|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2013|
|Pro Bono Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2012|
|Pro Bono Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2011|
|Member||National Association of Professional Women||2010|
|Pro Bono Attorney||Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||2010|
|Pro Bono Commendation||WSBA||2010|
|Principal||Eslinger Law Office, PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Volunteer Attorney||Northwest Immigration Rights Project||2009 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Gauthier & Associates||2007 - 2009|
|Office Manager||Chadbourne & Parke LLP||1997 - 2000|
|Paralegal, Legal Assistant||Chadbourne & Parke, LLP||1994 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ARAG Attorney Advisory Board||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Washington Defender Association||Member||2010 - 2013|
|Self-Petition as an Abused Spouse||Successful|
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|EKCBA Estate Planning CLE||Community Property Bascis||2011|
|Family Law Section||Effect of Divorce on an Alien's Immigration Status||2010|
|University of Washington Law School||Taxation||LL.M - Master of Laws||2016|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2009|
|Brigham Young University-Hawaii||Business||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|East King County Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section CLE||Community Property||2011|
|CLE - Family Law Section||Effect of Divorce on Immigration Status||2010|
|Poverty Law Seminar||Transitioning Out of Foster Care||2009|
|Estate Planning Drafting||Personal Representative||2008|
Posted by anonymous
I worked with Doris for myself and my husband immigration case. Our immigration case was so complicated and it was on hold for more than 9 years. I spoke to several top lawyers around Seattle and California to see if they can do anything to help me resolve my case, none of them were willing to take my case, they just told me “it’s too complicated, don’t waste your money and time, just wait and see".
I went to see Doris to prepare a will for my family and we just started talking about work and my status and I told her about my immigration situation and she just said “I can help you”.
We started working with two years ago and now our immigration satiation is completely resolved.
She was able to resolve the most complicated and difficult case. Her positive attitude, her honesty, and dedication is priceless.
She was my lawyer who went above and beyond to get my case resolved, but now am proud to call her a dear friend.
She is the best lawyer any one could have!
Posted by Ray Lam
I have a real estate contract that is not possible to close from other lawyer opinions. I contacted Doris, she guided me, my real estate agent, and escrow officers on the right steps to take to close the deal. She is very responsive, detail oriented and always considerate thinking from her client stand point. Without her, the deal would not have happened. Highly recommend and many thanks to her.
Posted by Tom Wickerath
Doris helped me bring an end to my not-so-happy first marriage, with the divorce being final on October 5, 2015. I had naively entered into this first marriage 11 1/2 years earlier, without a pre-nuptial agreement. I felt that my ex-wife, who was now living on East coast, stayed in the marriage because she enjoyed the security that marriage provides, without really having to participate in a marriage.
Doris was *very* attentive to my case, from start to finish, always returning my phone calls and emails promptly. This even included answering a big concern that developed last year, within a few days of her starting a vacation to Hong Kong!
This case was fairly difficult. My now ex-wife is not the easiest person to work with, as evidenced by her first attorney who ended up resigning from this case. But prior to that happening, there were many times that Doris provided excellent legal research to counter various claims made by this attorney, in his attempts to claim an unreasonable amount of my life savings. As an example, I had purchased my home 17 years before I was married, and had it nearly paid off in 2003, at the time I got married. Yet, opposing council saw no problem trying to grab half of my property! His aggressive style caused a considerable amount of stress, but the excellent research Doris provided successfully fended off this shark.
Doris had to bring a new opposing council up to speed on this case, after working with the first attorney for about 9 months. The case was complicated along the way, when my ex, who is a kidney transplant patient but is also doing quite well, started hinting about playing the disability card. This, in spite of the fact that she was doing well enough to purchase a home by herself in Maryland.
I also had Doris prepare my first will during this time. I will recommend Doris to anyone without hesitation. And, I'll be sure to visit her again for a "co-habitation" agreement if/when the time comes!
Thank You, Doris, for your tireless effort on my behalf!
Jason Giesler, Probate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I highly endorse Doris Eslinger. I have worked with Doris on a number of cases and I must say that she is the most organized, efficient, and diligent, attorney that I know. She is very detail-oriented and I have never caught a mistake in a document that she has prepared. All of these qualities are reflected in her client reviews. Every client that I have referred to her has been very pleased with her services. Doris is highly experienced in the areas of real estate, estate planning, and immigration and I frequently come to her with questions on these matters. I highly recommend Doris and I will happily refer clients to her in the future.
Anca Daian, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
As an attorney dedicated primarily to fields in which compassion is a necessity, Doris exhibits unparalleled empathy and professionalism in every case she undertakes. She is calculated in her approach, carefully cataloguing details, and applying the law practically to every situation she comes across. Specializing in Estate Planning, Probate, Immigration, and Real Estate, she possesses the rare keen ability to balance her compassion for her clients with the need for precision and attention to detail. As such, she provides unprecedented service to all her clients, professionally and compassionately. I refer to Doris all my clients seeking advice in estate planning, probate and real estate.
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