Michael Best’s Carrie Ziegler Thomas has been elected chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Wisconsin chapter. She will serve a term from 2022 to 2023. Thomas will lead the chapter’s almost 150 members and represent them at the AILA’s Board of Governors.
Thomas has been a member of AILA for 14 years. Her previous positions with the association include liaison of New Members Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection liaison, secretary, treasurer and vice chair.
With the her firm, Thomas is senior counsel in the Milwaukee Labor and Employment group. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration matters like drafting nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, worksite compliance issues and internal I-9 audits and best practices. Before joining Michael Best, Thomas was a partner at another Milwaukee-area firm in its Business Immigration practice.
She earned her law degree from Marquette Law School and continues to volunteer with the Marquette University Legal Clinic.