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Kathryn Noelle Karam

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Kathryn N. Karam has over five years of experience practicing immigration law. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Attorney Karam opened her law practice in July 2013 in order to provide high-quality, personalized services on a range of immigration matters. Her office offers services in Spanish and Chinese.


Attorney Karam began her career at Quan, Burdette, and Perez, P.C., which later became FosterQuan LLP, in Houston, Texas. During this time, she handled all types of immigration matters, including family-based immigration matters, naturalization and citizenship issues, employment-based matters, non-immigrant visas, issues involving Customs and Border Protection, and detention and removal cases. She gained a reputation for being diligent, passionate, creative, and a dedicated problem solver. Attorney Karam was later employed with Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Houston, Texas, where she primarily handled business non-immigrant visa matters.


Prior to earning her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, Attorney Karam earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese, from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Certificate in Chinese Studies from the Johns-Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.


Ms. Karam is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and served as Advocacy Liaison for AILA’s Texas Chapter from 2010-2013. She has volunteered at the Chinese Community Center, the Tahirih Justice Center for Immigrant Women and Girls, and volunteered at citizenship clinics in the Houston area. She also spoke at the AILA Texas Chapter Conference in November 2013 on the topic of Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny. 




Languages spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan Withington Gertz

    Kathryn has been an outstanding advocate for a mutual client of ours. She is constantly looking for ways, traditional and non-traditional, to achieve the outcome necessary for her clients.


    Ryan Gertz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Marie C. Puertollano

    Kathryn is a knowledgeable, compassionate lawyer who deeply cares about her clients. She is very competent in both family and business immigration matters.


    Marie Puertollano Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam, PC

2200 Southwest Freeway.
Suite 400
Houston, TX, 77098


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200701/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CertificationWoman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)2014
40 Under 40 Honorable MentionHouston Business Journal2014
Board Certified - Immigration and Nationality LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLaw Office of Kathryn N. Karam, P.C.,2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyGreenberg Traurig LLP2012 - 2013
Associate AttorneyFosterQuan LLP2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pink PetroMember2015 - Present
Asian Chamber of CommerceMember2013 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationTexas Chapter Advocacy Coordinator2010 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Johns Hopkins-Nanjing CenterChinese StudiesCertificate in Chinese Studies2003
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)ChineseBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Williams Kherkher Annual CLEIntroduction to Immigration for Lawyers2015
Doing Business in America SeminarBusiness Immigration2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter) Fall ConferenceParole in Place and DACA2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter Fall ConferenceRFE and NOID Intensive2013
British American Business Council Star BreakfastImmigration Issues for UK Nationals2011