Kisshia Simmons recently joined the Houston office of the national law firm, Chamberlain Hrdlicka, as a senior associate in the Immigration practice, where she will focus on employment-based immigration, temporary work visas, criminal immigration, family-based immigration and complex immigration matters. She will also assist small businesses by providing corporate law services, such as contract drafting and negotiations.
A successful immigration attorney, Simmons brings more than 15 years of experience to the firm. Through the prestigious Attorney General Honor’s Program, Simmons started her legal career at the Department of Homeland Security as assistant chief counsel with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where she argued on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security in the New York Immigration Court.
Prior to joining Chamberlain Hrdlicka, she was the founding partner with Simmons Grant, PLLC, a law firm in New York City, where she represented small and medium-sized corporations in filing for temporary visas and permanent residence for foreign-born employees. She is experienced in filing for extraordinary-based visas and green cards for artists, as well as business and marketing professionals. Simmons has also argued in Immigration Courts in New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.
Simmons graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of science degree in human development and obtained her law degree at Georgetown University Law Center. She currently serves as the chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for the Georgetown University Board of Governors. As part of her pro bono work, Simmons has successfully argued on behalf of a non-profit providing free health care for Haitian citizens and a Yemeni citizen with a complicated legal permanent resident issue. She is proficient in Spanish.