Forks, Washington Immigration Lawyers

Mike Allen
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Bothell, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(425) 202-5911 19125 North Creek Parkway, Suite 120
Bothell, WA 98011
Immigration
Seattle University School of Law
Attorney Mike Allen focuses on U.S. immigration law, with an emphasis on business immigration. He assists multinational corporations, as well as public and private growth companies and entrepreneurs with relocation strategies for bringing talented workers to the United States on a temporary and permanent basis. He also represents individuals in sponsoring family members and obtaining U.S. citizenship through naturalization. @ Mike "I love collaborating with international professionals, investors, experts, and families as they pursue their dreams in America. I also understand the immigrant experience on a personal level. My wife is a naturalized U.S. citizen, and I have lived...
Jeremiah Spencer Styles
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Everett, WA Immigration Law Lawyer
(866) 586-8494 205 E Casino Rd
Suite B8
Everett, WA 98208
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
My practice is designed to be able to deal with the issues that all too often arise and keep people from being able to enjoy their lives
Greg McLawsen
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Tacoma, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
1201 Pacific Ave., Suite 629
Tacoma, WA 98402
Immigration
University of Nebraska - Lincoln and University of Washington School of Law
Greg McLawsen is a Washington State attorney practicing only immigration law. His practice uses technology and creativity to serve clients effectively and efficiently. Greg serves in the leadership of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and in the Washington State Bar Association where he leads the 900-member small practice section. Greg publishes nationally on a range of immigration law issues and is a regular presenter at lawyer education seminars.
Elena Yushkina
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Bellevue, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 619-0365 500 106th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Immigration and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and Far Eastern State University School of Law
As a US immigration attorney and a member of the WA chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Elena V. Yushkina loves helping clients navigate the nuances of making the US their home with compassion and professionalism. She knows from personal experience how challenging and overwhelming the immigration process can be, having successfully petitioned her own family's case under the H1B visa category and subsequently becoming a US citizen. As part of her immigration attorney practice, which focuses on business and family immigration, she represents and assists clients with nonimmigrant (B, H, L , O, P and E) visas and...
Lisa Nicole Ellis
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(206) 684-9458 1001 Fourth Avenue
Ste. 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
Immigration
University of Oregon School of Law
Lisa Ellis brings value to clients by providing individualized service and fourteen years of experience to help clients achieve their immigration goals. Her immigration practice emphasizes business, family, naturalization and global migration work including H-1B, L-1, PERM, Students/Schools, I-9 Compliance and petitions for family members, and religious workers. Lisa speaks regularly on immigration topics nationally and regionally. She was the immigration attorney of a full-service law firm in Seattle for nearly nine years prior to founding Ellis Immigration Law. Lisa has been selected as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers and is currently appointed to...
Bonnie Stern Wasser
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(206) 282-2279 320 W. Galer St.
Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98119
Immigration
Southwestern Law School
Benjamin D. Cornell
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Tacoma, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(253) 292-1168 621 Pacific Ave.
Ste. 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Immigration
Willamette University College of Law
Benjamin Cornell is an immigration attorney serving the greater Pacific Northwest. After receiving his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 2011, he began his legal career in Nevada, spending four years in a practice emphasizing supreme court appeals, post-conviction writs, and criminal defense.

In 2015, Mr. Cornell relocated to the Tacoma area, where he now focuses exclusively on immigration law. With an office just minutes away from the Northwest Detention Center, he seeks to provide the best possible representation to non-citizens facing the threat of removal from the United States. Mr. Cornell is dedicated to...
Holly Pai
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Mt Vernon, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
325 Pine Street
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Immigration
Seattle University School of Law
Holly Pai is the Managing Partner of Harrison & Pai, PLLC. Our office practices US Immigration and Citizenship Law exclusively in order to provide our clients focused and experienced legal representation for all your immigration needs. We pride ourselves on delivering dedicated and personalized legal services to clients who are navigating the complex and challenging immigration process.

