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Felicia Lani Gittleman

Felicia Lani Gittleman

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Immigration

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About Me

Felicia is actively involved in increasing diversity within the legal profession.  Her committee involvement and panel participation includes:


 


Committee Member and former Chair, Loren Miller Bar Association’s Philip L. Burton Scholarship Committee, 1996 to present.  The Loren Miller Bar Association’s Philip L. Burton scholarship fund provides scholarships each year to third year ethnic minority law school students from law schools in the state of Washington.  The purpose of the scholarship fund is to assist financially disadvantaged, third year ethnic minority law students in paying the high cost of attending a Bar Exam Preparation course and paying for Bar Exam registration fees, thus increasing their opportunities to succeed in passing the Bar Exam.


 


Panelist, “Building a Book of Business” seminar for diverse attorneys, sponsored by the King County Bar Association’s Ethnic Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee and King County Bar Foundation, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 (moderator) and 2012.  The “Building a Book of Business” seminar offers tools and networking opportunities for attorneys of color with newer practices. In the seminar, successful diverse lawyers lead discussions with participants on how to more effectively market themselves and acquire new clients for their practices and firms.


 


Panelist, “The Nuts and Bolts of Law Practice” training session, Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute ("WLI"), 2006.  WLI creates a training environment to accelerate skill development and cultivate leadership traits in young, diverse Washington lawyers.  10-12 young diverse lawyers are selected for this program each year so that the pipeline can be filled with new leaders who are trained and ready to serve.  The diverse attorneys are chosen by the WLI Advisory Board.


 


Panelist, “Challenges of Diversity in the Legal Profession – The Voice of Experience,” seminar, sponsored by the Puget Sound ALA Chapter’s Diversity Committee, 2008.  In this seminar, senior-level diverse attorneys provided valuable insight to law firms and recruiters into recruiting and retaining diverse attorneys.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Immigration: 100%

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Contact Info

Cowan Miller & Lederman

1000 2nd Ave #1620
Seattle, WA, 98104-1745

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198607/05/2015
CAInactive199105/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
155 Top LawyersSeattle Magazine2007
Best Lawyers 2007Seattle Metropolitan Magazine2007
Best Lawyers 2006Seattle Metropolitan Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCowan Miller & Lederman2013 - Present
ShareholderMacDonald Hoague & Bayless1997 - 2013
Senior AttorneyBogle & Gates PLLC1994 - 1997
Associate AttorneyFragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, L.L.P.1992 - 1994
Associate AttorneyBogle & Gates1986 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Loren Miller Bar AssociationCommittee Member and former Chair, Scholarship Committee1996 - Present
Loren Miller Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Vassar CollegeN/AA.B.1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Program on Race and Social JusticeImmigration Quota System and History2013
2013 NW Regional Immigration ConferencePERM Update2013
WSBA Corporate Counsel InstituteE-Verify and other Immigration Issues2009
Washington State Bar Association Annual ConferenceImmigrant Visa Possibilities2009
2009 NW Regional Immigration ConferenceConducting I-9 Internal Audits2009
Building a Book of BusinessSeminar to offer tools to attorneys of color to build their practices2008
Basic Immigration Issues for EmployersBasic Immigration Issues for Employers2008
2008 AILA Northwest Regional Immigration Law ConferenceH-1B Panel2008
Challenges of Diversity in the Legal ProfessionDiversity in the Legal Profession2007
The Nuts and Bolts of Law PracticeTraining to accelerate skill development and cultivate leadership traits2006
Building a Book of BusinessSeminar to offer tools to attorneys of color to build their practices2006
Building a Book of BusinessSeminar to offer tools to attorneys of color to build their practices2004
2002 Northwest Regional Immigration SeminarThe Road to Permanent Resident Status: The EB1, 2 and 3 Preference Categories2002