Kristine is an Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She works on all aspects of employment-based immigration, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters.

Prior to joining BAL, Kristine served as the Legal Program Director at Mosaic Family Services, a nonprofit dedicated to serving survivors of human rights abuses in North Texas, including domestic violence and human trafficking. Kristine oversaw immigration and family law services to clients, represented clients before USCIS, and provided technical assistance and education on the intersection of immigration law and human trafficking and domestic violence.

After law school, Kristine worked as a fellow at a constitutional law organization challenging discriminatory immigration policies in federal court, where she co-authored a Sixth Circuit brief that was subsequently accepted for oral argument. Kristine is co-chair of the American Constitution Society DFW Chapter and serves as a director for the Dallas Asian American Bar Association. In her spare time, Kristine enjoys cooking, traveling, and running or hiking with her dog Oscar. Kristine speaks English, and has proficiency in both Arabic and Spanish.

Education & Admissions

George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, B.A. cum laude, International Affairs
SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Admitted to: State Bar of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Memberships

Dallas Asian American Bar Association
American Constitution Society
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Dallas Bar Association

Professional Accomplishments

Speaker/Presenter, 2021 Conference on Crimes Against Women. Presented on collaborating with case managers and advocates to provide client-centered and trauma-informed immigration services to survivors of trauma.
Guest Panelist, 2021 SMU Dedman School of Law Immigration Law Association
Guest Lecturer, 2019 Immigration Hurdles for Refugees/Asylees. Presented as a guest lecturer for Spring 2019 Refugees, States, and the International System of Refugee Management course at Brown University. Co-Author/Editor, Brief and reply briefs in Hussam F. v. Sessions Case No. 17-3641 (6th Cir. 2018)