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Miguel Angel Bocanegra

Miguel Angel Bocanegra

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Miguel's practice focuses on immigration law. He has a diverse practice representing individuals and companies in various stages of the immigrant and non-immigrant process. His practice includes, family based petitions, removal defense, naturalization and non-immigrant visas. He has particular experience involving the immigration consequences of criminal offenses.


Both as an undergraduate and during law school, Miguel served as Co-Chair of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.) at the University of Washington. He was President of the University of Washington Latino Law Student Association and an active member of the Farm Worker Rights Committee. He also served as the student representative to the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, which advises the state legislature on educational policy.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

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MacDonald Hoague & Bayless

1500 Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104-1745


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Charles Z. Smith Student of the YearPublic Interest Law Association (University of Washington)2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMacDonald Hoague & Bayless2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers GuildMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted2005 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted2005 - Present
Latina/o Bar Association of WashingtonMember2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
University of Washington View Point40 To Watch, Honoring 40 Emerging Leaders Who Are Making A Difference2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington -SeattleLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Washington -SeattlePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA Northwest Regional ConferenceGrounds of Removal Inadmissibility and Related Relief2007
Continuing Legal Education, ImmigrationGrounds of Removal and Forms of Relief2006