ELISA FORD is a solo practitioner in Seattle, Washington, whose practice focuses exclusively on humanitarian and family-based immigration law. Elisa is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Washington State Bar Association, and Maryland State Bar Association.
Elisa received her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2004. After law school she served as a Clerk to the Honorable Robin Hunt of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. Elisa has a diverse background in public interest law and complex statutory and regulatory analysis. She served as a Policy Analyst for the Maryland State Legislature and as an Associate in a small Plaintiff’s law firm in Baltimore, MD, focused on providing relief to inner city children poisoned by lead paint.
Dedicated to promoting access to legal services, Elisa has provided pro bono legal services as a volunteer with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project (CARA), the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), One America’s Citizenship days, and as a mentor through the Jewish Family Service’s Tatweer program for refugees . In May of 2015, Elisa traveled to Dilley, Texas, where she spent a week volunteering with CARA to provide pro bono legal assistance to women and children refugees detained in prison-like conditions at the South Texas Residential Detention Center.
Elisa also holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Economics Combined from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
When not working, Elisa enjoys exploring the trails and waterways of the Northwest with her husband and twin 9-year old boys.
|Owner||The Law Office of Elisa Ford PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Policy Analyst||Maryland General Assembly- Department of Legislative Services||2008 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|University of Washington School of Law||Juris Doctor (J.D.),||2004|
|University of California - Santa Cruz||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
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