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Rogelio Omar Riojas

Litigation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   1 review

also known as R. Omar Riojas

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
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Omar Riojas is a partner at Goldfarb & Huck Roth Riojas, PLLC. He concentrates in complex commercial litigation in state and federal court, including securities, consumer, and wage-and-hour class actions, and corporate governance litigation. Omar also has experience in litigation concerning labor, insurance, financial institutions, intellectual property, and real estate. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals, as plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. Omar has been recognized by Washington Super Lawyers magazine as among “The Top 100” attorneys in Washington. He has also repeatedly been named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Super Lawyers and a "Rising Star" by Washington Law & Politics and Washington Super Lawyers.

Omar has been at the forefront of the nationwide issue of a state’s authority to bring parental termination actions against parents detained due to immigration status. His pro bono cases involving undocumented immigrants who lost their parental rights as a result of their detention have garnered international media coverage in such outlets as The New York Times, ABC World News, Nightline, AP, Univision, and CNN, as well as attention from foreign government officials and several advocacy organizations. Due to his cutting-edge work, Omar was invited to participate in a United States Congressional briefing on legislation to protect children and families impacted by immigration enforcement. Omar was also invited to address Mexico's National Human Rights Commission on the protection of indigenous parents' rights in the United States. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project has honored Omar with its Amicus Award, in recognition of his national work on the protection of immigrants' civil rights. 

 

 

Location

Goldfarb & Huck Roth Riojas, PLLC
925 Fourth Avenue Suite 3250
Seattle, WA, 98104

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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding litigator
Omar personifies integrity, expertise and result. I had the opportunity to hire him on multiple cases. He gives objective and honest legal advice, and always has in mind what is in the best interest of the client (not what goes in his pocket). Each time he worked on a case, he had excellent results. I highly recommend him.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partber
  • Goldfarb & Huck Roth Riojas, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kelley, Goldfarb, Huck, Roth & Riojas, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Of Counsel
  • DLA Piper US LLP
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Judicial Extern Clerk
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Heller Ehrman
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Summer Associate
  • Heller Ehrman
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Summer Associate
  • Perkins Coie
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Summer Associate
  • Heller Ehrman
  • 2001 - 2001
  • General Manager
  • Del Rio Food Processing Corporation
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Stanford Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Washington
  • BA
  • 1999
  • University of Washington
  • BABA
  • 1999

Associations

  • Swedish Health System
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2016 - Present
  • Northwest Immigration Rights Project
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • University of Washington-FEOP
  • Trustee
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico - PNW
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce/Pacific Northwest
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Stanford Law Society-Seattle Chapter
  • Executive Committee
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Seafair
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2015
  • WSBA Committee for Diversity
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Super Lawyers
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Amicus
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Presenter
  • Mexico National Commission on Human Rights
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • National Pro Bono Award
  • DLA Piper US LLP
  • 2009
  • Award of Merit
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 2007
  • Next Generation of Leaders
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Law Seminars International
  • Jurisprudential Juggling: Strategies for Managing Simultaneous Class, Civil Enforcement and Criminal Proceedings
  • 2008
  • Law Seminars International
  • Litigation Fire Juggling: Strategies for Managing Simultaneous Class, Regulatory, and Enforcement Actions
  • 2007
  • Law Seminars International
  • Litigation Fire Juggling: Strategies for Managing Simultaneous Class, Regulatory, and Enforcement Actions
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico
  • Class Actions and Social Change
  • 2012
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Emerging Securities Litigation and Enforcement Risks
  • 2012
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho
  • Class Actions and Social Change
  • 2012
  • Asociacion de Abogados de Empresas
  • Class Actions and Social Change
  • 2012
  • Universidad Panamericana
  • The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law: Justice and Professional Development
  • 2011
  • Universidad Panamericana
  • The Intersection Between Immigration and Family Law
  • 2011
  • Universidad Anahuac
  • The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law: Justice and Professional Development
  • 2011
  • UNAM-UWLS Symposium on Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Pro Bono Service In Private Law Firm
  • 2011
  • Sabado Gigante/Univision Network
  • Representation of Encarnacion Bail
  • 2011
  • KC Current Events/KCUR Public Radio
  • Missouri Supreme Court Calls for Retrial on Controversial Adoption
  • 2011
  • Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
  • The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law: Justice and Professional Development
  • 2011
  • Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
  • The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law
  • 2011
  • Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series
  • Seeking out High-Level Pro Bono Matters and Maximizing Business Development Opportunities
  • 2011
  • Al Dia/CNN en Espanol
  • Separation of Mother and Son
  • 2011
  • Mexico National Commission of Human RIghts
  • The Defense of Indigenous Mexicans and Central Americans in the U.S.A.
  • 2010
  • Linea Abierta/Radio Bilingue
  • Separation of Mother and Son
  • 2010
  • Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
  • Protecting the Parental Rights of Immigrant Victim Parents in Family Court
  • 2010
  • United States Congressional Briefing
  • The Impact of Immigration Policy on Children
  • 2009
  • Noticiero Nacional/Univision Network
  • Perdidos en la sistema
  • 2009
  • Noticiero Nacional/Univision Network
  • Perdidos en la sistema II
  • 2009
  • Aqui Y Ahora/Univision Network
  • Guatemalteca regreso por sus hijos
  • 2009
  • Aqui Y Ahora/Univision Network
  • El Impacto de la separacion
  • 2009
  • University of Washington Law School
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • 2008
  • Northwest Minority Job Fair
  • Seven Tips for Success
  • 2008
  • Highline School District
  • Mathematics in the Law
  • 2007
  • Washington CEO
  • Latino Business Roundtable
  • 2006
  • University of Washington Minority Pre-Law Society
  • Preparing for Law School
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Class action Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Omar is an exceptional lawyer. He quickly identifies the challenges in any given case, then finds practical and reasoned ways to solve those challenges. He is strongly recommended."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Omar is an excellent resource when it comes to complex litigation matters."
White collar crime
Class action

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Seattle Litigation Lawyer Rogelio Omar Riojas
Rogelio Omar Riojas
Litigation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 19 years