Holly Pai has years of experience as an immigration lawyer fighting for the rights of immigrants and has spent her entire legal career in immigration law. She practices immigration and nationality law exclusively and focuses on complex immigration matters including business immigration, removal defense...
Paul Choquette
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(206) 269-1200 121 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 100B
Seattle, WA 98122
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of the Pacific
Since 1992, the Choquette Law Group (CLG) has assisted thousands of individuals and companies successfully navigate a complex and rather daunting immigration system. The firm’s founder, Paul Choquette, is intimately familiar with the immigration process from both the client and attorney perspective. Mr. Choquette was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and attended college and law school in the United States pursuant to a student visa. As a young immigration attorney he married an American citizen processing his own applications for conditional and permanent residence. Subsequently, he became a naturalized United States citizen. Never forgetting his experience...
Gustavo Alejandro Cueva
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Tacoma, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(253) 886-0466 1115 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Immigration
Seattle University School of Law
Immigration attorney with a focus on family-based immigration law. I'm passionate about helping people of different backgrounds acquire legal status and pursue the American dream. As an immigrant myself, I understand how complex and intimidating the U.S. immigration system can be. I enjoy helping people resolve their immigration issues so they can focus on building their future. I live in Tacoma, Washington with my wife and two daughters. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, spending time with my family, and working on house remodeling projects.
Lisa Ellen Seifert
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Olympia, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(360) 357-7087 626 Columbia St NW, Suite 1-A
Olympia, WA 98501
Immigration
William Mitchell College of Law
In more than 24 years of practice, Lisa Seifert has built Seifert Law Offices into a firm nationally and internationally renowned for its skill and knowledge in immigration and nationality law. Ms. Seifert is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association, the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Seifert is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) both regionally and nationally. She was awarded the AILA Joseph Minsky Award for outstanding contributions in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law. She is a regularly featured writer and speaker at AILA...
Ji Kim
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(425) 358-3458 19929 Ballinger Way NE
Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98155
Immigration and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
Lesley Ann Irizarry-Hougan
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(206) 838-7628 159 Denny Way
Suite 107
Seattle, WA 98109
Immigration
Northern Illinois University
Lesley has been practicing exclusively immigration law since July, 2005. She has significant experience in representing clients in Immigration Court, both detained and non-detained cases; appeals from Immigration Judge decisions, both at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Lesley also specializes in affirmative applications, including green card applications, asylum, NACARA, and citizenship applications filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Lesley handles labor certifications, including specialty cook applications. She is fluent in Spanish. Lesley is actively involved in her community and was appointed by Mayor Greg Nickels to the Seattle Immigrants and...
Maxim Lissak
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bellevue, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(206) 229-6602 400 112th ave ne ste 140
bellevue, WA 98033
Immigration, Consumer and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Attorney Maxim Lissak has over 18 years in banking and finance. His commercial banking, finance and real estate experience give him the edge his clients need when tackling complex transactions and disputes.
Michael Alan Jacobson
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(206) 447-1560 705 Second avenue
Suite 1050
Seattle, WA 98104
Immigration, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Lewis & Clark Law School
Mike has been practicing law for over 25 years. He focuses on making his legal practice client-focused by giving personal time and attention to each case. His proven results over the years represent a broad range of knowledge in employment and immigration law.
Michele Nina Carney
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 224-0909 108 S. Washington St., #406
Seattle, WA 98104
Immigration
Southern Methodist University
Michele Carney is a partner at Carney & Marchi, PS in Seattle, Washington. Michele has represented a wide range of immigration cases – from business clients to removal defense. She has served on the AILA National Ethics Committee, WSBA Disciplinary Board (Chair 2016-2017), Washington Supreme Court Practice of Law Board and is the past Chapter Chair for AILA, Washington state. She has also been active within AILAWA for many years, serving on different committees and the Executive Board. Michele has also been a speaker at local, regional and national conferences in immigration law. Michele obtained her JD from SMU Dedman...
Noelle Sharp
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University Place, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(253) 254-5298 4115 Bridgeport Way W
STE B
University Place, WA 98466
Immigration
Stetson University College of Law
Immigration attorney Noelle Sharp grew up in China, built aqueducts in the Dominican Republic and marched for farmworker rights. She taught English in Vietnamese refugee camps, wrote grant applications to provide migrant farmworker children more educational opportunities, and taught Economic Rights and Human Migration at Evergreen State College. She began working in immigration law in 2004, while in law school, for an immigration law clinic where she helped immigrants with VAWA and asylum applications.

