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Michael J. Allen

Immigration Attorney at Redmond, WA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Mike Allen

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Mike counsels domestic and international emerging and growth businesses on a variety of commercial issues, with specific emphasis on company formation, contracts, and regulatory compliance.

  2. Immigration
    Mike Allen assists public and private growth companies and entrepreneurs with relocation strategies for bringing talented workers to the United States on a temporary and permanent basis.

I am a strategic and results‐driven business attorney with experience in U.S. immigration law, personnel relocation strategies, I‐9 compliance, corporate governance, M&A and commercial transactions. I bring to my clients broad corporate and business immigration law experience – from large national law firms, the legal department of a multinational high-technology corporation, and boutique immigration practices in both the United States and Middle East. 

I especially enjoy collaborating with international professionals, investors, experts, and families as they pursue their dreams in America. I also understand the immigrant experience on a personal level. My spouse is a naturalized U.S. citizen, and I previously lived abroad for eight years, while studying, working and starting a family. I know what it means to build a life in another country and the hard work and determination it takes to succeed along that path.




Pacific NorthWest Law Group
8201 164th Ave NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA, 98052

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Posted by James | May 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unparalleled Service
Mike has been my immigration attorney ever since I was still on my H-1B work Visa. Most recently, he successfully helped me to transition to a permanent residence status. My employer is a smaller local company that did not have a lot of experience in dealing with immigration issues, and Mike's knowledge and advice has been invaluable throughout the entire process. He is highly personable and extremely attentive to details. He is thorough in his work and go out of his way to be prepared for every possible contingency. I would recommend Mike at the highest level to anyone who needs legal service in the area of immigration.
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Posted by Adriana | September 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
One of the Best Immigration Attorneys
Mike was our Attorney of choice to assist my Employer with the process of Sponsoring me as a skilled worker. He successfully led the process from applying and obtaining an H1B visa through applying and obtaining a GC for me. He was great to work with, every step of the way! Very professional and personable - he made us feel taken care of. Mike was very responsive in our communication, which was so important when things needed to move quickly! I would recommend his services to everyone I know!
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Posted by Pleb | April 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome immigration attorney
Michael helped my wife and I through a challenging GC process a few years back. He walked us through what the GC interview would be like, made us feel comfortable and we walked out with an approval. Some years later I need to get his assistance again and not only did he recall who I was, he went above and beyond to provide the help I needed. Great guy - definitely recommend him strongly if you are looking for an immigration attorney!
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Posted by Jacob | December 15, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Superb Legal Advisory With Excellent Results
Michael Allen serves our company, Dynamic Yield, as outside legal immigration counsel, and we could not be more satisfied. Mr. Allen has assisted us with countless visa applications, including intracompany transfers as well as H visa petitions. We have greatly benefited from Mr. Allen's dedication towards explaining every step of the way, his willingness to hop on calls and push the petition process forward and upfront, predictable and controlled cost structure. Most importantly- Mr. Allen delivers *results*- we have yet to receive a rejection from the USCIS on any of our company applications. I highly recommend Mr. Allen to any company or individual looking to maximize their likelihood of receiving a visa petition approval, and especially to companies looking to apply for visas at scale. I fully endorse Mr. Allen and am happy to have selected him as our trusted legal immigration adviser for 2016 and 2017.
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Posted by Eldeen | November 5, 2014
Legal Assistance with Visa
Michael assisted me to explore the options of taking my Canadian based business state side. He went through the pros and cons of the different options with me, so that I could make a well informed decision. Once it was made, he walked me through all the steps and worked with me to provide the documentation that was required to acquire my L1 Visa status. He was timely in response to any questions or concerns, and worked with me to ensure my time frames where met.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pacific Northwest Law Group
  • 2021 - Present
  • Associate
  • Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Founder & Principal Attorney
  • Advenienz Legal PLLC
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Associate
  • MacDonald Hoague & Bayless
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Judicial Extern for Justice Charles W. Johnson
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2009
  • UCLA
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • HOPE Worldwide, Seattle Chapter
  • Advisory Board
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2018
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
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  • Seattle University Law Review
  • Comment, A Choice That Leaves No Choice: Unconstitutional Coercion Under Real ID, 32 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 231 (2008)
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Immigration Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Michael. He is an excellent attorney with a wide range of immigration knowledge."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a highly skilled, compassionate lawyer who is supremely dedicated to finding solutions to his clients' issues. He stays on the cutting edge of legal developments, and achieves outstanding results for each of his clients though tireless attention to the detail of each unique circumstance. I strongly endorse Mike."
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Michael J. Allen
Immigration Attorney
Redmond, WA
Licensed for 14 years