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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi, Portuguese, Romanian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
  2. Asylum: 5%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert L Jaeggli

    Steve is a great attorney. He is very knowledgeable and cares about his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him for legal representation.


    Robert Jaeggli Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Aliya A Alisheva

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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Steve Tanijo, PLLC

Columbia Tower
701 5th Ave, 42nd FL
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2013
CALI AwardSeattle University2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and Executive DirectorProject Kids Art2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Steve Tanijo, PLLC2009 - Present
PartnerKonteh & Tanijo, PLLC2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Muckleshoot Tribal Court AssociationMemberN/A
Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectPro Bono AttorneyN/A
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribal Court AssociationMemberN/A
Project Kids Art Non-Profit OrganizationFounder and Executive DirectorN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Bar Convention CommitteeMemberN/A
Tulalip Tribal Court AssociationMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Asylum from SomaliaAsylum Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of WashingtonFinance InvestmentBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Monash University Faculty of LawInternational LawN/AN/A
Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of LawInternational LawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration ReliefU-visa, Cancellation of Removal, DACA, and other forms of Adjustment2013
Burmese ImmigrationHow to Adjust Status from a Refugee and the Effects of Crimes on Adjustment and Citizenship2013
Burmese & Bhutanese ImmigrationFamily Law and the effects it has on Immigration2012