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Paul Choquette

Immigration Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   424 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    Choquette Law Group assists both individuals and companies successfully navigate a complex and rather daunting immigration system.

    32 years, 5,000 cases

I am intimately familiar with the immigration process from both the client and attorney perspective. 

 

I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and attended college and law school in the United States pursuant to a student visa.  As a young immigration attorney, I married an American citizen processing my own applications for conditional and permanent residence.  Subsequently, I became a naturalized United States citizen.

 

Since 1992, I have assisted thousands of individuals and companies successfully navigate a complex and rather daunting immigration system.

 

Never forgetting my experience as an immigrant, my primary focus is providing each client with a clear understanding of the immigration steps that lie ahead as well as a realistic assessment of the results that can be achieved.  Each client expects and is entitled to an honest evaluation.   

 

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2022 + 10 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Paul Choquette
121 Lakeside Avenue
#100B
Seattle, WA, 98122-6587

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  424 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Leticia | May 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Immigration Attorney
I cannot express enough gratitude for the outstanding legal representation provided by Choquette Immigration Law Group throughout my immigration case. Thanks to Paul, my immigration case was resolved favorably and in a timely manner. I am now able to pursue my dreams and build a brighter future for myself and my family—all thanks to Paul's unwavering dedication and exceptional legal representation.
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Posted by Spencer | April 22, 2024
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Took a stressful process and made it smooth and efficient!
Paul was amazing! He was hired for our green card process. It seems overwhelming and scary at first, but he let us know EVERYTHING we needed to have. He walked us through how each part of the process would go, so we never felt blindsided or out of our depth. So efficient and answered all of our questions whenever we had them, almost always within a day. He’s very straight forward and lets you know every bit of information you’d need to know. There’s a reason he was continuously recommended to us by others! Wouldn’t have wanted to go through the process with anyone else. You’ll be in great hands with him! He’s also super personable, which makes things way less stressful. The reassurance we felt throughout was so important.
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Posted by Drea | April 9, 2024
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Awesome!
Paul was a referral from my husband’s cousin who had nothing but a good and seamless experience with him as she was transferring from another country to the U.S. for a very important job. We had the same experience with Paul as well. His communication and punctuality were what we needed to guide us through this confusing immigration process. It was during covid when we started my husband’s immigration process from Canada to the U.S., where I was born and live. I wanted him to live with me here and so the process began. We had no idea about the process or if it was even possible, or even how much it would all cost. Paul informed us well ahead of time what we were in for financially and timelines and worked with us every step of the way. I would love to say he held our hands even though he is located in another state. We worked with him all by phone and email which was quite seemless. My husband likes to say this immigration process looks like this…… we submitted, waited a while, then PUNCH rush to do stuff the government needed from us, then repeat, and repeat. If we didn’t have Paul on top of everything for us we would have been quite lost through this whole process. He made everything well for us and ensured us if we followed everything he says to do we will win and guess what…… We finally won and got to the finish line. We started the process back at the end of 2021 and we got approved for my husband’s green card this April 8, 2024. It was a very exciting day and thankful for Paul as well for guiding us here. We highly recommend Paul as an immigration lawyer, he was the best investment in our marriage to ensure I would be waking up to the love of my life for the rest of our lives.
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Posted by Steve | April 9, 2024
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5/5
I am so incredibly thankful that my cousin referred us to the Choquette Immigration Law Group. Similar to her case, Paul helped us navigate through our extremely complicated situation, providing clear, concise, step by step instructions, with timely effective communication throughout. Paul knows exactly what to do in every situation; he has a backup plan for every contingency, and has a contingency plan for the contingency just in case. Paul likes to win and he does. I would, without hesitation, recommend the Choquette Law Group to everyone seeking immigration assistance. 5/5
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Posted by patricia | April 5, 2024
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Highly knowledgeable and relatable lawyer
My husband and I retained Paul Choquette for my spousal immigration to the USA. We had a successful outcome thanks to Paul. Paul is a straight shooter. He vetted us, just as we vetted him for compatibility before starting the process. It’s important that business relationship is the right fit for all. And it was. Paul navigated us through the process, step by step, and was always available for our many questions, as we didn’t want any missteps to our future. His directness, clear communication and sense of humour helped alleviate the stress of the process We would highly recommend Paul
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Posted by Sanjyot | April 1, 2024
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One of the best in the field
As I write this review, my heart is full of joy and relief, for my mother just received approval for her permanent resident status. I say this because her case was slightly complicated. There is also gratitude towards Paul Choquette and his firm as it is thanks to them that it was so quick and smooth. Paul was always available for questions and addressed all concerns. He was professional, thorough and kind. We bothered him with the same questions repeatedly, but he was always patient. Responses were always quick. We were lucky to have such a capable and efficient lawyer. So, if you hired Paul Choquette’s legal services, rest assured that you’re in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2024
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US Green Card Services
Choquette Immigration Law Firm provided exceptional legal assistance in obtaining my green card, demonstrating expertise, clear communication, and attention to detail. Their compassionate approach alleviated much of the stress associated with the process, resulting in a successful outcome. I highly recommend their services to anyone navigating immigration matters.
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Posted by Florina | March 2, 2024
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US Citizenship Services
After a lot of research on immigration attorneys I decided to hire Paul to help me with the US citizenship process. This was the best decision that I have ever made. The entire process was amazingly fast and clear due to the support received. Paul explained each step, answered each question that I had, does not matter how small it was and made sure that he also was with me the day of the interview. I would recommend Paul anytime for any immigration issue.
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Posted by VIKRANT | March 1, 2024
