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Kathryn Noelle Karam

Immigration Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   76 reviews

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Kathryn N. Karam has over ten 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. 

 

 

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Kathryn N. Karam and category judge, Ray King, at the Business Excellence Forum & Awards dinner in Houston on February 20, 2017.
Kathryn N. Karam with Doug Winnie and Sam Mugavero from ActionCOACH at the Business Excellence Forum & Awards dinner in Houston on February 20, 2017.
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Licensed for 15 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/23/2022

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Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam, PC
4888 Loop Central Drive
Suite 450
Houston, TX, 77081

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  76 customer reviews
Posted by Stuart | September 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service
We engaged Kathryn's services to help process a green card application in 2018. The attention to detail, communication, accessibility for advice, and attentive support was exceptional throughout. We engaged her again this year to assist with naturalization, and again our case was managed in a professional, personal and efficient manner, including a virtual meeting that Kathryn attended with USCIS, hosted in Virginia at the Washington Field Office. I am now a proud US citizen and sincerely recommend the work by Kathryn and her team. Genuinely exceptional.
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Posted by Colin | December 23, 2020
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A Very Positive Experience With An Excellent Attorney
My husband and I married approximately 5 ½ years ago and shortly thereafter hired Kathryn Karam as our immigration attorney to help us navigate the complexities of immigration law. She has guided us through the process of obtaining my spouse’s conditional green card, the removal of conditions from that green card, and ultimately the approval of his N-400 application for citizenship. Ms. Karam is knowledgeable, detail-oriented, professional, and passionate about helping her clients. Her staff has helped us compile evidence and kept us informed about the progress of our case. I have learned that the process of seeking any immigration benefit can be cumbersome, arduous, stressful, and even exhausting. It is important to hire an experienced immigration attorney to assist with this process. After having been her client for over five years, we recommend the services of Kathryn Karam as an immigration lawyer to our friends, family, and anyone applying for any immigration benefit. I cannot say that going through the process of immigration has been enjoyable or easy; nevertheless, it certainly has been a pleasure working with Ms. Karam.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2020
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Green Card and Citizenship Process (Highly Recommended)
My husband and I hired Kathryn Karam for my husband’s green card process and for My Citizenship. Kathryn is a compassionate and knowledgeable expert. She and her team help us from compiling all the required documents to submitting them properly. Additionally, she coached us on what to expect during the interview and came with us for the interview too. She is very prompt in her responses whenever we follow up via email or phone. Her staff and team are friendly and professional. She also always gave us great advice on everything. We will recommend her to our family and friends. Thank you, Kathryn and the team!!!
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Posted by Jean | August 21, 2019
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Received Greencard
Mrs. Kathryn Karam and her team explained very well what to expect of my case. They are very knowledgeable. My case went very smooth and I received Greencard. I am very grateful to have them work on my case. I highly recommend their service.
Posted by Scott | March 15, 2019
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Excellent Immigration Law Firm
I would highly recommend Ms. Karam and her staff. I found that her and her staff were very knowledgeable and professional with our immigration case. You are always treated kindly and professional and they have an excellent response time to any questions we had along the way. I truly enjoyed working with Ms. Karam and her excellent staff. They successfully got our case resolved.
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Response from Kathryn Karam March 16, 2019
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We're very glad we were able to work with you! We pride ourselves on our communication with our clients and are very glad to hear that you experienced this during our representation.
Posted by Ereni | February 14, 2019
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Highly recommended
I would highly recommend Kathryn Karam and her team to anyone looking for a very friendly knowledgeable immigration lawyer. Kathryn and her team we’re very professional. I was submitting an application for naturalization out of state and Kathryns team helped keep me informed throughout every step of the application process. They answered any questions I had promptly and even helped me prepare for the naturalization interview. I am thrilled that to have gained citizenship with their help. Thank you again Kathryn & Vy Van.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2019
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Got My residency card!
I loved her work. She works hard for her clients. Because of her My process was very quick! 10/10 recommend to anyone else. So grateful for her and her work.
Posted by David | February 5, 2019
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Green Card Process
