Kevin J. Fitzgerald

Immigration Partner

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Kevin Fitzgerald serves as head of Foley Hoag’s Immigration Practice Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of immigration law, and concentrates on business immigration issues. Kevin represents employers on immigration matters in a wide range of industries, ranging from advanced technology (information technology, telecommunications, biotechnology) to services and professions (management consulting, education, hospitality) to traditional manufacturing.

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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., with honors, 1978
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1974

Representative Experience

Assists clients with all aspects of employment-based permanent residence processing, including:

  • Labor Certification applications
  • Standard Preference petitions
  • Outstanding Researcher filings
  • National Interest waiver filings
  • Immigrant Investor petitions
  • Adjustment of Status applications
  • Consular Processing for immigrant visas

Handles all aspects of immigration law related to the temporary employment of skilled foreign nationals in the United States, including:

  • H-1B visas for skilled employees
  • L-1 visas for intracompany transferees
  • TN-1 visas for Canadian nationals
  • visas for outstanding workers
  • E visas for treaty trader/treaty investor
  • F student visa employment
  • J exchange visitor visas


  • Member of Law Review


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Lex Mundi Immigration Committee, Chair (Past)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Volunteer Lawyer’s Project
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit