Seattle, Washington (1993 to Present)
Emphasis in business nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, asylum, family permanent resident visas and naturalization.
Honorable Jerry Buchmeyer - Dallas, Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Extern position; Conducted legal research & writing of memorandum opinions.
American Immigration Lawyers Association - National Ethics & Professionalism Committee (2014 - Present); Speaker at National Fall Conference (2014); Past Chapter Chair (present) Washington State Chapter Chair (2013-2014); EOIR Liaison Chair (2007-2008); Ethics Liaison (2000-2001), Board of Directors: Treasurer and Membership Chair (1997-1999).
Special District Counsel (1994 - 2000); Committee of Law Examiners (1994-1996, 2000-2002);Law Office Management Committee (2001-2005);American Bar Association - ADR Executive Committee (1993);Washington Women Lawyers - Board of Directors, Membership and State Liaison Committee Chair (1994-1997);Northwest Women's Law Center - On speaker's list to educate groups of low income women in immigration law issues
College of the State Bar of Texas - (2000).Published opinion - Zahedi v. INS, No. 98-71179 (9th Cir. September 6, 2000).Northwest Regional Immigration Conference speaker on: Waivers and Inadmissibility (2002).Membership
Texas State Bar, admitted 1991
Washington State Bar, admitted 1992
United States District Court for the Eastern & Western Districts of Washington
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Legal: Southern Methodist University School of Law,
Degree of Juris Doctor received, May 1991
Honors: Foundation Press, Inc. Award for outstanding contribution to the SMU Trial Advocacy Association, 1991; Who's Who Among American Law Students, 11th edition, Summa Publishing.
Undergraduate: McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
Bachelor of Arts, Political Theory; 1984