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Lesley has been practicing law since July, 2005.  She has significant experience in representing clients in Immigration Court, both detained and non-detained cases; appeals from immigration judge decisions, both at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Lesley is actively involved in her community, regularly volunteering at the Latina/o Bar Association Legal Clinic and the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic. 

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Lesley Irizarry-Hougan ha estado practicando exclusivamente leyes de inmigración desde Julio del 2005.  Ella tiene experiencia significante representando clientes en la Corte de Inmigración;  apelando las decisiones del juez de inmigración, ambos a la Corte de Apelaciones de Estados Unidos para el Noveno Circuito y la Corte de Distrito de Estados Unidos para el Oeste de Washington.

Lesley también se especializa en aplicaciones afirmativas, incluyendo aplicaciones para la tarjeta verde (Mica), asilo, NACARA, y aplicaciones de ciudadanía archivado  en los Estados Unidos y Servicios de Inmigración.  Lesley también hace certificaciones de trabajo, incluyendo aplicaciones de cocineros especializados.  Ella habla español nativo.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brittan Elizabeth Schwartz

    Lesley is an exceptional attorney. Her dedication to her practice has resulted in its significant growth in recent years. I have personally worked with Lesley in the past and always admired her spirit and fierce advocacy. I highly recommend LIH Law!


    Brittan Schwartz Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I had the pleasure of briefly working with Lesley with last year. I could immediately tell that she was very dedicated to her clients and held herself to very high standards. I would proudly recommend her legal services!


    Daniel Casillas Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rockford University Award of Distinction Outstanding Young AlumRockford University2014
Young Alumna of the Year AwardNorthern Illinois University College of Law2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyL.I.H. Law, P.S.2009 - Present
AttorneyRios Cantor, P.S.2005 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationImmigration and Customs Enforcement Liaison Committee2014 - Present
Amnesty InternationalMember2009 - Present
OneAmericaMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alanis-Alvarado v. Mukasey (9th Circuit)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Immigration LawBasics of Family Immigration2015
TV InterviewCommenting on Immigration Case2014
South Park Informational Center (SPIARC)Deferred Action Presentation2014
Quoted in news articleDomestic violence poses unique challenges for immigrant victims2014
Annual Conference RoundupRemoval and Family-based Immigration CLE2014