More About Caroline
Caroline J. Tarpey is an associate at Hatch Rockers Immigration in Greenville, North Carolina. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar.
Caroline joined Hatch Rockers in October 2017. Prior to moving to North Carolina, she worked for the Board of Immigration Appeals in the US Department of Justice (DOJ) from 2014 to 2017 in Falls Church, VA. Caroline joined the DOJ through the Attorney General’s Honors Program in 2014, after graduating magna cum laude from Elon University School of Law.
While in law school, Caroline gained significant international law experience, including: serving a full-time semester externship for the US Department of State in Washington, DC; interning for a summer abroad with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome, Italy; and working in Elon Law’s Immigration Law Clinic. Caroline earned four top awards for outstanding performance in the classroom in Legal Writing, Property, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility. She also worked as Elon Law Review’s Membership Editor, and served as both a Leadership Fellow and as a Dean’s Fellow, a teaching assistant in the first-year writing course. Additionally, Caroline was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for the pro bono hours she accumulated while at Elon Law.
Prior to law school, Caroline graduated in 2011 with her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University, earning a 4.0 cumulative GPA. In 2009, she graduated with honors and distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in History and in Peace, War & Defense.
Caroline lives with her husband, Michael, in Greenville, North Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her family, both in the US and in England, and is excited to join the Hatch Rockers team.