Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, a native of Austin, joined Hines & Leigh, PC in October 2010. She earned both her undergraduate degree and J.D. at the University of Texas. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, the Austin Bar Association, the Travis County Women Lawyers' Association, the Austin Bar Association, and the Austin Young Lawyers Association. She has practiced immigration law exclusively since 2008.
Ms. Lincoln-Goldfinch was the recipient of an Equal Justice Works Fellowship Fellowship, sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in 2008. She completed her fellowship at American Gateways (formerly the Political Asylum Project of Austin), a non-profit organization devoted to securing justice for low-income immigrants in the Central Texas area. Her project served detainees at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas. During her fellowship, Ms. Lincoln-Goldfinch provided representation and rights presentations to the immigrant women and families detained at Hutto. In addition, she served as the pro bono coordinator for American Gateways.
In 2010, Ms. Lincoln-Goldfinch received the Contribution to Minority Community Award from the Travis County Women's Lawyers Association. She has been engaged as a speaker at various forums in the field of immigration law, including the Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law; the Travis County Criminal Defense Bar Training; and the Equal Justice Works Leadership Conference. Her practice includes family based cases such as adjustments of status and naturalization, as well as removal defense, VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), and crime victims' visas.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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