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Devin T Theriot-Orr

Immigration Attorney at Kent, WA

5.0   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Devin

Learn Devin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    60%
    Immigration representation before the USCIS, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review, as well as in the federal courts.

    21 years, 150 cases

  2. Appeals
    20%

    21 years, 30 cases

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Federal court litigation

    21 years, 15 cases

I have been passionate about protecting the rights of immigrants since law school. I accept all types of immigration matters, and I specialize in finding solutions in complex cases. 

Location

Open Sky Law, PLLC
20415 72nd Avenue S
Suite 110
Kent, WA, 98032

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Reviews

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Posted by Sviatlana | April 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Epitome of Legal Excellence
Devin is exceptional! I hired Devin after working with two other lawyers, and he truly stands out as the best of the best. I regret not finding him sooner. I am from Eastern Europe and have a political asylum case. Although my immigration case is still pending, I can confidently say that he is highly professional, dedicated, and proactive. Devin approaches matters with a business-oriented mindset and strives to expedite processes efficiently. His responsiveness and speed are remarkable; you won't find yourself waiting weeks for a reply like with some lawyers. Instead, he actively follows up to ensure timely information exchange. The investment is entirely worthwhile; entrusting your case to him is a decision you won't regret. I look forward to updating my review after the court hearing and sharing more positive experiences working with him.
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Posted by Kumi | March 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No doubt God sent me Attorney Devin!
I was looking for an immigration attorney to get my IR visa in Japan. I never knew how hard it was to find an immigration lawyer across the ocean. I could not find anyone in Japan - I guess Japanese people hardly want to immigrate to the US through family members except marriage to the Americans. Finally, I was recommended attorney Devin by the lawyer of my friend's acquaintance. I was nervous about everything: my English, trying to hire an attorney from JAPAN, my situation, and prior experiences with other lawyers and their offices( but when I think about these experiences now, they did happen, that's why I was able to find attorney Devin), etc. Unexpectedly, even making the consultation appointment, I felt comfortable and I had trust in Open Sky Law PLLC. When I had a Skype consultation with Attorney Devin, he was kind, easygoing, down to earth, making me relaxed, and very patient with my Japanese English. (what a relief!) This is his personality, which is a crucial factor as an attorney. The clients already have some immigration issues, so we never want to add other stress from the lawyers. Attorney Devin has a unique talent to ease and provide people with hope. Also, he is very professional. He never gives you empty promises. He pointed out some issue that was the possibility of disapproval. When I was informed, I was disappointed, but at the same time, I appreciated his honesty. He was warm and encouraged me to do my best. The interview preparation call with him was the second time I heard his voice and talked to him. We've never met in person. But I always felt he and his team protected me over there, about 4800 miles from Japan. Even though the result wasn't what I wished for, I always had another path, not to give up, this kind of confidence he was giving me. After the interview, as soon as I got out of the American Embassy in Tokyo, I messaged him my good news. I wanted to call him to say thank you!!, but it was already 10:00 pm in Kent. (2:00 pm in Tokyo) If you want to hire an excellent attorney with less stress on you and don't want to waste time and energy, I 100% recommend Attorney Devin. He is the best of all. His caring, warm heart respects his clients and his team, and his team respects him and his clients. That is what we need. He tries to do his best to help you wherever you are. I can't express my sincere gratitude to Attorney Devin enough!! Also, I'd like to thank Elizabeth, one of his team members, Attorney Devin picked, for my paperwork. Without her, I would have got stuck all the time. Thank you to all again!!
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Posted by Daniya | October 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A compassinate and knowledgeable attorney!
I am eternally grateful to Devin for being my guiding light on the path to securing my Green Card. From our initial consultation, it was evident that he was not just a legal expert but also someone who genuinely cared about my journey. Devin and his team demonstrated unparalleled knowledge of immigration law, providing me with a clear roadmap and unwavering support at every turn. Their expertise was matched only by their compassion, which made a significant difference during what can be a stressful process. My VAWA case was handled so well by him that I was in awe. What truly set him apart was his accessibility. Him and his team were always just a phone call or email away, promptly addressing my concerns and ensuring I felt heard and understood. I never felt like just another client; they treated my case with the utmost importance. Today, as I hold my Green Card in my hands, I can't help but reflect on the journey we've taken together. Devin has not only changed my immigration status but has also played a pivotal role in shaping my dream. If you're seeking an immigration attorney who combines expertise, genuine care, and accessibility, look no further than Devin Theriot-Orr. He's not just an attorney; he's a true advocate and a friend on your immigration journey. Thank you, Devin&Team for making my dreams come true.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Devin is very passionate about his job and he enjoys his job. He is an excellent listener and provided us with timely responses and guidance.