Upon completion of my assignment in Indonesia I wanted to bring my then girlfriend (now wife) back to the US with me. Prior to leaving Indonesia, I contacted Kathryn to set up a meeting upon returning to the US. From the very first visit, Kathryn made us very comfortable. She explained the entire process, answering all of our questions and provided a wealth of information for us. Upon starting the process with Kathryn and her firm, we were always kept informed of the process every step along the way. Her and her staff were always very efficient, but also very personal. Once we reached certain milestones along the process, she would call to schedule a meeting to provide an update and review our checklist and "homework" assignments. I can say with out a doubt, the entire process would have been extremely frustrating to say the least, if it had not been for Kathryn and her staff. We have now reached the 2 year mark on my wife's initial "conditional" Green Card and have once again reached out to Kathryn to assist with the application process to remove the conditions. When it comes to anything related to Immigrations, we will not hesitate to engage Kathryn for her guidance. Her knowledge of the US Immigration laws and issues is immeasurable. We've also had friends that have had questions regarding their own issues. When we passed this along to Kathryn, she did not hesitate to provide answers / solutions to their issues. Bottom line, SHE'S GREAT!
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Response from Kathryn Karam February 6, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We're very glad to have had the opportunity to help!
Posted by Rawan | August 7, 2018
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Naturalization
Kathryn helped me during my naturalization process which was not straight forward and had some hoops . she is one of the best lawyers and I am so lucky I took the decision to work with her ! First she is very knowledgeable and up to date with all immigration matters , that have been changing recently. she follows up on everything , very detailed and meticulate . She always took the time to respond to all my questions within hours of emailing her , she is really prompt and made sure everything was taken care of . I never felt I was left in the dark or had any trouble to reach her . She has an amazing staff that also helps with other legal matters and scheduling . Very professional and her fees are very reasonable compared to other attorneys . Very honest and say it as it is .. she really has your best interest at heart and will fight for you ! I am so lucky she guided me through this long process and made it a lot easier for me ! I would recommend Kathryn with no hesitation to anyone with immigration matters.
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Posted by Jeffrey | May 9, 2018
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NIW/Green Card Process
Ms. Karam was recommended to me by my company's law firm as I was pursuing my Green Card personally. I received excellent service, Ms. Karam and her staff were very attentive to my particular situation, responded to my queries very quickly and immediately informed me as my application passed through each stage of the NIW and Green Card process and upcoming items I may need to address. I would have no reservations in referring Ms. Karam and her firm for the NIW and Green Card applications.
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Posted by Suman | March 29, 2018
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Great Experience
I went to Ms. Karam at the end of my tether during my citizenship application as USCIS had been sitting on my application for almost 1.5 years. she, with her staff, diligently worked through the different avenues to push the process forward and I had my citizenship approved within 3 months of her taking the case. She is highly professional and a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Frank | March 19, 2018
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K1 VISA
I talked with 2 other lawyers before I found Kathryn. When I first met with her I was very impressed with the way she explained every step of the process. She prepared all the documents on time and complete. The K1 VISA takes almost 1 year and she kept me informed all the way through. Many times within that year I got impatient but she would talk with me and let me know that things were moving as expected. She is very personable and I felt that she was listening to any concerns I might have. Kathryn was very professional when we discussed my case but sometimes it felt I was talking with a friend.
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Response from Kathryn Karam March 19, 2018
I wish things were moving faster, but even though they aren't, I am glad we were able to help.
Posted by Camille | March 19, 2018
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Engineering Project Coordinator
Ms. Karam helped my husband and I go through the green card process for my husband. Her office was extremely professional and helpful. I highly recommend Ms. Karam for immigration services. The entire process with Ms. Karam and her staff was excellent.
Response from Kathryn Karam March 19, 2018
We were glad to have the opportunity to represent you! Thanks for your feedback.
Posted by czhang | March 12, 2018
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Excellent service of employment based immigration
Immigration is a life changing event in one's life if you want to leave your home country and live in the United States. Putting your case in the right hands is crucial for this process. After getting consultations from several famous immigration attorneys in Houston area, I chose Dr. Kathryn Karam. She is a board certified immigration attorney. She is knowledgeable and professional. She is sharp and sincere...Dr. Karam has special talent on negotiating and interpersonal communication skill, she can turn impossible to possible. She is good at dealing with other third parties representing clients...Dr. Karam's law firm is well organized, Kathryn acts as the lead attorney, there are assistant attorneys and paralegal staffs. Compared to bigger firms where your file may be buried in a deck of files, In Karam's firm, the details of my case is instantly accessible, every time when i need to discuss the case...Dr. Karam has the passion to help qualified foreigners to get legal status in the united states and to realize their America dreams. Dr. Karam bears the mission autonomously to bring talented people to the United states to make America greater. Dr. Karam has the enthusiasm to work on immigration cases and to finish each case perfectly. I am one hundred percent satisfied with the legal service I got from this law firm, and recommend it to professionals who need legal service on employment based immigration.
