Kim Buhler-Thomas

Kim Buhler-Thomas

 

Education

Brigham Young University (B.A., International Relations with Chinese language emphasis, minor in Psychology, 1992); BYUSA Assistant Vice-President 1989-90; Brigham Award Recipient 1989; J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Utah (J.D.,1995); Member Brigham Young University Law Review 1994-1995; Trial Advocacy Team, 1993-1994

Member

Utah State Bar; American Immigration Lawyers Association;
Utah County Women Lawyers Association; Registered Scouter, Boy Scouts of America;  J. Reuben Clark Law Society Board Member; J. Reuben Clark Alumni Association, Board Member for Class of 1995

Languages

English

Practice areas

Immigration Corporate/Business, Family Based & Individual Immigration, and Citizenship and Naturalization. This includes, but not limited to, temporary work permits, H1bs (Professional), B1/B2s (Business/Visitor), L1 (Intracompany Transfers), E1/E2 (Investor/Trade); H2B (Temporary Seasonal Workers), and K1 (Fiancé) and K3 (Spouse of a U.S. Citizen). Her practice also includes substantial concentration in permanent resident visas (Green Cards), either through employment (EB1, EB2, EB3), family members (Marriage to a U.S. Citizen or other family relationship), and visa lottery.

Ms. Buhler-Thomas also represents foreign nationals before the Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, as well as other state and federal agencies. Additionally, she advises employers on hiring foreign nationals, immigration compliance issues, and cross border employee matters. She practices in Utah and in the federal courts.

Ms. Buhler-Thomas' prior work experience includes Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem for children in Utah Fourth District Court, and Conflict Prosecutor for several Utah County cities. Ms. Buhler-Thomas also practices, when her time permits, contract and employment law.

She is the owner of her own law firm where she is assisted by a full legal team.

Interests

Ms. Buhler-Thomas is the mother of a blended family of 8 children. She and her husband, Dave, enjoy biking, running, swimming, skiing and golfing (well, he golfs and she tries to golf). They have participated in the Spartan, biked several century races, ran half marathons (she has ran 29 of them in the past 5 years) and when not with family, or participating in races, they also love to travel together and attend plays and other functions. She has volunteered monthly for years at the Food and Care Coalition. She has also volunteered in the past with the Crisis Line and Slate Canyon Detention Center.