Posted by Larisa | January 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best!!
Devin is an absolutely awesome lawyer!! He was recommended by another lawyer to me and my daughter for my asylum case. He is super neat, organized, and thoroughly studied my case. He answered my calls and emails promptly, listened with patience, and provided great consultation. We had a very complex case, and Devin helped us to gather all the resources and evidence needed for the court hearing. He greatly presented my case during the court hearing! We are very blessed to have such a brilliant attorney! I would gladly recommend him to anyone as he showed himself as a knowledgeable, hardworking, efficient lawyer and a true professional!
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Posted by Aamis | November 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney
Devin is a professional Attorney he helped me to approve my case in immigration court and on first individual hearing I got approved Alhamdulillah all because of Devin’s hard work. I will definitely recommend Devin for immigration cases. God bless him.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Immigration Attorney
Devin guided my spouse and me through the long and winding Adjustment of Status journey. His expertise, patience, and compassion exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend Devin to anyone who needs help with immigration questions and cases.
Posted by Rukhsana | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration
Highly satisfied with my experience Mr Devin is great and professional attorney.
Posted by Ali A. | June 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Service, Good outcome
Mr. Devin was the third lawyer I had. I was not satisfied with the first two so I chose Mr. Devin based on a recommendation. I originally had an asylum case that was stuck at USCIS for 2 years after the interview. I reached out to Mr. Devin based on a friend's recommendation, asking him to help me not in the asylum case but to file a J1 2-years home residency waiver (since I was giving up on the asylum). His initial strategy was well-though: first request a FOIA on the asylum case to know exactly what is going on there, and then to submit a J1 waiver request in order to pressure USCIS to move the asylum case a bit. And this is exactly what happened: few months after we filed the J1 waiver the asylum office contacted us to do some work on that case, and the file moved. Eventually I got the asylum case approved, so I couldn't be happier. I also want to note that Mr. Devin's fees are very reasonable.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Asylum Case Approved -- Exceptional Experience!
Devin is a very personable, caring and brilliant attorney. He genuinely cared about my case, listened to my concerns and followed up with appeals and various communications with USCIS in a timely and succinct manner. He helped me navigate through the immigration nuances and was patient, thorough and always available to answer my legal questions and concerns. He strived to give me the most accurate information available and the necessary guidance that resulted in my case approval. I would always recommend him to any friend or family member that needs any immigration help and will trust that they would receive a top-notch service just like I did.
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Posted by Adriana | October 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best decision
We are so happy with how Devin helped us with our immigration case. When I first researched how to do it on my own, I was entirely overwhelmed by the process. Hiring Devin gave us clarity, comfort, and a huge weight off our shoulders knowing he was behind us every step of the way. He knew all the rules we were not privy to and acted as our bulldog when problems arose with processing. So, so grateful!
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Posted by Teresa | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
First class service!!!
Devin and his firm was recommended to us by another lawyer who flat out told us our case had no hope. Once Devin took our case, we were treated with utmost respect and professionalism. He made no promises but he also worked hard and was very timely with his actions. He had an open communication with us the whole time. He really listened to our needs and concerns. In the end, what was supposed to take 6-8 years to complete was accomplished in about 3 months! We are very happy with his service and highly impressed with his competence. We highly recommend him for legal immigration needs.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and helpful
We hired Devin for our US citizenship application process. Devin was genuinely interested in helping us with some complications that we had for our case, he was very patient in educating us about the process, answering our questions promptly and making us aware of our options. We were very pleased with his service, and ended up hiring him for our parents' green card applications as well. Very thorough, detailed, kind, patient and reliable attorney, would highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adjustment of status i-751
My case was complicated by uncontrolled events. I consulted with many law firms, but a lot of them were not interested in my case. Devin and his team on the other hand took my case with no hesitation even though they were busy with other cases and they really wanted to help. Devin’s work ethic and the personal approach was above and beyond all the way through the whole process. The team’s knowledge and experience is very impressive. In my case the outcome was positive all because of the hard work Devin’s team put together. It feels like an overstatement, but honestly this is how good they are. Would highly recommend Devin and you’d be lucky if he takes your case.
