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Katrina Soriano Zafiro

Family Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.8   27 reviews

also known as Katrina S. Zafiro

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
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Hi, I’m Katrina Zafiro. I was born and raised in the Philippines until my family immigrated to California in the early 1990s. While living in the Bay Area, I worked as an educator for the Oak Grove School District, the Eastside High School Union School District and the University of California-Santa Cruz. I worked with Sony as a linguist helping to develop voice recognition software. I also worked as a volunteer and educator for several nonprofit organizations, including Catholic Charities and the Indo-Chinese Resettlement and Community Center where I worked with refugees and immigrants. These roles helped me realize that I wanted to help people and make a positive difference in their futures.

When I visited Seattle, I immediately fell in love with the city’s vibrancy, enthusiasm, and diverse multicultural population. I already knew that I wanted to be an attorney dedicated to family and immigration law, so I enrolled in the University of Washington School of Law.

While in law school, I worked as a legal intern in the Family Law Unit of Columbia Legal Services and the Self-Help Plus Program of the King County Bar Association. I also volunteered for the Northwest Justice Project and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

Prior to starting my own firm, I worked for two prominent law firms in the Puget Sound Area in the areas of complex business litigation and class action lawsuits. Then—less than two years after earning my law degree from the University of Washington School of Law—I realized a dream by opening my own practice dedicated exclusively to immigration and family law.

Being a sole practitioner, I enjoy the rare opportunity to get to know my clients and meet their needs.

As an immigrant, I am deeply committed to helping immigrants navigate the complex U.S. legal system. My dedication to family law has guided me to serve as a volunteer teacher on divorce law at the King County Courthouse.

