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Kimberly A. Clarke Partner

Kimberly Clarke Agriculture Law and Immigration Law Attorney
Office
Grand Rapids
Phone
616/336-6441
Fax
616/336-7000
Email
kaclarke@varnumlaw.com
kaclarke@varnumlaw.com
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Assistant
Hillary Wytcherley, 616/336-6729
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Immigration Law Experience

Kim focuses her practice on immigration matters, including nonimmigrant petitions, both employment- and family-based permanent residence applications, expatriation and foreign visa issues. She has developed expertise in the area of worker verification issues and managed clients through internal and agency Form I-9 audits, USICE compliance investigations and civil criminal charges.

In addition, Kim maintains a specialty practice of consultation with agricultural clients and handles various agricultural labor and employment issues such as compliance with migrant labor laws, H-2A worker issues, wage and hour laws and anti-discrimination laws.

In partnership with the Michigan Farm Bureau, Kim developed the Agricultural Employment Compliance Guide, an easy-to-use guide for farm employers trying to keep up with sometimes overwhelmingly-complex federal and state employment laws. In addition to providing timely updates to both the online and print versions, Kim delivers in-person employment seminars each year to agricultural employers across the state.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Agricultural & International Law Sections
  • National Council of Agricultural Employers
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Michigan Farm Bureau

Kim has given many presentations concerning immigration and agricultural labor in addition to employment issues.

Community Involvement

  • Justice For Our Neighbors, National and Local Advisory Boards
  • Saint Mary's Foundation, Board Member

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J.D., 1993
  • Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan
    B.A., Business/Personnel Administration, 1991

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated  BV® Distinguished™
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