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W. Scott Railton

W. Scott Railton

also known as Scott Railton

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

Scott Railton practices United States immigration and naturalization law, with an emphasis on advising businesses and human resources departments. His counsel is relied upon by renowned professionals, including business executives, research scientists, and physician specialists. Mr. Railton reserves a portion of his practice for the litigation of admissibility and removal issues, humanitarian matters, and immigration advocacy. Situated near the border, he has gained a special expertise regarding U.S.-Canadian border processing and other related admissibility matters.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Immigration: 100%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Steven Avery

    I highly recommend Scott. He is extremely knowledgeable, works quickly, and a nice person as well. You'll be lucky to have Scott in your corner.

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    Steven Avery Elder Law Attorney
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  • Karen L Gilbert

    As a colleague, I have had the opportunity to discuss complex immigration issues with Scott Railton. He is knowledgeable, creative, and well respected by his community of colleagues.

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    Karen Gilbert Immigration Attorney
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Contact Info

Cascadia Cross Border Law

1305 11th St
Suite 301
Bellingham, WA, 98225-7004

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199807/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCascadia Cross-Border Law2001 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationPast Chair - Washington State Chapter2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair, Washington State Chapter2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationVice-Chair, Washington State Chapter2010 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationSecretary, Washington State Chapter2009 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationTreasurer, Washington State Chapter2007 - 2008
Western Washington University Alumni AssociationVice-President; Director2006 - 2012

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
AILA NW Regional ConferenceNonimmigrant Waivers2015
Immigration Practice Pointers- Tips of Handling Complex Cases (AILA)But, I Didn't Inhale - Immigration and State Legalization of Marijuana2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Advising Clients On Crossing A Land Border of the Northern United States2014
NW Sidebar - Washington State Bar AssociationImmigration and the Legalization of Marijuana2014
Immigration Practice Pointers: Tips for Handling Complex Cases (AILA)What Do You Mean I Was Not Inspected?2014
Fundamentals of Employment LawImmigration Law 101 For Employers2014
Immigration Law - Not Business As Usual (CLE-BC)Unauthorized Practice of U.S. Immigration Law2014
Civil Law for Criminal Lawyers (CLE-BC)The Effect of a Canadian Criminal Proceeding on Ability to Enter the United States2012
Visa Solutions for International Students, Scholars, and SponsorsGetting Admitted to the United States (Chapter 3)2012
Immigration Practice Pointers: Tips for Handling Complex Cases (AILA)Border Blues: Current Issues & Trends at the Canadian Border2012
Bender's Immigration BulletinThe Federal First Offender Act Exception2010
The Bellingham Business JournalAn Immigration Debate Is Coming-Again2009
The Bellingham Business JournalGet The I-9 House In Order2009
2008 NW Regional Immigration Law ConferenceThe Dillingham Inadmissibility Exception2008
Pacific Rim Law and Policy JournalThe Rhetoric and Reality of Water Quality Protection in China1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Western Washington UniversityEnvironmental PolicyBachelor of Science, with highest honors1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
South Fork Law Radio ShowImmigration Law Practice in Northwest Washington State2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association-Washington StateHot Topics, Breaking News and Trends from AILA Annual Conference2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference (Washington D.C.)But, I Didn't Inhale - Immigration and State Legalization of Marijuana2015
2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association Northwest Regional ConferenceWaivers: I-601A Provisional Waivers, 212(d)(3) Nonimmigrant Waivers and 212(h) Waivers2015
Fundamentals of Employment LawImmigration Law 101 for Employers2014
Crimmigration 101 (Washington Defender Association-Cascadia CLE)The Border, Waivers, and Marijuana2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association- Washington Chapter CLEAILA Annual Conference Roundup2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association Audio SeminarAdvising Clients on Crossing a Land Border2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference (Boston)What Do You Mean I Was Not Inspected?2014
WWU Immigration Reform Speaker SeriesImmigration Law 1012013
2013 NW Regional Immigration Law ConferenceIssues At The Border - TNs, Ls, and Beyond2013
2013 Cross-Border ExpoCross-Border Real Estate Investment - Travel and Immigration Planning2013
Northwest Economic CouncilBenefits of Whatcom County for Canadian Businesses2012
Immigration Law for Non-Immigration Lawyers: Spotting The Issues (Washington State Bar Association CLE)Ethics2012
Doing Business In The U.S.U.S. Immigration for the International Business Person2012
Civil Law for Criminal Lawyers (CLE-British Columbia Law Society)The Effect of a Canadian Criminal Proceeding on Ability to Enter the United States2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference (Nashville)Border Blues: Current Issues & Trends at the Canadian Border2012
AILA Washington CLEHot Topics from AILA National Conference in Nashville2012
2012 NW Regional Immigration Law ConferenceEthical Issues in Immigration Practice2012
Post-Conviction Relief for Noncitizens after Padilla v. Kentucky and State v. Sandoval (WSBA CLE)Identification of Relevant Immigration Law2011
2011 NW Regional Immigration Law ConferenceWage Issues In Employment Based Immigration2011
World Issues Forum, Western Washington University, Fairhaven CollegeDREAM Act2010
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, NW WAImmigration Law Update2010
AILA Washington CLEAnnual Conference Update-Hot Topics, USCBP and USCIS2010
2010 NW Regional Immigration Law ConferenceU.S. Customs & Border Protection Panel Moderator2010
Northwest Paralegal AssociationParalegal's Introduction to Immigration and Naturalization2009
AILA Washington CLEWaivers!2009
2009 NW Regional Immigration Law ConferenceU.S. Customs & Border Protection Panel Moderator2009
Western Washington University, Fairhaven College (College Course)Advanced Topics In Law: Immigration Law and Policy2008
2008 NW Regional Immigration Law ConferenceExpedited Removal & Port Court2008
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions CLEPost-Conviction Issues and Strategies for Non-Citizens2007
Immigration and Its Unintended Consequences CLEEmployment Based Immigration for the Private Practitioner2007
Skagit County Bar Association CLEImmigration Law and the Practitioner2005