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Catherine Yenne




Catherine Yenne is an associate in the firm’s Immigration practice group. Catherine has experience completing various forms for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, including waivers, family- and employment-based petitions, and specialized visa applications, as well as preparing H-1B applications and underlying PERM Labor Certifications. She has represented clients in affirmative asylum proceedings before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and in motions to reopen removal proceedings before I.C.E. She also has familiarity with defensive asylum proceedings in immigration court.

Catherine received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2022 prior to serving as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John R. Stegner of the Idaho Supreme Court. While in law school, Catherine was a T.A. for the 1L Legal Writing and Analysis course, served as Editor-in-Chief of the Idaho Law Review, and worked as a Research Assistant and Student Clerk for the University of Idaho Immigration Litigation and Appellate Clinic. Catherine also worked as a summer associate with Hawley Troxell in 2021.


CALI Awards:

  • Immigration Litigation & Appellate Clinic, 2022
  • Immigration Law & Policy, 2021

ITLA Best Student Brief Award, 2020

Best Oral Advocate, Civil Procedure Subject Matter Jurisdiction Smackdown, 2020

professional/community associations

University of Idaho College of Law, Adjunct Instructor – Strategies for Legal Reasoning, since 2023

Idaho Women Lawyers, Community Service Committee Member, since 2023

Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pro Bono Attorney, since 2022

Idaho State Bar – Young Lawyers Section, Member, since 2022

Girls on the Run – Treasure Valley, Volunteer Coach, since 2023

publications & Presentations

Catherine Yenne, Reviving the Alien Tort Statute: A Roadmap to Recovery for Asylum Seekers Suffering the Harm of Refoulement, Idaho Law Review (forthcoming).


Law School:

University of Idaho College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2022

Idaho Law Review
Editor-in-Chief, 2021-2022


University of Idaho, B.A. French & International Studies, B.S. Political Science, Comparative International Politics minor, 2018


Law Clerk to the Honorable John R. Stegner, Idaho Supreme Court

Bar admissions


United States District Court, District of Idaho

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