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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
  2. Immigration: 50%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicole H Nelson

    Philip Smith is an outstanding advocate for his clients, and he gets results in even the most difficult cases. Philip is exceptionally smart and fights hard for his clients because he is conscientious and cares about the people he represents. I endorse him without reservation.


    Nicole Nelson Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Nicholas Costa

    Without question, Philip Smith is one of the most well-respected and sought-after immigration attorneys in Portland, Oregon, due to his legal prowess and appellate acumen. He is a terrific mentor and an invaluable member of AILA Oregon. Above all, he is a zealous advocate for his clients in and outside the courtroom. Whether you are filing a petition for review at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States, Philip Smith is the immigration attorney you want arguing your case.


    Nicholas Costa Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

208 SW 1st Ste 360
Portland, OR, 97204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Gerald H. Robinson Excellence in Immigration Advocacy AwardAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association (Oregon Chapter)2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAttorney Member2003 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1998 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fakhry v. Mukasey, 524 F.3d 1057 (9th Cir. 2008)Mr. Fakhry won his case and was granted asylum.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Rice UniversityFinanceMBA - Master of Business Administration1987
University of Tennessee College of LawAccountingBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northwest Immigration Law ConferenceAdvanced Issues in Removal Defense2013