Catherine practices in all areas of immigration law including employment-based and family-based petitions and applications. She counsels employers on the options available when hiring foreign nationals in temporary or permanent positions and files on behalf of the employers’ various petitions and applications with the USCIS, USDOL and USDOS in compliance of the various provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act and federal regulations.

Catherine is experienced in H-1B, L-1A/B, R-1, PERM/labor certification, I-140 petitions in the EB-1 categories of extraordinary ability aliens, outstanding researchers and professors, multinational executives and managers, as well as the EB-2, EB-3 categories for professionals and skilled workers and EB-4 for religious workers. Catherine also represents individuals on matters involving family petitions, adjustment of status and citizenship matters.

She has represented organizations of all sizes and in various industries across the country and individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Catherine speaks fluent Korean.


  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., 1995)
  • University of Southern California  (B.A., cum laude, 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association


  • Columbus Korean United Methodist Church, Youth Group/Sunday School Teacher


Korean, fluent