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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%

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Fixed (sometimes)

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Cash, Check

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  • Devin T Theriot-Orr

    Mari and I worked together for several years at Gibbs Houston Pauw. She has a great legal mind and truly cares about her clients. A great lawyer to have on your side!

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    Devin Theriot-Orr Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alyssa C. Reed

    Mari Matsumoto is an attorney you want on your side - she is intelligent and tenacious. I highly recommend her for any family immigration or removal defense matter.

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    Alyssa Reed Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Washington Immigraion Defense Group

615 Second Avenue, Suite 350
Seattle, WA, 98104

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200701/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawWashington Immigration Defense Group2014 - Present
Detention Program Managing AttorneyRocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network2013 - 2014
Associate AttorneyLichter Immigration2010 - 2013
Attorney - limited term positionRocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network2010 - 2010
Associate AttorneyGibbs Houston Pauw2007 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado chapter)Member2010 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)New Members Division Co-Chair2009 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectMember2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Member2007 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ibarra v. Holder, --- F.3d ----, 2013 WL 3490753 (10th Cir. 2013)Petition GRANTED. Reversed the decision of the BIA and remanded.
Carrillo de Palacios v. Holder, --F.3d--, 09-72059 (9th Cir. 2013)Petition denied.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration Options for Religious Workers (2nd ed.)Concurrent I-360/I-485 filing under Ruiz-Diaz v. U.S.2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of WashingtonSpanishMA - Masters2006
University of WashingtonSpanish and Latin American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Practicing Immigration Law in the Absence of Comprehensive Immigration ReformResearching an Immigration Law Case: How to Approach a Case; Sources of Immigration Law; Using the Immigration Court Practice Manual and the Immigration Judges' Benchbook; Best Research Practices2011
N REFORM: ARIZONA SB1070 AND BEYONDMMIGRATION REFORM: ARIZONA SB1070 AND BEYOND2010