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Paul Choquette
For our Green Card application process we worked with Paul Choquette, after lot of reasearch work when we had a initial call with Paul, we know he is having a good understanding of Immigration law and processes and our application is in a right hands. he is very prompt on his response and he knows exaclty what kind of documents we need for our immigration application. We had a very good experince when working with Paul, we recommend him for his services for all immigration processes.
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Posted by Kyle | February 21, 2024
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Paul is an excellent Immigration Lawyer!
I would highly recommend Paul as an immigration lawyer. Paul guided me through the process of applying as a derivative on my wife's application. Throughout the process Paul answered our questions, helped ensure that we were on top of all the necessary documentation, and submitted everything in time. Paul's services resulted in me getting my I-485 approved without an RFE, or an interview. Paul was very professional, kind, and inspired confidence throughout the whole process. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Codie | February 8, 2024
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Made the application process easy!
Paul was recommended to me by a co-worker/friend who had used his services. I used Paul's services for a marriage petition/green card application for my husband. Paul made the process very easy! He gave us detailed information about the process as well as clear instructions about what information he needed from us. I appreciated his professionalism, attention to detail, prompt communication, and continued updates throughout the process.
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Posted by Francine | January 16, 2024
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Hire Paul and his Group for your US Immigration Case!
My husband and I worked with Paul Choquette and his firm the Choquette Immigration Law Group for my spousal immigrant visa for the US and we both cannot recommend Paul and his firm enough. Hiring Paul to facilitate this process for us was invaluable. His knowledge, responsiveness, clear understanding of the process, direction and support from start to finish was completely necessary in a very stressful process. There are challenging instances in the process where you need to have a professional help guide you and Paul and his firm are skilled in exactly that. We have Paul to thank for my successful Visa application.
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Posted by Alexandra | January 2, 2024
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Great Immigration Attorney
Working with Paul Choquette has been a great experience. He is very knowledgeable, kind, detail-oriented and professional. He cares about his clients which is evident in his quick response time for emails or calls. We were very happy with the services he provided and highly recommend him!
Posted by Nancy | December 12, 2023
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Approval!
After searching around the Seattle area for an immigration lawyer, I am more than happy to have chosen Choquette Immigration Law Group. Paul was informative, efficient, approachable, and best of all kind. Their service was also provided at a much favorable rate. Paul helped me with my husband's residency and within less than 5 months of filing my husband had his green card in his hands! We are very appreciative of this law firm for making this process as easy as possible. We will forever be grateful. If you are considering this firm, I would 100% at least call them, I can assure you will not be disappointed
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Posted by Christian | December 6, 2023
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Great experience
We had a great experience working with Choquette Law when applying for a Green Card. They helped us through every step of the process, ensured we had all the required documentation, were very responsive to all of our questions, and kept us updated all throughout the process! The process ended up being significantly faster than we expected thanks to Choquette Law. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Richard | November 30, 2023
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Highly recommended
Before I selected an attorney to assist in the US Permanent Residence application, I did some research online. I am glad I did. I found Paul Choquette and did some checking. His reviews were good so I took a change and engaged his firm. I am so glad I did. Paul spelled out, in detail, the process for the application and what documents and evidence that would be required. His initial interview was concise and informative. He sent me the checklist of the steps and what I needed to gather to present with the filing. His cost was reasonable and a flat fee, no time billing which could have made the cost a lot more. Paul was always responsive to my emails. He processed the application and request for evidence quickly. He was always up front about what to expect and the times for processing the application. I highly recommend Paul for any immigration filings.
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Posted by Valerio | November 30, 2023
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Professional, Efficient, Responsive. Highly Recommended
Working with Choquette Immigration Law Group was everything my wife and I had hoped for our Green Card application. Paul answered and addressed all of our questions and concerns. He guided us through one of the most stressful processes during one of the most unprecedented times (covid-19 pandemic). He helped us so much, and we would never have gotten through the application process were it not for his expertise. We cannot recommend Choquette Immigration Law Group enough!
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2023
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Superb legal services
I couldn't be more satisfied with the outstanding service provided by Choquette Immigration Law Group. Paul’s expertise and dedication made the green card application process for my mother a seamless experience. His commitment to promptly addressing our questions was truly appreciated. It made a significant difference having his assistance throughout the process, relieving our stress. I highly recommend his service for anyone navigating the complexities of immigration law – a five-star experience that has left us grateful for his invaluable support!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2023
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Top-Notch Lawyer in Seattle!
We had an amazing experience with Paul Choquette and are still in shock at how quickly everything got approved. This is all thanks to Paul’s expertise, guidance, and dedication. It was clear from the first meeting that Paul is very knowledgeable and has years of experience with immigration. During the entire process, Paul was professional, attentive, and addressed any questions/concerns we had. I appreciate his ability to walk through the documents and application process thoroughly. We are grateful for his support and would definitely recommend Paul Choquette to anyone who needs top-notch expert in U.S. immigration!
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Posted by Pablo | October 30, 2023
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Paul is a professional Immigration Attorney
Paul is a professional attorney and a specialist with immigration services. He provided an exceptional service. I was desperate to find an attorney and I was so glad to find Paul. He provided great advice and guidance through my immigration process. He always sent me the forms for review before submitting them. Paul responded to all my questions and emails. I felt like he was a great communicator. He prepared me very well for my interview and thankfully I got my Green Card in nine months. I recommend Paul, especially for very complicated cases.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Choquette Law Group, P.S.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • NWIRP
  • 1992 - 1998

