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Emily Reber-Mariniello

Immigration Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   41 reviews

also known as Emily Reber


Licensed for 12 years

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PROVIDING THE RESULTS AND PEACE OF MIND ONE SHOULD EXPECT WHEN HIRING AN ATTORNEY.

Emily Reber-Mariniello has been practicing immigration law exclusively since her admission to the Washington State Bar in late 2010 and the formation of her practice in early 2012. Her firm, ERM Immigration Law, PLLC, is a small boutique firm devoted entirely to immigration law. At ERM, you will get the attention, respect, and service one should expect when hiring an attorney, without the pretension often associated with, well, hiring an attorney! When a person reaches out for assistance on a legal matter, they are often vulnerable, confused, or downright irritated with the system, and immigration is certainly no exception.  It is her philosophy that lawyering isn't just about knowing the law, but also knowing the client and providing what that person needs to have a pleasant, calming, and successful experience.

 

Emily doesn’t focus on the size or status of her practice, or of her client. Rather, her focus is on what is important: quality work, thorough communication, and thoughtful preparation of the client's immigration or naturalization matter. Emily prides herself on having the superior service one might expect from a large firm with the personal service and accessibility of a small practice. Your piece of mind is always in her thoughts.

 

Emily is experienced in various types of Adjustment of Status (Green Cards), Naturalization, Consulate Processing, DACA, Asylum, U-Visa, 601/601A Waivers, TN’s, EB1A Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waivers (NIW), H1B, E2 Visas, and more.  In 2012, she formed her practice in San Francisco, California, and maintains a client base in the Bay area. Now, her practice is based out of Seattle, Washington.  Additionally, before coming to California, Emily worked for a public defender's agency in Seattle, Washington. Over the three years working at that agency, she learned valuable information that can be very helpful in an immigration case; for instance, she is an expert in how to obtain records and how to communicate with government agencies.

 

Outside of winning approvals, Emily loves learning about the diverse and incredibly unique cultures of her clients and their families. For Emily, it is a joy to help unite loved ones or to assist people in achieving their lifelong dreams of US Citizenship or legal status.

 

Emily sincerely hopes she can help you in your immigration journey. Thank you, and good luck.

 

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/31/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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ERM Immigration Law

