|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Best Lawyers Immigration||Best Lawyers in America||2007|
|Best Attorney Immigration||N/A||2007|
|Best Immigration Lawyer||Seattle Magazine||2006|
|Best Lawyers Immigration||Best Lawyers in America||2006|
|Best Lawyers Immigration||Best Lawyers in America||2005|
|Best Lawyers Immigration||Best Lawyers in America||2004|
|Attorney of the Year||Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||1997|
|Principal Attorney||Law Offices of Carol L. Edward & Associates, P.S.||1986 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||member||2004 - 2007|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Board Member||2002 - 2003|
|AILA (Washington State Chapter)||Vice Chair, Chair, Former Chair, Board Member||2000 - 2005|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||National EOIR committee member||1998 - 1999|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||member||1990 - 2007|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||member||1988 - 2007|
|Washington State Bar Association||member||1984 - 2007|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||member||1984 - 2007|
|Ardon-Matute v. INS, 157 F.3d 696 (9th Cir. 1998)||successful 9th cir litigation|
|Vera-Villegas v. INS||Successful appeal|
|Paramasamy v. Ashcroft||won asylum|
|See all legal cases|
|AILA NW Regional conferences||Various||N/A|
|NWIRP Asylum Book||Asylum||N/A|
|Seattle University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor cum laude||1984|
|University of California - Davis||Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|
|Immigration Conference on 9th Circuit Practice||Federal Litigation Practice||2005|
|Department of Homeland Security - ICE Attorneys National Conference||Immigration Overview from Private attorneys perspective||2004|
|University of WA - Immigration CLE||Immigration Law||2002|
|NW Regional Immigration Conference (90-present)||Various immigration topics||N/A|
|AILA national conferences (91-Present)||Removal, Asylum, Cancellation, Waivers||N/A|
Posted by Marites
Be ready for the truth. Ms. Edwards comes at you abruptly with the possibilities of what the future has to offer for your case. As she talks, you come to realize she knows all that stuff because of her hands-on, face-to-face experience with Homeland Security. As she talks, you also develop a sense of security that she will handle your case with professionalism. She talks to you sometimes as a teacher and other times as a loving aunt helping you through the complexities of Immigration law. I recommend Carol Edwards.
Posted by Marylu
I am very grateful to have found Carol when I was in search of a good Immigration lawyer. Since the beginning, Carol let me know that my case would be rather difficult. Nevertheless, she never stopped having faith. Therefore, she kept her hard work and willingness to achieve desirable results. I would strongly recommend Carol Edward if you are looking for a competitive Immigration Lawyer. Not only because she is very knowledgeable at what she does but because of her perseverance and her "go-get her" attitude.
Posted by anonymous
We came to Carol after 10 years of fighting with the Dept. of Homeland Security , with no success. We faced being deported and felt as if we were nearing the end of our legal options. Carol took our case and gave us a realistic outlook on what we could expect. She walked us through our options and the likely outcomes–she told us that our case was a long shot, but that she would do her best.
Immigration cases are complicated and time consuming. They require a lot of expertise and can be very costly, but Carol was honest with us regarding the costs. Moreover, immigration cases take a long time to resolve. The Dept. of Homeland security takes months to respond to just about any filing and cases can go on for years--ours went on for 12.
It is difficult to find an honest, qualified immigration attorney. Our previous lawyer missed deadlines, didn't return our phone calls, and ultimately kept all of the money we paid her even though we were facing deportation because she had missed numerous immigration deadlines. Carol, like any attorney, is busy, but she genuinely cared about us and was very diligent in representing us. She never missed a deadline and the work she submitted on our behalf was of high quality.
Carol is one of the top two immigration attorneys in Seattle according to Seattle Magazine and I believe it! She has a reputation among other attorneys of being an excellent, knowledgeable and ethical lawyer. For us, she was a zealous advocate and took our case all the way to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where she won on oral argument–a very rare occurrence. Thanks to Carol, we are now well on our way to becoming citizens!
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