington, D.C., Projects Assistant, 2005 - 2006
  • Robichaux Law Firm, Chalmette, Louisiana, Law Clerk, 2004 - 2005
  • Robichaux Law Firm, Chalmette, Louisiana, Office Support, 1996 - 1998
  • Guste, Barnett & Shushan, New Orleans, Louisiana, Law Clerk, 2004
  • Office of Senator Mary Landrieu, New Orleans, Louisiana, Constituent Services Representative, 2000 - 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
  • Notary Public, 2006

Languages

  • French