After graduation, she has focused her practice solely in immigration law-filing applications, waivers, and representing clients in deportation proceedings before immigration court.

Today, her immigration law...
Andre Richard Olivie
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(206) 724-1940 1617 Boylston Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Immigration
Steve Karimi
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 621-8777 119 1st Ave South #500
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Pepperdine University School of Law
A Seattle/Eastside native. Attended Redmond High School, University of Washington and Pepperdine Law School. Awarded honors throughout academic career. Originally hired by King County Prosecutor's Office. After many years of criminal trials and convictions, Attorney Karimi went into private practice. Defending clients accused of crimes, Attorney Karimi's trial record is exceptional.
Katsiaryna Stelmakh
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney
(206) 605-0550 801 Second Avenue
Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98104
Immigration
Ohio State University - Columbus and The Belarusian State University
As the founder of Stelmakh & Associates, Katsiaryna Stelmakh has earned a strong reputation as an immigration attorney. She has successfully represented companies and individuals in business and family immigration matters as well as deportation defence. She also advises employers on I-9 compliance and employee international relocation. Prior to founding Stelmakh Associates, Ms. Stelmakh managed business immigration practice of an international law firm with offices in Philadelphia, Moscow, Russia, and Kiev, Ukraine. While with the firm, she counseled one of the world's largest ferro-alloy and steel manufacturers on all international business personnel relocation matters and travel concerns. ...
Kati Ortiz
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Burien, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(206) 602-2598 630 SW 149th St
Ste 102
Burien, WA 98166
Immigration
Seattle University School of Law
I am a solo attorney practicing exclusively in immigration law, specifically removal defense and family-based affirmative cases. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and am admitted to the State Bar of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I speaks both English and Spanish. On a personal note, I’m becoming an urban farmer, I love to read, and I make my own laundry detergent.
Melissa Campos Avelar
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Federal Way, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(206) 429-3273 1648 S 310th
Suite 10
Federal Way, WA 98003
Immigration
Seattle University School of Law
Campos Avelar Law is committed to fighting for immigrant rights. Our goal is to gain justice and equality for immigrants through the victory of each case we take on. Our dedication is reflected in the energy and time that we commit to your particular legal matter. If you are looking for a passionate and experienced team, Campos Avelar Law is where your searching ends
Emily Reber-Mariniello
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(206) 832-2557 105 14th ave
Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98122
Free ConsultationImmigration
Seattle University School of Law
Founding attorney, Emily Reber-Mariniello, is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, a “Top 40 Under 40” Nation Advocates award nominee and recipient (2016 – present), a member of the Washington State Bar Association (2010 – present) and received the Pro Bono Publico Commendation every year since being admitted to the Washington State Bar. Emily and her law firm have both received additional awards in recognition of outstanding client service and satisfaction, including "SuperLawyers Rising Star" rating; "10 Best Law Firms" Seattle, Immigration (AILC); "Top 10 Immigration Attorney" Washington (AILC); and is a "Three Best Rated" firm in Seattle for...
Scott Mills
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Olympia, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(855) 469-2889 2401 Bristol Court SW
Suite C-102
Olympia, WA 98502
Free ConsultationImmigration and Criminal
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
If you were having heart problems, you wouldn’t hire an eye surgeon. So don’t turn to a tax lawyer when you have an immigration problem. Choose a lawyer dedicated to immigration law. I am attorney Scott D. Mills, and I have developed my expertise in immigration law by practicing exclusively in immigration law for years. The United States was founded by people seeking freedom and the chance to work and build a life for their families. I fight for my clients so they can have those same opportunities. I am a Washington licensed attorney authorized to provide United States...
Gregory Scott Hoover
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(206) 613-3111 815 S. Weller Street Suite 105
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Oxford Brooks University, University of Washington School of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
My firm, The Hoover Law Group, was founded in 1998. We mainly cover immigration law, EB5 applications, personal injury, criminal defense in WA, OR, and NY. Check out our website www.gshlaw.net.
Neha Vyas
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Kent, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 962-5052 20415 72nd Avenue S. Suite 110
Kent, WA 98032
Immigration
Campbell Law School
Neha Vyas is a partner and owner of Open Sky Law, PLLC. She has has over 20 years of experience and she focuses her practice on Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), U Visas, asylum, family-based immigration, citizenship, and removal defense, including appeals.

