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Languages spoken: Mandarin, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 55%
    7 years, 700 cases
  2. Litigation: 35%
    22 years, 200 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    22 years, 75 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Patrick Michael Moriarty

    I met Nelson when he was a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County, where had a reputation for being firm but fair. I found him to be professional, courteous, hardworking and determined. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and an excellent advocate.


    Patrick Moriarty DUI and DWI Attorney
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    Nelson is a professional acquaintance with extensive experience advising international clientele, in particular with respect to immigration issues.


    Kathryn Choate
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Contact info

Lee & Lee, PS

1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 4368
Seattle, WA, 98154


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top EB5 LawyerEB5Investors.com2016
Pro Bono CommendationWashington State Bar Association2015
Top 1 PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counel2015
Top 25 EB5 LawyerEB5investors.com2015
Top 25 EB5 LawyerEB5 Magazine2014
Pro Bono CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Certificate of AppreciationDes Moines Police Department2006
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2004
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2004
Best Lawyer Under 40National Asian Pacific American Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLee & Lee, PS2010 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeCity of Lake Forest Park2001 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeCity of Federal Way2007 - 2009
Adjunct ProfessorUniveristy of Washington School of Law2005 - 2007
Adjunct ProfessorSeattle University School of Law2004 - 2007
Senior Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney2003 - 2010
Law ExaminerWashington State Bar Association2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
EB5 Investors.comAdvisory Board/Editorial Board2014 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Washington chapter)N/A2011 - Present
Seniors in ActionLegal Advisor2011 - Present
Hong Kong Association of WashingtonLegal Advisor2009 - Present
ABAW - Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Hong Kong Association of Washington FoundationPresident2012 - 2013
Asian Bar Association of WashingtonPresident2003 - 2003
City of Lake Forest Park Human Services CommissionChair1999 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shue v. King CountySettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Soy SourceHow Can the EB5 Program Help Me Get a Green Card2014
Soy SourceThe Path to US Citizenship2014
EB5 Investors Magazine (Chinese Edition)To Be or Not to Be a Permanent Resident of the United States2014
Soy SourceWhat Should I Do if I am Pulled Over by the Police?2013
Seattle Chinese TimesWhat Are My Rights in the Attorney Client Relationship?2012
Seattke Chinese TimesFundamentals of Small Claims Court2012
Seattle Chinese TimesWhat Should I Do if I am Pulled Over by the Police?2011
Seattle Chinese TimesLaw Talk2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Boston CollegePolitical Science and SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
USA ImmigrationEB-5 Immigration Basics2016
Understanding Your Immigration Options After GraduationPost-Graduation Options for Non-immigrant Students2016
Immigrating to the USA Through InvestmentNavigating the EB5 Immigrant Investor Visa Process2016
US Immigration Options - Shanghai, April 2014The Pros and Cons of the EB-5 Pogram2014
Investment Opportunities in Washington StateEB5 Law Updates2014
Investment Opportunities in Washington StateDevelopments in EB-52014
US Immigration Through Investment (Dalian, China)Obtaining a Green Card Through EB-52013
US Immigrant Investor OpportunitiesUnderstanding EB-52013
Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International RelationsEB-5 From the Immigrant Investor's Perspective2013
Immigrant Investor Opportunities in the USThe Basics of EB-5 Law2013
Aggressive Defense in WashingtonFinal Arguments2013
US Immigration Law, Hangzhou, ChinaThe History and General Procedures of EB-52012
US Immigration LawThe Basics of EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program2012
Marital Misbehavior and Appellate ConsiderationsCriminal Misbehavior in Family Law Cases2012
Immigration Options for the Chinese Investor, UrumqiUS EB-5 law2012
EB-5 Seminar, Zhengzhou, ChinaEB-5 for Beginners2012
EB-5 Seminar, Tsingtao, ChinaProblems with the EB-5 Application Process2012
EB-5 Informational Seminar, Seattle, WAUnderstanding EB-5 and Using it to Your Advantage2012
Immigration Options to the US, Zhengzhou, ChinaHow to Prepare for an EB-5 Petition2011
Moving Toward a Jury SystemTrial Advocacy2004
WYLD Trial Advocacy ProgramTrial Advocacy2002
WYLD Trial Advocacy ProgramTrial Advocacy2001
Trial Advocacy ProgramTrial Advocacy2000
WYLD Trial Advocacy ProgramTrial Advocacy1999
King County Law EnforcementProsecuting Sexual Assault Cases1999