Beryl Bergquist Farris


Beryl Bergquist Farris, practicing law since 1977, specializes in US immigration law. In addition to immigration

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Independent Adoptions
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Children's Rights
  • Name Changes
  • Private Adoptions
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Step-Parent Adoptions
  • Same-Sex Marriage


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1977, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sweet Briar College, B.A. Mathematical-Physics, 1971 Sweet Briar, Virginia
  • International Executive Short-Course, London School of Business, London, England 1987
Beryl Bergquist Farris Immigration Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Director, Australian New Zealand American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, Inc. (1999)
  • Director, Philippines American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (2008-2014)
  • Director, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (2008- present)
  • Mentor, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Atlanta Bar Association International and Immigration Law Section (2009-2011)
  • National Association for Women Lawyers MidYear Committee 2008
  • National Convention Committee, Federal Bar Association 2007
  • Director, Danish American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, Inc. (1997- 2002)
  • Director, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast, USA (1997-2000)
  • Director, South African American Chamber of Commerce (1997-2001)
  • Member, Chancel Choir, Glenn United Methodist Church, Emory University (2003- present)
  • Member, Sacred Harp Decatur (2006- present)
  • Member, Gospel 150 Choir of Atlanta (1997-150th anniversary celebration of Atlanta)
  • Co-Chair, International Arboretum at Wade-Walker Park in honor of countries participating in the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Director, British American Business Group, 1989-1996
  • Judge, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 1993
  • International Business Fellow, Class of 1987
  • Executive Council, Emory University School of Law, 1987-91
  • Arbitrator, State Bar of Georgia 2002
  • Director, High Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Council, 1988-1990
  • President, Emory Law Alumni Assoc., l985-86
  • Trustee, Westville Historic Handicrafts, Inc., Lumpkin, Georgia, 1984-2005;
  • Advisor 2005-to present
  • Director, Lawyer Reference Service of Atlanta, Inc., l984-86
  • Director, Women Business Owners, Inc.,l982-84
  • Director, Peachtree Towers Condominium Assoc., l982-84
  • Host Family, Georgia Council for International Visitors
  • Director, Women Business Owners Educational Council of Georgia, l984-86
  • Founding Member, Decorative Arts Acquisition Trust, High Museum
  • Patron, Alliance Theatre President, Deep Dene Garden Club to 2014
  • Friend, Fernbank Science Center Long Range Planning Committee, Druid Hills Civic Association
  • Life Member, Northwest Georgia Girl Scouts
  • Certified Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association & Fulton Superior Courts
  • Guardian ad Litem, Fulton Superior Courts
  • Fernbank Forest Restoration Crew, member 2014 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals (2004)
  • Distinguished Alumna, Sweet Briar College 1997
  • Addressed the Olympic Athletes in the Olympics
  • Village on U.S. Immigration Law Summer 1996
  • Committee of the Year Award 1995 of the Atlanta Bar Association as Co-Chair for Atlanta Bar
  • Coordinating Committee for the Olympic Games

Published Works