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Michael T Purcell

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Immigration: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Phuntsok Jimmy Namgyal

    Mr. Purcell is an excellent immigration attorney. He is very well respected among immigration lawyers in Oregon. He has been my mentor for almost a year. I have learned so much from him about different areas of the law. He is the first one I call whenever I have a question because I know with over 30 years of experience he would have the correct answer. But the most I learned from him is professionalism. He takes his work very seriously and cares about his clients very much. I highly endorse him because of his ability, knowledge, professionalism, and caring heart.


    Phuntsok Namgyal Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

16771 Boones Ferry Rd Ste 100
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035-4213

Attorney at Law

16771 Boones Ferry Rd Ste 100
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035-4213





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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Magna cum laudeLewis and Clark Law School1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalPrivate Practice1991 - 2014
AssociateBauer Herman Fountain & Rhoades1989 - 1991
Deputy District AttorneyMalheur County, Oregon1986 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Sedighi v. Mukasey, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3682 (D. Or. 2009)Summary judgment for plaintiffs granted, government ordered to adjudicate petition.
Hernandez-Estrada v. Godfrey, 06-cv-838-CO (D. Or. 2006)Plaintiffs won temporary order, preventing them from being deported and allowing them enough to reopen their immigration court case.
Shaheed v. Mukasey, 07-cv-1346-ST (D. Or. 2008)Plaintiff prevailed, naturalization granted following remand with instruction to USCIS, plaintiff's application for attorney fees under Equal Access to Justice Act approved.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Whitman CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982