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Amsale Getnet Aberra

Immigration Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   54 reviews

also known as አምሳለ አበራ


Licensed for 7 years

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Amsale Aberra is the founding attorney of Amsale Aberra Law, PLLC.  As an immigrant from Ethiopia herself, she is fully aware of the complexities of US immigration laws, and thus, makes every effort to provide exceptional and compassionate service to her clients nationwide. Amsale worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, Johns Hopkins University and North West Immigrants’ Rights Project to assist clients in their asylum based application, family-based immigration petition, and waiver of inadmissibility.  Amsale holds a law degree from Haramaya University, a Master of Arts degree from the United Nations Mandated University in Costa Rica, and a Master of Laws degree from University of Washington in Seattle.  Amsale's specialization in international law, and the fact that she lived, studied, and traveled to over five continents help her understand the cultural and political dynamics of her clients' case, and to successfully represent them in a wide array of immigration laws.

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Licensed for 7 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/25/2022

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Amsale Aberra Law, PLLC
1001 4th Ave Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154

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Posted by Narendra | October 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I employed Amsale's services for my mom's immigration to the US. I am very satisfied with the way she handled the case, she was prompt, professional and patient. At no point during the 3-year process did we feel any doubts about the next steps, she set clear expectations and delivered what she promised. Thank you from all of us.
Posted by Ahmed | October 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She Gets the Job Done
Being represented by Amsale was an excellent decision. She stood by me and guided me through all the steps during my RFE from USCIS. Will recommend her services 100%
Posted by Kebra | August 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic and very helpfull lawyer!
I worked with Amleset to bring my husband, and she helped a lot she was always on time and organized. She always goes out of her way to help with questions. We also worked for her for my husbands citizinship test and it really paid off. Thank you so much!
Posted by Saif | July 6, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Immigration case
I would like to express my appreciation for all your help through this. We are so grateful for your work.
Posted by Dawit | May 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Lawyer in Seattle
We went to Amsale Aberra Law PLLC and it was the best thing we could have done. The service was excellent, she was very professional, everything she did was timely and she knows what she's doing. She cleared all the ambiguities related to our case. Her team was also exceptional. Every penny we spent was well deserved. We highly recommend Amsale Aberra Law PLLC.
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Posted by Omer | March 19, 2022
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Professionalism, responsiveness, value and respect
I definitely recommend to everyone that looking for the best immigration lawyer amsale is the one for you. I can't say enough positive things about the immigration attorney amsale . I had a positive experience from the first moment I consulted with her regarding my case .She was very clear and specific with the answer . Amsale is super professional and problem solver . She always answered all the question I had .She provided professional representation and kept me informed throughout every aspect of my case. My case had a successful conclusion and I am very happy I get my greencard. I highly recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! I greatly appreciated You’re support amsale and your staff Hire Amsale's office sleep well
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Posted by Abera | November 29, 2021
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Grateful that my husband joined me after 3 years
My husband and I retained the law offices of Amsale G Aberra to help us with a family based petition for my husband. Our case took such a long time because of the pandemic when the embassy was closed for over a year. Mrs. Aberra followed with the embassy so many times to make sure that our case was rescheduled and that we had everything that we needed for the interview. Mrs. Abera called my husband and answers all of our questions. We felt that we were in good hands when my husband went to his interview, and we were successful. Thank you so much Amsale!
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Posted by weimin | November 27, 2021
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Thank you Amsale!
Thank you very much Amsale. Yesterday, our Asylum case was Granted. You took over in the middle of our case, when we were I wasn't optimistic about the case. But you were the most confident of the few lawyers we contacted, and that gave us hope. So we chose you to lead us in this fight. After that, you reprepare the paperwork for us, formulate the strategy, go to every detail, do everything you can to increase the likelihood of success. Some of your strategies have opened our eyes. Yesterday was a very important day for us, you fought side by side with us, overcame all difficulties, finally got the perfect result, and gave us the best Thanksgiving gift. You're the best lawyer. Thanks again, Amsale. Happy Thanksgiving! Peter, Ruby, Winnie (中文:衷心感谢您 Amsale, 昨天,我们的Asylum 案子获得Granted。 你在我们案子的中期接手,当时我们我对案子前景并不乐观。但你是我们当时联系的几个律师中最有信心的,这也给我们带来了希望。于是,我们选择你来带领我们奋力一搏。之后,你为我们重新准备文件,制定策略,每个细节都不放过,尽一切办法提高成功的可能性。你的一些策略让我们大开眼界。 昨天是我们非常重要的一天,你与我们并肩战斗,排除一切困难,终于获得最完美的结果,给我们送来了最好的 Thanksgiving 礼物。 你是最好律师。 再次感谢你,Amsale. Happy Thanksgiving! Peter, Ruby, Winnie
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Posted by (Ruby) | November 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Our asylum is granted
Our asylum is granted yesterday. We change to Amsale Aberra Law firm from the previous attorney which shows the decision is definitely correct. She did so much incredible work for us so that the evidence is so sufficient and unblameable. 我们之前找的华人律师好像希望我们在面谈时不通过,这样可以多赚一笔钱。我们昨天上庭,移民局的公诉人一见我们就说:面谈时就应该给我们通过。果然,最后他推动法官,当场通过。感谢这位联合国难民署来的律师,做了太多工作,连我们自己都感觉太多了!
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2021
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Seattle skilled immigration lawyer
Under recommendation we decided to go with Amsale Aberra and team for our immigration petition. I don't regret it. The team was very knowledgeable and skilled in immigration law. They crossed every T's and dotted every I's . They had sound judgement about timing, and were very prompt in responding to our questions.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
My number 1 recommended
