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Kim Buhler-Thomas

Immigration Attorney at Provo, UT

4.8   108 reviews

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Kim Buhler-Thomas has been practicing immigration law for over 20 years specializing in corporate and family immigration. Kim has years of experience in working with the Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship & Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, U.S. consulates and embassies around the world as well as other state and federal agencies in order to obtain visas for her clients.

As an immigrant herself, Kim is committed to providing honest, thorough, and timely immigration services to successfully obtain various types of immigrant visas. Kim is passionate about immigrants because she is an immigrant.  She represents both corporations and individuals as it relates to immigration issues. Kim considers herself "very type A" and is the mother of 8 children. Her children even call her a “tiger mom.” Kim adores her husband and subsists off diet coke. Kim has ran 29 half marathons but after marrying her husband has expanded her horizons to biking, swimming, skiing. She still does not consider golf a sport. Kim loves being a wife, mom, attorney, friend and neighbor. 

Kim graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in International Relations with Chinese Language emphasis and a minor in Psychology in 1992. She resceived her J.D. from Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1995.

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Licensed for 27 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 01/07/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Buhler Thomas Law P.C.
2230 N. University Parkway
Ste. 2A
Provo, UT, 84604

Reviews

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Posted by Bob | November 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, sensitive, expert counsel for academic or individual needs
Kim helped me and our department and university successfully navigate the obstacle course (to put it mildly) of the process to secure the immigration documents needed to hire and keep a great faculty member - who then recently received an award for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. I would highly recommend her to anyone requiring expert, sensitive, effective counsel for academic or individual needs. She would be a superb teacher herself - she clearly explained the underlying issues, principles, and requirements in ways that made it much easier to avoid mistakes as differing situations arose. She was patient and instilled appropriate patience in us to sustain us through the difficult process, but when immediate action was called for, she was always available at any time or day including weekends, and we could tell she was as passionate as we were for the hoped-for proper outcome. Similarly, the right combination of diplomatic where called for and direct when needed. Working on such fraught matters could have been a miserable experience, but with Kim it was a pleasure and actually enjoyable learning experience, and best of all for the colleagues involved and the school, it was a complete success.
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Posted by Bob | October 20, 2022
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University Department Chair
Kim helped me and our department and university successfully navigate the obstacle course (to put it mildly) of the process to secure the immigration documents needed to hire and keep a great faculty member - who then recently received an award for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. I would highly recommend her to anyone requiring expert, sensitive, effective counsel for academic or individual needs. She would be a superb teacher herself - she clearly explained the underlying issues, principles, and requirements in ways that made it much easier to avoid mistakes as differing situations arose. She was patient and instilled appropriate patience in us to sustain us through the difficult process, but when immediate action was called for, she was always available at any time or day including weekends, and we could tell she was as passionate as we were for the hoped for proper outcome. Similarly, the right combination of diplomatic where called for and direct when needed. Working on such fraught matters could have been a miserable experience, but with Kim it was a pleasure and actually enjoyable learning experience, and best of all for the colleagues involved and the school, it was a complete success.
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Posted by Rong | September 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Men's tennis coach at Brigham Young University in Provo
Kim Buhler and her firm, Buhler-Thomas Law helped my immigration case effectively and successfully. Kim Buhler, the leader of the firm, is an extraordinary attorney and an amiable person. She and her team are the most friendly, hard-working, and effective legal team I could have found in anywhere. They are professional and tremendously competent. They did what was needed to best assist their clients. Kim is knowledgeable, intelligent, thoughtful, and personally invested in her clients’ success. She is everything that a client could ask for. I highly recommend Kim and her team.
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Posted by Marjorie | September 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm for Immigration Purposes
Kim and her team were really responsive and detail-oriented. They were in constant communication with me and my employer as we working on my H1B work visa application. I reviewed all my application and I was impressed on how complete and thorough it was. In fact, I want to say thank you to Kim and her team for making it possible for my application to be approved and for educating me and my company on how the process worked. Totally recommend to consult this firm for any immigration concerns.
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Posted by Nneamaka | July 14, 2022
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Excellent Immigration Service: For Peace of mind, go with Buhler-Thomas Law.
I highly recommend Kim Buhler-Thomas and her team for any immigration services. My employer retained Buhler-Thomas Law for their professional help for my transition from an OPT work authorization to an H1B visa. That was the best thing that happened to me. Kim and her team provided relevant and adequate advice to my employers and worked hard to ensure that my LCA application was certified by the DOL. Kim and Chelsie, the paralegal assigned to my case, were deeply knowledgeable of the vast and complicated immigration process. The team at Buhler-Thomas Law responded promptly to my emails and questions, even working after office hours on my case. Their efficient preparation of my application packet and the filing process with the USCIS happened with zero tolerance for errors. As a result of their excellent immigration service, my H1B application got approved in record time without any request for evidence. I am sure my employers will retain their services for my permanent residency and green card processing. Even more outstanding of their service was that I did not have to have physical contact with the Buhler-Thomas team. All communications, correspondence, and exchange of paperwork were done online!!! My physical presence at their office was not needed. For peace of mind, go with Kim!!!
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Posted by Oksana | July 13, 2022
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Outstanding professionalism and client-oriented approach
We were in the middle of getting ready to file a green card petition when we lost contact with our legal council. Luckily, we found Buhler-Thomas Law and asked them for help. Kim went out of her way to make her team available for us. She was quick to answer questions, look over documents, and give guidance. Thanks to Kim and her team, we were able to get things together and file the documents on time. Buhler-Thomas Law firm makes the client feel genuinely cared for, provides advice based on in-depth knowledge and extensive experience, and gets things done quickly and efficiently.
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Posted by Kaiden | May 11, 2022
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Professional and Helpful
Kim and her staff helped us with our K1 process. They told us what we needed to do and we just uploaded the documents. They put it together for us and sent it in. They were willing to take the time to help us review the documents and answer all the questions we had so that our K1 would be in great shape before it was sent.