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Posted by Sunil | April 24, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Initial consultation
I had initial consultation for my case with Attorney Devin. He is very profesional, polite and his entre team are doing excellent work. Sunil
Posted by Nasir & family | November 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Asylem case approved
Devin took my asylum case in very tough time, he worked hard . We got granted. He's a one of a kind Attorney. Responsive, sympathetic, strategic, intelligent, and more. God bless this man.
Posted by Feven | August 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and Professional Attorney
I'm an Eritrean refugee who's been living in the United States for three years. Hoping to gain asylum status, I contacted Devin, who took on my court case and helped me gain asylum. He researched and gathered a lot of information that was essential for my case, kindly offering his time and knowledge with humility and the utmost professionalism. He submitted all of the necessary legal documentation and supporting evidence for my case accurately and punctually. I would highly recommend Devin's services.
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Posted by Theresa | June 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Another 5 stars for Devin
My relative had a very last minute complication with an immigration issue working with another attorney. I hired Devin and was amazed at his accessibility. He expedited the paperwork and we met the unexpected critical deadline. The office staff I interacted with was also outstanding. I would highly recommend him
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a great attorney! Happiest day in our lives!
We had a complicated immigration case. Before using Devin’s service, we had hired and consulted multiple attorneys but didn’t get favorable result. At the end of 2017, our previous attorney’s effort was unsuccessful. We were referred to Devin by our previous attorney, because of his better expertise of dealing with immigration issues like ours and also his reputation of caring. And Devin exceeded all these reputations! He is first and foremost a caring attorney. He cares about our case deeply, he works with us closely to understand the details and nuances of our situation, helps us prepare psychologically and materially through the difficult times. He is also undoubtedly an expert in immigration matters, from a great understanding of immigration law and immigration system, to having the experience dealing and winning a lot of cases. And all his preparation for us led to the success. We had discussed and anticipated multiple possible outcomes, ranging from worst to bad and to good to best. Devin has worked on the case and prepared us such that we can minimize the possibility of a worst or bad outcome. Still, there’s no guarantee that we’ll get the best possible outcome, but we actually got it! The happiest day in our lives ever! We recommend Devin wholeheartedly, and we believe that with his expertise and care, you’ll receive not only a great service but also a justice result.
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Response from Devin Theriot-Orr June 4, 2019
It was a pleasure to work on your case. I look forward to helping you again for your citizenship application in a few years!
Posted by ISOA | May 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
God given immigration attorney that cares
Mr. Devin T Theriot-Orr's is a blessing to my family based on his kindness and patience towards the filing of ( Form I-485 ) our change of status from an F-1 (International Student) to a Permanent Resident for me, my wife and our elders daughter in the U.S and he represent us all the way to the end ( Permanent Resident for 10 years for all of us ). He explain and do everything with my family are as follows: *What is I 485 used for? Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, is used by a person in the United States to apply for lawful permanent resident status. *How long does it take for the I 485 to get approved? After filing Form I-485 including our Travel and Work authorization that Mr. Devin filed with related forms and required documents from me as a principal or primary applicant with my family, our I-485 processing time takes about 3 to 6 months. When we got approved, our next step was going for a Biometrics and after a few days USCIS send us a letter of appointment date for the change of status interview. We have to be there 30 minutes before the interview time that was given to us. ( ALL THROUGH OUT THE PROCESS, THE U.S.C.I.S REPLY TO US INDIVIDUALLY WITH OUR IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY BY MAIL ON A HOMELAND SECURITY SIGN ON THE ENVELOP BASED ON OUR MAILING ADDRESS ) Mr. Devin prepared me and my family one day before the final and only interview for a change of status ( Permanent Resident ), I prepared myself with all my original documents with copy of everything from my qualification, transcripts ( secondary school and University back home ), charges and citation of any kind ( foreign or domestic ) - back in my homeland or in the U.S, birth certificate ( for the three of us ), medical examinations and vaccinations in the United States and all the related documents to our current status in the U.S notarized or sealed. God has provide us this opportunity from OpenSky Law with a great service that is one in a life time assistance from a highly respected and honest Immigration Attorney Mr. Devin T. Theriot-Orr and I do believe at heart that he can do it to anybody that needs legal advice or help on Immigration because