Citizenship and Naturalization|Consular and Border Processing|Family Immigration|Humanitarian Visas
Awards & Recognitions
AILA Advocacy Award
Georgia State University College “40 Under 40”
Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion
Best Lawyers, U.S. News and World Report
Memberships & Associations
State Bar of Georgia
Cobb County Bar Association
Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
Pro-bono & Community Service
Advisory Board Member, The Immigration Coalition
Advisory Board Member, Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network
Board Member, Caminar Latino
Board Member, The Georgia Immigration Collaboration
Doorholder, Passion City Church
Strategies for VAWA Self-Petitioners, Georgia-Alabama AILA Chapter Conference
The U Visa Marathon & Hurdles Along the Way, AILA California Chapters Conference
Inadmissibility Waivers, Central Florida AILA Chapter Conference
Consular Processing U Visas, Rome District AILA Conference
J-1 Waivers for Newlyweds, AILA National Conference
Georgia State University College of Law (2009, J.D.)
University of Kansas (2002, M.A. International Studies)
University of Kansas (2000, B.A. English)
Over the last ten years, Tracie has established herself as an expert in family and humanitarian based immigration law. She has helped countless men and women receive protection under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and she has helped survivors of human trafficking gain immigration status, and with it, their independence. She has traveled to Tijuana to volunteer with asylum-seekers, assisted at DACA and Citizenship Day drives, and has given numerous know-your-rights presentations to communities throughout the state.
Tracie obtained a hardship waiver of the two-year home residency requirement for a Fulbright Scholar in 2016 – a task that everyone said could not be done. In 2018, Tracie was able to get U status granted for a client who USCIS said committed marriage fraud, a normally “unforgiveable” violation. In 2020, she got a woman released from Irwin Detention Center after it came to light that she was a victim of a doctor known as “the uterus collector.” These three cases demonstrate her willingness to take on challenges and to not take no for an answer.
Tracie is known for her ability to gain trust and to build strong relationships with her clients and with government officials. She is extremely proud of her work on various liaison committees that allowed her share concerns and to find solutions with USCIS.
Tracie has spoken at conferences around the world on topics such as Asylum, Best Practices Before USCIS, the Child Status Protection Act, Immigrant Victims of Violence, Practice Management, and VAWA. She has been quoted by the Washington Post, CNN, VICE News, The Guardian, NPR and Univision.