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Posted by Vy Nguyen | February 26, 2018
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NOID and condition green card removal
Mrs. Kathryn Karam is the best immigration attorney I have met. I’m so happy I find her. My husband and i tried to save some money to hire a service agent to help us file an application for my green card. We went on the interview unprepared and got the Notice of Intend to Deny not long after. I consulted a few immigration attorney about my case before an acquaintance recommended me to go see Kathryn. After meeting her, I knew I came to the right attorney. She walked me through the whole process of obtaining the green card and responded to NOID promptly. A little over 2 years later, I hired her again for my conditional green card removal and now I am a permanent green card holder. Im so glad I have Mrs. Kathryn Karam handle my cases and I will hire only her for any immigration matters. She and her team are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and trustworthy. While working with Mrs. Karam and her team, I find that they are very responsive to my emails and phone calls. I would recommend her to everyone I know.
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Response from Kathryn Karam February 26, 2018
Thank you so much for sharing your experience working with us. We're very glad to have had the opportunity to help!
Posted by Abdourahmane | February 2, 2018
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professional and coutesy
Nothing is easy in immigration. My case is not easy. And I was ready to leave a country I lived decades. I called and meet few lawyers they scared me even though my only fault is to come here without visas. Besides that I have respected US laws, when I got working, I work and pay my taxes. When the program I was in get discontinued I wanted to go in a country where they welcome good peoples. My first time I meet Mrs Karam her first attitude was to ease my fear, the first question, have you ever committed crime in US or elsewhere. I responded not even in my homeland. Her answer, I quote her" Ill not say it will be easy however I can work in your case and the chance to succeed is higher than average" I just got my working approved today. I wish I met her 10 years agos, I would be us citizen already.
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Posted by Ramon | August 16, 2017
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Great lawyer
I am a lawyer and know a lot of immigration lawyers, but Kathy is the person that my wife and I go to for her citizenship application and my son's N-600 citizenship application. Kathy helped us during all the citizenship process, in a very professional and courteous way. I always recommend her to all my clients, because she puts her best interest first, providing the best and simple advise possible for their cases.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2017
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amazing job
My case was complicated, I have 3 charges, i conviction. Kathryn used her knowledge to help me get my citizenship. I can not thank her enough.
Posted by Jose | July 3, 2017
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Very thankful.
Went for consultation to bring my wife to the USA last year cause I read all the great reviews Kathryn. Automatically after talking to Kathryn i knew i had to hire her, she knows her job really well and was very confident and trustworthy which made me feel confident and able to trust her. From Nov 2016 thru June 2017 Kathryn and he paralegal Katrina really help out through explaining what was required of me and my wife and helping us out filing out all the forms and letting us know each step required for the process. My wife got here 2 weeks ago and I am really thankful for Kathryn and Katrina for everything they did to help me and wife. I would highly recommend her law office to anyone with immigration issue.
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Posted by Angellie Ortiz | June 25, 2017
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A highly recommended lawyer. Our visa journey was all smooth and perfect.
My husband and I knew how the visa processs was quite intimidating. Our case was rather complicated, but Atty. Karam and her team made it a breeze. I was worried and nervous but she told us that everything was going to be easy and it turned out exactly what she promised. She made sure that we fully understood everything and her staffs are very accomodating and easy to deal with. Shout out to our paralegal (Miss Katrina) who was so eager to help and answered my questions. We are very grateful that we got the best lawyer and I highly recommend their legal office. Our visa journey was all smooth, fast and hassle free. If you need an attorney with a professional approach and excellent knowledge with up to date US legal immigration system, I strongly suggest to hire the Law office of Kathryn N. Karam. We made the best decision to hire them.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam, P.C.,
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • FosterQuan LLP
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Quan, Burdette, & Perez
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center
  • Certificate in Chinese Studies
  • 2003
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pink Petro
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Texas Chapter Advocacy Coordinator
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Awards

