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Liya Djamilova

Immigration Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.7   44 reviews

About Liya

Learn Liya’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    removal defense, family based immigration, VAWA

    12 years

Liya has been in the legal field for more than ten years dedicating all her time to defending human rights. She believes that everyone has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, and that no one is illegal. She is a member of the State Bar of California, and American Immigration Lawyers Association. 

Liya was born and raised in Uzbekistan, where she graduated from Law School and was admitted to the Bar. She worked in the area of human rights law with various organizations, including American Bar Association Europe & Asia Rule of Law Initiative, Open Society Foundation, Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe and with several United Nations projects.

After moving to the United States in 2006, Liya worked for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project as a legal advocate with the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) unit. She completed her Masters in Law (“LLM”,) at the University of California Hastings College of Law. She was admitted to the California State bar in 2010 and began practicing immigration law. In 2012 she established her own firm, the Law Office of Liya Djamilova P.S.

Videos about the updates in the immigration system: https://youtu.be/cmTuO0Jncs0 

Видео ролики об иммиграции в США на русском языке: https://youtu.be/wHTOV7c9_j0

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 11/25/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2010
Updated 08/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Liya

Law Office of Liya Djamilova, PS
811 1st Ave, #212
Seattle, WA, 98104

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
Posted by Tania | October 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
After consulting more than three immigration lawyers, we decided to hire Liya, for her knowledge and straightforwardness, as it was mentioned before (great quality, right?!). She explained us the procedure, prepared all the paperwork, and made sure that we start the process as soon as possible. Communication with her and her team was easy, positive, with quick replies each time. Our application(s) was processed within the timeframe that Liya predicted, with an affirmative outcome. We would definitely recommend her to anyone, and hire again if needed. She’s a great attorney!
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Posted by Timur | March 2, 2020
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Excellent person as well as a professional
Liya helped me to get a green card and I was highly satisfied how quick I was able to receive it. She was very genuine as a person and very professional, it was very easy to work with her.
Posted by Jose | February 8, 2020
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Very professional
She guide us with all the process with no lies, she always went to the point directly. her team is very friendly and they follow up on the case.
Posted by ramazan | January 23, 2020
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most disciplanary
I am very happy to work with Liya during my case.she is hardworking and well disciplined. She did her work well.there was no space in my case.
Posted by hasan | January 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional service
My experience with Liya and her team is awesome. I would like to thank Liya for her professional , organized and disciplinary work. She and her team help me a lot to prepare my case. Thanks for everything
Posted by Alex | July 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Excelente firma, la recomiendo con los ojos cerrados, siempre estuvieron atentos, desde el inicio hasta el final, me brindaron una muy gran ayuda!
Posted by Daryna | May 23, 2019
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I would like to thank Lija Djamilova, she gave me a hope, she helped me out with a very complicated immigration case. It took years but was worth it. I definitely will be going back to her in the future if I need to, and I would recommend Lija Djamilova for anyone that needs a good lawyer. Thank you again
Posted by Kriszane | April 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best!
Liya Djamilova and her team are one of the greatest lawyers out there! I said that because i know some other people who hired other lawyers and still got nothing but empty pockets. We started processing my husband’s papers early 2016 and now 2019 is the year we’ve been waiting for! Finally Liya and her team helped us keep our family together. It wasn’t an easy process of course it was stressful and scary but they were very direct and honest, they answered all our questions all through the process so we feel more comfortable. They answer your question within 24 hours. I am really glad to met Danielle who is on Liya’s team she is also one of the best! She explains every little things and really help you out in every step! She won’t let you do something on your own and make sure you get the help you needed. Even if it’s something I probably could have done on my own! Genuinely an awesome person. Also they don’t even charge that much compare to others, and you get the result that you want and not just a waste of money! I definitely recommend them and hope that they continue to keep the family together! More power to you guys! I could never say thank you enough for all the hard work they put in in our case.
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Posted by Kaylen | February 26, 2019
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U.S. Resident
Liya helped my husband who was detained and facing deportation in 2014. Since our initial consult, Liya has always been direct and fully explained our options/possible outcomes as we progressed through our case. I appreciated the fact that she and her team were very responsive to my questions and emails throughout the process. Most importantly, we had an excellent outcome due to the help of Liya and her team. My husband is now a US resident. We look forward to working with Liya again when it comes time for him to apply for citizenship in a few years, and we reccommend Liya to anyone who is in need of immigration legal services. Thank you Liya!
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Posted by Nilesh | August 9, 2018
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Good lawyer
Very friendly, never feel like dealing with the lawyer, liya is well experienced and she knows that, how to deal with the situation. Highly recommended as immigration attorney. Liya and her whole staff is very friendly. I will definitely see her again to apply for my green card.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2018
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Rasim
Wonderful lawyer Liya Djamileva! Liya has amazing knowledge, experience and dedication. I highly recommend Liya Djamilova for all immigration cases. She was clear and easy to understand. I will definitely use her services again for my citizenship case!
Posted by D | May 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
All of the tasks were solved quickly. Liya's office is located in a convenient location. Wes started to work on our case in December 2017 and finished in May 2018. She correctly prepared our case and her tremendous work helped us to get an excellent result in the shortest possible time. I highly recommended Liya. She is a great lawyer!
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Posted by Olga | April 28, 2018
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Thank you for helping us becoming permanent residents!
Liya and her team are the best! We started to work on our case in 2014 and it seemed like we’ll never get to the interview, especially now that the USCIS changed their policy. Thanks to Liya, who pushed our case, we had our interview and were granted asylum! I highly recommend her! She is very reliable, responsive, very responsible. I was very stressed and panicked and she made sure to calm me down and assure that everything will be fine. She’s a great lawyer and person! Thank you Liya for everything!!!
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Posted by C | April 10, 2018
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Wonderful Immigration Lawyer!
I found Liya on Avvo after she answered one of my questions that I posted on the site 2 years ago. Liya helped me with my VAWA self-petition case. She was very helpful in providing information that I needed to know during the consultation. During the process, she gets things done extremely quick. Whenever the court requested extra documents, she would send it in right away, which made the process very smooth. She also keeps me up to date on everything via email. Her responsiveness to all of my questions and emails was beyond expected!! I finally received my green card after 2 years and I cannot be happier about what she's done for me! She's absolutely wonderful, professional and responsible! I'm so thankful for her work! I would recommend her to anyone who needs immigration help!
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Posted by Yonas | March 13, 2018
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Liya is an outstanding immigration lawyer.She is professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated!
A very kowledgeable trustworthy lawyer. She knows exactly what she is doing and aware of every single step that needs to be taken and not just that, she is always one step a head in the process. The immigration office didn't need one single extra paper from us cause liya prepared me well and made sure that we submit all the necessary papers .she is available to answer any questions and provide the legal advise.she is always on it and constantly updating me on the latest.Very accurate and pay attention to the details. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2018
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for immigration purpose
i want to go US for work and need help her.i hope she will help me for immigration . Thanks
Posted by Boyan | January 12, 2018
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The perfect Lawyer for me and my friend
I can not be more satisfied with the services me and my friend received from Liya Djamilova. We got into the northwest detention center in Tacoma and she was recommended to us very highly. I had just spoken to an immigration attorney before who pretty much gave me no hope. It was like day and night when consulting with her. She is not only knowledgeable but also creative in her resolutions and advice. Knows how the system actually works(not what they tell you in booklets and handouts) and offered us very practical advice. She got me and my friend out on a bond where we had lost hope and is still helping with my next moves. I felt like being helped by a friend rather than paying a stranger for a service. Will highly recommend her and would give her 6 star if I could. THANK YOU LIYA!!!
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Posted by Armando Sanchez | January 9, 2018
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Good job
Thank you very much for the good work you did, I am happy for the help you gave me and for all the support you gave me for my case, thank you very much
Posted by Alex | October 5, 2017
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Excellent job!!!
Liya Djamilova was very helpful and great lawyer. She was very professional and went above and beyond my expectations. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an awesome lawyer for your immigration case needs.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2017
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[The best Immigration Lawyer]
I and my spouse hired Liya Djamilova because of her avvo rating, educational qualifications and her working experiences. We were granted for withholding of removal and Asylum. We are so grateful to her !
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chair
  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association of Washington Tacoma EOIR Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Vice Chair
  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association of Washington Tacoma EOIR Committee
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Villacorta Law, P.S.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • VAWA Paralegal
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • Tashkent State School of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 2003

