|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Delta Theta Phi Founders Award||Delta Theta Phi||2000|
|James K. Lawless Award||Judges of King County Superior Court||1999|
|Attorney||Cowan Miller & Lederman||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||MacDonald Hoague & Bayless||2004 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Mundt MacGregor LLP||2002 - 2004|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter||Membership Chair||2007 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Order of the Coif||Member||2001 - Present|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Member||1997 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter||Program Chair||2006 - 2007|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter||Secretary||2005 - 2006|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter||Treasurer||2004 - 2005|
|The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts Handbook||Advisory Opinions from the Visa Office||2007|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Law||JD - Juris Doctor with High Honors||2001|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Comparative History of Ideas||BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude||1997|
|Immigration Compliance in Washington||Employment Eligibility Verification Form - Overview of Recent Legislation and Case Law||2006|
|2004 Northwest Regional Immigration Seminar||Immigration Law Basics - Jargon and Arcana in Immigration Practice||2004|
|The New Reality of a Global Workforce||Introduction to Business Immigration Law||2003|
|Employment Law Issues Seminar||Multinational Workforce and International Issues||2003|
Posted by Judy
Our national company has been using Elizabeth for all of our employee mobility matters. Over the past couple of years, she has become a strong and reliable advisor in helping us achieve our workforce objectives. Strengths include her availability to consult, provide timely feedback and knowledgeable guidance. She has truly made my job easier and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent attorney!
Posted by Jennifer
Elizabeth represented my employer on a broad number of business-based immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. In each instance, under busy circumstances and tight timelines, she was incredibly professional and competent. There was not one matter where she lacked skill or effort; and for the many problematic cases she handled, we had a remarkable track record of success under her care. Moreover, I believe Elizabeth also shines by her relaxed demeanor, careful attention, and thoughtfulness that she brings to each conversation and case. For many individuals and employers, working within the U.S. Immigration system is predominantly stressful and confusing. Elizabeth shines a clear light with great skill and care. Working with her was nothing less than a pleasure and a relief. As a seasoned immigration professional myself, I would highly recommend her to anyone needing U.S. immigration assistance.
Posted by anonymous
My case involved permanent resident application. It was a complicated and rare situation. I still don't understand how I could be so fortunate to find Elizabeth, as there were no reviews about her and her name does not come up when you try to search for immigration lawyers in Seattle.
I got referral for two immigration lawyers. I talked with one of them and concluded that she knew less about similar cases than I did (I did a lot of research myself) but pretended she knew. The other lawyer was very senior and was too busy to meet me until after two weeks. I was so anxious that I decided to randomly find one that I could talk to before that. I found someone on this site who looked trustworthy. She was from MacDonald Hoague & Bayless, where Elizabeth is. I called the firm and said please set up appointment with anyone in your firm as soon as possible. That's how I found Elizabeth.
She was a good listener, who really tried to understand the situation and stand in my shoes. She was very knowledgable about the system and offered excellent advice. She was very smart, with good logic. She was not quite sure about one thing in my case (it was very rare situation), was honest about it, and said she would discuss with other lawyers in her firm. Two days later, I received a long email from her with information she found out. The information was very helpful. I was really impressed.
After I met with the senior lawyer whom was referred to me, I concluded that he did not have the patience/time to understand my situation. I was not comfortable with the strategy he dictated.
Among the three lawyers I consulted, Elizabeth was the one who really knows, really cares, and really answered my questions. I hired her. She also impressed me when she went to the AOS interview with me. She obviously had been there many times and even knew the officer. She was pretty good at engaging the officer in small talks while we walked to his office, which helped me relax.
I noticed in Elizabeth's bio that she was the "future star" as rated by some organization. I don't care which organization it was. In my mind, she is already a star, who helped me tremendously with her patience, understanding, knowledge, and smile. I would highly recommend her.
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