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Russell L. Mikow has provided a wide range of legal services to clients since 2003. Attorney Mikow's practice includes family-based immigration applications and removal (deportation) defense; consumer and business bankruptcy to individuals and corporations, family law, criminal defense and commercial litigation.


Attorney Mikow believes in providing reasonable-cost, high quality, no-nonsense legal advice to clients. You will not be dealing with a paralegal, but Attorney Mikow directly. Clients deserve, and can expect, his personal attention to each case.


He received his J.D.  from the University of Idaho, College of Law, and his bachelor degree in Political Science from Western Washington University. In addition to being actively involved in the regional music scene, a life-long passion, Mr. Mikow also volunteers and assists locale non-profit organizations supporting immigrants’ rights, including the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project, and OneAmerica.


Bar Admissions:


Supreme Court of Washington

Supreme Court of Wisconsin

Supreme Court of Illinois

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 

Supreme Court of the United States


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 25%
    5 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    14 years
  3. Family: 20%
    3 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    4 years
  5. Business: 15%
    14 years



Hourly ($165-200/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Jeffrey R. Johnson

    Russell is a excellent attorney. He is very thorough in attacking legal matters. He leaves no rock unturned. He is friendly and always professional. I would recommend Russell.


    Jeffrey Johnson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Contact info

Advance Legal Services, PLLC

1920 N. Pittsburgh, Suite D-3
Kennewick, WA, 99336


WIGood Standing200303/25/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive200411/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Appreciation - Chair of Amicus CommitteeAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington Chapter)2013
Certificate of Appreciation - BBE Review CommitteeState Bar of Wisconsin2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateAdvance Legal Services, PLLC2015 - Present
AttorneyClearwater Law Group2013 - 2015
MemberMikow Law Firm, P.L.L.C.2012 - 2013
AssociateKohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C.2008 - 2012
AssociateLaw Offices Of Peter Francis Geraci2007 - 2008
AssociateGendlin & Liverman, S.C.2005 - 2007
AssociateReitz, Mandelman & Lawent, LLC2003 - 2005
Legal InternMunicipality Of Anchorage, Prosecutor's Office2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Benton-Franklin Counties Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Lawyers Guild Midwest RegionN/A2012 - 2013
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
7th Circuit Bar AssociationN/A2004 - 2004
State Bar of WisconsinN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of Foriegn NationalImmigration Judge cancelled Removal (Deportation) Order and allowed client to remain in the USA.
Foriegn National v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney GeneralU.S. Department of Justice agreed to remand case to Bureua of Immigration Appeals to seek adminstrative closure.
Corporation v. LLCCollected full balance due prior to entry of judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AILA VOICEAttention Solo Attorneys: Who's Got Your Back2013
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association: The Bar NewsSolo Attorneys: Who's Got Your Back?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Western Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration ForumImmigration2015