Before launching Open Sky Law, Neha was a Senior Attorney at Gibbs Houston Pauw. Neha was the former Legal Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining NWIRP, Neha was in solo practice in Tucson, Arizona, focusing on immigration cases. She began practicing immigration law as a staff attorney with the Tucson...
Matt Furness
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer
(800) 478-9808 85 S. Washington Street
Suite 312
Seattle, WA 98104
Immigration and International
University of New Hampshire School of Law and Temple University Beasley School of Law
Furness Law is a full-service Global Immigration Law Firm. We practice all aspects of immigration law, from representing the refugee seeking asylum from civil unrest to the high net worth foreign national seeking EB-5 investments visas or even the employer looking to mobilize employees abroad or recruit foreign nationals to staff vacant positions domestically.   At Furness Law we realize that “TIME MATTERS” to our clients.  But we also know that “DILIGENCE MATTER" in each case.  This is why we work hard every day to provide fast, efficient, diligent immigration solutions to each client we serve.  Contact Furness Law today...
Douglas Zanes
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(866) 499-8989 1000 Dexter Avenue North
#100
Seattle, WA 98109
Free ConsultationImmigration, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
St. Mary's University School of Law
Doug Zanes has built a career as a car accident injury lawyer in Phoenix Arizona because he truly believes bad accidents happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to change that. He says. “I take pride in the fact that we are willing to start that fight for our clients so that they are completely compensated, and we are willing to take that fight to the end for them.” Raised in Douglas, Arizona, Doug completed college at Arizona State University and graduated from law school from St. Mary’s University School of Law in Texas. Doug began practicing law...
Robert L. Jaeggli
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 818-1253 10303 Meridian Ave. N
Ste. 104
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
University of Idaho College of Law
Janel Ostrem
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(206) 784-3049 2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
Immigration, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Washington School of Law and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Seattle Divorce Services is dedicated to conflict resolution in complex cases. Our Seattle divorce attorneys believe that our clients are best served by an approach that reduces fighting and allows for agreement building. In high-conflict cases, our Seattle divorce mediation lawyers work to avoid escalating hostility. This approach is designed to reduce the trauma of the divorce experience and prepare clients to move forward in life, also setting the stage for more successful co-parenting.
Diego Gavilanes
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Everett, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(800) 272-4529 3325 Wetmore Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
Diego Gavilanes has over 35 years of experience as an attorney. He has helped thousands of individuals from all areas of the world to accomplish their dream of immigrating to the United States. The law firm of Diego Gavilanes has vast experience representing clients before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), the US Immigration Court, and US Consulate offices. Whether you want to petition for a relative or a foreign fiancee to immigrate to the United States, the Law Offices of Diego Gavilanes can help you and your loved ones. Family immigration, immediate relative petitions,...
Luz Dary Metz
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(206) 583-2745 110 PREFONTAINE PLACE S
SUITE 7100
Seattle, WA 98104
Immigration and International
I am a licensed Washington State lawyer focusing on Immigration Law. I joined the Metz Law Group in June 2003. I dedicate my practice to assisting clients obtain family and employment based visas, non-immigrant visas, and citizenship. An immigrant myself, I am passionate about helping people from different countries and cultural backgrounds obtain legal status in the United States. I have assisted my clients obtain and retain immigrant visas in difficult circumstances, including obtaining waivers for illegal presence, removal of spousal visa conditions after divorce, deferred actions and temporary status based on humanitarian relief.
I practiced law in Colombia...
Daniel L. White
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(206) 323-0384 1000 2nd Ave., Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98104
Immigration
Gonzaga University School of Law
Erika Hasegawa
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(206) 669-0334 12701 19th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Immigration
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
I am an experienced and knowledgeable Immigration Law Attorney. My practice areas include Family Sponsored Immigration, Naturalization/US Citizenship Applications, Nonimmigrant Visas and Employment Based Immigration. I am committed to providing exceptional service and representation for your immigration law needs.

