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Lisa M Christoffersen

Immigration Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1999
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Lisa Christoffersen's full service immigration practice serves business and professional clients in the high tech, biotech, international trade, & engineering industries, as well as individuals in a range of disciplines including the arts. Lisa also enjoys assisting with marriage-based processing and naturailzation. Lisa is active with AILA and has served on the national USCIS and Ombudsman committees. She lived in Japan for over 3 years and is originally from Seattle.

Location

Christoffersen Law PS
PO Box 16130
Seattle, WA, 98116

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Posted by Sarah | April 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, knowledgeable, super helpful and personal!
My husband and I are very grateful that we are introduced to Lisa, especially in this COVID 19 pandemic! We deeply appreciate all the help she and Mary provided us throughout the married-based green card application. Working with them both is like walking in a warm and lovely summer breeze. Their thoughtful, professional and warm help indeed made the process smooth and painless. With their great help, I was able to receive my green card in less than the usual processing time, even in this pandemic! We recommend Lisa and her team with our whole hearts!
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Posted by Rajat A | November 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Never give-up until job accomplished
Lisa and her team have successfully completed my family's LPR. She has been extremely proactive during the whole process and has guided us through each step with professional proficiency and exceptional customer service. All paperwork was handled with extreme detailing and timely submission. Her entire team was very patient, whether it was dealing with us or with the USCIS, and is extremely knowledgeable about the current requirement. I do not hesitate to go to her for any of my future immigration processes which may arise. Lisa and the team made everything looks so simple. I also like to thank Tara to stay on top of various documentation and communication
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Posted by Faith | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
From the start we had a great experience, both Lisa and Tara is assisting, dedicated, friendly, professional and sincere. All questions were answered, throughout the entire case we were guided, advised accordingly, assisted with any issues... the teamwork is outstanding.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and communicative for TN Visa Application
Lisa helped my employer and me submit the application to extend my TN Visa status in the US. We chose to hire Lisa because she was very easy to talk to, immediately came across as very professional, and answered questions thoroughly with attention to detail. She also responded promptly and warmly to all my inquiries, so I never felt like I was troubling her or asking silly questions. I trusted her throughout the process and she made it stress-free and easy! Would definitely work with Lisa again.
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Posted by Salvatore | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Lisa with her team, helped me and my wife for the last 3 years in getting VISA, renewals and Green Cards. I’m 3 years we never feel alone, for any doubt, question or any kind of help Lisa was there. We couldn’t ask for better. Thanks!!
Posted by Joost | June 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Lisa has assisted us in getting a work visa two times and finally our green cards. This all went flawlessly. Every immigration case is different. In my case they have excelled, or perhaps perfected themselves at keeping all personal info secure and updated. This has saved me from doing a lot of (repetitive) paperwork ourselves. They haven't made any mistakes. Which is of the essence when filing immigration cases, obviously. We have visited Lisa in her office and she has explained us the whole process. This way we were fully aware of the processes that we had to go through, the what, when and why. All further inquiries that we had were answered within 24 hours by her personally or her staff. She was personally coming with us when needed, to advise us and assist us. After a couple of years and the work she has done for us i cannot think of anything she could have done better.
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Posted by Breann | October 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Lisa was an amazing guide through process of sponsoring a Green Card for one of our employees. Over the course of the three-year process, she was very knowledgable, always available, and able to explain every step thoroughly and in layman's terms. We are so thankful to her for shepherding us and our employee through the process.
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Posted by David | September 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
O visa
Lisa made the process and successful application of my O visa very straightforward. There were never any issues with communication and Lisa was very prompt in answering any of our queries throughout. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to deal with our application.
Posted by Eric | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Guided us and got results
I manage a medical diagnostics company and needed to bring in a talented person from Europe. Lisa patiently explored all options for us and guided us through the O1-A process, which I was not aware of before meeting with her. This was critical as we were not able to get an H1B through the lottery. She helped us get the O1 which is probably a better visa for our employee.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An absolute pleasure
Lisa has been hired to work on my Greencard application - by far the best investment my employer made. Lisa is extremely attentive, knowledgeable, available and thorough. She is easy to get hold of and provides clear communication and more importantly, follow up. She walked me through to process, various scenarios and possible outcomes. Having Lisa work on my behalf has instilled a feeling of confidence and trust through this process and i could not recommend her highly enough for any job!
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Posted by Julie | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
We would highly recommend Lisa Christoffersen. We hired Lisa to help guide us through the process of obtaining a visa and then a green card for a Canadian hire. She is very knowledgeable and clearly makes an effort to stay on top of the many recent changes in immigration law. We were most impressed by her attention to detail and client service. She very clearly explained all of our options and guided us step-by-step through the application process. She is friendly, helpful and very responsive to questions. We are very grateful for her assistance and would highly recommend her to anyone needing assistance with immigration issues.
