Memphis Immigration Court


Internet-Based Hearings Access Information

About the Court

The Memphis Immigration Court falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is a component of the Executive Office for Immigration Review under the Department of Justice.

Contact the Court


Public hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Window hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In-person filings are not accepted in Louisville. Please send all Louisville docket filings via mail or express delivery to:  

Memphis Immigration Court
Attn: Louisville Docket
601 W. Broadway, Lower Level Rm 47A
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 901-528-5883

The Immigration Court does not accept faxes or other electronic submissions unless the transmission was specifically requested by immigration court staff or the immigration judge. Unauthorized transmissions do not become part of the record and are discarded without consideration of the document or notice to the sender.

Court administrator:

J. Thomas Davis - email:

Immigration Judges:

Renae M. Hansell, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge

Richard J. Averwater

Alisha C. Campos

Sean D. Clancy

Kevin Guillory

Rebecca L. Holt

Lettricea Jefferson-Webb

Kelly S. Johnson

Brandon J. Josephsen

Chris M. Kozoll

Kelly B. Lake

Luis A. Maldonado

Irma J. Newburn

David A. Russo

Robert Q. Ward


80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 501
Memphis, TN 38103

Parking and transit:

There are several pay-to-park garages within one block of the Court: for example,, 35 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103. There is also limited metered street parking available. Bus and trolley service is available.

Building access and security screening process:

The court is in a building with a public-access lobby. Visitors will be screened by security upon arrival on the 5th floor. Proper identification is required.


Public Health Practices 

Consistent with public health officials’ guidance, EOIR has implemented practices to help to protect all people working in and visiting EOIR spaces throughout the country. Please see the agency’s Public Health Notice for more information.

EOIR operates within a variety of settings across the country, most commonly in federal or leased buildings controlled by the General Services Administration and detention facilities operated by the Department of Homeland Security. All visitors to any building or facility in which an EOIR operation is located are required to comply with all relevant laws or policies governing access to those buildings or facilities. Individuals who do not comply with any relevant laws or policies may be denied access to or asked to leave the building or facility. Individuals seeking to visit any building or facility in which an EOIR operation is located are encouraged to contact the building or facility in advance to determine any relevant policies or laws related to entry.

The immigration court has put into place procedures to implement the guidance of public health officials. Please take note of the information below and be prepared to follow these and any additional instructions provided to you when you arrive for your hearing.

  • Be prepared – have a mask available. Face coverings may be required in the courtroom if directed by the presiding immigration judge. As necessary and when appropriate, individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a face covering should alert the judge to their situation.
  • To maintain appropriate social distancing and best facilitate hearings, you may be asked to move or leave a particular area.
  • Waiting times to enter the building and EOIR space may be significantly longer than usual. Make arrangements to arrive in advance of your hearing so you arrive to the courtroom on time.
  • Social distancing (maintaining a distance of six feet from those with whom you do not live) is required.
    • Please remember this while choosing to enter an elevator. Elevator wait times may be significantly longer than usual for this reason.
    • In EOIR space, staff or signs may direct you to a seat. If instructed to sit in a particular location, do not switch seats.
  • Please do not bring people with you into EOIR space unless they are required to be present for your hearing. Remember that the immigration court may limit entry.

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For information regarding procedures for practice before the immigration courts, please see the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

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Updated February 14, 2023

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