Barbara Carolina Brenner
Barbara C. Brenner is Senior Counsel with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, and practices with the Firm’s Immigration Group. Ms. Brenner represents clients in a broad range of immigration matters, focusing on family- and employment-based petitions and applications, waivers of inadmissibility and removability, and naturalization and citizenship cases. She was previously a partner in the law firm of Copland and Brenner and has limited her practice to U.S. immigration and nationality laws since 1990.
Ms. Brenner has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1994. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, the Albany County Bar Association and the Albany County Women’s Bar Association.
Ms. Brenner is admitted in New York State (1990) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1989).
Ms. Brenner regularly participates as a panelist and speaker throughout the Capital District; upcoming and recent events include the immigration panel at the annual convention of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, a panel by The Federalist Society and symposium by the National Lawyers Guild at Albany Law School, training sessions by the New York Immigration Coalition at The Legal Project, and numerous other presentations at educational institutions and houses of worship. Ms. Brenner supports the work of Capital District organizations including The Legal Project and the Capital Region Immigration Collaborative, and is committed to community involvement.
Ms. Brenner was appointed to serve as a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness of the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, for a five-year term commencing in November 2018.
Ms. Brenner earned her Juris Doctor degree as a cum laude graduate of SUNY Buffalo School of Law in 1989. She graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.