Attorney at Law Nima Kulkarni
“ Our goal is to take the guesswork and complication out of immigration law. ”
Nirupama Kulkarni, Esq. is the founder and managing attorney of Indus Law Firm. Ms. Kulkarni has been practicing exclusively in the field of immigration law since 2007. She is an advocate for immigration reform, and has written numerous articles and appeared on panels and television to share her knowledge of immigration law.
Nima Kulkarni is the founder and managing attorney of Indus Law Firm. Her practice focuses on
corporate, employment-based, and family-based immigration law. Ms. Kulkarni is an immigrant
herself, and understands the care and consideration needed for each case. Responsiveness,
reliability, and results are the cornerstone of her legal practice.
Indus Law Firm provides full-service legal guidance to industries as diverse as education,
information technology, health care, engineering, manufacturing, hospitality and the arts. Ms.
Kulkarni also represents nonprofits, multinational corporations, and foreign investors.
Indus Law Firm also provides full-service workplace compliance services for employers, including
I-9 audits and comprehensive compliance reviews.
In addition, Indus Law Firm provides services to individuals wishing to sponsor family members,
including spouses, parents, children, and siblings.
Ms. Kulkarni earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville and provides
strategic guidance to companies wishing to expand into the global marketplace as well as to foreign
companies wishing to expand into the U.S. market. Ms. Kulkarni also earned a B.A. in English
Literature from the University of Louisville, and earned her law degree (J.D.) from the Antioch-UDC
School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Kulkarni has been practicing law since 2007 and is licensed in Kentucky and Georgia. She has
established partnerships with crucial stakeholders from the legislative, corporate, nonprofit and
educational arenas. She is a board member of the Community Foundation of Louisville, the Indian
Professional Council of Kentucky, and the Beaded Treasures Project, which empowers refugee and
disadvantaged women in Louisville. She is also a member of the Greater Louisville Outstanding
Women (GLOW), and serves as a Country Ambassador for the Greater Louisville International
Professionals (GLIP). She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Louisville, serving on the
International Service Committee, and a co-founder of the Human Rights Section at the Louisville Bar
Association, which was named Section of the Year in 2017.
Ms. Kulkarni has been profiled in several Business First publications, including Business Women
First and 20 Lawyers to Know, and has appeared numerous times on Kentucky Educational
Television programs like KY Tonight and One to One, along with numerous other community
forums. Ms. Kulkarni has been awarded the Global Visionary Award from the World Affairs Council
and named an Emerging Leader by Greater Louisville Inc. She has also named a Business First 40
under 40 honoree and a Presentation Academy Tower Award recipient in the category of
Government & Law.
Ms. Kulkarni has presented to numerous organizations as an expert on the subject of immigration
law, including the Society for Human Resource Management, the Louisville Bar Association, the
Kentucky Bar Association, the University of Louisville, the Rotary Club, as well as several nonprofit
organizations and regional summits.
Ms. Kulkarni is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has established
relationships with policymakers on a state and national level through her advocacy work. She is astrong proponent of rational immigration policies that will benefit and sustain economic and
cultural growth both for our region and the country as a whole.
In 2013, Ms. Kulkarni established the New Americans Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to educating,
engaging, and building awareness of immigrant and immigration-related issues in our community.
In 2018, Ms. Kulkarni was elected as the first Indian-American to serve in the Kentucky House of
Representatives. She serves the people of the 40th District in Louisville.
- Serves on the board of Community Foundation of Louisville, Louisville Public Media, the Indian Professional Council of Kentucky, and the Beaded Treasures Project, which empowers refugee and underprivileged women in Louisville.
- Member of Greater Louisville Outstanding Women (GLOW), Rotary Club of Louisville, and serves as County Ambassador for the Greater Louisville International Professionals (GLIP).
- Volunteers for New Americans Initiative, dedicated to educating, engaging and building awareness of immigration and immigration-related issues in our community.