Location

ZafiroLaw
10303 Meridian Ave N
Suite 104
Seattle, WA, 98133-9483

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Waheed | April 17, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer
Katrina was a game-changer for my case. After working with several lawyers who mishandled my case, I only wish I had met her sooner. Her ability to clearly communicate my rights and provide the guidance I needed was impressive. She paid close attention to detail, actively listened to my concerns, and responded quickly, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to her clients. From our very first consultation, I knew I was in good hands. Katrina and her team knew exactly what they were doing and were dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for me. Their professionalism and expertise throughout the legal process were truly remarkable. I strongly recommend Katrina to anyone seeking the best possible representation. She is an exceptional attorney who will go above and beyond to fight for your rights and achieve the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Cherie | April 8, 2023
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Phenomenal!
I am very grateful for the help I received from Katrina, at any time i needed her she is always available to help quickly. It’s been few years ago when i needed her Law Firm service and as always the service exceeds my expectations. Excellent service, I highly recommend!
Posted by Jo | January 20, 2022
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I-751 remove conditions
Atty Katrina enlighten my world. i thought i don't have enough evidences to submit but she enlighten me to think beyond the picture and gave ma a lot of options that can help my case. i really appreciate all the efforts of Zafiro Law firm team and most especially the confidence she gave me during interview. Atty Katrina's presence helps a lot. Thank you
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Posted by Dan | January 19, 2022
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Excellent attorney
She handles my cases really seriously and professionally, she explained all process and possibly outcome and guide me through step-by-step. And good communication with her and assistant.
Posted by Kia | August 22, 2021
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Fantastic Attorney!
Ms Zafiro helped me tremendously during my divorce case and won the case for me. I would unreservedly recommend her to anyone who needs her services. She has a razor-sharp thinking, she was an excellent orator in court, and is also very empathetic. She supported me yet maintained a clarity of focus to pick off the most pertinent of data for what was a rather convoluted case. If you’re looking for a lawyer to help you, you just found her!
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Response from Katrina Zafiro August 23, 2021
I am glad we could help. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!
Posted by Jennifer | August 9, 2021
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100% Best Family Law/Immigration Attorney in Area
I was in a very complicated and potentially expensive situation and Katrina Zafiro was recommended to me by another attorney whom I trust inexplicably. Katrina is incredibly knowledgeable about family and immigration law and was ALWAYS responsive, quick, and empathetic. She gave me all my options regarding the case and was willing to pivot and go whichever way I chose. We ended up bringing in a colleague of hers to assist and he was amazing as well. Hiring attorneys is expensive, but Katrina and her colleagues are very reasonably priced and 100% worth it! I can't even imagine what the negative review about her is referring to, because Katrina made herself available to me while she was out of office and NEVER once made me feel that my case wasn't important or urgent. And while the other party ended up having the lawsuit dismissed, I would have trusted Katrina to go all the way to help me fight for what was morally right! I will return to Katrina and her colleagues in the future, should I ever need assistance again – I would trust no one else!
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Response from Katrina Zafiro August 18, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am glad you had a good experience.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2021
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Best Divorce & Immigration lawyer who turned my life around!
I searched online for a lawyer in WA who can handle my divorce case with immigration issues intertwined. After a quick call with Katrina, I have no doubt that she is the best lawyer to work on my case. She is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and has strong attention to details. She always has my best interests in mind. She not only came up with the stellar strategy that tailored to my needs, but also negotiated successfully to turn my divorce into legal separation so that I have more time to deal with immigration. She brought peace of mind during a very difficult and challenging time and it’s really comforting knowing that she has the expertise, compassion and capability to handle my case. I’m more than satisficed with the results (big win! even better than what I expected) and I would highly recommend Katrina to anyone who is in need of a family law/immigration lawyer.
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Response from Katrina Zafiro August 18, 2021
Thank you for all your kind words.
Posted by Francis Andrew | June 23, 2021
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Divorce
I am very Thankful to Ms. Katrina Zafiro how she Handle my divorce case. She's very patient and a good listener, straight to the point and she's very helpful. And she had a very good communications skills. I am now divorce and highly recommend her she's a very good lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2021
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Excellent Service
I am very pleased with the result and outcome of my divorce case. Everyone at Zafiro Law made the whole experience less traumatic and painful for me and my whole family. They are always very responsive and professional. The quality of service they have given me is way beyond my expectation. Ten stars is what they deserve.
Posted by Isaiah | February 13, 2021
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I made the right decision!
I was very grateful for the help I received from Katrina and Smriti. I was encumbered with worry in a situation where I felt I had exasperated all efforts, and I was so ensure what the future would entail. After I was given a consultation, I knew I needed their service and their service more than exceeded my expectations. At any time I needed them they were always able to help quickly, with a high level of professionalism, and they made me feel very comfortable because I felt they really cared about my case. As the case went on, I had discovered revelations I never would of found out myself. As an end result, I am more than happy of what was accomplished; I finally feel at peace. I highly recommend.
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Posted by Roger | February 13, 2021
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One for the books!
The firm is very professional in all their dealings with my case. They are very reliable from day one to finish. They constantly update me on what's going on with my case and the important things I need to know or that I have overlooked and need to address. Everyone who is part of the Team is very understanding and supportive which is evident that they are there to help me all the way. They saved me from the usual trouble you encounter in filing for a divorce. Not to mention they are very responsive to my queries during the proceedings and reply to me on time despite the time differences - even if the delay is usually on my part. Kudos to the Team and thank you for making things possible!
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Posted by Melissa | January 13, 2021
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Divorce and custody battle
I cannot stress enough how professional and timely Katrina and her team were in my case. I had an extremely difficult and time sensitive custody case and was referred to Katrina. My ex had basically kidnapped my children knowing the law in his favor (we had not had anything in place in regards to the court- he decided to keep them instead of return them on his scheduled visit and put a restraining order against me) I hired Katrina and her firm right away and they worked diligently. I was in deep distress. She was not only comforting and relatable but had vast knowledge of the court process due to her years of experience and expertise in her line of work, it was obvious. My case was very difficult. Katrina was able to get my kids back on temporary orders within a timely matter and then in the final divorce case settled with all my requests regarded. I could not be happier that I chose Katrina Zafiro as my representative. It was very clear to me that it was because of her professionalism and knowledge that we were able to achieve this. Thank you soooo very much Katrina, you have made my life livable! I would not be a whole person without my kids and you saw that and fought for it, tooth and nail.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2020