Amsale Aberra, I will always sleep with no worries whe represented by you... You have been a blessing in my family, keep doing the great job, I will hire you over and over again if need be.
Posted by Nadia | July 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
She is the best lawyer ! Very professional and responsible!
If you are looking for reliable and responsible attorney, Amsale is the right lawyer for your case! I had an extremally difficult case , where i was not sure if i ever can get my permanent green card on my own. My I751 marriage based case was pending for almost 5 years. Me and my US citizen husband were divorced. My ex did everything he could, to prevent me of getting green card. He divorced me without my knowledge and forged my signature on divorce papers, so immigration counted it as fraud. I was also a victim of psychological and mental abuse. I had 2 law firms that represented my case before i found Amsale. Finally when i got my interview note in march of 2021. My prior lawyer refused to come with me for the interview, and i just had about 4 weeks to find a new attorney who would fight for me in case if something goes wrong. I called like 20 law firms around Seattle area and all of them just wanted money, a lot of money , i already spent about 10 grand in attorney fees. When i called Amsale, had a good feeling that she was the one, because, she had an answers and actions that she gonna take to add for my case, and she said that she can help me. We worked over the phone and zoom to prepare me for the interview, she corrected my case and put it together, and few weeks later she went with me for my interview. She was very confident and professional. The most important that she believed in me. I got my approval right away, which was unbelievable. She is amazing at her job and Great human being. Thank you Amsale and your team for being there for me when i was alone face to face with Immigration issues!
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Posted by Barbara | April 20, 2021
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Amazing lawyer and kind person!
Amsale recently represented and provided me counsel during my I-751 petition. From the moment I contacted her she was very professional and invested in my case. I had contacted other lawyers to find someone that I felt comfortable with and Amsale was by far the best choice. She was very proactive, looking at the documents I had prior to our initial consultation to familiarize herself with my case. She agreed to represent me and it was a pleasure working with her and her firm. She was responsive and guided me through the process, helping me gather new documents and present a much stronger case that got approved. She was also very kind and polite, never having a judgmental or demeaning attitude. I highly recommend her and am so appreciate of all the help and guidance she provided me with. I wish her nothing but success in her life and career!
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Posted by Manegerew | March 23, 2021
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Client
Amsale handled our immigration case with unmatched professionalism. Her knowledge of the immigration law is vast. She was thorough, attentive and detail-oriented. My wife and I were grateful to be represented by her and I would unequivocally recommend Amsale to anyone.
Posted by Aster | February 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased with Asylum case outcome
Our family is very pleased with Amsale’s legal representations regarding our nieces Asylum case. Our family is very grateful for the legal representation which led to our girls Asylum approval. She is component, professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. We highly recommend her legal service.
Posted by Luna | February 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
She’s amazing
Amsale has helped me apply for asylum and also get a grant. She is a competent lawyer and I am glad to have had her represent me!
Posted by Fitsum | January 30, 2021
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I 751 petition to remove conditions on residence
I got my I 751 petition to remove conditions on residence. She help me with feel up the applications. she did all the process and Getting me ready for the interview and I got my green card.
Posted by Jackson | December 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best immigration lawyer I have met.
After years of asylum waiting, I attended a workshop Amsale was doing about immigration. I was impressed by her vast knowledge. I approached her and got her card, tucked it away and called her when I finally met my daughter whom I had not seen for 26 years. She was a US citizen and Amsale took over filing for child/parent petition. 6months later, I have my green card. Very proffessional and available to her clients 24/7. God bless her and her team! I will definitely be sending clients her way
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Posted by kevin | November 30, 2020
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Amazing representation.
Amsale was exceptional with my father’s application. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was done right and on time. Her charges are very affordable. We truly appreciated her help.
Posted by Elsa | October 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Asylum Case
I was scammed by another pseudo attorney, Besides I lost money, I also lost my faith in people. I was scared to talk about what happened to me and trust again. Thankfully A very good friend of mine helped to look for an attorney again but this time we checked the comments of people who had hired her and let me tell you that her honesty, her skills and experience in immigration and asylum cases is huge, she is well versed in these areas. She helped and worked hard to get my asylum granted also her amazing team, specially Mahlet. They had me patience and made me believe that I could trust on them. Thank you again for all your support and your enormous effort to fight for my case.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at law
  • Amsale Aberra Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Elected Board Member
  • The Ethiopian Community in Seattle(ECS)
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH),
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Extern
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Project coordinator
  • Johns Hopkins University (UNHCR)
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Lecturer-in-Law
  • Unity University
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Haramaya University
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M
  • 2013
  • United Nations Mandated University for Peace
  • M.A
  • 2008
  • Haramaya University
  • LL.B
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • J1 visa waiver regarding an asylee who filed for AOS
  • My client is a lawful permanent resident for life
  • Naturalization Application Approved
  • My client is now a proud American citizen
  • Successful application to remove condition on residency
  • The foreign national spouse is now a lawful permanent resident of the United States of America
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • East King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Amharic

