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State Bar of Michigan

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Association

University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Association Board

International Medical Graduate Taskforce

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. Federal District Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.

  • cum laude
  • Title Editor, published author, Law Review

University of Detroit Mercy, B.A.

  • summa cum laude

Kate M. McCarroll


Kate McCarroll practices in the area of immigration and nationality law and leads the firm's Immigration and Nationality law group. She has extensive experience in employment-related immigration law, including inbound and outbound immigration; I-9 and immigration-related compliance training; and, assisting corporations with Department of Labor/Department of Homeland Security audits.  Kate has also handled immigration matters involving criminal and inadmissibility issues; family-based immigration; and asylum proceedings.

Kate is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy. She is a mentor through the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she answers questions from new and seasoned attorneys from around the country. She provides pro bono support to military families through AILA. She also offers pro bono counsel through the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and serves on the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, where she lobbies on behalf of physician-related immigration issues.

In 2012, she was named to the Michigan Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list. In 2016, Kate was selected as a “Michigan Super Lawyer” in immigration law.  She was nominated as one of the "10 Best" Immigration Attorneys for Michigan by the American Institute of Legal Counsel, Immigration Division, in 2016. She was recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as one of their Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan - 2017.

  • VIDEO (here): Kerr Russell attorneys Kate McCarroll and Katherine Cser discuss the top five issues today in immigration, labor and employment law: Sexual Harrassment, Transgender Employees, Employment Manuals (NLRB's Boeing Decision), Department of Homeland Security Oversight, Immigration Challenges
  • Read Kate's opinion piece "Remembering 'Sara and Jane': Thoughts on immigration law and abuse victims seeking asylum" as published by Michigan Lawyers Weekly here.

Representative Matters

Employment-based non-immigrant petitions and permanent residence processes

I-9 and immigration-related compliance training

Department of Labor/Department of Homeland Security audits

J-1 Waivers, including Conrad 30 Waivers for Physicians

Family-based immigration and naturalization

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