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Thomas Messner

Associate Attorney Thomas Messner received his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio and is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio. He received his Honors Bachelor of Arts cum laude in International Affairs and Spanish from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thomas also studied at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy where he studied European Union Law and Italian.

Thomas joined Brown Immigration Law in 2022 and works on a large variety of immigration cases, including removal defense, family-based immigration, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, employment-based immigration, and naturalization. Thomas is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish, and conversational in Norwegian Bokmål.

Thomas is originally from Grand Blanc, Michigan.


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Norwegian Bokmål
  • Ohio

Past Employment Positions

  • Milton A. Kramer Immigration Clinic, Certified Legal Intern
  • Auto Services Unlimited, Legal Extern
  • Catholic Charities – Diocese of Cleveland, Legal Extern
  • City of Milwaukee – Assessor’s Office, College Intern
  • Futura Language Professionals, Spanish Teacher

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law Juris Doctor Graduate School
  • Marquette University Honors Bachelor's Cum Laude in International Affairs and Spanish University

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)

Community Activities

  • Mediation Certification
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Property Tax Assessor – Assessment Technician
    • State of Wisconsin

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