Karen Grisez

Karen Grisez

Karen T. Grisez is public service counsel at Fried Frank in Washington, D.C. She has experience with issues of political asylum and other immigration matters, veterans’ benefits, family law, landlord/tenant law and general civil litigation.
Ms. Grisez received the 2015-2016 Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for her work as Chair of the Pro Bono Committee within the Chapter. She chairs the Advisory Committee on Pro Se Litigation of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and is a member of the Board of the Washington Council of Lawyers, the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition and the American Immigration Law Foundation. She is also a trustee of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. She is a frequent speaker and panelist on asylum and other immigration-related topics.

Guest Appearances
August 10, 2019

ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Due Process Issues Facing the U.S. Immigration Courts

Judge Joan V. Churchill, Judge Dana Leigh Marks, and Karen Grisez discuss today’s immigration court process, thoughts on how to improve it, and ways lawyers can get involved.

January 28, 2019

ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: ABA Update Report on Reforming U.S. Immigration System

Karen Grisez, Larry Schneider, and Dora Schriro discuss a sneak preview of the ABA report on reforming the U.S. Immigration Removal System.