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Ester Greenfield

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Ester Greenfield practices immigration law with an emphasis on employment-sponsored green cards. Working with a team of skilled and experienced attorneys and paralegals, she emphasizes client service and attention to the important details that make the difference between success and failure before the immigration service.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    36 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Linda Rose

    Ester is an incredibly bright, energetic, and thoughtful immigration attorney, especially in the area of business immigration and PERM labor certification. I often seek her opinion and am always amazed at her resourcefulness and ability to cut to the issue. I would not hesitate to recommend her. On an unrelated note (or perhaps related), Ester has a great sense of humor and interest in music, especially jazz. All around, she's one hip lawyer!


    Linda Rose Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Jan M Pederson

    Ester is a highly competent and dedicated business and family immigration lawyer. I recommend her to anyone in need of the best.


    Jan Pederson Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

MacDonald Hoague & Bayless

1500 Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104-1745


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Immigration Lawyer of the Year SeattleBest Lawyers in America2015
Immigration Lawyer of the Year SeattleBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 50 Women LawyersWashington State Super Lawyers2009
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Washington Super LawyerN/A2005
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2005
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The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1997
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1996
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Who's Who of Business Immigration LawyersN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselMacDonald Hoague & Bayless2013 - Present
PartnerMacDonald Hoague & Bayless1983 - Present
AssociateMacDonald Hoague & Bayless1978 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
IMMLAWMember2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1981 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification2005
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Directory for Immigration Lawyers2003
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Department of Labor Directory for Immigration Lawyers2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of ChicagoHuman DevelopmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NW Immigration Regional ConferenceChanging Status from F-1 to H-1B2014
AILA National ConferenceJ-1 Issues for Corporate Counsel2014
AILA National WebinarBusiness Immigration Law2007
2007 Fall ConferenceDOL: Under Water Again?2007
Northwest Regional Immigration ConferencePERM Update2006
Fundamentals of Immigration LawEmployment Based Immigrant Visas2006
AILA 2006 Annual ConferenceLabor Certification Post-Filing2006
AILA CA Chapters ConferencePERM, BRC, and SWA Update2005
Northwest Regional Immigration ConferenceLabor Certification Panel2004
ILW TeleconferenceAre We All Certifiable?2004