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Diego P. Gavilanes

Car accident Attorney at Everett, WA

4.9   44 reviews
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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Diego

Learn Diego’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    33%
    A free consultation will show you how we'll recover fair and just compensation for your injuries and losses resulting from the carelessness of others. We have decades of experience handling cases involving automobile accidents.

    45 years

  2. Immigration
    31%
    Our attorneys have decades of experience in the areas of permanent residence, immigrant visas, employment authorization, deportation defense, naturazliation, "U" visas for victims of crime, asylum. We are well versed in the new areas of "Dream Act" benefits, prosecutorial discretion and deferred action. Comprehensive Immigration Review legislation may provide important rights and benefits to millions of undocumented immigrants.

    45 years, 8,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    31%
    A free consultation will show you how we'll recover fair and just compensation for your injuries and losses resulting from the carelessness of others. We have decades of experience handling cases involving automobile accidents, medical negligence, wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.

    45 years, 3,600 cases

  4. Spinal cord injury
    5%

EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION AND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2017,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2017 + 1 ...

Location

Law Offices of Diego Gavilanes

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jennifer | January 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
I would like to start by giving a hugeThank you to Diego , and Marbel you guys are the best ! I recommend anyone looking for a great Laywer head to Diego and his team staff. They help me with my Car Accident and they were on my case since day one. Their really responsable they will give me a call or email me ASAP each time they will get a new update on my case really professional and understanding on any questions you have for them . They walk you step by step on what they can do for your case and fight for you . They got me 2x’s of what I was suppose to get and I really appreciate you guys fighting this case for me. Thank you guys so much ! I truly recommend you guys to Maribel and Diego and his team .
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Posted by Maribel | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FOREVER GRATEFUL!
The best decision I ever made was to entrust Mr. Gavilanes and his team with my application for citizenship. Mr. Gavilanes is a well-known and highly respected Immigration attorney in the area and in my opinion, the absolute best. His professionalism, hard work and dedication made this process a pleasant and unforgettable experience for my family and I. Thank you so much for representing me and guiding me at every step of the way and for giving me the confidence I desperately needed. I am proud to call myself a US citizen now and will forever be grateful to you and your firm. May God Bless you indefinitely Señor Gavilanes.
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Response from Diego Gavilanes October 12, 2023
Thank you very much for your kind words, Maribel. You're the best! Your compliment is an incentive for us to continue providing the best possible professional service to our clients.
Posted by James | October 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration matter
Diego Gavilanes assisted me in a worrying immigration matter and was incredibly thorough and very very helpful....a pleasure to work with him and to know him. I count myself a very satisfied client.
Response from Diego Gavilanes October 20, 2023
Thank you, James for your kind words. Diego
Posted by Erme | October 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EL.MEJOR ABOGADO
Mi abogado Diego ha obtenido un excelente resultado para mi en mi asunto migratorio. Fui asaltado en un restaurante recibiendo un balazo sin yo habwrlo provocado. Diego me ayudo a conseguir mi Visa U como víctima de un crimen serio y luego obtuvo mi Residencia Legal Permanente. En mis manos tengo ya mi Green Card. Me siento muy agradecido por el muy buen trabajo que hizo mi abogado junto co su equipo de asistentes.
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Posted by Silvia | August 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I got rear ended back in 2020 and the Insurance didn’t want to pay for our medical bills and I ended paying from my own pocket. I found about Diego from a friend and so I hired him and he managed to get us money from insurance. He did what we thought was impossible. So glad to have had him as my lawyer!
Response from Diego Gavilanes October 12, 2023
Thank your so much for your compliment to our office, Silvia. We enjoyed working on your case, advocating for you and for your daughter and obtaining a just and fair result in your automobile accident case. Best wishes to you.
Posted by Virgilio | July 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hello my Lawyer.
Quiero expresarle mi mas sincero agradecimiento y complacencia con usted y todo su equipo de trabajo. Es el mayor de los placeres elogiarlos. Desde nuestra primera conversacion con el Sr. Gavilanes y su equipo. Jamas olvidare su impetud, profesionalismo y excelencia al realizar dicho trabajo para poder obtener mi tan anhelada Green Card. Mi mas sincero agradecimiento a usted y su excente equipo de trabajo. Atte: Virgilio A I want to express my most sincere gratitude and satisfaction with you and all your work team. It is the greatest of pleasures to praise them. From our first conversation with Mr. Gavilanes and his team. I will never forget his impetus, professionalism and excellence in carrying out this work in order to obtain my long-awaited Green Card. My most sincere thanks to you and your excellent work team. Atte: Virgilio A.
