Kari Konikowski Blackman is a Senior Associate in Houston, TX. Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers – Texas Rising Star in 2018 and 2019, she works primarily in employment-based immigration, including I-9 and E-verify compliance.

She is a founding member of the State Bar of Texas Section on Immigration and Nationality Law and currently serves as the Vice President, Employment-based Issues for the Section. Mrs. Blackman regularly speaks on matters related to corporate immigration law and I-9 compliance. She has contributed to the Immigration Law and Procedure treatise, published nationally, and has authored articles related to The Trump Administration’s travel ban, I-9 compliance and strategies for responding to Requests for Evidence for nonimmigrant visa petitions. Mrs. Blackman received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

Education & Admissions

University of Houston Law School, Juris Doctorate
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communication
Admitted to: State Bar of Texas


American Immigration Lawyers Association
Katy Bar Association