Kaitlyn N. Dhar

Associate Attorney

Kaitlyn Dhar is an associate attorney with Erickson Immigration Group. She has 7+ years of experience in immigration law and has been practicing 5+ years as an immigration attorney in Texas, Florida, Illinois, and Vancouver, B.C. (Canada). Her practice focuses on employment-based immigration. She helps employers prepare immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions for foreign nationals seeking employment authorization in the U.S. by providing expert consultation on visas, compliance, and consular processing. She has supported employers of all sizes in the finance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, information technology, consulting, oil & gas, retail, and fashion industries, along with educational institutions.

In addition to her experience in employment-based immigration, she has diverse experience in other immigration matters, including family-based immigration, student and visitor visa assistance, citizenship, removal defense, and relief for asylum seekers.

Kaitlyn has also provided pro bono immigration assistance nationwide. She has supported the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade in TPS forums, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services as a Volunteer Immigration Intake Attorney, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in citizenship forums, and DACA, Own the Dream. She has been called to speak at various industry and peer-related conferences on immigration topics. In 2021, Kaitlyn was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Her own family’s personal immigration journey translates to compassionate service and casework.

She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its South Florida chapter, where she serves on the Board of Directors, the New Members Committee, and previously the Health & Wellness Committee. In addition, she is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Bar Association (ABA).

Experience:
  • Immigrant and nonimmigrant employment visa matters, including H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-3, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and PERM and dependent visas
  • Request for evidence responses (RFEs) and motions and briefs
  • Visa and I-9 compliance along with worksite investigation counsel
  • Representation of remote and third-party placement matters

Education:

South Texas College of Law Houston, Juris Doctor
The University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

Languages:

English

Admitted to:

Texas State Bar

Speaking Engagements:

AILA 2020 Annual Conference – “An Expert’s Guide to Avoiding and Responding to H-1B RFEs”

Honors and Awards:

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2020-2021)

Community Involvement:

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): AILA South Florida Board Member (2022-2023); New Member Division AILA SF Vice-Chair (2022-2023); AILA National Online Course Committee (2022-2023); AILA South Florida Health & Wellness Committee (2021-2022)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): Member

American Bar Association (ABA): Member

Outside the Office:

Kaitlyn is a mother, wife, dog-mom, and yogi. She enjoys spending time in nature, traveling, photography, and taking road trips with her family.

Kaitlyn Dhar is an associate attorney with Erickson Immigration Group. She has 7+ years of experience in immigration law and has been practicing 5+ years as an immigration attorney in Texas, Florida, Illinois, and Vancouver, B.C. (Canada). Her practice focuses on employment-based immigration. She helps employers prepare immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions for foreign nationals seeking employment authorization in the U.S. by providing expert consultation on visas, compliance, and consular processing. She has supported employers of all sizes in the finance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, information technology, consulting, oil & gas, retail, and fashion industries, along with educational institutions.

In addition to her experience in employment-based immigration, she has diverse experience in other immigration matters, including family-based immigration, student and visitor visa assistance, citizenship, removal defense, and relief for asylum seekers.

Kaitlyn has also provided pro bono immigration assistance nationwide. She has supported the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade in TPS forums, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services as a Volunteer Immigration Intake Attorney, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in citizenship forums, and DACA, Own the Dream. She has been called to speak at various industry and peer-related conferences on immigration topics. In 2021, Kaitlyn was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Her own family’s personal immigration journey translates to compassionate service and casework.

She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its South Florida chapter, where she serves on the Board of Directors, the New Members Committee, and previously the Health & Wellness Committee. In addition, she is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Bar Association (ABA).

Experience:
  • Immigrant and nonimmigrant employment visa matters, including H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-3, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and PERM and dependent visas
  • Request for evidence responses (RFEs) and motions and briefs
  • Visa and I-9 compliance along with worksite investigation counsel
  • Representation of remote and third-party placement matters

Kaitlyn N. Dhar

Associate Attorney

Education:

South Texas College of Law Houston, Juris Doctor
The University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

Languages:

English

Admitted to:

Texas State Bar

Speaking Engagements:

AILA 2020 Annual Conference – “An Expert’s Guide to Avoiding and Responding to H-1B RFEs”

Honors and Awards:

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2020-2021)

Community Involvement:

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): AILA South Florida Board Member (2022-2023); New Member Division AILA SF Vice-Chair (2022-2023); AILA National Online Course Committee (2022-2023); AILA South Florida Health & Wellness Committee (2021-2022)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): Member

American Bar Association (ABA): Member

Outside the Office:

Kaitlyn is a mother, wife, dog-mom, and yogi. She enjoys spending time in nature, traveling, photography, and taking road trips with her family.