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Elliot M.S. Yi

Immigration Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   36 reviews

Licensed for 10 years

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My practice primarily focuses on immigration law.  I assist clients with various forms of immigration relief, obtaining family-based and employment-based visas/green cards, naturalization, U-visas, DACA, asylum, and deportation defense.  As your attorney, I will provide you with diligent, compassionate legal representation of the highest quality at an affordable rate.  

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Licensed for 10 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Immigration Law Group, LLC

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Posted by Aeja | May 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Big Thank you, Elliot !!!!!
I would like to thank the his professionalism and attention. My case has been approved in one year which is a how good Elliot at immigration cases. He has constantly helped me throughout my process. He is extremely hard working, very much professional, accurate,and knowledgeable. He had all the answer and perfect solutions to all my questions . Without his efforts and hard work for my case I would have never been in U.S with my Green card.
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Posted by james | March 28, 2018
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Elliot M.S Yi Is are go to guy for any immigration help
Elliot was very easy to work with and made getting my wife and daughters green cards very smooth he knew all the steps and knew what the interviews were going to be like when we had questions he was available and was very comforting to work within this nervous time for us. Fue muy fácil trabajar con Elliot e hizo que las tarjetas de residencia de mi esposa e hijas fueran muy sencillas. Conocía todos los pasos y sabía cómo serían las entrevistas cuando teníamos preguntas de por qué estaba disponible y fue muy reconfortante trabajar en este momento de nervios. para nosotros.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2020
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Best immigration lawyer in Portland, Oregon
Attorney Elliot Yi helped us to get our permanent residency via Adjustment of Status process. He is very attentive, and professional with calm demeanor. Thank you Elliot for making it happen!
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and knowledgeable advocate.
We met with a Portland immigration attorney who was a disorganized nightmare, and called Elliot who came to the rescue. I married my wife who is a Chinese citizen, and we filed a spousal VISA for her to emigrate to the US. Elliot steered us in the right direction, including what forms to file, what to expect regarding timeline, and even helped us prepare for our immigration interview (which he attended). He even filed many of the forms for us. We were approved on the spot and are immeasurably thankful for Elliot's assistance. Elliot was always quick to respond to questions sent by email, both day and night. Elliot is detail-oriented, accessible, organized, personable, and knowledgeable. We would certainly hire him again, and would recommend him to anyone. He was just what we needed to navigate what can be a stressful process.
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Posted by Francisco | September 12, 2018
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Thank you Elliot
I thank god Elliot and I crossed ways. I contacted various lawyers but always spoke with his or her secretary but never had the opportunity to speak with a lawyer like I did with Elliot on the spot. But not Elliot since my first call he answered the phone personally gave me answers explaining my situation with detail and my possibilities with my case always reached out to me always available even weekends. Thanks to his hard work I was able to get my green card. I never felt alone he even attended my interview. Elliot truly understands the pain behind separating loved ones due to his or hers immigration status. I would definitely recommend Elliot to anyone that need help with his or hers immigration status.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
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Best Attorney
I recommend Elliot M.S. office, I had a great service in this office, my case got done and approved because of his great work and insightful ideas.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good at email
We hired Elliot to help us with the paperwork and process of applying for our marriage license (wife is from another country). He made the whole process much smoother and less stressful. He is also very good at email. I remember a couple of times sending him an email at like 10 or 11 at night and getting a reply within half an hour.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2018
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Very professional
Very helpful and very professional I have zero complaints and he is very reliable. Had very good experience, I would recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
dependable, courteous, and professional
He was a great adviser to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of being reunited seemed impossible. Not only was Elliot able to help me get approved for a re-entry permit, his calm and empathetic demeanor gave me much needed support as I went through the process. Elliot did a great job keeping me updated and communicating with me every step of the way.
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Posted by Gabriela | October 4, 2017
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Excellent attorney
Elliot is a wonderful person. I have worked with several attorneys throughout the years, Elliot is by far the most reliable, loyal, "on the case" with your best interest in mind. Very cordial, thorough, knowledgable, hears you and remembers all details provided. I highly recommend Elliot's services, he exceeds one's expectations and makes the process so much easier.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2017
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Best Immigration Lawyer
I contacted Elliot Yi from this website. A few years ago, then again last year for my immigration case. Elliot is more than knowledgable and takes his work seriously. He would always, always reply to my emails very quickly (within 24 hours if not sooner AND I had a lot of questions as you know when going through the immigration process). I would recommend, him to anyone who's going through immigration and need some assistance on any level of the process. He held my hand from the beginning to the end and I could not be any more satisfied. If you are looking for an immigration lawyer and you don't have a lot of money at your disposal then call him. He is, simply put the very best lawyer I've ever met. Thank you Elliot!
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Posted by James | July 31, 2016
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Navigating US immigration law is a daunting process, but Elliot made the process incredibly smooth.
We first met with Elliot in late January of 2016. With a major complication, my wife who is from China, and I filed the necessary applications with the expert help of Elliot on April 30th. We were called in by USCIS on July 21st and a "green card" was approved that day. This never would have happened without the expertise of Elliot. He is an immigration superstar!
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Posted by Farhad | July 29, 2016
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Thank Very Much for your amazing Help!
Very knowledgeable about the immigration process for my wife from my country Iran and I really appreciate for your hard working and your help to us to joint together here in the US. again.
Posted by MC | June 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad and grateful!
Very knowledgeable about the immigration process relating to the green card by marriage. Personable, friendly, thoughtful and good humored in our interactions. Took the time to meet with us when requested. Was meticulous in all the paperwork regarding our case. We will definitely be reaching out to him as necessary in the future. We wholeheartedly recommend him, based on our experience. Thank you, Elliot!
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Posted by Andy | April 22, 2016
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Fast, Efficient, and Insightful
Mr. Yi has helped me and my family in purchasing property. He was straightforward and I learned a lot from the plethora of knowledge he has in field. Not only did the sale go through smoothly, but Mr. Yi went over everything we were concerned about and then some that we did not know about. We wont' have to spend time calling or going over these kind of reviews since Mr. Yi is someone we can trust and know that he is thorough and a subject matter expert.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2016
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Elliot Yi Thank you for you amazing Help!
Im glad to say that i had a wonderful experience with elliot excellent attorney overall amazing very knowledgable and that made me feel very comfortable with my case and always kept me up to date immediately and always went out of his way to make sure everything was done well I really do recommend him.
Posted by Don | October 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration
Elliot Yi, was our choice of attorneys after checking around the area. He was very understanding and helpful with all of our process. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Yi. He is very professional and knows the system.
Posted by Yuwadee | September 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience working with Elliot Yi
We don't usually write reviews of this nature, but after working with Elliot, we feel compelled to let folks know what a pleasure it was to work with him. Elliot was amazingly knowledgeable, helpful, and generous. He went above and beyond what we would consider normal client service, going out of his way especially when we had a death in the family. He was professional throughout, offered great advice and knowledge to help us meet our goals. Thanks again for all your help, Elliot.
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Posted by Elizabeth | September 16, 2015
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Immigration/ Inmigracion
Very satisfied with his work on immigration status! Great lawyer, he is very flexible with appointments. What we really liked about Elliot is that he's there with you step by step, guiding you threw the prosses. I would highly recommend his service 100%. Estamos muy satifecho con el trabajo de este abogado de inmigracion. Es muy flexible con las citas. Lo que nos gusto mas de su servicio es que el nos fue guiando paso a paso en el proseso. Cual quiere pregunta o duda el estava ahi para ayudar nos. Yo lo recomendaria a Elliot al 100%.
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Posted by Terri | August 6, 2015
Amazing!
Elliot helped me with I 131 ( for re entry to the U.S.) before I had to leave the country for humanitarian purpose. He did a great job communicating with me, answered all my questions, paid attention to details, and he did everything to help me get approved for I 131. To keep it short, my case was complicated and unusual but Elliot did a lot of research on his own and gave me some great advice. I'd recommend Elliot to anyone that's looking for a dependable, considerate attorney that will get the job done!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Immigration Attorney
  • Immigration Law Group, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Office of Elliot M.S. Yi
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Catholic Charities
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Immigration Attorney
  • CAUSA, Oregon Immigrant's Rights Organization
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney
  • Dean Law Group, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Immigration Counseling Service
  • 2012 - 2015
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Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • LL.M. - Master of Laws
  • 2012
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2011
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Asylum Application
  • Recommended Approval
  • Cancellation of Removal (Deportation Proceedings)
  • Granted Cancellation of Removal
  • 245(i) eligible green card based on marriage
  • Approved
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Associations