I earned by B.A. in Political Science and Government from the University of Washington. In 1990, I received my J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. I am admitted to practice law in the State of Washington and am a member of the Washington State Bar Association.

I am fluent in German, and Japanese interpretation is available.
Edward Chung
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(206) 264-8999 1511 3rd Ave #1088
Seattle, WA 98101
Immigration, Business and Criminal
Villanova University School of Law
Mr. Chung is the senior partner at Chung, Malhas, Mantel & Robinson, PLLC. Mr. Chung’s primary practice is comprised of Civil and Criminal Litigation, Immigration and Business Transactions. Mr. Chung has represented clients in complex litigations before the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court. Mr. Chung has argued numerous cases before Washington State District and Superior Courts. Mr. Chung has counseled and represented clients throughout King County, Pierce County, Island County, Kitsap County, and Snohomish County. In Civil Litigation, Mr. Chung has represented various individuals and entities in Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Vulnerable Adult Protection Act (VAPA), Employment...
Brandon S. Gillin
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(206) 535-2900 1833 N. 105th St. #307
Seattle, WA 98133
Immigration
Vermont Law School
Minda Anya Thorward
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(206) 607-7976 5600 C Rainier Ave S
Ste. 208
Seattle, WA 98118
Immigration
University of Baltimore School of Law
I left the corporate and big firm world to pursue my passion: immigration law. As a passionate, lifelong advocate of human rights and social justice, I found my calling as an immigration attorney. I view the practice of law as a collaborative effort between client and attorney, and strive to build professional relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
Matt Iwama
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Kent, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(253) 520-7671 333 5th Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Concord Law School
As a small business owner, I have worked with many professionals, including lawyers. Through my experience with lawyers, I became intrigued by the highly litigious role of the attorney in our society. Like doctors who use preventive medicine to help their patients avoid sickness and disease, lawyers can help their clients avoid unnecessary hardships. Lawyers help direct their clients to prevent personal and property damage or mitigate larger losses by directing them towards the proper course of action. Like preventive medicine, preventive law is more cost-effective than going through litigation. Most of what we really need to know in life cannot...
Dave Hawkins
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(206) 440-0818 2611 NE 113th St
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98125
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals, Divorce and Family
My practice is a general practice with a focus on family law, immigration and appellate work in Seattle, Washington. I have a working knowledge of Russian and German, which facilitates my work with members of the Russian community in the areas of family law and immigration. For the past 16 years, I have concentrated on family law and immigration. In the family law arena, I have argued dozens of cases before a variety of courts and in a variety of counties: from Pacific county in the south to Clallam county in the north. Families have always been my focus; from child...
Lisa Christoffersen
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Seattle, WA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(206) 935-3824 1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98154
Immigration and International
Lisa Christoffersen assists northwest businesses and professionals with work visas, employment-based and family-based permanent residency, and citizenship. She is active with the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been named a Washington SuperLawyer.
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.

Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.

Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.


Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.

Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.