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Posted by Lisa | March 31, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Literally, the best.
I work for a small Seattle Tech company and we recently decided to consider candidates that require Visa sponsorship for employment. Lisa and her team (Mary, in our case) have been a HUGE help to us in this process. Lisa talked with me about TN visa's and what the process looked like when we had our first Canadian employee. They made sure we had the right paperwork, information on the application and made sure it got to our new employee on time! They also talked with our new hire about the process and answered all of his questions so he felt informed and comfortable. Then, when we began considering H1bs, Lisa talked with me for over an hour about transferring visas, new visas, student visas and the greencard/perm process. They talked with our first hire as well and made sure he had all of the information he needed to make a decision about start date/premium processing and provided an overview of the entire process. They helped get us registered, made sure we knew what was upcoming and sent reminders and followed up at every stage. I honestly can’t say enough about Lisa and her team. I feel very comfortable working with them, my employees feel comfortable working with them and I trust the information, instructions and advice they provide. They were referred to me by another partner we work with which I validated on Avvo before initially reaching out, and I can’t say enough good things about them now myself!
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Posted by Constantina | February 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful, experienced and friendly
We hired Lisa and her team to help us with my K1 Visa and permanent residence status adjustment. She and her team are really helpful, experienced, friendly, patient and guided us through the whole process. If we could, we would offer 6 stars, not only 5 as the system allow us. Having them in our side was a blessing!! We highly recommend them.
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Posted by Patricia | August 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Solid expertise, practical advice, and super responsive
My company hired Lisa Christoffersen in January 2015 and she has provided counsel to us on over 20 matters so far this year. She is very responsive, fantastic at strategizing solutions to challenging immigration issues, and we have had great success with our petitions. We are very lucky to have found her - I don't know what we would do without her and her excellent team. Highest recommendation!
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2015
Always precise guidance with complete immigration processes
I am really thankful to you for getting my H1B issue resolved during 2011 as well helping me with complete PERM & H1B process. I always felt, we are in safe hands during our immigration related work or issues.
Posted by Ritesh Chaturvedi | November 10, 2014
Excellent immigration attorney Seattle Area
Very experienced, meticulous and organized, creating a very strong Employee-based petition as I was approaching 6 years on my H1B and Lisa & team was there to help me extend my stay in U.S and she even reclaim unused H1B period while I was approaching my 6th year and she took care even as we're preparing. She was on top of every concerns I had and helped be to get my I-140 approved. She is really very hard working lady!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2014
Excellent, Amazing ...(add all the superlative words from dictionary) Lawyer
I can give nothing but a 5 star review for Lisa. She is such an intelligent, prompt, well-informed lawyer. I am currently applying for my PERM with her. She is working with my company for a number of years now. She promptly answered all my questions whenever I asked. And she made the process very smooth and I don't have to worry about any immigration issues when I'm with her. She is very proactive in thinking of any future issues that might arise and has a plan in place. My spouse was about to re-enter the US and she had the date of entry so she reminded me of a checklist of documents that would be needed for the immigration check. Very Very impressive.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2014
Outstanding expertise. Lightning fast response times. Efficient, yet personally invested.
We started the journey for my family-based green card application in early January. I contacted a number of lawyers in the area and over the next few days received a number of blanket responses, but that same day I received a very personal response from Lisa. I went with my guts and have not regretted that decision for a second. Throughout the process Lisa and her team have been available and incredibly responsive at all times, providing expert advice and guidance and personalized recommendations for my case. Within just a week (!) we were able to submit all forms and supporting documentation to the USCIS. When the USCIS asked for additional information, Lisa pushed back on our behalf, stating that the documentation had in fact been provided so it was not justified to delay the processing of my application. Lisa's team prepared us for the interview which happened last week and I received my green card yesterday! Overall the process took around 4 months and one week. In the meantime I have recommended Lisa to various people and whoever ended up working with her and her team was as profoundly impressed with them as we have been.
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Posted by Tina | January 30, 2014
Knowledgeable, efficient, and supportive immigration attorney
Lisa helped us through the Green Card application process after I married my American spouse. We are very happy that we chose here to be our immigration attorney. She is knowledgeable, efficient, accessible, and very friendly. She walked us through all the steps, and was very supportive throughout the whole process. We would recommend Lisa to anyone who is looking for an immigration attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2013
Knowledgable, Friendly, Approachable
Lisa has been a delight to work with for my recent H1B, and AC21 filing. She is extremely approachable, responsive, and willing to help. I had a million questions about everything, and she was the most patient in answering them, and making me feel comfortable along the way. I would reccomend Lisa to anyone who is looking for an immigration attorney that can make you feel at ease with the process. With her you know she's your got your back.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Christoffersen Law PS
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cowan Miller & Lederman
  • 1999 - 2011

