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As a former staff attorney with the Florence Project, a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to men and women held in Immigration Detention Centers throughout Arizona, I helped countless individuals to better understand and protect their rights in Immigration Court.  Now, at my private immigration practice, based out of Portland, Oregon, I continue to work with individuals detained by the government at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, as well as those in Removal Proceedings at the Portland Immigration Court.  I have experience working with individuals facing immigration consequences from criminal convictions.  I also have experience working with victims of crimes to help them gain immigration status.

Immigration law is extremely complicated--even for trained professionals!  I've seen firsthand how difficult the process of navigating the immigration system can be without the assistance of an attorney.  In my practice, I strive to empower my clients to understand the law, their rights, and their options.  I provide legal information and advice in terms that my clients can understand so that they can make informed decisions about their immigration case.  I also speak Spanish.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    6 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Chase N Morinaka

    A great source of knowledge. I'm happy to refer clients to Ms. Sterlock.


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  • John E. Schlosser

    Eileen is smart and dedicated. I wouldn't hesitate to refer her.


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Contact info

Immigration Law Office of Eileen Sterlock

620 SW Main Street
Suite 703
Portland,, OR, 97205


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Pro Bono AwardAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association (Oregon Chapter)2015
Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award - AILA Artesia ProjectAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, OwnerImmigration Law Office of Eileen Sterlock2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyPrivate Immigration Law Firm2012 - 2013
Staff AttorneyFlorence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project2011 - 2012
Consulting AttorneyImmigration Counseling Service2010 - 2011
Law ClerkIndependent Contractor2009 - 2009
Judicial ExternExecutive Office for Immigration Review, Portland Immigration Court2008 - 2008
Summer Fellow - Criminal Law Practice Advisories ProjectAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association, Oregon Chapter2008 - 2008
Research Assistant for Immigration Law Professor Juliet StumpfLewis & Clark Law School2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Oregon chapter)Treasurer2015 - Present
Oregon Womens LawyersMember2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Oregon chapter)CLE Chair2014 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
AILA Leadership BlogA Silent Crisis: Children Experience Trauma in Family Detention2015
Oregon Women Lawyers - Advance SheetThe Lost Generation: Law School Graudates 2008-20132014
AILA National - Leadership BlogLeaving Artesia2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of ArizonaPhilosophy and Creative Nonfiction WritingOther - Bachelors2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA Northwest ConferenceMy First Removal Case: Hearings in Immigration Court2016
AILA Northwest ConferenceRemoval 101: The Notice to Appear2015