Doug Thie

Licensed in NC and MI

Partner

Email: doug@cslaw.com
Office: (704) 940-9128
Mobile: (704) 517-0659
Location: Charlotte

Doug's practice focuses on immigration law. He has successfully represented a wide range of clients, from multinational corporations to individuals and families, in immigration law matters. His practice includes employment-based immigration, investor visas, family-based immigration, and removal/deportation defense. 

 

Doug represents clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office, Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court), and other federal agencies. He frequently speaks with employers, schools, and community organizations on immigration issues. Doug is fluent in Spanish.

 

Doug attended Wofford College for his undergraduate degree, where he graduated magna cum laude. He later attended the University of North Carolina School of Law and graduated with honors. 

 

Doug serves on the firm’s Communications Committee. He also serves on the executive committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Carolinas Chapter and the Search Charlotte local leadership board. Doug volunteers with the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Immigration Assistance Project, which aids unrepresented immigrants in Charlotte’s Immigration Court.

  • Michigan, 2012
  • North Carolina, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2016
  • Wofford College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2009
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating
  • North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation, Articles Editor, 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Carolinas Chapter, Executive Committee Member
  • Search Charlotte, Local Leadership Board Member
  • Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Nuts and Bolts of Consular Processing for Immigrant Visas, AILA Carolinas, November 2021
  • Immigration Law Options for International Students, Wingate University, November 2021
  • Immigration Law Options for International Students, UNC Charlotte, November 2021
  • Immigration 101 and hot topics for juvenile law attorneys, Mecklenburg County Bar, May 2021
  • Everything the non-practitioner needs to know about Immigration Law (today), Mecklenburg County Bar, April 2021
  • Everything the non-practitioner needs to know about Immigration Law (today), Mecklenburg County Bar, February 2020
  • Everything the non-practitioner needs to know about Immigration Law, Mecklenburg County Bar, February 2019
  • Faith and Immigration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, October 2018
  • People Behind the Politics: Immigration and DACA, Wofford College, October 2017
  • Inadmissibility (and other) Issues with Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas, AILA Carolinas CLE, September 2017
  • Immigration Law Overview, Healthcare for Immigration Populations, Carolinas HealthCare System, July 2017
  • Getting to the Promised Land: A Conversation on U.S. Immigration Law, NC State University Institute for Emerging Issues, May 2017
  • Immigration Law Update: Know Your Rights, Spruce Pine UMC, May 2017
  • Community Immigration Forum, Harris YMCA, April 2017
  • Immigration Law Update: Know Your Rights, Public Schools of Robeson County, April 2017
  • Examining the Civil Liberties and Rights of Immigrants, 2017 Immigration Law Symposium, Charleston Law Review and The Riley Institute, February 2017
  • Getting to the Promised Land: Contemporary Challenges in U.S. Immigration Law, Central UMC, February 2017
  • Immigration Law Overview, Teach for America Charlotte, June 2016
  • Welcoming the Stranger: Is It Legal?, The Convocation on the Rural Church, The Duke Endowment, August 2015

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