Kyle A. Knapp

Kyle A. Knapp

Charlotte, North Carolina,

- Practice limited to federal immigration law with a focus on employment-based matters to help organizations recruit and retain persons who are not U.S. citizens and to ensure their entire workforce is authorized for employment in the United States. Practice includes H-1B, individual and blanket L, E, O and B visas, labor certification, multinational managers, individuals of extraordinary ability, university professors and researchers, religious workers, adjustment of status, consular processing and strategic planning.


  • "The H-1B" Nonimmigrant Visa", Human Resource Association of Central Ohio, Columbus, Ohio
  • "The H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa -- Information for College Students"
  • "Employment Based Nonimmigrant Visas", Lorman Education Services, Columbus, Ohio
  • "Hot Topics and Current Trends in Employment-based Immigration", Employment Relations Seminar, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP and HR Collier, Naples, Florida

Published Works

  • "H-1B Cap Reached for Master's Degree Candidates", Ohio Employment Law Letter, M. Lee Smith Publishers, February, 2006
  • "The Green Card Backlog. Take a Number and Wait . . . A Long Time", Ohio Employment Law Letter, M. Lee Smith Publishers, November, 2005
  • One Cannot Serve Two Masters: Solving the Inherit Conflicts of Interest in Statutory Legal Counsel for Ohio School Boards, Capital University Law Review, Vol. 26, No.1, 1997
  • Matter of Kentrox and the Infeasibility-To-Train Exception for PERM Labor Certification, 19 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin 1021 (Sept. 15, 2014)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1998
  • Florida, 1999


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1998
    • Law Review: Law Review, Staff Member and Executive Articles Editor, 1996 - 1998
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - 1994
    • Major: German
  • University of Hamburg, Germany
    • Major: German and Spanish Study Abroad

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association


  • German
  • Spanish


  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pro Bono Activities

  • Naturalization counseling at workshops in the Chicago area, 2012 - 2017
  • Asylum counseling for women and children at the South Texas Family Detention Center, Dilley, TX, 2016