  • The National Advocates
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association - Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Oregon chapter)
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
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Awards

  • Immigration Law Top 10 Attorney 2020
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Portland
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Portland
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Immigration Attorneys for Oregon
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Senior Staff Editor
  • Willamette Law Review
  • 2011
  • Dean's List
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2011
  • Writer of the Month
  • Willamette Law Online
  • 2010
  • Jessup Competition Certificate
  • International Law Students Association
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2010
  • Honors - Negotiation
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2010
  • Executive Editor
  • Willamette Journal of International Law & Dispute Resolution
  • 2010
  • High Paper - Remedies
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2010
  • Oregon Court of Appeals Writer
  • Willamette Law Online
  • 2009
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • 2008
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • 2007
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • 2006
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • 2005
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (116)
Given (317)
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Immigration Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Yi is very thoughtful and hardworking. He will give his clients the upmost respect and attention."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholehartily endorse this lawyer. His answers to Avvo clients seeking guidance on immigration matters are very helpful. Also, indicative of learning and achievement in immigration law, he is a fellow member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Strong reviews from the simple reason that he's great at that he does."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Elliot. He is a highly skilled attorney who is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 09
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Elliot for 6 years. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and hard working. I have referred friends to him in the past and will continue to do so in the future."
Immigration Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Over time last year I had the distinct pleasure of reading the creative solutions devised by attorney Yi to some of the most complex immigration law scenarios. His answers demonstrate a solid understanding of how immigration law truly works!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Yi and find him to be an honest and earnest immigration lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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