Posted by Michael | April 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I worked with Kim Buhler at Buhler-Thomas Law intensively on a project for an immigrant. Kim Buhler, principal of the firm, is an extraordinary attorney and human being. She and her team are the most hard-working, detail-oriented, and effective legal team I could have found in Utah, or anywhere. They are extraordinarily competent. They did what was needed to best advocate for their client. Kim is wise, thoughtful, knowledgeable, strategic, and personally invested in her clients’ success. She is everything that a client could wish for. It was a pleasure working with Buhler-Thomas law. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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Posted by Gagan | January 25, 2022
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Green Card and H-1 case
Worked with this law firm for my work permit and for my green card application. They are super professional. And most importantly they are diligent when filling your application. All of my questions/concerns were handed swiftly and effectively throughout the whole process. Highly recommended!
Posted by Justin | September 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Honest and Caring
Kim and her team made the immigration process easy. Everything was explained clearly leaving no questions. This process can be confusing and even scary at times. Since Kim and her team took over, the confusion and fear has gone away. Kim is genuine and has cared for both my spouse and me. I have recommended Kim to several family members and would not hesitate to retain her again if needed. The value far outweighs the payment. I trust and respect Kim and can't thank her enough for the support she has given my family.
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Posted by Melanie | June 10, 2021
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Highly Recommended Firm
Immigration is a highly complex area of the law to navigate. When it comes to both potential and current employees within the realms of immigration and visa attainment, it is absolutely crucial to have trust and confidence in the firm you choose to guide you through its entirety—from conception to finality. That’s where Buhler Thomas Law comes into play. We work directly with Attorney Kim Buhler and her phenomenal team of paralegals for our company’s immigration needs and have absolutely no desire to look elsewhere. They live and breathe service and excellence and are phenomenal to work with. I highly recommend this firm to anyone seeking assistance in immigration & naturalization law.
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Posted by Jeff | May 20, 2021
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EB-1 & Green Card for Canadian
Kim helped me with my EB-1 and green card application which were both successful without any hiccups. Kim is detail-oriented, thorough, and always quick to respond and follow-up. She keeps up to date on current immigration issues, and always had the expertise to deal with any questions and issues I brought up. Her staff were a pleasure to work with, and very responsive. I would strongly recommend her to others looking for a high-competent and expert immigration attorney.
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Posted by Jonathan | May 4, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
She cares about the community and students
Kim truly cares about people. It is hard trusting lawyers at times especially with the costs of immigration but I can certainly say that Kim truly cares about students and people. She does a lot of work to help people in the community and I don't know a better lawyer to help you succeed in your immigration journey than her.
Posted by shuhui | April 4, 2021
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H1B Transfer case
Kim is absolutely amazing. Kim and her team helped me with my H1B Transfer case and they did a really good job. The team pays attention to details and willing to communicate with customers. Fantastic job!
Posted by Carl | February 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Most caring attorney on several planets
Wow. Kim saved our lives with my friend's daughter's immigration case, which has been stalled for so long and for which we were able to find no solutions. In the midst of the pandemic, Kim made special exception for us to come in, to complete our paperwork, with the entire staff on call assisting to finish all tasks within a 2-hour timeframe. I don't think you will find caring or service to this level in any attorney's office in the country. As a former Navy commanding officer and now a business owner, I have seen all forms of leadership, and this was at the top of my list of experiences. 10 stars. Retired Commander US Navy
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2021
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The best attorney
Kim and her team helped me with my case and they did really good job. I can see they are all passionate about what they’re doing and they know what they are doing. I love working with Kim and her team, I’m glad that o found her to help me with my case!
Posted by Alsarhan | August 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Smart and detailed oriented lawyer
During my H1 and GC process, Kim and her team were highly professional, very meticulous, and caring. I am extremely grateful to her as she took me out of immigration darkness to light and gave me so much happiness. Kim is truly the Best Immigration lawyer, detailed oriented, and a wonderful person.
Posted by Hannah Davidson Enlow | July 31, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer
My wife and I were looking for help with our green card application ( Canadian on F-1) and we found Kim through a friend. She and her team were absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for a more professional and helpful experience. Kim and her team made the paperwork extremely easy for us and answered every question we had! We honestly cannot say enough good things about Kim and her team. She offers an amazing package and we are SO fortunate to have found her. Highly recommend!!
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 17, 2020
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Effective and efficient service
Kim's attention to details and preparation made our paperwork processes run much more smoothly than just trying to figure everything out on our own. Her instructions for filling out said paperwork made our in-person meeting more productive, resulting in fewer fixes. Kim is approachable and kind. Her communication is clear and helpful. Having her as a go-to for our situation helped us feel more confident in the process. Thank you, Kim!
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Posted by Jasmine | June 30, 2020
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Smart, efficient, courteous!
Kim and her paralegal Eliza made my H1B work visa a reality in our current highly complex circumstances! Kim's communication exemplifies a perfect combination of personable and professional. She gets to the point and gets it done! Her knowledge of the application process is profound. She also understands my unique circumstances and has integrated them into the application process seamlessly. Kim and Eliza keep perfect track of the massive amount of information I send them and answer all my questions quickly and very clearly. Kim's patience, courtesy, acumen, attention to detail, and very intensive hard work allowed us to succeed in an impressively timely way, and I am so grateful to her and Eliza. I fully hope to work with Kim and Eliza again. They accomplished magic. Thank you so much, both!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Directing Attorney
  • Kim H. Buhler, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bradford, Buhler & Lind
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Bradford & Brady, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2010
  • Private Guardian ad Litem
  • Guardian ad Litem Office, Provo UT
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Hill, Johnson & Schmutz
  • 1995 - 1997
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • I-140 for Chinese Immigrant
  • Case Approved
  • H1B Port/Transfer for Indian Immigrant
  • Sussessful
  • Stipulated Divorce
  • Successfully Divorced
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Associations

