September 27, 2022

Volume XII, Number 270

Carrie M. Ziegler Thomas


Carrie is an experienced employment-based immigration attorney. She assists clients from a range of industries in meeting their U.S. immigration needs, and provides sound, actionable counsel to help companies navigate any challenges that arise. Carrie drafts nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, Blanket L Certification, TN, O-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, and J-1 waiver documents, PERM applications, and U.S. permanent residence petitions such as EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-5. She also works with companies on worksite compliance issues such as immigration site visits, internal I-9 audits and best practices, E-Verify use, and responding to Social Security no-match letters.

Before joining the firm, Carrie was a partner in the business immigration practice of another Milwaukee-area firm. Earlier in her legal career, Carrie was an associate with two local law firms.


  • Worked with foreign investors to file EB-5 green card petitions for direct investments in new businesses, helping to solve complex source of funds issues

  • Partner with companies find creative hiring solutions, including temporary need and long term planning, to fill staffing needs

  • Worked with several companies during a business merger or acquisition to analyze the immigration effect of the corporate change and prepare the necessary documents to minimize the impact on employees

  • Counseled companies in an increasingly strict immigration adjudication climate to strengthen petitions and strategize ways reduce Requests for Evidence

Articles in the National Law Review database by Carrie M. Ziegler Thomas