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Linda Rose

Immigration Attorney at Nashville, TN

4.8   14 reviews

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Focus is on business immigration, with empahsis in the entertainment industry, international transfers, higher education, and I-9 compliance. Linda Rose is particiularly well-known for her work in PERM labor certification.

    37 years

With more than 30 years experience practicing immigration law, Linda Rose is consistently named among the top attorneys in Tennessee. She is routinely included in U.S. News and World Reports among Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms and in Business Tennessee Journal's Top 150 Lawyers, and she is listed on the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers. She is best known for her work in PERM Labor Certification and is a frequent lecturer on business immigration. She held a nationally-elected seat on the Board of Directors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and served on the board for a total of 14 years. She taught Immigration Law and Policy at Vanderbilt University Law School for 17 years.

Rose Immigration Law Firm is known for its work in PERM labor certification, H-1B petition, L-1 and EB-1 international transfers, and O & P arts and entertainment petitions. One of the firm's areas of concentration is in the  music industry. Being located in Nashville (Music City USA), the firm's lawyers stand ready to represent artists of all types coming to Nashville and to the U.S.  What makes the firm particularly attuned to the music industry is the fact that Linda Rose is a musician herself. When the work day comes to a close, she picks up her vibraphone mallets to lead her own jazz band, RoseOnVibes Quintet.  For more information on her band, visit: .

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Licensed for 36 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 05/17/2023
State HI
Status Inactive
Acquired 1986
Updated 05/22/2023

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Linda Rose
2100 West End Ave Ste 935
Nashville, TN, 37203-5252