  • BEST Service-Based Company - Under 10 Employees
  • Business Excellence Forum
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Texas SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Company Culture
  • ActionCoach Houston
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer (Immigration)
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer (Immigration)
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Certification
  • Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • 2014
  • 40 Under 40 Honorable Mention
  • Houston Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2012
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Introduction to the U.S. immigration System
  • 2016
  • Greater Houston Chapter - TX Society of Enrolled Agents Quarterly Continuing Education Course
  • The Intersection of Immigration and Tax
  • 2016
  • Doing Business in America Seminar
  • Business Immigration
  • 2015
  • Williams Kherkher Annual CLE
  • Introduction to Immigration for Lawyers
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter) Fall Conference
  • Parole in Place and DACA
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter Fall Conference
  • RFE and NOID Intensive
  • 2013
  • British American Business Council Star Breakfast
  • Immigration Issues for UK Nationals
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (5)
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Immigration Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathryn and I belong to various professional organizations related to the practice of immigration law, and I find her to be incredibly intelligent, caring and thoughtful. She is passionate about her work and her clients, and is able to take on the most difficult cases, carefully crafting a strategy for success. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathryn is an excellent immigration attorney and a zealous advocate for her clients. I recommend that you call her if you have any questions about any facet of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katy is a phenomenal talent. I always enjoy consulting with her on immigration issues and implicitly trust her counsel. I feel very comfortable referring clients to her!"
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katy is a thoughtful and dedicated attorney who cares about her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathryn is a knowledgeable, compassionate lawyer who deeply cares about her clients. She is very competent in both family and business immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Katie is an excellent immigration attorney dedicated to the practice. She is respected among her colleagues for her efforts in the furtherance of immigration issues and immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kathryn Karam for Immigration Law."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer for her passion, dedication and commitment to her clients and our profession. No case is too challenging for Kathryn, and she never gives up the fight on behalf of her clients, which is why they love her. She is an excellent advocate and very respected in the immigration community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kathryn is the most conscientious immigration attorney that I know. She does not hesitate to go the extra mile for her clients and consistently maintains the highest level of professional and ethical conduct. Her broad range of experience, Board-Certified knowledge, strong professional network, creativity and resourcefulness make her one of the most esteemed attorneys in the field."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a top excellent,caring immigration lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathryin was my co-worker at FosterQuan. She has always been knowledgeable and fearless to try anything. The results were amazing. She is also board certified. I endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathryn is the type of lawyer that goes beyond expectations and will fight for her client's rights."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathryn is very knowledgable and dedicated. She is very professional."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I very strongly endorse this brilliant, creative lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathryn is a highly competent and skilled immigration lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kathryn Karam. She is one of the finest attorneys I know, and I have known her for several years. She is one of the brightest and most respected attorneys in the immigration community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She is dependable, knowledgeable and someone you can always count on. Other lawyers look to her for advice. I endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Immigration Lawyer Kathryn Noelle Karam
Kathryn Noelle Karam
Immigration Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 15 years