J.D., Florida State University College of Law
Kari Ann Fonte (formerly Kari Ann Woodward), graduated from Florida State University College of Law, cum laude, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies from the same university. Ms. Fonte has practiced exclusively immigration law since 1995. She became partner in the firm Montiel Davis & Fonte in Miami, Florida, which is now Fonte Immigration Firm. Ms. Fonte is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, and serves as Chair of the Florida Bar’s Board Certification Committee. She has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since she was a law student, and served as President of the South Florida Chapter. She continues to serve as a member of the AILA/USCIS Liaison Committee, as well as Vice-Chair of AILA National’s USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee. She has spoken at national and local seminars on various immigration topics, and has authored and co-authored numerous published articles. Ms. Fonte is admitted to practice by the Florida Bar, before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She enjoys AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Fonte joins the adjunct faculty of St. Thomas University School of Law teaching Immigration Law.