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I am a passionate and dedicated advocate. I have worked with the immigrant community in Washington State for over 15 years. I am fluent in Spanish and completely bicultural, having spent a year studying in Puebla, Mexico.


As part of my commitment to my work and the immigrant communities in Washington State, I provide hundreds of hours of volunteer work each year to various nonprofit organizations working with immigrant communities.


My extensive experience with immigrant communities allows me to understand the unique obstacles facing many immigrants living in the United States. As a result, I am able to better understand and soothe my clients' fears and help guide them to success in their immigration case. 




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Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%
    8 years

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Joseph Tisocco

    I have known Chelan for several years and have seen the dedication she has to her clients. I highly recommend her as a zealous advocate and attorney.

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    Michael Tisocco Immigration Attorney
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  • Kristin Stevens Kyrka

    Chelan is a dedicated, experienced, and compassionate attorney. She shows incredible commitment to her clients and creativity in figuring out solutions to complicated cases. I highly recommend her.

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    Kristin Kyrka Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Crutcher-Herrejon Law Group Inc.

1424 4th Ave. Suite 700
Seattle, WA, 98101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200808/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Public Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2015
Pro Bono Public Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2014
Pro Bono Public Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Pro Bono Public Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Pro Bono Public Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Public Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Pro Bono Public Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCrutcher-Herrejon Law Group Inc.2013 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Marie Higuera2007 - 2013
Research AssistantSeattle University School Of Law2004 - 2008
Executive AssistantConsulate of Mexico2000 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sea MarVolunteer Attorney2015 - Present
Saint Louise ParishVolunteer Attorney2015 - Present
Entre HermanosBoard of Directors Secretary2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers FoundationN/A2013 - Present
Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant JusticeVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
One America - Citizenship DayVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectN/A2008 - Present
Northwest Immigration Rights ProjectVolunteer Attorney2008 - Present
Immigrant Families Advocacy ProjectVolunteer Attorney2008 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Central Washington UniversitySpanishOther - BachelorsN/A
Universidad de las Americas Puebla MexicoSpanish and Latin American StudiesBachelor's DegreeN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SOURCECollege of Arts and Humanities2016
New Frontiers: A Panel Discussion on American ImmigrationLegal Challenges Faced by Immigrants in Immigration Law2011
NAFTA's Impact on the Mexican and U.S. EnvironmentRole of the Consulate of Mexico and Biography of the Consul General2010
Acculturation Workshop for Newly Arrived Iraqi RefugeesCommon Obstacles and Requirements for Obtaining LPR Status for Refugees2010