Holly Hatton Kuzeyman

Holly Hatton Kuzeyman

Staff Attorney
Charlotte, North Carolina,

Holly Hatton Kuzeyman has been working in the field of immigration law since 1999. She has extensive experience in immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters and U.S. consular issues for large and small multinational corporate clients. Ms. Hatton Kuzeyman also has experience as a successful manager of outbound (non-U.S.) visa work and foreign citizenship applications. As a former Designated School Official for one of Virginia's largest public universities, she managed immigration and support services for thousands of international students, scholars, researchers and faculty. Ms. Hatton Kuzeyman has spent significant time abroad living and working in Mexico, Costa Rica and Turkey.


  • Keynote Speaker, International Education Gala, Millersville University, April 8, 2015 - 2016
  • Speaker on OPT/CPT, Millersville University, April 8, 2016
  • Alumni Panelist for Spring Law Day at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law 3/23/15

Honors and Awards

  • 56th Annual Conference of Bar Presidents and the Annual Young Lawyers Summit in Wilmington, Delaware, 2015
  • Legal Writing Award, Charlotte School of Law, 2009-2010

Published Works

  • Five Common Mistakes F-1 Students Should Avoid 8/29/13
  • Making It Happen: Internships for F-1 Students Using Curricular Practical Training (CPT) 10/10/13
  • The Basics of Optional Practical Training (OPT) 11/12/13
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT): STEM Extension 12/18/13
  • Global Talk – Is this a Business Visit to Canada? 3/26/14
  • H-1B “Cap Gap” Protection 4/11/14
  • O Canada! Our home and Native Land: Visiting Canada Just Isn’t the Same as It Used to Be for U.S. Citizens 7/28/14
  • F-1 Student Visas and the Slippery Slope of an H-1B Visa Rejection 8/7/14
  • Sharing Immigration Ideals and Human Capital with our Canadian Friends 1/20/15
  • In Brief: What is the Visa Waiver Program & What does the H.R. 158 bill propose? 12/9/15
  • Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status 9/10/15
  • Back to the basics - obtaining U.S. Permanent Residence 8/20/15

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2014


  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. (Cum Laude) - 1999
    • Major: International Studies and Spanish
  • Arcadia University
    • M.A. - 2004
    • Major: International Peace & Conflict Resolution

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2013 - Present
  • Woman's Bar Association of Maryland, Pro Bono Committee, 2014 - Present

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration

Past Employment Positions

  • Trow & Rahal P.C., Associate Attorney, 2012 - 2016


  • Spanish

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Development Law Clinic (UDC), 2012
  • Government Accountability Law Clinic (UDC), 2013
  • Pro bono Committee of Woman’s Bar Association of Maryland, 2014 - Present
  • AILA outreach to Eastern Shore (Maryland), 2015