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Manuel Francisco Rios III

Manuel Francisco Rios III

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Immigration: 100%
    1 year

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Holly Hermon

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. Manny is one of the foremost immigration attorneys in Washington; he is highly skilled and experienced. He also cares about his clients and will fight for them in court. He loves what he does and it shows. He is constantly giving back to both practitioners and the immigrant community.

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    Holly Hermon Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Leticia Maria Luise Ropers

    I have known Manny Rios for ten years now, as I previously worked for his firm in Seattle, WA. He is the best immigration attorney I know: He has an incomparable knowledge of the law, an exceptionally high standard of work, and is driven by much passion and dedication for the Hispanic community. I consider Manny Rios to be my mentor in the world of immigration, and definitely recommend him.

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    Leticia Ropers Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Rios & Cruz, P.S.

811 1st Ave Ste 340
Seattle, WA, 98104

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199707/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Member AwardWashington State Hispanic Bar Association2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerRios & Cruz, P.S., Seattle, WA2010 - Present
Auxiliary Counsel, Immigration-related mattersMexican Consulate, State of Washington2002 - Present
Attorney/OwnerRios Cantor, P.S., Seattle, WA2001 - 2010
Associate AttorneySalazar Law Offices, Seattle, WA1997 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectMember2011 - Present
Washington State Hispanic Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
National Hispanic Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair, Unauthorized Practice of Law/Responsibility Committee2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair, EOIR Committee2005 - 2007
Latina/o Bar Association of WashingtonN/A2001 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Liaison2001 - 2005
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Practice of Law Board Immigration Sub Committee1997 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Post-Fauxcopalyptic Admission Madness, 2013: An Updated Overview of the Inspection and Admission Process and the Impact of the Interpretation of “Admission” In Removal Proceedings2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Manuel Rios - Admission, Madness, And Wonderland 2011: An Updated Overview of Inspection and Admission and Its Relationship to Removal Proceedings2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Manuel Rios - Admit it, You’re Still Confused: An Overview of Inspection and Admission And Its Relationship to Removal Proceedings2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Manuel Rios - Admit it, You’re Confused: An Overview of Inspection and Admission and Its Relationship to Removal Proceedings2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Manuel Rios and Siovhan Sheridan-Ayala - In, Out, and In Between: Admission and Its Bearing on Eligibility for Relief2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Manuel Rios, Rebecca T. White - Navigating Immigration Law Basics in Washington2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WALawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZEnglish LitteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2013 American Immigration Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceTrial Skills Practicum: Motions In Immigration Court2013
Washington State Bar Association CLE, Practice Management Boot Camp - Reaching Immigration Law Nirvana"Best practices" for Immigration Practice Management - Pricing Your Services and Getting Paid for Your Work - Getting Started and Crossing the Finish Line2012
Washington State Bar Association CLE, Immigration Law for Non-Immigration Lawyers : Spotting the IssuesImmigration Consequences of Crimes2012
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Battle Plans for Misdemeanor PracticeCollateral Damages: Immigration Issues2012
2012 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceMotion to Suppress : Futile Exercise or Effective Tool2012
Seattle U School of Law, U.S.-Mexico Relations Today: Law, Society & Business SymposiumU.S. Immigration Law2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association National Audio SeminarCBP Issues at POEs and Overcoming Ineligibility2011
2011 American Immigraton Lawyers Association National Audio SeminarEvolve Intelligently and Avoid Making Ethics/Malpractice Mistakes2011
2011 American Immigration Lawyers Association Northwest Immigration Law ConferenceWaivers Here and There: Consular Processing Procedures2011
Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice CLE, Detention and Removal BasicsBond Hearings and Parole: Eligibility for Bonds, How to Get Client Released, and Strategies2010
Racial Profiling: Face the Truth Hearings and CampaignProvided Testimony2010
MNCHR Conference - Legal Issues of Indigenous Peoples from Mexico and Central America residing in the State of WashingtonIsabel Valencia - Victim of Police Brutality in Mount Vernon, WA2010
2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceCan they do that to me? Dealing with Port of Entry Searches and Seizures2010
National Immigration Project CLE, Challenges to Deportation and RemovalDo Ethical Standards or the 6th Amendment Require Defense Attorneys to Provide Immigration Advice2009
2009 American Immigration Lawyers Association Northwest Regional Immigration LawTrial Skills: Individual Hearings2009
2009 American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference on Immigration LawOverview of Inadmissibility and Deportability Defenses2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association Northwest Immigration Law ConferenceMotions to Suppress in Removal Proceedings2008
43rd District Democrats PanelPanel On Hispanic Immigration in The Pacific Northwest2008
2008 Washington State Access to Justice Conference and Washington State Bar Association Bar Leaders ConferenceICE: Immigration RAIDS, Retaliation and Lawyers' Ethics2008
2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association Northwest Immigration Law ConferenceForms of Relief2008
Oregon Judicial ConferenceThe Regulation Between State and U.S. Immigration Law2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association CLE: Representing Aliens in Removal ProceedingsChallenging Grounds of Removability2007
2007 American Immigration Lawyers Association Worksite Enforcement Conference, The New Era of Worksite EnforcementRepresenting the At-Risk Employee: Proactive and Defensive Measures - Criminal Representation2007
Latino Bar Association of Washington CLE, Representing Detained Immigrants in Removal ProceedingsBond/Bail/Parole - Securing Release from Immigration Custody2006
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association Northwest Regional Immigration Law ConferenceAdvanced Asylum and Removal: Immigration Court Practices in Seattle and Portland2006