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Janet Holste Cheetham

About Janet Cheetham

About me

Janet is one of the most experienced Seattle immigration lawyers and has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law since 1981. She serves as Chair of the Immigration Group. She represents and advises businesses and individual clients on all aspects of immigration matters. Janet has extensive experience in processing E-1 treaty trader, E-2 treaty investor, F-1 students, H-1B professionals, H-2B temporary workers, K-1 fiancé, K-3 U.S. citizens and L-1 intra-company transferee nonimmigrant visas. She processes immigrant visas involving marriage and adoption petitions, citizenship petitions, labor certifications under the PERM regulations, employment based petitions, EB-2 and EB-3. Janet is also able to file relative cases under the new DOMA decision for LGBT couples.


Janet represents clients in a broad range of industries including fisheries, marine, freight forwarding, computer technology, banking, real estate, import-export, and forestry. She also advises corporate clients on employee sanctions, I-9 and E-verify issues. Janet was selected to be Special Assistant for the State of Washington's immigration matters.


Janet does not provide deportation and criminal related immigration services but is happy to provide referrals to those in need.