Elvira Rodriguez is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office who focuses her practice on employment-related immigration law. Ms. Rodriguez assists employers in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, automotive and other industries with a wide range of immigration matters required to build and manage competitive workforces. She helps clients with applications and required filings, including J-1 waivers for physicians subject to the foreign residence requirement, H-1B visas for specialty occupation professionals and L-1 visas for intra-company transfers.
Previously, Ms. Rodriguez gained valuable experience as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the District Attorney General in Nashville.
Before attending law school, Ms. Rodriguez acquired over eight years of experience as an immigration paralegal. Her experience includes employment-based, family-based and humanitarian-based immigration. As a paralegal, she focused on filing L-1 visas for intra-company transfers, EB-1 extraordinary ability petitions, H-1B visas for specialty occupation professionals, O-1 visas for foreign nationals of extraordinary ability and PERM labor certification applications. She also focused on applications for residency, tourist/work visas, U-visas and family-based residency petitions.
In the community, Ms. Rodriguez co-chairs the Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division’s annual Arts Immersion event. All proceeds from Arts Immersion support the Arts & Business Council’s Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts program, which has provided nearly $4 million in free legal services to the Nashville arts & entertainment community.
- Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
- Florida International University, B.A., magna cum laude
- Lawyers' Association for Women
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Women's Political Collaborative of Tennessee, Board Member
- Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Arts Immersion Committee, Co-Chair
- President, Vanderbilt University Law School Immigration Law Society