Education

  • UOP - McGeorge School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1989
  • Union College
  • B.A.
  • 1985
  • New York University
  • M.A. Candidate
  • N/A

Associations

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • U.S District Court, Western District of WA
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • USCIS Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Consulate Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • Co-chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Franco-Canadienne Association of Washington
  • Co-chair
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Immigration Association
  • Founding Member
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Immigration Association
  • Director
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Immigration Association
  • President
  • 1993 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best of Yelp
  • Yelp
  • 2015
  • Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in Seattle, WA
  • ThreeBestRated.com
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Best of Yelp
  • Yelp
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criteria for Naturalization
  • Naturalization & U.S. Citizenship
  • 1997
  • Criteria for Naturalization
  • Naturalization & U.S. Citizenship
  • 1996
  • Criteria for Naturalization
  • Naturalization & U.S. Citizenship
  • 1995
  • Criteria for Naturalization
  • Naturalization & U.S. Citizenship
  • 1994
  • Criteria for Naturalization
  • Naturalization & U.S. Citizenship
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (7)
Endorse Paul
Immigration Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul Choquette for his level of professionalism and dedication to the legal needs of his clients. Paul demonstrates tremendous expertise with legal research and writing projects. His exceptional research skills and ability to write compelling arguments serves his clients well."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for almost 20 years, ever since I became a lawyer myself. He has vast amount of knowledge and experience in business/work visas, an area that I do not handle. I have referred many people to him, and not one has ever been dissatisfied. He is honest and energetic. You can trust him with your legal matters."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is an excellent lawyer. He is very honest and reasonable in his fees and he is very knowledgeable in the areas of immigration law that is always changing. He really knows his stuff. But what sets him apart is that he truly cares for his clients. When people call me for a matter that I do not usually handle, Paul is one of only 2 or 3 lawyers that I refer to who I have complete trust and confidence."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Choquette is a great immigration attorney. He listens to his clients' problems and finds creative ways to get them the help that they need. I have personally met several of his clients who were very happy with the way he handled their cases. I would certainly recommend him to my clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Paul for any immigration matter. Paul is very experienced and understands the changing complexities of immigration law. He has a great personality and works tirelessly for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Choquette is a "brilliant lawyer" and a "great mentor". I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse Paul Choquette. I am a Washington State Attorney and have known and worked with Paul for many years. He has a great breadth of experience and is very personable."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Other
"I am an attorney colleague of Mr. Choquette's. I highly endorse this lawyer, and would recommend him for any immigration matter. He is excellent attorney who really knows his subject matter."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is smart, hard working, and very effective at what he does. I refer prospective immigration cases for friends and acquaintances to Paul because I know they will be in good hands."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Choquette has a strong reputation in the legal community as a man of knowledge, hard work and integrity."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Choquette is a skilled, responsive and experienced immigration lawyer whom I wholeheartedly endorse. I recommend him whenever my clients need immigration services for themselves or their employees. They are never disappointed. He is an excellent choice."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Paul for many years. He is very knowledgable and I would highly recommend him as an attorney. I have worked with Paul on several immigration cases, have relied upon his advice when dealing with my own clients, and he assisted my family with our immigration matters. He is an excellant attorney that is dedicated to his practice."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Choquette is an excellent, experienced immigration attorney. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and detail-oriented. He establishes a good relationship with his clients and follows through cases to the end. I highly recommend him as an immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul Choquette is a results oriented Immigration Attorney. He takes a realistic and honest approach with clients when dealing with their matters. I highly endorse Paul for Immigration issues."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked as an associate attorney for Paul Choquette. He is a very intelligent attorney. He has so many years of experience that he has special knowledge that one could only really gain by experience, which really counts in complex cases. Because of his expertise I rely on him as a mentor. I highly recommend him and often refer clients to his office particularly in the area of business based immigration."
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Seattle Immigration Lawyer Paul Choquette
Paul Choquette
Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available