Lindsey Greising

Lindsey Greising

Location:
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Phone:
612-424-2942
800-265-7441 (Toll free)
Fax:
952-541-1186
Email:

Lindsey Greising is an attorney practicing exclusively in immigration law at Steven C. Thal, P.A. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School with a concentration in Human Rights Law and is a member of the New York Bar. While in law school, Lindsey served in the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic, where she worked directly on several successful asylum cases, student taught the Clinic's seminar course, and helped to start a working group on pro bono representation for detained migrants with the private bar, the Law School and the bench. Lindsey won the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Director Award for her dedication to the Clinic. She also worked as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate International Human Rights Law course, served as research assistant/fellow for several international law and human rights scholars, worked with Amnesty International on a report regarding human rights abuses of migrants in the U.S., and interned for the judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

After graduating from the Law School, Lindsey worked as a consultant with the US Embassy in Timor-Leste, including writing the State Department Human Rights Report for Timor-Leste in 2015 and coordinating an aid program on post-conflict stabilization. She also worked with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to conduct a baseline study on Trafficking in Persons, lobbied the Timorese Parliament on access to justice for domestic violence cases, and worked on labour rights and gender equity with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Lindsey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver in 2008 with a degree in International Studies. While attending DU, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy; volunteered with Tibetan refugees in Dharmasala, India; led a student campaign against genocide in Sudan; and coordinated activism on child soldiers in Uganda. She also interned for Congresswoman Diana DeGette and UNESCO Italy.

Lindsey is passionate about asylum and humanitarian cases, and especially enjoys work on appeals, complex cases, and written advocacy. Her areas of immigration practice range from employment to family and humanitarian cases.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2013

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2012
    • Honors: University of Minnesota, CLEA Outstanding Student Director, 2012
    • Honors: Robina Public Interest Law Fellow, 2012-2013
    • Major: Human Rights Law
  • University of Denver
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: Chancellor’s Scholarship, 2004-2008
    • Honors: University of Denver Research Scholarships, 2005-2007
    • Major: International Studies
    • Minor: Italian and Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • International Labour Organization, Social Safeguards Adviser, 2017
  • International Organization for Migration, Trafficking in Persons Researcher, 2017
  • United States Embassy in Timor-Leste, Conflict & Stabilization Adviser, 2015 - 2016
  • Ba Futuru NGO, Human Rights Adviser, 2012 - 2014
  • Amnesty International, Research Intern, 2011
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Judicial Intern, 2010
  • Ba Futuru NGO, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Reintegration Program Coordinator, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Minnesota, International Human Rights Law Teaching Assistant, 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Advocates for Human Rights, Consulting Attorney, Current
  • Parliamentary Working Group on Gender-Based Violence in Timor-Leste, 2013 - 2014
  • Committee on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Representative, Support for Report on Report on Trafficking in Persons, 2012 - 2013

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Iota Rho