Kara Stockdale assists employers in various industries with respect to labor and employment matters, including workplace safety, personnel policies and decisions, equal opportunity, discrimination claims, and employment-based immigration. Her immigration work focuses on assisting employers seeking to sponsor foreign nationals for work authorization in the United States. In addition, she advises clients in the healthcare sector seeking assistance with J-1 waivers for foreign medical graduates who complete residency training in the United States. Prior to joining the firm, Kara worked in human resources in the healthcare industry and as a community organizer. During law school, she clerked at a Fortune 200 company, assisting in-house counsel with labor and employment issues involving state and federal regulations and emerging laws including the Railway Labor Act and the Federal Railway Safety Act.
Since 2021, Kara has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® in the fields of Immigration Law and Labor and Employment Management Law.
In 2013, Kara graduated from the Creighton University School of Law, magna cum laude. While in law school, she earned six CALI Excellence for the Future Awards and the 2012 Nebraska State Bar Association’s Silver Quill Award. She was also named to the Order of Barristers – a national honorary organization that recognizes graduating law students who excel as student advocates in written and oral advocacy. Kara was a co-founding member of the Employment & Labor Law Society and a member of the Creighton Law Review.
- Creighton University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
- Creighton University, B.A. English and Spanish, magna cum laude, 2009
Professional & Civic Affiliations
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- Omaha Bar Association
- Iowa State Bar Association
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Creighton Law Young Alumni Council
- Nebraska Council of School Attorneys
Bar & Court Admissions
- Iowa, 2013
- Nebraska, 2014
- United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2016