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Kristen T. Burke focuses her practice on corporate immigration matters, including visa petitions, I-9 compliance, and applications for submission to various U.S. governmental agencies, such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Department of Labor.



  • Represent multinational corporations (particularly in the energy, technology and banking sectors), transferring employees to the United States and companies hiring foreign nationals to work in the United States.
  • Advise on regulations for foreign nationals working offshore in the Outer Continental Shelf.
  • Advise on establishment of company programs and managing the transition of new clients.
  • Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law

  • Judicial Law Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review – Immigration Court, Summer 1998

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Immigration, 2021 
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law, 2016-2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2008-2014
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Forum for Expatriate Management
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Houston International HR Roundtable
  • Pro Bono Attorney for Unaccompanied Minors (foreign-born children in the United States without parents or legal guardians)
  • Volunteer, Girl Scouts of the USA


  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1999
    • Member, Texas International Law Journal
  • B.A., Trinity University, 1996
  • Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review – Immigration Court, Attorney General’s Honor Program, September 1999-September 2000
  • Texas