Michele Carney

Michele Carney

Location:
Seattle, Washington
Phone:
206-438-4843
Fax:
206-467-1819
Email:
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 serves on the WSBA Disciplinary Board (Chair), Washington Supreme Court Practice of Law Board and is the past Chapter Chair for AILA, Washington state and on the National Ethics Committee for AILA. She has also been active within AILAWA for many years, serving on different committees and the Executive Board. Michele has also been a faculty member at local, regional and national conferences in immigration law. Michele obtained her JD from SMU Dedman Law school and Bachelor's degree in Political Theory from McGill University in Montreal. She is devoted to making a difference in the lives of her clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • Washington, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Foundation Press, Inc. Award for Outstanding Contribution to the SMU Trial Advocacy Association
    • Honors: Who's Who Among American Law Students, 11th Edition
  • McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    • B.A. Political Theory - 1984

Published Works

  • Practice Advisory on Ethics in Waiver cases , Chicago Waivers Conference - American Immigration Lawyers Association, August, 2016
  • Practice Advisory on Predicting the Value of Representation in Removal proceedings , National Annual conference - American Immigration Lawyers Association, June, 2016
  • My First Removal Case, Practice Tips , Washington and Oregon Regional Conference - American Immigration Lawyers Association, March, 2016
  • Marriage Fraud practice pointers , National Annual conference - American Immigration Lawyers Association, June, 2016
  • MODEL RULE 1.16 DECLINING OR TERMINATING REPRESENTATION, Contributing author for the AILA Ethics Compendium
  • MODEL RULE 5.5 UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW; MULTIJURISDICTIONAL , Contributing author for AILA Ethics Compendium
  • Northwest Regional Immigration Conference speaker on, Waivers and Inadmissibility , 2002
  • Zahedi v. INS, No. 98-71179 , 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), National Annual Conference Committee, 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Regional Immigration Conference, 2015 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Board of Directors - Washington - Past Chair, 2014 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Regional Annual Conference Committee, 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), National Ethics Committee, 2014 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), National Fall Conference Committee, 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Board of Directors - Chapter Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Treasurer, 2012 - 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Programs Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Consumer Protection/Professional Responsibility Co-Chair, 2010 - 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), EOIR Liaison Committee Chair, 2007 - 2008
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Ethics Liaison, 2000 - 2001
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Treasurer and Membership Chair, 1997 - 1999
  • Washington State Bar Association, Practice of Law Board, 2015 - 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association, Disciplinary Board, 2014 - 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association, Chair, 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Vice-Chair, 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Supreme Court, Work Group on Practice of Law Board, 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Special District Counsel, 1994 - 2000
  • Washington State Bar Association, Committee of Law Examiners 2000 - 2001, 1997 - 1999
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Board of Directors, Membership and State Liaison Committee Chair, 1994 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • Citizenship Day volunteer (One America and AILA)
  • NWIRP Volunteer Attorney