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Best EVER!
I hired Katrina in 2011. Best decision I ever made. She represented me for my divorce and parenting plan. Fast forward to 2020, she still has remained my lawyer for modifications I needed. Throughout the whole process she made me feel comfortable and confident. And has always been receptive to my questions and concerns. I do know she is human and has other clients, takes vacation days and has court hearings. She has never once neglected me or my case. If she was busy, she informed me and reassured me she would get to me as soon as possible and she always did. Although my cases have been challenges, Katrina used her expertise and I always came out on top. She made me feel at ease when I was at my lowest and her professionalism, hard work ethic, and trustworthy is simply the best. I recently moved out of State, and since she can no longer represent me, I feel she cannot be replaced and it will be so hard to find an attorney like Katrina. Her office staff have been polite and responsive and I cannot say anything bad about her firm. Wish I could her 100 Star rating. Because that is what she deserves. You will not be disappointed hiring Katrina. She is a hidden gem in the world of attorney's.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2020
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Compassionate and Knowledgeable Lawyer
Katrina is a very organized, professional, dedicated, knowledgeable, approachable and compassionate lawyer. I worked twice with Katrina on two very different types of international family law cases. The international family law cases got very complicated and were very involved, and required not only knowledge about Washington State law but international law as well. Katrina was able to be very professional and thorough throughout the process to secure a favorable outcome for me. Throughout my family law cases, Katrina was very compassionate, sympathetic, empathetic and sensitive towards my situation. This was greatly valued and appreciated, especially since my family law case involved issues over my children and parenting plans. Katrina went beyond her lawyer duties and was present to make sure I had a smooth transition for my initial parenting plan arrangement. I also appreciated that all the records and documents needed were very organized and accessible in her electronic management MyCase system so I was able to keep track of the progress and be well informed of the updates to the case. When the cases got complicated, Katrina always presented viable options for me to choose on how to move forward with the case. She is a very diligent and professional lawyer that works hard for you, at the same time provides you with the emotional support, confidence and compassion to help you achieve the outcome and goal you want for your case.
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Posted by Vishal | August 16, 2019
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Best family/immigration lawyer in Seattle area
I initially consulted Katrina regarding a family case. She not only provided me legal counsel, but also helped me gain back emotional support. I hired her and the case was resolved, with ease. Thereafter, I hired her regarding my immigration case which was also approved without any hiccups. Katrina is very smart, thoughtful, kind and one of the best lawyers out there.
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Posted by Mulugeta | July 25, 2019
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My experience working with Katrina
From the first time I met Katrina she was extremely supportive and easy to communicate with. I have known and worked with her for over five years on my immigration case all the way up to receiving my citizenship as well as family law. She is professional and highly skilled !! If I had to it all over again there's no one I would recommend other than Katrina without any hesitation.
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Posted by Victoria | March 5, 2019
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She is the BEST of the BEST Immigration Attorney in WA state!!!!
Her crystal-clear instructions and very strong professional knowledge provided me a great deal of confidence while progressing through my case. She doesn't waste time, always sticks to the point, and her fast-paced working style results in accomplishing tasks in a very efficient manner. I highly recommend her to be your immigration attorney. You will not regret your decision to work with her.
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Posted by Keegan | July 3, 2018
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Immensely grateful
Ms. Zafiro represented me in an I-864 enforcement defense case. She responded personally and promptly to my numerous concerns (I was, at times, a difficult client). Despite my case appearing futile, Ms. Zafiro offered excellent advice and put forth an impressive effort resulting in a win! Immensely grateful, Keegan
Posted by Jennifer | May 16, 2017
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Superb legal support
I hired Katrina to represent me in a prenuptial agreement that, mercifully, my fiance dropped after the first draft. But I was fully confident that Katrina would see to it that the agreement included everything that was due to me. She closely read and thoughtfully responded to the draft my fiance's attorney submitted, patiently consulted with me when it was most convenient for me, and was so encouraging in our meetings that it was often therapeutic. She helped to redeem a brief but miserable process; I expect I'll look back on this month-long interval a few months ahead of my wedding and remember how supportive--even thoughtful-- Katrina was. My fiance was acquainted with his attorney previously and, though they had a good rapport, he grew to "hate" (his word) his attorney's merciless approach to me/my best interest. Katrina, on the other hand, was respectful and reasonable in regard to the opposing party. What other good things can I say?: Her rate is competitive. She communicated clearly with me. She was accessible, prompt, and thorough in responding to me and the other party. She used her expertise to fully advocate for me. I can't recommend her more highly.
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Posted by G Singh | August 13, 2015
Katrina is the best lawyer :)
Katrina is one of the best lawyers I have met. I was in a relationship which was ended by my wife while I was out of country for 3 months without my knowledge and court granted her divorce based on her statement that I ran away from house without telling her and all this was based on false facts. I came to US and she refused to let me in house, I was totally unaware that I am divorced already which I finds out 6 months later. I was on a conditional green card based on marriage to US citizen, and the statements she gave to court made me a liar and impacts my history of immigration or records in this country. The green card was not as much of my concern as the correction of wrong facts that were presented in court against me and are documented. Katrina helped me in both cases under family law and immigration and in both cases she successfully made the court overturn the decisions against me and set forth the facts right. The nightmare of my life does not ends there because now I have to fight immigration case and Katrina was the one who have succeeded in proving my side to immigration as well and did everything she could to save my status in US. The best thing about her is that she is always available to talk and answer any question you have at any time possible. I always got prompt replies to my email and regular updates to my case every other day or week. I was able to meet her whenever I want to talk or discuss something. She is very hard working lawyer and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help with Family, Immigration or both cases.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • San Jose State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Liu v. Kell, 299 F. Supp.3d 1128 (2017)
  • Dismissed with Prejudice, in favor of the defendant