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Posted by Adekunle | June 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good Afternoon ma
Hi Mrs Linda Rose,I am one in need of a good attorney,and I read only good comments about you here ma, and I would like me and my wife to hire you for an immigration filing ma... Thank you
Posted by Scott | October 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Adviser
The Rose Immigration Law Firm in Nashville is truly wonderful. I recently took advice from the founding partner, Ms. Linda Rose, who was assisted by an exceptionally able associate Ms. Neely Baugh-Dash. I cannot say enough good things about Linda's and their combined expertise, commitment and follow through, resourcefulness, responsiveness and professional empathy, and problem-solving ability. I have absolutely no hesitation, in fact I am unreservedly enthusiastic in recommending the Rose firm, and Ms. Rose and also Ms. Baugh-Dash. Based on my own long professional experience Ms. Rose and Ms. Baugh-Dash are second to none as advisers who are the best kind of professionals one always hopes to be able to find.
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Posted by Sherman | September 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
In September 2018 my sister in law (80 years) suffered a stroke and had to be hospitalized. During this time I discovered that she did not have any medical coverage. Looking further we found that she lost her green card status. I reached out to Rose Immigration for advice and counsel. After the initial interview I decided to employee this agency. Linda Rose assigned Josh Evans to the case. Josh proved to be an excellent researcher and closer. My sister in law is now a naturalized citizen. They even check on my sister’s medical condition from time to time. I highly recommend Rose Immigration for your legal needs.
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Posted by Simone | June 25, 2019
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Lavallee Family
Linda and her team have guided us through our immigration journey since we first applied for work visas over ten years ago. Since then, she has advised and advocated for our family, helping us secure permanent residency, and recently, US citizenship. Rose Law firm is a welcoming place, with a diverse group of attorneys and paralegals. Linda and her team explained complicated things easily and kindly, making our process less intimidating. We HIGHLY recommend Rose Law and Linda Rose. After everything we've been through to get here, she feels like family.
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Posted by Cy | April 4, 2018
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Confidence in frustrating circumstances
Linda and team helped me navigate this confusing process, in which my Greencard (EB-1) application was delayed due to elongated processing and I had to apply for an interim extension of my O-1. Was certainly a costly affair, but Linda and her team were competent and reassuring to work with.
Posted by Suzanne | March 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Words cannot express how thankful I am to Linda Rose and her wonderful team Andrew, Josh and Hannah for successfully obtaining my O-1 visa. I was so fortunate to have been referred to this dedicated team of exceptional immigration lawyers. They made it happen! If it wasn't for their expertise, their thorough hard work and their guidance I wouldn't be here in the USA now. I am forever grateful to Linda and her team for everything they did for me.
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Posted by John | March 29, 2018
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Great immigration attorney in Nashville
We worked with Linda Rose to obtain a visa for a family member. They were extremely professional and knowledgeable in guiding us toward the right Visa (which was ultimately approved). Linda and her team were incredibly willing to meet in person, hear our thoughts and concerns and discuss, in great depth, the requirements for the Visa and the way forward. They communicated very well with us, keeping us updated as the application progressed which made this stressful process a little easier. Thanks so much to Linda, Andrew and Josh.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks to Linda Rose and her team
Attorney Linda Rose and her team are the best. I became an American citizen due to their hardwork and commitment in ensuring that their clients get the best that they deserve. I highly recommend Rose Immigration Law Firm.
Posted by Davide | January 25, 2011
I have worked with Rose Immigration since 1999. Linda and her staff have been, and continue to be, extremely involved in the success of our global organization. Not only she and her staff have helped me in business cases, but they also handle my personal immigration matters (and have been doing so for 18 years). I highly recommend Rose Immigration.
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Posted by Gerald | January 21, 2011
Attorney Rating re: Linda Rose Law Firm
We began our work with Linda Rose 18 years ago. She has represented our company professionally at all times. She has taken every measure to assure legal compliance for our company and at the same time helping us achieve our timelines on business issues. The Law Firm she has founded is of the highest level of integrity and service.
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Posted by Michael | January 19, 2011
Att'y Linda Rose..Extraordinary
We are a music entertainment company located in Nashville TN. We have worked with Linda Rose the past nine years and she, and her firm, have been incomparable. We continue to refer Linda Rose to recording artists, musicians, producers, and all others in search of the best possible representation.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2011
My Favorite Immigration Lawyer
Linda Rose was recommended by my Perubian father when I was looking for another immigration lawyer for my green card case. She was better than the other lawyer my husband and I dealt with and very professional. I later on discovered the company I started to work for uses Linda Rose as well for their immigration cases. She is very excellent lawyer. I have recommended her to my friends who were seeking immigration lawyer. She is very professional lawyer but also she is very knowledged lawyer. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Lynn | January 17, 2011
Super Immigration Attorney
I have had the pleasure of working with Linda for several years during my tenure with two different companies. She has worked with me on permanent residency cases, labor certifications, HIB's and L1's. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, thorough and fast. She always finds a way to meet or exceed my unrealistic expectations. Great communications. I trust her impilicity. I highly, highly recommend her for your immigration needs.
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Posted by Robin | December 2, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
We made an appointment to see Linda Rose. Upon arrival, we were greeted by her, and then handed off to an inexperienced, recent graduate. He was a very pleasant and affable young man, but did not inspire confidence. At the end of our consultation, he offered to follow up our meeting with specific information, which we had requested. The only communication we ever received, which was a long time later, was a brief form note thanking us for our business. We did not get value for money, we paid a premium for what amounted to being an uninformative, hour-long conversation with no follow up. We made an appointment to see Ms. Rose based on her reputation. For that, we paid a premium, then were shoveled off to a relative novice.
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Response from Linda Rose June 16, 2017
This is Linda Rose. I apologize if this potential client was not treated according to our usual procedures. I always greet potential clients. If I ask one of the other attorneys to do the initial consultation (on occasion due to an unanticipated conflict), I first offer the potential client a chance to reschedule. If they do not want to reschedule, I always go into the room toward the end of the meeting (if at all possible) to review what was said and offer any further insight. In this case, if the parties had let me know they were disappointed, I would have refunded their consultation fee and scheduled them for another meeting with me exclusively at no charge. If this person contacts me now, I will still honor that offer. Thank you for the opportunity to respond and make this right.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Rose Immigration Law Firm, PLC
  • 1990 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • 1995 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fong, Miho, and Okano
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Law Clerk to Justice Edward Nakamura
  • Hawaii Supreme Court
  • 1986 - 1987
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  • J.D.
  • 1986
  • University of Hawaii
  • M.P.H.
  • 1982
  • Boston University
  • M.L.S.
  • 1978


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Latin America and Caribbean Chapter)
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Baptist College
  • Trustee
  • 2011 - Present
  • IMMLAW -- the Consortium of Select Immigration Law Firms
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Director -- Board of Governors
  • 1994 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Fulbright Specialist Roster
  • Fulbright
  • 2012
  • Tennessee's Top 150 Lawyers
  • Business Tennessee Magazine
  • 2010
  • Tennessee's Top 150 Lawyers
  • Business Tennessee Magazine
  • 2009
  • Business Tennessee Magazine
  • Tennessee Business Magazine
  • 2008
  • Pre-eminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
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  • Bender's Immigration Bulletin
  • Twelve Words That Will Make Your Day
  • 2017
  • Bender's Immigration Bulletin
  • Taking Control of Return Transportation for Os and Ps: Who's Liable
  • 2016
  • Bender's Immigration Bulletin
  • The "Key" to Immigration for Musicians
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Immigration Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Linda Rose 100%! You won't find a smarter lawyer, a nicer person, and a fine musician, all in one package!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Linda on business immigration matters, especially in the areas of PERM labor certifications and visas for musicians. Linda has a deep and scholarly knowledge of immigration law, is extremely dedicated, and comes up with effective solutions for a wide variety of issues. We have worked together for a number of years on committees and panels to advocate for better immigration answers for businesses."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Linda has the passion for her clients that all lawyers should strive for....I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer’s work. She is truly excellent. She is an expert in PERM labor certifications."

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Nashville Immigration Lawyer Linda Rose
Linda Rose
Immigration Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 36 years