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I am the third of four children born to Sesinando (from Burgos, Pangasinan, Philippines) and Lourdes (from Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines) of Renton, Washington and St. Anthony Parish. I attended preschool in Quezon City.  We then immigrated to the U.S. in 1974 and lived in the Rainier Valley in Seattle for several years before moving permanently to Renton.  My father worked during the day as an accountant, while my mother worked at night as an registered nurse, while the four kids tried to stay away from trouble at school. Eventually, all the children finished school with accounting degrees, but the third one couldn't cut it as an accountant.  One day, I learned that my father was a corporate lawyer in the Philippines, and that my mother was able to obtain a work visa as a nurse to come to the United States.  She filled out the work visa application on her own. So it was my destiny to become an immigration lawyer, to help others, and I love what I do.   




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  1. Immigration: 100%
    22 years



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  • Paul Choquette

    Patrick Cantor is a skilled, responsive and experienced immigration lawyer whom I wholeheartedly endorse. He is an excellent choice.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is smart, hardworking, diligent and effective in handling immigration matters. I have known him for over 16 years. As a criminal defense attorney, I often have questions regarding the consequences a legal conviction may have on my client's immigration status--Patrick is the first person I call and he has always been able to help me. Additionally, when I was starting out as a lawyer I initially practiced immigration law and Patrick was the one who mentored me in the area and answered my many questions. I highly recommend him!


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Buttar & Cantor, LLP, Attorneys at Law

16600 W Valley Hwy Ste 106
Tukwila, WA, 98188-5503


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2nd PlacePBL Seattle Basketball League2007
Finalist - TennisUniversity of Washington Intramural Sports1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerButtar & Cantor, LLP, Attorneys at Law1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member1998 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)N/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shrestha v. Holder, U.S. Attorney GeneralN/A
Singh v. Holder, U.S. Attorney GeneralN/A
Tamang v. Holder, U.S. Attorney GeneralN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of WashingtonAccountingBachelor of Arts Cum Laude1991
Lindbergh High School in RentonN/AN/A1987