Students at a German table

Doug Thie

Class of 2009

Doug ThieDoug Thie graduated from Wofford College in 2009 with a major in Spanish and a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He took a Spanish class the first semester of his freshman year with now retired professor Dr. Susan C. Griswold, and immediately knew that he wanted to major in Spanish. He was inspired by the idea of learning a new language and using it to work with our country’s growing immigrant population.

During his junior year, Doug studied at Pontifica Universidad Catolica in Valparaiso, Chile. He lived with a host family and volunteered teaching English classes at a local elementary school. While in Chile, Doug traveled extensively throughout Chile and Argentina.

After Wofford, Doug attended the University of North Carolina School of Law and graduated with honors. He participated in the Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic and served as an Articles Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation. Since graduating from law school, he has practiced exclusively immigration law.

Doug is an immigration attorney and the head of the immigration law practice group at Clawson and Staubes, PLLC. He represents families, individuals, and businesses applying for temporary visas, lawful permanent residence, U.S. citizenship, and relief from removal/deportation. His practice includes family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, investor visas, and removal/deportation defense. He works with clients from around the world, and over half of his clients are from Latin America. Doug also serves on the Charlotte Bilingual Preschool board of directors.

Doug lives in Charlotte with his wife, Sarah Beth Hughes Thie (class of 2010), and their dog, Penny.