Rene K. Cousins joined the immigration practice at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in November 2015. Her practice focuses primarily on assisting employers with obtaining temporary work visas and permanent residency on behalf of new and current employees.
Rene attended St. John’s University in New York where she was the captain of the women’s track and field team. Rene graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and minors in Psychology and Business. Following graduation, she attended Emory University of Law where she served as an editor for the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice and as the Southern Regional Black Law School Association Representative. During law school, Rene interned at The Prince Firm, LLC, a boutique family immigration law firm where she handled immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including applications for religious workers. Rene credits her internship at The Prince Firm with developing her deep interest in and knowledge of immigration law. Born in Portland, Jamaica, Rene enjoys relaxing with an interesting book, sightseeing, and watching cartoons in her free time.