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Kathleen Christine Gasparian

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Kathleen is the founder of Gasparian Immigration a boutique immigration law firm in New Orleans. She is active in the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) and NAFSA (Association of International Educators). She has served as the Chair and Treasurer of AILA’s Mid-South Chapter, and as the chair of AILA’s national liaison committee to the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and as a Regulatory Ombudsperson for Scholar Issues for NAFSA Region III.  She serves on the Board for the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and as an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at Loyola University, New Orleans and at Tulane University.  Kathleen has authored and co-authored a number of articles on immigration including “An Immigration Primer for Primary and Secondary Schools” in The Admissions Review, and “Adjustment of Status for the Atypical Entrant” in the 2012 Immigration Practice Pointers, published by AILA.  Gambit, the alternative weekly in New Orleans, named her one of its “40 under 40” for her success as an attorney.  In 2014, she founded a program to match immigrant children with pro bono legal representation - PB&J: Pro Bono and Juveniles, and she was recognized by Super Laywers, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the National Organization for Women for her efforts. 


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bryce Gregory Murray

    I've known Kathleen since law school. I have referred many clients to her over the years, and always had wonderful reports on service that my clients received from Kathleen. In fact, recommending another client to her today!


    Bryce Murray Employment and labor Attorney
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  • Jeremy Michael Anderson

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Gasparian is one of the benchmark immigration practitioners in the south. Ms. Gasparian deftly handles immigration matters while maintaining a practical, realistic approach and explanation with her clients. A true leader in her field.


    Jeremy Anderson Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Gasparian Immigration

829 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA, 70113


LAEligible to practice law200207/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Public Service AwardGillis Long Poverty Law Center2016
Childrens' Law AwardLouisiana State Bar Association2015
Top LawyerNew Orleans Magazine2015
Outstanding Service AwardNafsa, Region III2015
Pro Bono AwardSuper Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderGasparian Immigration2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorTulane University School of Law2015 - 2016
Adjunct Professor - Immigration lawLoyola University New Orleans, School of Law2013 - 2016
PartnerWare|Gasparian, LLC2012 - 2015
Managing AttorneyDavid Ware & Associates, LLC2004 - 2012
AttorneyBurgos & Evans, LLC2003 - 2004
Law ClerkAttorney General's Honors Program, Executive Office for Immigration Review2002 - 2003
Paralegal/Law ClerkBurgos & Evans, LLC2001 - 2002
Office of International Student AffairsLoyola University1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Orleans Chapter, Federal Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Orleans Executive Office of Immigration ReviewLiaisonN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember of EOIR Liaison Committee2010 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (MidSouth chapter)Chair2008 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Mid-South Chapter)Vice-Chair2007 - 2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Mid-South Chapter)Treasurer2006 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawEnglish WritingBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sterling Education Services, New Orleans, LAImmigration for Employers2011
NAFSA National ConferenceClose Encounters with the Department of Homeland Security2011
NAFSA LA State MeetingRegulatory Update2011
NAFSA LA StateH-1B Master Class2011
Loyola University New Orleans School of LawCareers in Immigration Law2011
Law Review CLECriminal Attorneys and Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizen Clients2011
LA TESOL Annual ConferenceImmigration Update2011
Federal Bar Association Immigration Law SeminarHow to Present an EOIR-42B Cancellation for Certain Nonpermanent Residents Case before the Immigration Judge2011
Federal Bar Association Immigration Law SeminarUpdates and Emerging Issues in TPS and NACARA2011
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationShow me the money: Best practices for getting paid2011
AILA National ConferenceRelief from Removal: What Relief Exists and How Does the Client Get It?2011
AILA Mid-South ConferenceAdjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing2011
AILA Audio SeminarThe Material Support and Persecutor of Others Bars2011
AILA Audio SeminarMaking the Right MOVE: Using Motions to Win Your Case2011
Sterling Education Services, Pensacola, FLImmigration for Employers2010
Sterling Education Services, Mobile, ALImmigration for Employers2010
NAFSA Region IIIClose Encounters of the Agency Kind2010
NAFSA Louisiana State MeetingPERM and Prevailing Wage2010
NAFSA Louisiana State MeetingRegulation Update2010
Federal Bar Association Immigration Law SeminarWho is Eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?”2010
Federal Bar Association Immigration Law SeminarAdjustment of Status & Waivers of Inadmissibility before USCIS & EOIR2010
Federal Bar Association Immigration Law SeminarThe Immigration Court Practice Manual2010
AILA Mid-South ConferenceImmigration Court 1012010
AILA Mid-South Annual ConferenceImmigration Court 1012010
AILA Mid-South Annual ConferenceUSCIS Government Panel – USCIS2010
Sterling Education Services, Baton Rouge, LAImmigration for Employers2009
National Center for Refugee & Immigrant Children SeminarCourt Procedures and EOIR Information2009
Sterling Education Services, Pensacola, FLImmigration for Employers2008
Sterling Education Services, Mobile, ALImmigration for Employers: Construction Law2008
Sterling Education Services, Jackson, MSImmigration for Employers: Construction Law2008
Sterling Education Services, Biloxi, MSImmigration for Employers: Construction Law2008
NAFSA Region VIII-9 Overview and Issues2008
Lorman Education ServicesImmigration Law and Employer Compliance2008
Immigration Law SeminarWorking Under the Table2008
AILA Mid-South Annual ConferenceUSCIS Government Panel – USCIS2008
NAFSA Arkansas State MeetingIllegal! Strategies for Out of Status and Undocumented Students2007
NAFSA Arkansas State MeetingImmigration Update2007
2007 State of Florida Human Resources ConferenceEmploying Foreign Nationals: Immigration Issues, Procedures and Policy Considerations2007
Loyola UniversityLSCE panel on Immigrant Labor2006