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Michele Nina Carney

Immigration Attorney at Seattle, WA

3.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 32 years
    Texas - TX 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Our motto is caring, personal attention to cases. We are tough, aggressive advocates for our clients. Carney & Marchi, P.S. was established in 1993 and is a full service law firm with practice areas in Immigration law and Criminal Defense.

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Carney & Marchi PS
108 South Washington Street
Suite 406
Seattle, WA, 98104
Carney & Marchi P.S.
3702 W. Deschutes
Kennewick, WA, 99336
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3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2012
Simply the best immigration lawyer out there!
Ms. Carney and her firm are simply the best. They saved my family member from being deported and was able to get the best result possible in her case. Ms. Carney is smart, efficient, effective, hard working, dedicated, and compassionate. Their prices are also very reasonable and they keep you informed each step of the way.
Posted by Lyucy | October 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very grateful
Michele Carney was my attorney back to 90s. She did not charge me and worked on my immigration case for free. She is the best attorney I could wish, also she is a wonderful person. I am so grateful that I am living in US.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Solely focused on money and nothing else
I called them to discuss a case and they came across as so hungry for money that they won't even try to understand your case or your needs and simply push you to hire them first.
Response from Michele Carney October 3, 2022
If you consulted our office, we invite you to call us back to discuss your case. We are sorry that you are not satisfied with our services. We evaluate each case carefully and charge reasonable fees for the work needed. Again, if you are unhappy, please call our office to discuss and we will try and find a solution for you.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Carney & Marchi Attorneys at Law
  • 1993 - Present


  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • McGill University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • American Immigration Lawyers Asociation (Washington State chapter)
  • Chapter Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • Programs chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • Co-chair, Professional Responsibility and UPL committee
  • 2010 - 2011
  • WSBA, Law Office Management Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • Washington State Chapter Ethics Liaison
  • 2000 - 2001
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2004
  • WSBA, Committee of Law Examiners
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer and Membership Chair
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Special District Council
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Membership and State Liaison Committee Chair
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Northwest Women's Law Center
  • Speaker's list for low income women in immigration law
  • 1994 - 1997
  • WSBA, Committee of Law Examiners
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1996
  • American Bar Association, ADR Executive Committee
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding contribution to Trial Advocacy
  • Foundation Press Inc.
  • 1991


  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Zahedi v. INS, No. 98-71179
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter) Ethics CLE
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics
  • 2013
  • Topical Currents
  • Adjustment of Status and background clearances
  • 2006
  • Cancellation of Removal, WA State AILA Chapter
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • 2003
  • Northwest Regional Immigration Conference
  • Waivers and Inadmissibility
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
Endorse Michele
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michele is an extraordinarily caring and knowledgeable immigration attorney. She brings a wealth of experience to every case she handles."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not merely an extraordinary immigration attorney, but a pillar of the immigration bar."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michele is honest, knowledgable, and experienced in the field of immigration law. She is a great attorney who can be trusted with your case."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Michele is a superlative immigration attorney. She is always on the cusp of immigration issues and is an aggressive, erudite, passionate advocate for her clients. In the immigration field, you can do no better with Michele."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Michelle Carney. She is a dedicated, intelligent and passionate lawyer who is well respected in the immigration law community. Michelle cares deeply for her clients and works hard to get the desired results. I highly value her legal opinion and her participation in the activities of the American Immigration Lawyers Association."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Michele Carney. She is a highly skilled business immigration attorney, with years of successful experience working with the Citizenship and Immigration Service. She is exceptionally patient, focused on important details, and responsive to clients. In addition to her work as an attorney for individuals and businesses, she serves as a liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Washington Chapter to the Immigration Court in Seattle, where she helps assure smooth, just, and efficient operation of the courts through advocating client-focused service."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She possesses a keen mastery of immigration law and is skilled at obtaining positive results for her clients. I refer all immigration matters to Michele and have received nothing but positive feedback regarding her representation."
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