Hannah Little

Hannah Little

Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm

6100 Fairview Rd., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: (704) 442-8000
Fax: (704) 442-8080


Hannah Little’s Story

Hannah found her passion for immigration law while spending a semester abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico as an undergraduate at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

While doing volunteer work in Guadalajara, Hannah became interested in the human experience behind immigration and what prompts individuals and families to risk uprooting their lives to move somewhere entirely new.

Hannah graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law and has practiced law since 2006. She is one of a limited number of attorneys certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the North Carolina State Bar.

Hannah represents employers and employees in a variety of industries, including but not limited to, energy, manufacturing, information technology, and specialty chemical and has extensive experience in the preparation of L-1 intracompany transfer petitions, H-1B specialty occupation petitions as well as other nonimmigrant work visa options.

She also assists companies and individuals with applications for permanent employment certification for advanced degree professionals and skilled workers and immigrant visa petitions for individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and multinational executives and managers.

In addition, Hannah has been rated by her peers with an AV© Preeminent Peer Review Rating and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©. She also oversees the firm’s family-based immigration matters and citizenship/naturalization matters.

When she’s not working, Hannah enjoys reading mystery novels and spending time with her 4-year-old son — who keeps her running both literally and figuratively.

Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV© Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2018
North Carolina Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
NC Pro Bono Honor Society, NC Pro Bono Resource Center, 2017
The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 – 2019
North Carolina Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014
Pro Bono Guardian, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013
Pro Bono Hero, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

National Lawyer’s Guild National Immigration Project
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina Bar
Mecklenburg County Bar
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Immigration Law Specialty Committee, North Carolina State Bar, 2013 – Present
Bar Leadership Institute Graduate, Mecklenburg County Bar
Women Lawyers of Charlotte

Pro Bono Activities

Chair, Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2018-2019
Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2015 – 2018
Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, 2011 – Present
Chair, Pro Bono Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Carolinas Chapter, 2011 – 2014