his got what it takes in the highest degree from my opinion in any immigration case to fight on a clients behalf. Now we have the privilege of this great country to be a Permanent Resident that will expires for 10 years and we can apply for a citizenship with his support for less than 5 years from today. The total fee that he charged us was awesome and we saved about $6,500.00 USD compared to the normal fee for three person, isn't that a blessing. I really do admire his great work and patience, time and effort, honor and integrity toward the successful completion of my immigration case and I am so thankful and blessed for him representing us, the people that he work with and the lady that us to him. May God almighty blessed everyone equally in Jesus Name. LAST AND NOT THE LEAST: The U.S.C.I.S department of Homeland Security mentioned to us during the interview that we are the First One to them based on our case, maybe or because we came in the U.S as a B-1/B-2 Visa and a transition to have a F-1 Visa as an International Student ( with my wife and daughter as a depended F-2 ) and now to be given a Permanent Resident for all the three of us. Thank you and God bless
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Response from Devin Theriot-Orr June 4, 2019
It was my pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family. So happy for the positive result!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Open Sky Law, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Principal
  • Sunbird Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Senior Attorney
  • Gibbs Houston Pauw
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gibbs Houston Pauw
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Smith & Goodfriend, P.S.
  • 2003 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD
  • 2003
  • Oberlin College
  • BA
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medina-Lara v. Holder, 771 F.3d 1106 (9th Cir. 2014)
  • Petition for Review Granted
  • Afato v. Clinton, 2010 U.S. Dist LEXIS 53973, No. 10-0060-FCD (E.D. Cal. 2010)
  • Waiver approved
  • Siddiqui v. Holder, 670 F.3d 736 (7th Cir. 2012)
  • Adverse USCIS decision reversed
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Immigration Project
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Amicus Committee
  • 2012 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • AILA Annual Conference Materials
  • Practice Pointers: The Record on Appeal
  • 2015
  • AILA Annual Conference Materials
  • Practice Pointers: EAJA
  • 2014
  • AILA Annual Conference Materials
  • Practice Advisory: Use of False Documents
  • 2013
  • AILA Annual Conference Materials
  • Practice Pointers: EAJA
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • AILA Washington Monthly Meeting
  • How to litigate a Habeas Corpus case
  • 2015
  • AILA NW Regional Conference
  • Criminal Convictions and Removal Proceedings
  • 2015
  • AILA Annual Conference
  • The Record on Appeal
  • 2015
  • CrimImmigration 101
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • 2014
  • CrimImmigration 101
  • Immigration 101
  • 2014
  • AILA NW Regional Conference
  • Advanced Issues in Naturalization and Citizenship
  • 2014
  • AILA Fall Conference
  • Dealing with Difficult Judges and Trial Attorneys
  • 2014
  • AILA Annual Conference
  • The Art of Getting Paid After Federal Court Victory
  • 2014
  • AILA NW Regional Conference
  • 9th Circuit and BIA Updates
  • 2013
  • AILA Annual Conference
  • Use of False Documents: How they Complicate a Case
  • 2013
  • AILA NW Regional Conference
  • Federal Court Litigation in Business Cases
  • 2012
  • AILA Annual Conference
  • Attorneys’ Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act
  • 2012
  • AILA Washington Monthly Meeting
  • 9th Circuit and BIA Updates
  • 2011
  • AILA NW Fall Conference
  • Handling Denied Cases in Business Immigration
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (9)
Endorse Devin
Immigration Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Devin is absolutely brilliant, and one of the kindest people you will ever meet. We are currently working on a few matters together and I am continually amazed at the depth of his knowledge, as well as his ability to untangle even the most complicated legal issues, and find solutions where other attorneys could not. He is one of the most well-respected lawyers in the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and with good reason. I cannot recommend him enough."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not merely an extraordinary immigration attorney, but a pillar of the immigration bar."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"In hiring Devin a client is not only getting the services of an extremely bright mind in the immigration legal field, he also has the benefit of working with a kind, creative, and zealous advocate. I have been Devin's colleague for five years: he comes to work everyday with his clients' best interests in mind and is committed to exhausting every option on their behalf. I wholeheartedly recommend his services."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Devin has earned a reputation among the local and also national immigration law community for being a formidable litigator, who is unafraid to take on complex cases and see them through to a successful outcome with skill, diligence, and compassion. He is competent, intelligent, warm, and humble - a rare combination."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked together with Devin during my time at Gibbs, Houston, Pauw. Devin is a committed, intelligent and compassionate attorney. He was also a wonderful mentor. I fully endorse this lawyer; if I had an immigration issue, he is the first person I would go to."

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Kent Immigration Lawyer Devin T Theriot-Orr
Devin T Theriot-Orr
Immigration Attorney
Kent, WA
Licensed for 20 years