Kimberly Elmazi

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DEPARTMENTS

Immigration Attorney

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Bar Admissions - State Bar of Texas

Member - American Bar Association

Member - American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member - Dallas Bar Association

Member - Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree, Southern Methodist University

Juris Doctorate, Texas Tech University School of Law

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PROFILE

Ms. Elmazi is a native of North Texas.  She attended Southern Methodist University and earned a dual-degree with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and International Studies, graduating with honors.

Upon graduating from SMU, Ms. Elmazi attended Texas Tech University School of Law.  During her time at TTU, Ms. Elmazi excelled academically, earning the Distinction Award in the Study of Evidence.  She served as editor for the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal and senator for the Student Bar Association.  Ms. Elmazi received the Dupree Award as “the student whom best exemplified the abilities desired in one soon to join the legal profession.” Her proudest achievement was to represent TTU as an advocate.  She served as the Chair of Trial Advocacy for the Board of Barristers and competed in several national mock trial and moot court competitions.  In her third year, Ms. Elmazi was inducted into the National Order of Barristers.

During law school, Ms. Elmazi clerked for an immigration firm, working a number of asylum, naturalization, special immigrant juvenile, and waiver cases.  It was then she determined immigration law was the area in which she would practice.

As an attorney, Ms. Elmazi has gained experience in the major practice areas of immigration: family, employment, and deportation defense.  Ms. Elmazi represents clients before the Texas Family and Federal Immigration Courts.  It has been her pleasure to help clients earn their citizenship and green cards through naturalization, adjustments of status, and consular processing.  She has filed appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Motions to Reopen with USCIS and court, waivers of inadmissibility, and affirmative and defensive asylums.  She has also aided clients in filing for S, T, and U visas, DACA, SIJS, VAWA, and TPS.  Furthermore, Ms. Elmazi has assisted in investor and employment cases involving E-2, EB-5, H-1B, F-1, J-1, and L-1 visas.

Ms. Elmazi is proficient in both Albanian and Spanish.  As the child of immigrants, she understands the immigrant struggle.  For her immigration law is not simply a job; it is a deeply rooted passion.