KARA L. YOUNGBLOOD
Attorney at Law
Kara L. Youngblood is a native of Morrison, Tennessee. She has an immigration and general civil law practice serving Warren County and the surrounding area.
Kara grew up on a farm that includes a family-owned nursery and a cow-calf operation. Kara has a deep appreciation for, and an understanding of, the land and the people who work it. She understands the role a strong workforce plays in a successful farming operation, and recognizes the unique impact immigrant workers have on the economy.
Kara graduated cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics and a minor in Business Administration. She served as Treasurer for her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, and was a member of and spokesman for the Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society. Kara received the Outstanding Senior Agribusiness Award in 2009.
Kara went on to pursue her law degree at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She graduated cum laude in the top 15% of her class in 2012 and received CALI Awards (top performance award) in Secured Transactions, U.S. Taxation of International Income, Partnership Taxation, and Federal Taxation of Business Enterprises. In 2011, she interned with the Honorable S. Thomas Anderson, U. S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, and later worked as a law clerk for the in-house counsel of Drexel Chemical in Memphis, Tennessee, an agriculture chemical company.
Kara was admitted to practice law in the state of Tennessee in 2012. Her first full-time law position was as Associate Counsel for Ascend Federal Credit Union in Tullahoma, Tennessee where she focused her practice on real estate law and federal regulatory compliance. Later, she taught undergraduate law courses at Middle Tennessee State University for both the Jennings A. Jones College of Business and the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience. In addition to her time in the classroom, Kara also developed an off-campus agribusiness curriculum for MTSU’s University College. Kara also serves as the Attorney for the Town of Morrison.
Kara has represented immigration clients before USCIS, EOIR, NVC and the BIA. Additionally, she is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Kara’s passion for immigration law is based on an appreciation of the cultural diversity of rural America and the true economic necessity of a vital immigrant workforce. As such, she has developed a centered approach to her practice that incorporates these factors in her dedication to the law.