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Marie is a  Pacific Northwest native.  She received her B.A. from EasternWashingtonUniversity and her law degree from the University of Washington.  In the course of her studies, she also attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.

Marie has devoted her legal career to the practice of immigration law.  She has worked primarily in private practice, but has also worked as a staff attorney  at the Seattle office of the  Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and at the Seattle University School of Law Access to Justice Project.

Marie’s practice emphasizes the representation of individuals in removal and deportation proceedings, and also provides representation and  services in connection with affirmative applications for naturalization, all phases of family based immigration, asylum and related relief, and  relief for survivors of domestic violence.

Marie has an active pro bono practice.  She provides direct representation to pro bono clients referred by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and also provides volunteer services through the University of Washington School of Law’s Immigrant Family Advocacy Project.  She volunteers at Citizenship Day and DACA workshops throughout the Puget Sound area.  Ms. Higuera and her staff also write an immigration law advice column for the weekly Spanish language newspaper, Raza del Noroeste.


Ms. Higuera speaks fluent Spanish.  She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Washington.  She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Farsi, Persian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Chad Avery Pradmore

    I highly recommend Marie Bernadette Higuera in the field of immigration law. Marie is an excellent and very experienced immigration lawyer with the highest ethical standards. She also has an unusual combination of technical expertise and a personal touch showing each individual client the attention they deserve.


    Chad Pradmore Employment and labor Attorney
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    Marie Higuera is among the very top immigration lawyers in the Seattle area and beyond. She is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent, compassionate, and conscientious.


    Victoria Dobrin Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Marie B. Higuera

705 2nd Ave
Ste 610
Seattle, WA, 98104-1715


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Marie Higuera, Inc.2005 - Present
Staff AttorneyNorthwest Immigrant Rights Project2003 - 2005
Access to Justice Institute Staff AttorneySeattle University School Of Law2002 - 2003
AttorneyGibbs Houston Pauw1995 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectMember, Board of Directors2010 - Present
Raza del Noroeste NewspaperColumnist2008 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectN/A2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A1998 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Eastern Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IFAP CLESpecial Immigrant Juvenile Status2005
Washington DSHSImmigration Law for Nonlawyers2004