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Ellen Weintraut

Immigration Attorney at Fayetteville, AR

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also known as Ellen Addington

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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Ellen Weintraut is a licensed attorney practicing immigration law. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She currently serves as the AILA Midsouth Chapter's USCIS Liaison to the Fort Smith field office. She previously served on the Unlawful Practice of Law Committee for the Oregon State Bar as well as Treasurer and Ethics and Practice Management Liaison for the Oregon Chapter of AILA. She graduated from Tulane University School of Law in 2005 and received her bachelor's degree from Drury University. 

Ms. Weintraut has handled hundreds of cases before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She has negotiated releases of individuals before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She currently focuses on immigration proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). She has filed appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) as well as to the Federal Circuit Court. She is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court of Oregon and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, she has handled numerous cases before the various U.S. Consulates throughout the world. She works primarily on citizenship, family immigration cases, deportation and removal cases, victim-based immigration cases, and waiver cases for immigration benefits. 

Ms. Weintraut has provided immigration trainings on varied topics to attorneys and other members of the community. She has had the great opportunity to speak at national and regional immigration law conferences.

Ellen Weintraut es una abogada que practica la ley de inmigración. Es miembra de la Asociación de Abogados del Estado de Oregón y de la Asociación Americana de Abogados de Inmigración (AILA). Actualmente se desempeña como representante del AILA Midsouth con USCIS en Fort Smith. Anteriormente, se desempeñó en el Comité Contra de Práctica de Leyes Ilegales para el Colegio de Abogados del Estado de Oregon, así como como Tesorera y Coordinadora de Ética y Gestión de Prácticas para el Capítulo de Oregon de AILA. Se graduó de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Tulane en 2005 y tambien estudio en la Universidad de Drury.

La Sra. Weintraut ha manejado cientos de casos antes de los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS). Ella ha negociado la liberación de individuos antes de la Oficina de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de los Estados Unidos (ICE). Actualmente se centra en los procedimientos de inmigración ante el Departamento de Justicia de los EEUU, Oficina Ejecutiva de Revisión de Inmigración (EOIR). Ella ha presentado apelaciones ante la Junta de Apelaciones de Inmigración (BIA) y la Oficina de Apelaciones Administrativas (AAO), así como ante el Tribunal Federal de Circuito. Tiene licencia para ejercer en el Tribunal de Distrito de Oregón de los Estados Unidos y en el Tribunal de Apelaciones del Noveno Circuito. Además, ha manejado numerosos casos ante los diversos consulados de los Estados Unidos en todo el mundo. Trabaja principalmente en ciudadanía, casos de inmigración familiar, casos de deportación y expulsión, casos de inmigración de víctimas y casos de perdones para beneficios de inmigración.

La Sra. Weintraut ha brindado capacitaciones de inmigración sobre temas variados a abogados y otros miembros de la comunidad. Ella ha tenido la gran oportunidad de hablar en conferencias de leyes de inmigración nacionales y regionales.

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Northwest Immigration Law, PLLC
31 E. Center Street
Suite 208
Fayetteville, AR, 72701

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Posted by Jesus | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best out there !
Went to her almost 5 months ago for guidance in my family and mines case. We were trying to get the U-visa for being victims of a serious crime . She is kind , honest , follows up with you if she knows anything about your case . She will answer questions even if it's after work hours. Just shoot her an email. Now we just received our green card after 5 years of fighting for it . Thank you very much Ellen for your excellent work !!! One plus is she also speaks Spanish!
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Response from Ellen Weintraut July 29, 2019
Thanks, Jesus. I am so happy that we successfully obtained U Visas and lawful permanent residency for you and your family.


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Northwest Immigration Law, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Gonzales, Gonzales & Gonzales
  • 2011 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Immigration Counseling Service
  • 2006 - 2011


  • Tulane University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Drury University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Mid South chapter)
  • USCIS Local Liaison
  • 2018 - 2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Oregon chapter)
  • Ethics Liaison
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Oregon State Bar, Unlawful Practice of Law Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Oregon chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Oregon chapter)
  • Executive Committee
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Mentor
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Immigration Lawyer 2018
  • Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Presentation material handout: To 42B or Not to 42B, AILA National Conference
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Presentation article: Dealing with Non-Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility, 2011 AILA NW Regional Immigration Conference - Oregon Chapter
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon - Chapter Sponsored CLE
  • How to Prepare a Request for Prosecutorial Discretion
  • 2014
  • 2011 AILA NW Regional Immigration Conference - Oregon Chapter
  • Dealing with Non-Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • 2011
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Fayetteville Immigration Lawyer Ellen Weintraut
Ellen Weintraut
Immigration Attorney
Fayetteville, AR
Licensed for 18 years