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About me

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.   


Contact me for a free initial consultation at (206) 269-1200 or



Languages spoken: French, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    24 years, 5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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    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.


    Leisa Wolf
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  • Taranjeet Kaur Buttar

    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.


    Taranjeet Buttar Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

121 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 100B
Seattle, WA, 98122-6587


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Best of YelpYelp2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in Seattle, WAThreeBestRated.com2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Best of YelpYelp2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerChoquette Law Group, P.S.1992 - Present
Pro Bono AttorneyNWIRP1992 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
USCIS Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Chair2015 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitMember1995 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Member1993 - Present
U.S District Court, Western District of WAMember1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Franco-Canadienne Association of WashingtonCo-chair1995 - 1997
Immigration AssociationFounding Member1993 - 1994
Immigration AssociationDirector1993 - 1998
Immigration AssociationPresident1993 - 1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Union CollegeModern LanguagesBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
New York UniversityFrench StudiesM.A. CandidateN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criteria for NaturalizationNaturalization & U.S. Citizenship1997
Criteria for NaturalizationNaturalization & U.S. Citizenship1996
Criteria for NaturalizationNaturalization & U.S. Citizenship1995
Criteria for NaturalizationNaturalization & U.S. Citizenship1994
Criteria for NaturalizationNaturalization & U.S. Citizenship1993