Carolyn Gutierrez Bartelli


Carolyn Gutierrez Bartelli
Areas of Practice

Corporate Immigration

  • Non-Immigrant Visas
  • Immigrant Visas

The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D. with Honors – 2002

St. Mary’s University, B.A. in Economics – 1997

La Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador, Graduate Student Rotary International Scholar – 1998-1999

Carolyn leads the corporate immigration practice at the firm, and has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thompson-Reuters Corporation) and Austin Monthly. Representing employers in a wide range of employment-based immigration matters, Carolyn’s practice includes securing visas, green cards, counseling, I-9 compliance, and assistance in analyzing how corporate transactions affect the status of foreign talent. Previously a corporate lawyer with Vinson & Elkins LLP, Carolyn joined Boulette & Golden L.L.P. in 2006. Prior to entering law school, Carolyn completed an internship with UNICEF as a translator in Madrid, Spain, and was as an English teacher in Caracas, Venezuela. She is fluent in Spanish.


  • State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Travis County Women’s Lawyers Foundation
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
  • National Hispanic Bar Association


  • American Gateways, Pro Bono Volunteer
  • VECINA, Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Women’s Symphony League, Volunteer
  • National Charity League, Volunteer


  • Texas Super Lawyer – 2023

  • Austin Monthly Top Lawyer in Immigration – 2022-2023
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas – 2002