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Cynthia A. Irvine

Cynthia A. Irvine

also known as Cindy Irvine, Cynthia Isaacs (maiden)

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Cynthia Irvine

About Me

I practice  exclusively in the  area of immigration law and I am  the head of the Immigration Department at Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC.  I am also a founding partner of my law firm.  My immigration practice assists individuals with family reunification and citizenship matters and supports the business immigration needs of local, national, and international corporations and non-profit organizations.  I regularly defends the rights of immigrants and their families and frequently handles complex immigration cases in areas of deportation defense, waiver applications, administrative and federal court appeals, and consular processing matters. 

I am married and have two beautiful daughters and an aging cocker spaniel.  I enjoy playing tennis and soccer and spending time with my family. 



Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Mark Wayne Prothero

    I have worked with Cynthia since May of 2004. In my view, she's got the right idea: work hard to help her clients get the best results possible. Immigration law is complex and a very specific expertise is necessary. Cynthia clearly has that expertise. She has been able to educate me with regards to immigration consequences in other areas of the law. We frequently work together to help our clients through the courts and legal system. Another great feature of Cynthia is that she will be honest with you. Sometimes it can be very hard to tell clients (or law partners) things they don't want to hear but it's absolutely necessary. That's how Cynthia provides excellent legal advice and counsel. But even when chances may be slim, Cynthia is very knowledgeable and creative. She's been able to find very good resolutions for her clients against great odds. Hard working. Intelligent. Honest. Creative. An excellent attorney.


    Mark Prothero Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Patrick Michael Hanis

    I endorse this lawyer's work. She is committed to representing those with immigration needs and works hard for the benefit of her clients.


    Patrick Hanis Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

6703 S 234th St Ste 300
Kent, WA, 98032-2903



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star in Immigration LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Selected to Honor's ProgramU.S. Department of Justice1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerHanis Irvine Prothero PLLC2007 - Present
PartnerHanis Irvine Prothero PLLC2003 - Present
Associate AttorneyLe & Associates, PLLC1999 - 2003
U.S. Department of Justice Honor's Program, Seattle Immigration Court1996 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Membership Chair2009 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Pro Bono Committee Chair and Vice Chair2007 - 2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Program Chair2005 - 2006
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Membership Chair2004 - 2005
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)USCIS Liaison Committee Chair2003 - 2004
American Immigration Lawyer's AssociationMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Complex removal proceedings caseWaiver approved and client granted green card
Fraud waiver approved in removal proceedingsAfter 5 year fight, client granted new green card
Client was US citizen but never knew itObtained client's U.S. Citizenship Certificate

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Publication NameTitleDate
NW Regional Immigration Law Conference MaterialsPermanent Residence Status Through Family2004
North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial RegulationThe Torch Dims: The Ambiguity of Asylum and the "Well Founded Fear of Persecution" Standard in Sadeghi v. INS1995

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of VirginiaForeign Affairs and SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Weekly Radio Show on Hispanic Radio Station 1210amAnswer Callers Questions on Immigration2009
Univision Spanish Language Television News ProgramDriver's Licenses and Immigration Status in Washington State2009
Lucy Lopez Community CenterVarious monthly presentations on immigration issues2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association - WA Chapter MeetingAILA National Conference Panel Review2009
Univision Spanish Language Television News ProgramPresidential Election and Impact on Future of Immigration Reform2008
NW Regional Immigration Law ConferenceRemoving Conditions on Permanent Residence (I-751)2006
Centro LatinoBasic concepts of Immigration Law2005
American Immigration Lawyers Association - WA Chapter MeetingFreedom of Information Act Requests for Immigration Records2005
NW Regional Immigration Law ConferenceWhen Family Ties Count: Immigrant Visa Processing2004