Linda Rose has practiced immigration and nationality law for 30 years and is licensed in the states of Hawaii and Tennessee. She is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court of Middle Tennessee. She is listed among best lawyers in U.S. News and World Reports, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Ms. Rose earned her J.D. degree in 1986 from the University of Hawaii. She has a master’s degree in public health, adding to her expertise in the health care professions, and a master’s degree in anthropology, which makes her more attuned to cultural issues. In addition to her formal education, Ms. Rose has studied music during the summers at Berklee College of Music and has traveled to Ghana, Africa multiple times, to pursue her interest in music and foreign culture. She is particularly well-positioned to assist with music and entertainment-related immigration matters as well.
Ms. Rose is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and held an elected seat as a Director of the AILA Board of Governors for 14 years. She has served multiple terms on AILA’s Department of Labor (DOL) Liaison Committee, which negotiates with DOL policy and practice procedures regarding PERM Labor Certification, H-1B Labor Condition Applications, and other processes controlled by DOL. She currently serves on the AILA liaison committee known as ACES (Athletics/Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Science). She has been approved for candidacy on the Fulbright Specialists Roster to teach a comparative immigration law course abroad.
Ms. Rose served as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School for 17 years, where she taught Immigration Law and Policy. She also is a member of IMMLAW, the national consortium of select immigration attorneys. She lectures regularly to employers and attorneys and has written many articles on immigration law, including Prevailing Wages, PERM Labor Certification, H-1B Labor Condition Applications, and National Interest Waivers. On a personal note, Ms. Rose is of Portuguese and Italian descent, has lived in Mexico, and speaks Spanish. She practiced Go-Ju karate for 30 years. She enjoys jazz music and plays jazz vibraphone with her band RoseOnVibes Quintet (www.RoseOnVibes.com).