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Soren Micah Rottman

Soren Micah Rottman

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

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    13 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alexander Bruce Johnson

    Soren is a tremendous asset to the legal community in the Yakima Valley. He is one of the best and bright immigration attorneys in the entire state. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Soren to my clients and fellow attorneys.


    Alexander Johnson DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have known Soren for more than ten years in a professional capacity, including when I served on the Board of the NW Immigrant Rights Project, where he was a supervising attorney in Granger, WA for several years, and as a colleague in the immigration law community. Soren is an extremely dedicated, compassionate, and intelligent attorney, and is at the top of my list of referrals for immigration attorneys in Central and Eastern Washington.


    Victoria Dobrin Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Rottman Law Office

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
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
Summer Extern, Office of Staff AttorneysU.S.Court Of Appeals, 9th Circuit2000 - 2000
Summer ExternOrganization Of American States (General Secretariat)1999 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defender AssociationMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Yakima County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Member2002 - 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
"Citizenship Day 2014"Naturalization workshop2014
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
DACA Informational WorkshopDeferred Action 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