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • MAIS
  • 1998
  • Inter-University Center Yokohama
  • Japanese language studies
  • 1997
  • Middlebury College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Doshisha University
  • Associated Kyoto Program
  • 1991
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (National)
  • Member, USCIS Case Assistance Committee
  • 2020 - 2021
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (National)
  • Member, California Service Center Liaison Committee
  • 2019 - 2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (National)
  • Vice Chair, NSC Liaison Committee
  • 2017 - 2018
  • AILA Washington
  • Chair and Vice Chair, USCIS Liaison Committee
  • 2017 - 2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (National)
  • Ombudsman Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (National)
  • CSC Liaison Committee
  • 2014 - 2017
  • AILA Washington
  • Executive Committee
  • 2012 - 2015
  • AILA WA Department of State Liaison Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • IFAP Volunteer Mentor
  • 2009 - 2014
  • AILA WA Department of Labor Liaison Committee
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference
  • H-1B Specialty Occupation Professions
  • 2021
  • Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference
  • Student F-1 and J-1 issues
  • 2019
  • Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference
  • Intracompany Transferees, L1s and I-140 Multinational Managers
  • 2018
  • AILA National Conference, San Francisco
  • PERM Basics
  • 2018
  • 2017 Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference, Portland
  • Introduction to Nonimmigrant Visas
  • 2017
  • NW Regional Immigration Law Conference
  • L1 Visas
  • 2015
  • NW Regional Immigration Law Conference, Portland
  • When an H Will Not Work
  • 2014
  • AILA Annual Conference, Boston
  • NIV Basics
  • 2014
  • NW Regional Immigration Law Conference, Seattle
  • Issues in L and E Visas
  • 2013
  • AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, San Francisco
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Basics
  • 2013
  • NW Regional Immigration Law Conference
  • Hot Topics in PERM
  • 2012
  • Monthly CLE
  • Visa Issues, a Q&A with former Consul General of Chennai
  • 2012
  • AILA WA Monthly Meeting
  • Prevailing Wages Issues for H-1B and PERM
  • 2012
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Lisa M Christoffersen
Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 25 years