Katja Hedding, Attorney at Law

Katja Kallis Hedding practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. Born in Finland and having lived, studied and worked in several different countries, the private practice of immigration law was a natural choice for her.

She enjoys living and working in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Katja will take great effort and care to help you through the complex US immigration system.


Katja holds three law degrees. Her American law degree was earned at Vanderbilt University law school (LL.M). Her two other law degrees are from the University of Helsinki (Finland) and Uppsala University (Sweden), where she graduated with an LL.M. degree; the equivalent of an American J.D. She has also studied international law in Israel and Germany.

Katja has been admitted to practice law in Tennessee and in Finnish and Swedish courts.


Katja has worked as an attorney in the Finnish Parliament at the Ombudsman’s Office and as a law clerk in a Finnish District court. She has also worked as an attorney in New York and Nashville.

She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association).


As a native Finn with excellent language skills, Katja is able to handle your case in English, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and German. With her unique international background and experience, Katja enjoys interacting with people from different cultures.

Being a U.S. immigrant herself, Katja has a good understanding of how hard it can be to go through the immigration/visa process.

Our Team

Katja Hedding

Attorney at Law

Katja is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. She has law degrees from Sweden, Finland and the USA. Katja is fluent is English, Swedish and Finnish. She can speak some Spanish and German.

Yerlyn Castro

Office Manager

Yerlyn grew up in Costa Rica and is fluent in Spanish and English. She graduated from MTSU with a B.S. in Political Science (minors in International Affairs and Criminal Justice). Yerlyn is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Affairs with a concentration on International Development and Globalization.

Estefani Lopez

Legal Assistant

Estefani hails from California and is currently a psychology major at MTSU with a minor in Spanish. With both her parents being native Mexicans, she is fluent in Spanish and English.

Connie Rodriguez

Receptionist/Legal Assistant

Connie, a Louisiana native, has called Middle Tennessee home for 30 years. She studied Spanish in El Carmen, Mexico where she graduated from language school at Calvary Bible Institute. As the wife of an immigrant, Connie has personally experienced the immigration process. She enjoys helping others and is glad to be a part of Katja's team.