Reviews

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Posted by Tom | December 6, 2015
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Thorough, Professional and Friendly
Before meeting Emily, we had met with one other immigration attorney regarding our adjustment of status case (marriage based petition). Although he had great reviews, he did not seem very confident that he would be able to help us convince USCIS past our one or two 'red flags' (nothing serious) that our case was genuine. On the other hand, Emily was very confident she could handle our case and laid out a plan to ensure a positive outcome. She was very detail oriented and gave us a list of specific pieces of evidence that would be required. She also informed us of forms that needed to be filed which weren't obvious from USCIS's instructions at all. Emily even continued to work with us when we found ourselves in different states and took a flight for our immigration interview. Just before this interview, she met us and organized our evidence in the most helpful way to show a USCIS officer. During the interview, she presented specific items from this rather large pile to back up our responses to the officer's questions with corroborating evidence. We think this was very helpful in ensuring a positive outcome. Also, we must mention that she was very pleasant to work with and friendly throughout the whole process.
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Posted by Nina | March 11, 2014
An excellent immigration lawyer
It was a pleasure to work with such a professional and personable lawyer. She spent a lot of time explaining the whole process thoroughly and responded to all of our questions in detail. She made the process of applying for a green card as smooth as possible and was available for advice and support along the way. Her honesty and integrity was clear from the first meeting and I would absolutely recommend her, without hesitation.
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Posted by Sabine | December 20, 2022
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Highly Capable & Empathetic
We are so glad we found Emily. ERM helped me with by AOS case. She was amazing; knowledgeable, experienced, empathetic, observant. I had my birth certificate sent back & she helped me get a new translation & got it taken care of. She was available to talk to us as a couple as well as invidually when it wasn't possible for both of us to make it. She really helped assuage my anxiety around my case & even gave me counsel on the next steps. I will definitely seek her counsel for future cases!
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Posted by Shawn | November 30, 2022
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Citizenship
I had some complicating factors that stressed me out. Emily and team were very knowledgeable and helped me get through the process. They even called in the interview. I will recommend them for any immigration service.
Response from Emily Reber-Mariniello November 30, 2022
Thank you for the kind words! Your case was a special one but we got through it! :) You were great to work with, too.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2022
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A good lawyer
A special thank you for all your help. I know it's your job, but it's my life and I feel you went above and beyond and I just want to express my appreciation. I'm very grateful for all the hard work you did on my immigration case. Thank you so much for representing me in my case.
Response from Emily Reber-Mariniello November 30, 2022
Wow! That is so kind! It *is* more than a job for us! But, thank you for recognizing our hard work. It makes our jobs even better. Take care, and congratulations.
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2022
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Very helpful, professional, and personable
Helped us navigate the green card application process when it got tough. Our first attempt was on our own. Would not recommend.
Posted by [email protected] | February 14, 2022
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Awesome Law Firm
Rarely we get a chance to work with a good/professional lawyer. Emily is one of the best lawyers I got a chance to work with. Always kept me posted throughout the process, which was really important for me, quick response, and talking time to explain all my options. Was happy with outcome and would recommend Emily’s law firm. Best regards!
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Response from Emily Reber-Mariniello November 30, 2022
Thank you!!
Posted by Michael | February 9, 2022
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Great job!
This group of layers are great! Super professional and good people. They made my green card experience a smooth process. 100% recommended.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer that Explain Things in Detail!
In 2020 I reached out to Emily and consulted with her about obtaining a green card through marriage. Emily was the only lawyer that explained everything to me and I am really glad my wife and I were able to work with her. Although our adjustment of status was a relatively simple case, Emily still took the time to answer all our questions swiftly. It has only been 1 year since our initial application, and I have just obtained my green card. It was wonderful working with her!
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Posted by Estefania | July 28, 2021
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Excellent service, responsive, attentive, and knowledgeable. We highly recommend Emily and her team.
We had a wonderful experience working with ERM Immigration Law. Emily and her team were always very responsive, attentive, kind, and knowledgeable. We worked with them two times, 4 years in between hiring them and everything went smoothly and stress-free both times. We highly recommend them.
Posted by Julio | July 28, 2021
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No need to look for anyone else
Great lawyer. Greater person. Very knowledgeable very kind .very helpful I would choose her again and again in a heart beat
Posted by Ahmed | July 26, 2021
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Great immigration lawyer
Emily was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She has good immigration law knowledge. Emily helped us with our citizenship application and attended our interview which helped a lot. She and her team are very punctual and explained the whole process throughly.
Posted by Ray | May 19, 2021
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Emily was a great help to my family!
Before I contacted Emily, I talked to a couple of immigration lawyers about my naturalization case. One lawyer, whom I believe is either too rigid or actually anti-immigrants, told me I was not qualified at all. The other lawyer’s fee was way too high and his advices seemed self-contradicting. When I talked to Emily, her knowledge of immigration law convinced me. Throughout my family’s whole naturalization process, Emily has been very patient, efficient, and effective. She offered very professional advices which were crucial to my family’s naturalization applications. I recommend Emily with no hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
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Immigration and Naturalization Service
Emily is truly a knowledgeable and excellent attorney; she is great at helping you understand the process and assist you in doing an interview simulation. We highly recommend her services to anyone needing immigration services.
Posted by Shreya | March 2, 2021
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Empathetic and highly knowledgeable with immigration law
I had a great experience with Emily! She is truly empathetic and extremely knowledgeable. If she is not 100% sure about something, she will put in the work until she is 100% sure. Easily the best lawyer I have ever worked with, held me through every step of the way while carefully explaining the entire process. If you ever need an immigration attorney, highly recommend ERM. The associates are always on top of the paperwork and everyone is prompt with updates, so you know you are in great hands, with people that care about you!
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Posted by Laure | September 27, 2020
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Green card application
I was recommended Emily by friend to go through my green card application. I have to say that it was the best decision I made in my immigration journey! Emily is incredible. She is deeply involved and dedicated to help and thanks to her I now have my green card, which is such a relief. I highly recommend Emily and wish her a lot of success because she deserves it. Thank you so much for all your help through this process
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Posted by Sanmi. O. | May 29, 2020
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Awesome and highly recommended
ERM was incredible to work with through the entire process. You speak to real people, you get your calls returned timely, and questions answered. Most firm would not take my case because I had personally started it, and unbeknownst to me and perhaps everyone else, a new administration came with sweeping immigration reforms, then I knew I had to get an attorney to ensure a smooth sail, especially during a challenging period of so many unknowns. An example was the so called “Public Charge” rule, Emily provided guidance and clarity as it was unfolding. Emily was very professional, compassionate and direct. Very knowledgeable, especially about my part of the world, where things may not necessarily be “orderly”, for those who know what I mean. It was a pleasant experience. I got my green card without incident, despite the administration’s seemingly heavy handedness. Thanks ERM!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2020
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Highly recommend
Emily helped me prepare for my citizenship interview. She helped me understand what exactly the officers are looking for to assess good moral character as well as how to bridge the Mexican and American systems. Emily was extremely organized and helpful throughout the entire process.
Posted by Farzaneh | November 6, 2019
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Excellent customer service
Since I moved to Seattle, I applied for green card. I tried few different places but they were not caring lawyers. I found Emily. She is caring. She always answered my questions even the time she was on vacation. I really recommend her cause she works for her clients and she has a good customer service
Posted by Jorge | October 20, 2019
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Simply awesome!
She helped me with my naturalization process and she was great. Always available, she made sure I understood everything through out the process and gave detailed explanation. I would go with her anytime.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Immigration Attorney / Founder
  • ERM Immigration Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Temporary Associate Attorney
  • Counsellaw, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Associated Counsel For The Accused
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Colorado State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Eb1(a) - Alien of Extraordinary Ability
  • APPROVED
  • Motion to Reopen and Reconsider I-130
  • APPROVED
  • L1A - Intracompany Transferee
  • APPROVED
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Active Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Immigration Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Immigration Attorney - Washington
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Immigration Attorney - Washington
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client Communications Award
  • Seattle University School of Law Mental Health Court Clinic
  • 2010
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Emily is a wonderful attorney who takes pride in her work and a real interest in her clients and their cases."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is a thoughtful, friendly and experienced immigration attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is an excellent lawyer, highly knowledgeable and skilled. I endorse her without any reservations."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Emily Reber-Mariniello is passionate about immigration law and treats her clients with respect, finding the best immigration solution to each of their problems. Her posts on Avvo show a rich understanding of immigration laws and policies."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great attorney in our community, as evidenced by her fantastic and comprehensive answers on Avvo. Her extensive knowledge shows her experience, and I endorse her without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is a very fine lawyer and well-regarded in the community. I fully endorse this attorney."
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