AboutJ. Gregory Clare
Mr. Clare is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He began his practice as an associate with the law firm of Mosley Clare and Townes in 1984. He joined the firm of Mulloy, Walz, Wetterer, Fore and Schwartz in 1990. Mr. Clare's practice has been concentrated in the area of Immigration Law since 1984.
In 1989 upon joining the firm of Mulloy Walz Wetterer Fore and Schwartz, Mr. Clare and Mr. Wetterer jointly created a residential real estate practice. Soon thereafter Mr. Clare and Mr. Wetterer founded the firm of Wetterer and Clare for the purposes of expanding their practice in the area of real estate law.
Mr. Clare has maintained his strong and viable immigration practice since 1984. In 2007 Mr. Clare hired Mr. Shane Parker as an associate to work solely in the area of immigration law due to the continued expansion of his immigration practice. Mr. Clare and his associate and paralegals work with clients from all parts of the United States and around the world in the area of immigration law. Mr. Clare's immigration practiced has been focused on business immigration with a concentration in the health care field. Mr. Clare and his staff work closely with foreign national research scientist, physicians, and executives. Mr. Clare is an experienced practitioner in the areas of employment based immigration law.
Mr. Clare has established a record of success in helping employers obtain work visas and permanent resident status for their employees. Mr. Clare has also successfully represented individuals, including top-level scientists, doctors, physicians, engineers, business executives and managers, athletes, and other professionals and non-professionals.
Mr. Clare has been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" since 1996 in recognition of the success he has achieved with his practice in the area of immigration Law. Mr. Clare has also been listed as one of the 200 best lawyers in Louisville by Louisville Magazine for his work in immigration law by Louisville Magazine
Mr. Clare has argued before the Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals, The United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Clare also has extensive business experience. Mr. Clare is an owner of Kentucky Title Services, Inc. a title company operating in Kentucky and Indiana with offices in Louisville and Radcliff, Kentucky. Mr. Clare also has extensive business interests in Louisville and is an owner of Clare & Wetterer Properties, LLC as well as Greg Clare Properties LLC., both companies hold multifamily residential rental real estate and commercial properties. He is also a shareholder/owner of Exchange Corporation, a Kentucky company specializing in acting as a qualified intermediary under the U.S. Tax Code.
Mr. Clare comes from a family of attorneys. His father Michael J. Clare (now deceased) his brother Brian E. Clare, his sister Mary Clare Clark, cousins, Dennis M. Clare, Linda Clare and brother in law Edward Bartinstien all are members of the law profession.
Mr. Clare's wife Susan Castleman Clare is with the multinational company Brown-Forman Corporation. They have one daughter who most likely will pursue her career in another field.
Mr. Parker joined the Law Offices of J. Gregory Clare after graduating from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. He focuses his practice exclusively in immigration law, in particular representing doctors, professors, researchers and professionals from allover the world working for universities, colleges and business throughout the United States. Mr. Parker has an exceptional track record of successfully filing all types of employment-based permanent residence petitions including Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher/Professor, National Interest Waivers, Special Handling Labor Certifications and Labor Certifications as a well as nonimmigrant employment visas for established and start-up companies hiring professional employees, such as H1-B's, L-1's, and E visas. Mr. Parker is also experienced in all types of family-based immigration petitions and asylum applications where his work has been featured in several news publications and on national cable TV.
Mr. Parker regularly organizes immigration seminars for students, faculty and international student advisors at colleges and universities throughout Kentucky and Indiana. In law school, Mr. Parker was a published member of the Brandeis Law Journal. He is also fluent in Spanish.
Immigration and Nationality Law
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
2007 - Juris Doctor
2003 - B.A. in Culture, Language and Commerce, Magna Cum Laude
Shane L. Parker, Note, The Debate Over Kentucky's Tax Incentives: Do they have a future in the Commonwealth if State Courts follow the Coercive Pre-Existing Tax Laibility Test?, 45 Brandeis L.J. 809 (2007).
Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
2007 - Kentucky Bar
2007 - U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky