Kristen ("Krissy") Quan Hammill has exclusively practiced immigration and nationality law for over 10 years. Prior to starting her own solo practice, Krissy worked as a senior attorney in Houston, Texas and Washington, DC at one of the largest immigration firms in the country. While with the firm, she gained extensive experience in a wide variety of immigration and nationality matters. Specifically, Krissy has handled cases involving all non-immigrant visa categories, employment-based immigrant visas (including labor certification processes), family-based immigrant visas, and citizenship and naturalization. She also handles specialized case matters of all types, ranging from nuanced employment matters relating to workers on the Outer Continental Shelf, religious workers, and outstanding researchers and professors to complex issues tied to benefits under the Child Status Protection Act and relief for battered spouses under the Violence Against Women Act.
She has represented both high volume caseloads for large corporate clients (including Fortune 500 companies) and individuals needing assistance with navigating the arcane requirements of U.S. immigration law. Krissy will work with you to understand your immigration goals, explain the full range of legal options available to you, and craft an individualized plan to achieve those goals.
Krissy is a graduate of Tulane University Law School. While at Tulane, Krissy served as the Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia (UVa), receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies. During her time at UVa, Krissy served as the Director of Madison House's Migrant Aid program, coordinating volunteer support services for migrant families throughout the greater Charlottesville, Virginia area.
She is admitted to practice before the State Bar of Texas and the United States Supreme Court. Krissy is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) both nationally and with the Texas chapter, and she provides services in both English and Spanish.
Honors and Awards
- Included on the Texas Rising Stars List by Texas Super Lawyers 2017
- Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2017, 2018, and 2019 in Immigration Law.
- Quan Hammill Law PLLC received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2019 Edition of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for Immigration Law in the Houston Metropolitan area.