Associations

  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • 2021 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member, Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee
  • 2020 - Present
  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington
  • Founding Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Tagalog

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katrina and I met while working on a contested case. She was professional, knowledgable, and dedicated to achieving her client's goals. I highly endorse her and her work."
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katrina represented an opposing party in a difficult family law matter. She was hard working, competent, and professional. I endorse her work in both family law as well as immigration law."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Other
"Katrina is a great attorney. She is very knowledgeable and cares about her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend her for legal representation."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katrina is a fantastic attorney. She is competent and easy to work with. I practice exclusively family law and whenever I have an immigration issue arise, I am happy to refer the case to her. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Katrina for around 13 years, and as a lawyer for 9 of these. Katrina has an in-depth, detailed knowledge of her practice areas, and has the utmost integrity. I refer clients to her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katrina is an excellent lawyer. I've known Katrina for several years and have referred both immigration and family clients to her, and they have all been very happy with her work. For several years, Katrina and I have also been members of a family law consulting group, lawyers who get together to discuss (without names) family law cases, solutions, and strategies. Katrina has always been a stellar contributor to this group, and is highly valued by her colleagues. I endorse Katrina wholeheartedly and will continue to refer cases to her."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been a mediator on three cases now where Katrina was an attorney representing one of the parties involved. She produces some of the most thorough materials I get as a mediator and it speaks volumes about how well prepared she is for trial. This level of preparation conveys to the other side what they are in for if they do not settle, and thus she is a tough negotiator. Katrina treats her clients extremely well, and is always professional in her demeanor, which is an asset in family law proceedings, where emotions can often ruin a case's chances of being successfully mediated without having to go to trial. Thus I endorse Katrina without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred a few clients to Katrina and she has done an excellent job helping them with their immigration problems. They have all been appreciative of her help. And she is a knowledgeable attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katrina and I have worked together on several legal issues. She is professional and hard-working. I truly value Katrina's insight and depth of knowledge."
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Seattle Family Lawyer Katrina Soriano Zafiro
Katrina Soriano Zafiro
Family Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 18 years