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Lesley Ann Irizarry-Hougan

Lesley Ann Irizarry-Hougan

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About Me

Lesley has been practicing law since July, 2005.  She has significant experience in representing clients in Immigration Court, both detained and non-detained cases; appeals from immigration judge decisions, both at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Lesley is actively involved in her community, regularly volunteering at the Latina/o Bar Association Legal Clinic and the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic. 

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Lesley Irizarry-Hougan ha estado practicando exclusivamente leyes de inmigración desde Julio del 2005.  Ella tiene experiencia significante representando clientes en la Corte de Inmigración;  apelando las decisiones del juez de inmigración, ambos a la Corte de Apelaciones de Estados Unidos para el Noveno Circuito y la Corte de Distrito de Estados Unidos para el Oeste de Washington.

Lesley también se especializa en aplicaciones afirmativas, incluyendo aplicaciones para la tarjeta verde (Mica), asilo, NACARA, y aplicaciones de ciudadanía archivado  en los Estados Unidos y Servicios de Inmigración.  Lesley también hace certificaciones de trabajo, incluyendo aplicaciones de cocineros especializados.  Ella habla español nativo.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Leticia Maria Luise Ropers

    I have known Lesley for seven years now, as I previously worked for her at a different firm. She is an exceptionally knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. I consider Lesley to be my mentor in the world of immigration, often seeking advice or discussion on a specific issue. I highly recommend her.


    Leticia Ropers Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jesse Cantor

    I highly recommend Lesley for immigration representation. We worked in the same firm for about 4 or 5 years and I observed her in court as an aggressive, compassionate and intelligent litigator. She will work very hard for her client and she gets very good results.


    Jesse Cantor Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200408/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rockford University Award of Distinction Outstanding Young AlumRockford University2014
Young Alumna of the Year AwardNorthern Illinois University College of Law2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyL.I.H. Law, P.S.2009 - Present
AttorneyRios Cantor, P.S.2005 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationImmigration and Customs Enforcement Liaison Committee2014 - Present
Amnesty InternationalMember2009 - Present
OneAmericaMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Alanis-Alvarado v. Mukasey (9th Circuit)N/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJuris Doctorate2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Immigration LawBasics of Family Immigration2015
TV InterviewCommenting on Immigration Case2014
South Park Informational Center (SPIARC)Deferred Action Presentation2014
Quoted in news articleDomestic violence poses unique challenges for immigrant victims2014
Annual Conference RoundupRemoval and Family-based Immigration CLE2014