  • Central Utah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Food and Care Coalition
  • Volunteer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Volunteer
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • UVU International Student Workshop
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2013
  • Utah State University Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2013
  • SUU International Student Workshop
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2013
  • South Towne Expo Center Green Conference
  • NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS
  • 2013
  • Snow College Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2013
  • NAFSA Immigration Visa Options for U.S. Companies
  • Immigration Visa Options for U.S. Companies
  • 2013
  • MATC Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options
  • 2013
  • Dixie State International Student Workshop
  • Work Options Before & After Graduation
  • 2013
  • Central Utah Bar Association
  • How Immigration Helps Other Practice Areas
  • 2013
  • BYU Student Immigration Seminar
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2013
  • Westminster College Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2012
  • Utah State University Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2012
  • SUU Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2012
  • Snow College Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2012
  • LDSBS Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2012
  • Employer Solutions Group Immigration Information for Clients
  • Immigration Law For ESG Clients
  • 2012
  • Employer Solutions Group Immigration Information for Clients
  • Immigration Law For ESG Clients
  • 2012
  • Dixie State University Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2012
  • BYU International Student Immigration Workshop
  • Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2012
  • BYU Idaho Immigration Visa Options
  • Immigration Visa Options for Foreign Students
  • 2012
  • UVU Immigration Options
  • Immigration Options
  • 2011
  • BYU-Idaho Immigration Options
  • Immigration Options
  • 2011
  • BYU Immigration Options
  • Immigration Options for Foreign Students
  • 2011
  • UVU Immigration Options
  • Immigration Options
  • 2010
  • BYU-Idaho Immigration Options
  • Immigration Options
  • 2010
  • BYU Immigration Options
  • Immigration Options
  • 2010
  • UVU Immigration Options
  • Immigration Options
  • 2009
  • BYU-Idaho Immigration Options
  • Immigration Options
  • 2009
  • BYU Immigration Options
  • Immigration Options
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
Endorse Kim
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kim goes above and beyond for her clients. She has such a personal and professional approach. She is always prepared, organized and a zealous advocate. I have personally observed her sacrificing time on Christmas to make sure time sensitive immigration issues were addressed."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a top notch immigration attorney, you need look no further than Kim. She is devoted to her clients and works tirelessly to achieve their legal objectives."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kim is a tenacious advocate who care about her clients and the community. She is also an amazing person."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear from reading the reviews from Ms. Buhler's previous clients that she is a knowledgeable, passionate and conscientious attorney who goes above and beyond the call to help her clients achieve their goals. A prospective client should not hesitate to meet with Ms. Buhler for a consultation."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kim is awesome. She is smart, quick and knows her stuff better than anyone I have met. If there is ever something she does not know, she finds out right away. You cannot go wrong with Kim as your advocate."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim has been our company’s immigration attorney for more than a decade. She has helped many of our international employees obtain visas to work in our Utah office. Her fees are fair and her work impeccable."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Kim on several immigration matters and have found her to be competent, knowledgeable, and very professional."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim Buhler is a highly respected experienced attorney in the community and state. I endorse this attorney."
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