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Practicing in all aspects of the U.S. immigration law, including applications and petitions filed with the immigration service such as employment based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, family based petitions, humanitarian protections such as asylum, consular processing for immigrant and non-immigrant visas, removal defense at the immigration court and board of immigration appeals, litigation at the federal district court and court of appeals, litigation regarding employer I-9 compliance.


Languages spoken: English, Mandarin

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Devin T Theriot-Orr

    Ralph is awesome! He and I worked together for several years and it was a pleasure to be able to connect with him on challenging cases and issues. He is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney.


    Devin Theriot-Orr Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Erin Irene Cipolla

    I had the pleasure of working with Ralph closely over a period of several years. He is an extremely hard worker, is thorough, and is creative in finding remedies for his clients. He has knowledge of both the employment and humanitarian immigration fields and is able to provide comprehensive immigration advocacy. I highly recommend Ralph's expertise and services.


    Erin Cipolla Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

MacDonald Hoague & Bayless

705 Second Avenue
Suite 1500
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMacDonald Hoague & Bayless2015 - Present
AttorneyGibbs Houston Pauw2010 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Unpublished AAO appeal on I-601 waiverAppeal sustained
U.S. v. Occupational Resource Mangement, 10 OCAHO no. 1166 (2013)Reduced employer fine amount by $80,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pace International Law ReviewChina ’s Arsenal of Political Persecution - A DoubleEdged Sword2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawInternational Legal StudiesLL.M - Master of Laws2010
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009