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Maria J. Marty

also known as Maria José Marty

About me

Expertise in business and family US Immigration for over 20 years.  Whether its helping individuals, start-ups or established corporations, I genuinely enjoy supporting people in making their dreams come true in the U.S.  

 My father came to the U.S. using the L intra-company transferee visa category based on his employment with IBM Spain.  Eventually we settled in the U.S. and at the age of 18 I became a U.S. citizen.  I have traveled the immigration path in the U.S. and understand what it means to relocate to the US with a family.

I have lived in many cities in the U.S. and Europe, and have traveled quite a bit in South America as well.  Presently, I live with my husband and three children in Mercer Island, just outside of Seattle.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish, English, Mandarin

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    22 years, 400 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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DCInactive 199505/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best BriefCatholic University1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMarty & Ellis LLP2013 - Present
Of-CounselMarcell Felipe2006 - 2011
Senior AttorneyJackson & Hertogs, LLP2001 - 2005
Managing AttorneyMarty, LaMadrid & Starkey1996 - 2001
AssociateJohn Carlo & Gleiberman1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Executive Committee Member2014 - Present
International Enneagram AssociationAssociate Member2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
H-1B Nonimmigrant VisasApproved
E2 Investor/TraderApproved
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Publication nameTitleDate
YoutubeE2 Investor Visas2014
Youtube10 Tips for Successful O-1 Application2014
Practicing Law Institute (PLI)Everything you ever wanted to know about porting but were afraid to ask2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenEuropean Community LawCertificate1995
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association regional NW conferenceE-Investor Visa2015
Immigration ReformImmigration Reform 20132013
Bio/High Tech Client ConferenceEmployer Sanctions2006
I-9 Trainings For EmployersI-9 Forms2004
American Bar AssociationLCA Obligations2003
Immigration Law ConferenceImmigration Reform1999