Associations

  • State Bar of Washington State
  • member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Member
  • Attorneys Circle
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Pro Bono Champion
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Sociology & Criminology Department Seminar
  • Immigration and Inequality in America
  • 2022
  • Annual National Conference
  • Inadmissibility and Removability in immigration law
  • 2021
  • Annual National Conference
  • Inadmissibility and Removability in immigration law
  • 2021
  • Know Your Rights
  • What do you need to know about immigration
  • 2017
  • Immigration Workshop
  • Immigrations Right
  • 2016
  • Fundamentals of the Immigration Law seminar
  • U visa in Removal Proceedings
  • 2015
  • AILA September Monthly Meeting
  • Immigration Bonds
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Immigration Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Liya is a very experienced immigration attorney. She is respected by Judges and fellow lawyers in the immigration community. I highly endorse her work."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend attorney Liya as a knowledgeable, professional, and ethical immigration attorney who cares deeply about her clients. I have sent many of my clients to attorney Liya and they were all greatly satisfied with her services."
Asylum Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Liya worked with my client as an expert witness on an asylum-related matter. She is extremely knowledgeable and hard-working. I highly recommend her services and feel fortunate that my client was able to work with her on his difficult case."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Djamilova is a very knowledgeable effective advocate for her clients. She works hard to educate both the general public and members of the bar on immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Djamilova is a highly capable lawyer and I don't hesitate to refer my clients to her when they are in need of a competent immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I don't hesitate to send all of my clients and friends to Liya for their immigration needs. She is a gifted attorney with a generous spirit."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Liya Djamilova. She is multilingual, which is a great asset to our clients and the immigration law profession. Her reviews and answers reflect her knowledge and experience. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Liya is knowledgable, responsible, and honest."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Liya for a while now. I have recommended her to some of my clients who need a good Removal/Deportation lawyer and I have heard nothing but rave reviews of her work and her dedication to her clients. Anyone who has her as their Removal attorney is in very good hands!"
Immigration Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Liya for some time and she is a dedicated and hardworking attorney. Her clients are definitely in good hands."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Liya is an intelligent and experienced immigration attorney. She is respected by Judges and fellow advocates. I highly endorse her work."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Liya Djamilova."
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Seattle Immigration Lawyer Liya Djamilova
Liya Djamilova
Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 12 years