Carolyn Gutierrez Bartelli

Carolyn Gutierrez Bartelli

Chiquita Banana

Carolyn Gutierrez Bartelli

Senior Immigration Counsel



Carolyn Gutierrez joined the firm  in 2006 after four years in the corporate practice at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.  Carolyn’s practice focuses on employment-based immigration law. Carolyn represents U.S. and international companies in the technology, healthcare, international trade, and professional services areas in obtaining work visas, legal permanent residency, and other general immigration matters, including compliance. She also represents individuals in obtaining family-based legal permanent residency, naturalization, and investor visas. Carolyn joined the firm  in 2006 after four years in the corporate practice at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

Carolyn graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Carolyn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics, with a minor in Spanish. As part of her degree program, Carolyn completed an internship as a translator for UNICEF in Madrid, Spain. Additionally, she participated in cultural exchange programs in Guadalajara and Puebla, Mexico, and  was selected as a Rotary International Scholar for post-graduate studies in international relations at La Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. Prior to law school, Carolyn worked as an English teacher in Caracas, Venezuela.


  • Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2006


  • State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association


  • American Gateways, Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Doss Elementary School, PTA Executive Board Member
  • Women’s Symphony League, Volunteer
  • Girl Scouts Troop 1260, Troop Leader
  • St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Retreat Planning Member
  • University of Texas Elementary School, Visualize Graduation Society
  • Hand to Hold, Volunteer


  • E-1, and E-2 investor visas panel
  • EB-5 Entrepreneur Immigrant Visa Program panel

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with Honors
  • St. Mary’s University, B.A., Economics, Spanish minor
  • State Bar of Texas