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Joel Hathaway Paget

Practice areas:

Immigration, Tax, Probate

About Me

Joel takes great pride in helping "bring the best and brightest into the United States." His immigration practice includes assisting immigrants to obtain employment visas, permanent residence, citizenship and naturalization in the United States.


 


Joel's estate planning practice includes supervising everything from simple to complex probates and the preparation of federal estate tax returns.


 


Joel does not provide deportation and criminal related immigration services but is happy to provide referrals to those in need.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1970

  1. Immigration: 90%
    41 years
  2. Probate: 5%
    45 years
  3. Tax: 5%
    45 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Sok-khieng K. Lim

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Joel has been a great mentor, co-counsel and friend. His years of experience and wealth of knowledge in the immigration field is impressive to say the least and he has graciously shared his time and expertise with me over the past five years. Joel is dedicated to his clients, colleagues and friends and is a champion of champions on immigration reform!

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    Sok-khieng Lim Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

1201 3rd Ave Fl 34
Seattle, WA, 98101-3034

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197007/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
HonoreeMarquis Who's Who in American Law2015
HonoreeMarquis Who's Who in American Law2014
#1 for ImmigrationChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
HonoreeWho's Who Corporate Immigration Lawyers2013
HonoreeMarquis Who's Who in American Law2012
Seattle's Best LawyersSeattle Business Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
HonoreeMarquis Who's Who in American Law2011
#1 for ImmigrationChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2011
HonoreeInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2010
HonoreeMarquis Who's Who in American Law2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
HonoreeWho's Who Corporate Immigration Lawyers2010
#1 for ImmigrationChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
HonoreeMarquis Who's Who in American Law2009
HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2009
#1 for ImmigrationChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2009
HonoreeInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2009
#1 for ImmigrationChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2008
HonoreeInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
HonoreeMarquis Who's Who in American Law2008
HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberRyan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC1971 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Canada-America Society of WashingtonImmediate Past PresidentN/A
Seattle Rotary ClubMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Seattle Pacific UniversityEmeritus TrusteeN/A
Seattle Pacific FoundationFormer Director and SecretaryN/A
Westminster FoundationPresidentN/A
British American Chamber of Commerce- Pacific NorthwestMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
AnnonymousJoel's client received TN status for three years.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
PSADA Dealer MagazineYour Turn for a Form I-9 Audit is Coming...SOON2012
Ryan SwansonTips for Completing the Form DS-1562012
Ryan Swanson & Cleveland PLLCYou Will Never Vote Until You Are Naturalized!2010
Ryan Swanson NewsletterImpact of a Merger or Acquisition on Employees Seeking Permanent Residency –2009
AILA Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts HandbookNational Visa Center--Dos and Don'ts for Attorneys2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington -SeattleLawJuris Doctrate1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarHow to Prepare for the H-1B Lottery in 20152015
Swedish Consulate SeminarIncome and Estate Planning for the Inbound and Outbound Resident2013
2013 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawImmigration2013
AILA Northwest Regional ConferenceDepartment of State2012
Northwest Regional Immigration Law ConferenceFilings, Ajudications, Policies, Problem Cases & Advice to Attorneys/Clients2010
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationPractice Roundtable: "Know When to Hold'Em and Know When to Fold'Em2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAdvanced Issues in Naturalization2008
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationConsular Processing and Waivers Panel2007
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationDepartment of State2007
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationThe Road to Naturalization and Citizenship2006
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationConcurrent I-140/I-485s and Consular Processing Strategies2005