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Soren Micah Rottman

Soren Micah Rottman

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About Me

Søren M. Rottman became an attorney to help immigrants find protection and achieve the American dream. He believes passionately in the continuous contribution of immigrants to the history, culture, and economy of the United States. For these reasons, he has dedicated his legal career to representing families and individuals who face the daunting task of navigating a complex maze of evolving laws, regulations and procedures.


Conveniently located in downtown Yakima, Washington, Rottman Law Office is prepared to represent you or your family member with immigration and citizenship matters, including complicated cases and appeals. Not sure where to begin the process of reuniting with a family member? Or have you tried on your own and had your application rejected or denied? Perhaps a family member has been detained or is currently scheduled for a hearing with an immigration judge? Rottman Law Office can help. We look forward to discussing your case, exploring all options available under the law, and choosing the best strategy to achieve your goals. Because you have rights. Because you deserve justice. “Because your world is here.” ™


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian, Portuguese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Immigration: 100%
    13 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Raquel E Hecht

    Soren is an excellent attorney, number one in the Yakima area. He is extremely thorough and has a deep understanding of immigraton law. I highly recommend him in this legal area of expertise.


    Raquel Hecht Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen C Robbins

    Soren does good work and can be trusted. When people want a second opinion he's one of the first people I recommend.


    Stephen Robbins Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rottman Law Office

303 East D Street
Suite 3
Yakima, WA, 98901-2300




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lotus Award for Outstanding Foreign ExpertsEducation Commission of Hunan Province, P.R.C.1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRottman Law Office2011 - Present
Directing AttorneyNorthwest Immigrant Rights Project2005 - 2011
Staff AttorneyNorthwest Immigrant Rights Project2002 - 2005
Extern, Office of Staff AttorneysU.S. Court Of Appeals (Ninth Circuit)2000 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Yakima County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Perez-Gonzalez v. Ashcroft, 379 F.3d 783 (9th Cir. 2004)Petition granted
Cuevas-Gaspar v. Gonzales, 430 F.3d 1013 (9th Cir. 2005)Petition granted
Garfias-Rodriguez v. Holder, 649 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 2011).N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Human Rights Protection for Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Internally Displaced Persons: A Guide to International Mechanisms and Procedures."The Inter-American Mechanisms"2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Yale UniversityInternational & Latin American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Presentation by Immigration Attorney Soren M. RottmanImmigration and Citizenship Questions and Answers2012
Presentation by Immigration Attorney Soren M. RottmanKnow Your Rights (Conozca Sus Derechos)2012
Noticias con Francisco RiosDeferred Action for DREAMers2012
Interview on Spanish Language Radio News ProgramDeferred Action Consideration for Childhood Arrivals2012
Aqui y AllaInmigracion y ciudadania (live radio call-in show)2010
YCBA Monthly MeetingImmigration 1012009
Federal Civil Trial Practice SeminarImmigration Fundamentals2009
Town HallImmigration2006
AILA Northwest Regional Immigration SeminarVAWA Relief for Victims of Domestic Violence, Crimes & Trafficking in Persons2004