Julie M. Carlson (formerly Zimmer) is the Principal Attorney of Zimmer Law Group. Her firm practices in all areas of immigration law, including family-based and employment-based cases. Additionally, her firm represents clients in removal proceedings and counsels families about international adoptions. Ms. Carlson is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is the former Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. She previously held a Director position on the Boards of several other nonprofit organizations, including Casa de Esperanza, Centro Legal, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Abbott Northwestern Healthier Communities Task Force.
Ms. Carlson is an adjunct faculty member at Mitchell Hamline Law School, where she teaches Immigration Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated from Hamline Law School in 1993. Following law school, Ms. Carlson was an Administrative Law Judge for Special Education cases and also was a Partner who led the Immigration Law Group of Rider Bennett. She is admitted to practice before the Third and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal. Ms. Carlson is fluent in Spanish having studied and worked in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Spain.