Awards

  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Seattle 2022
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Seattle 2021
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • The national advocates top 100
  • The National Advocates
  • 2021
  • Best immigration lawyers in Seattle 2021
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Immigration lawyers in Seattle
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Merit-Based scholarship recipient
  • University of Washington
  • 2012
  • Merit-Based Scholarship Recipient
  • United Nations Mandated University for Peace
  • 2007
  • Graduation with Great distinction
  • Haramaya University
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (19)
Immigration Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Attorney Amsale since 2001, initially as a fellow law-student, friend and then as an attorney. I have known her personally through this long journey in life, but she continues to pleasantly surprise me with her dedication, integrity, honesty, kindness and drive to help people. She goes above and beyond for each client working tirelessly. She is incredibly knowledgeable in the area of her practice. I think her happy clients are testimony to her expertise. I look forward to working with her on more cases. I absolutely endorse this lawyer because she deserves it!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amsale is great lawyer, she has helped many immigration clients I referred to her. I refer any immigration matter to her with full confidence"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is consistently knowledgable and thoughtful in her advice to her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amsale provides a valuable service on Avvo. She gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amsale is a good and knowledgeable attorney who could be trusted."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Amsale as a classmate, friend, and fellow attorney. We also worked together on several Immigration law matters. I endorse Amsale for her passion for justice and professionalism."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
International law Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Amsale Aberra. She is knowledgable and multilingual, which is very important for the immigration clients. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amsale is dedicated to helping her clients and those who need immigration help. She has first hand knowledge and many personal experiences of how the various immigration and immigration related laws affect people. I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In the last several months, Amsale and I worked together on immigration cases. While working on these cases, I was very impressed by her hard work and dedication to help our clients. She took great responsibilities for the clients, and kept pushing cases going forward. While working alongside Amsale, I was quite impressed to observe how much she cared about her clients. Such attitude makes a big difference on immigration cases where the direction of the clients' future lives rely heavily on the outcome of their cases. Amsale has strong interpersonal skills and integrity from her prior experience working in asylum camps. She uses this to her advantage to understand their clients better. I would highly recommend Amsale to anyone that needs an immigration lawyer!"
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