|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Order of the Barristers||University of Washington School of Law||2010|
|Owner||Law Office of Keaton H. Whitten||2011 - Present|
|Contract Attorney||MacDonald Hoague & Bayless||2010 - 2011|
|Immigration Legal Intern||Hanis Irvine Prothero||2010 - 2010|
|Immigration Legal Intern||Dobrin & Han, PC||2009 - 2009|
|Clinic Student||Refugee and Immigrant Advocacy Clinic, Northwest Justice Project||2008 - 2009|
|Law Clerk & Public Interest Law Association Grant Recipient||Washington Defender Association Immigration Project||2008 - 2008|
|Immigration Paralegal||Cowan Miller & Lederman||2004 - 2007|
|Employment Program Coordinator||Catholic Refugee & Immigration Services, Seattle, Wa||2002 - 2004|
|Volunteer Coordinator||International Rescue Committee||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Citizenship Information Fairs, King County Library System||Volunteer Attorney||2011 - Present|
|Executive Office for Immigration Review Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Citizenship Day||Volunteer Attorney||2011 - Present|
|Northwest Immigrant Rights Project||Pro Bono Attorney||2010 - Present|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Stanford University||Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
Posted by Charmane
Keaton has managed my case since late 2012. There were many reasons that I retained Keaton to represent me, but the highlights are that Keaton was the most positive, realistic, calm and affordable attorney I had consulted up that point.
Once we had come to an arrangement, I always felt I was in capable hands. Keaton always kept me informed about the status of my case, and I never had to wonder what progress had been made. Keaton never patronized me or spoke down to me. If I wanted greater detail, she answered my questions clearly and without a lot of obfuscation or legalese. She was also always very realistic and never made wild promises that got my hopes up.
Keaton was incredibly diligent. She read case law, consulted with colleagues and other lawyers in different states and just did a fantastic job exploring all the options that could have been available to me. She was clear in her written and verbal summations to me, and she was also clear in the path she advocated. I came to trust Keaton implicitly. She kept every deadline, was very organized, and always clearly told me my responsibilities, and followed up on hers.
Although realistic enough to realize that there were no guarantees to the outcome of my case, I very quickly felt that my case was in the hands of an incredibly competent and remarkably conscientious and ethical attorney. Keaton is a very approachable person and a very warm human being. She remained accessible to me throughout the process, and was very, very good about responding to my calls and emails quickly and professionally.
As my case moved forward from stage to stage, Keaton continued to work with me on the fees she charged. I consider the amount she charged me to handle my case to its resolution a very fair and reasonable price. I think Keaton was worth every penny I paid. I admire her ethics in this area, too, because she could easily charge more for clients who are often too desperate to quibble over the cost of services.
All in all, this has been a very fraught and at times, discouraging period, but as of this writing, I am so happy to write that Keaton has seen my case through to the best possible solution: As of last week, I am now an American citizen!
Keaton has been, simply, the best, and I will always hold her in high esteem.
Posted by Johan
As part of my professional work, I deal with lawyers on a daily basis. I know what to expect from good ones. Keaton Whitten not only worked expeditiously to move my case forward but was always a pleasure to work with. Questions were addressed quickly and to the point. I was not burdened with legal details. Most important, Keaton did the work, on time and very successfully. I give Mrs. Whitten my heartfelt recommendation - can't think of a better partner to see anyone through the often tricky and stressful process of getting citizenship or visa status achieved with the INS.
Posted by Kenneth
I went to Keaton regarding my naturalization application as i had a couple years absence from the States in earlier years since I acquired my residency.
Keaton took my case, analyzed the situation in detail objectively and presented various possible outcomes and solutions. Not only did she appeared for the interview as I have hired her for at a reasonable cost, she followed up my case very closely throughout the entire process--always readily available for any questions, providing me tips and reminders, ensuring the completeness of documents, and assisted in preparing a contingency approach should things go awry.
With Keatonâ€™s help Iâ€™m now a citizen. On top of her professionalism Keaton is also very communicable, virtuous, and enthusiastic in what she does. I would highly recommend her services.
Amanda Uphaus, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
When looking for immigration resources recently, Keaton was the first attorney I turned to. She is very knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. I would recommend her in an instant to anyone seeking legal advice for an immigration matter.