Marie is a Pacific Northwest native. She received her B.A. from EasternWashingtonUniversity and her law degree from the University of Washington. In the course of her studies, she also attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.
Marie has devoted her legal career to the practice of immigration law. She has worked primarily in private practice, but has also worked as a staff attorney at the Seattle office of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and at the Seattle University School of Law Access to Justice Project.
Marie’s practice emphasizes the representation of individuals in removal and deportation proceedings, and also provides representation and services in connection with affirmative applications for naturalization, all phases of family based immigration, asylum and related relief, and relief for survivors of domestic violence.
Marie has an active pro bono practice. She provides direct representation to pro bono clients referred by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and also provides volunteer services through the University of Washington School of Law’s Immigrant Family Advocacy Project. She volunteers at Citizenship Day and DACA workshops throughout the Puget Sound area. Ms. Higuera and her staff also write an immigration law advice column for the weekly Spanish language newspaper, Raza del Noroeste.
Ms. Higuera speaks fluent Spanish. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Washington. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Farsi, Persian
Licensed since 1995
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I highly recommend Marie Bernadette Higuera in the field of immigration law. Marie is an excellent and very experienced immigration lawyer with the highest ethical standards. She also has an unusual combination of technical expertise and a personal touch showing each individual client the attention they deserve.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2007|
|Owner||Law Office of Marie Higuera, Inc.||2005 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||2003 - 2005|
|Access to Justice Institute Staff Attorney||Seattle University School Of Law||2002 - 2003|
|Attorney||Gibbs Houston Pauw||1995 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||Member, Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|Raza del Noroeste Newspaper||Columnist||2008 - Present|
|National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project||N/A||2007 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Eastern Washington University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|IFAP CLE||Special Immigrant Juvenile Status||2005|
|Washington DSHS||Immigration Law for Nonlawyers||2004|