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Response from Diego Gavilanes October 12, 2023
Thank you very much for your kind remarks regarding our work in your behalf, Virgilio. It was a pleasure representing you and advocating for you. You are the type of person that makes this country great. Best wishes to you.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigrant visa
thanks to Diego Gavilanes and his work team and I recognize their work well done in my case it helped me with my immigrant visa and obtain my green card to have legal status 100% Recommended, reliable, your name and your team are a guarantee I thank you from the bottom of my heart all his effort and wisdom and most importantly his professionalism Your name is guarantee Thanks Diego
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Response from Diego Gavilanes October 12, 2023
Thank you very much for your kind remarks. I do not know who you are as you have posted your message anonymously. But we are very grateful for the opportunity you gave us to serve you and to advocate for you as your attorney.
Posted by Jeff | April 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience possible.
Diego and Jodeane made the process for immigration as easy as I could imagine. Everything from availability for any questions of comments I had, to how they made my part of the process as PAINLESS as possible. They make it so all I have to do if give them whatever questions they have answered and it's done. I can not say enough how smooth and stress free it was working with Diego and Jodeane. I recommend anyone to talk to them and use their service.
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Response from Diego Gavilanes October 20, 2023
We were delighted with the result obtained for you. Excellent clients.
Posted by Stan | September 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury claim
I was referred to DiegoGavilanes attorney here in Everett Washington. He listens to my explanation of the car accident I was in and stated he would be happy to assist me. As I went through the process of the legalities of the claim. Diego explained in detail every step along the way. He also got the maximum benefit (cash) out of the claim for me. He is like a pitbull on a pork bone. He won’t let go of anything until all methods of negotiation have been exhausted. And even then if there is a chance he will stay diligent on it till the very end. He and his staff are ready to go above and beyond for you and your family. I highly recommend Deigo and his staff if your looking for an attorney look no further than the Washington law team. Sincerely thanks you Diego and staff for a journey and payoff well deserved. Stan
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Response from Diego Gavilanes October 12, 2023
It was our pleasure to have been selected by you to represent you and to advocate for you as your attorney, Stan. We are glad to have produced a just and equitable result for you. Best wishes always.
Posted by Eddie Hernandez | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
adjustment of status
Diego is been amazing to me and my family. All process was smooth, just make sure you present the paperwork he requests in a timely manner and you will be able to get things going. THANK YOU DIEGO FOR THE BIG HELP!
Response from Diego Gavilanes October 20, 2023
It was our pleasure to work with you, Eddie and with your very nice family.
Posted by Louis | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration test highlights
Diego's legal secretary jodeane helped me correctly fill out the forms so that they would not be returned for corrections. Diego, called me to tell me what the procedure would be when I arrived for my naturalization test, including where to go and what to expect. My test was given over zoom and the proctor did not follow the over 65/25 years part of the test, but I knew enough to pass. Thank You
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Posted by Francisco | April 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best immigration Law services!
Diego and his staff are simple the best! Very high performance on quality of service! If you want the best results works with the pros! Diego know very well what to do!
Response from Diego Gavilanes October 20, 2023
Francisco, it was great working with you and with your family to obtain the immigration benefits we sought. Best wishes always.
Posted by Keith and Yun Chia | April 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green card success
It was absolute pleasure to work with Diego. The service provided by he and his staff was excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help with immigration issues. His outgoing, friendly personality and obvious knowledge of US immigration system and federal requirements made for a very smooth resolution of our situation. Thank you very much Diego, job well done.
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Response from Diego Gavilanes October 20, 2023
The pleasure was ours working with you, Keith and Yun-Chia. Very happy to have helped you obtain the results you hoped for.
Posted by Donald | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawful Conditional Residency in U.S.A.
Diego is a bright hard working individual who has willfully taken on the difficult task of gaining lawful conditional residency for my wife and performed superbly. This is only one of the significant challenges that Diego has been involved with for me and he again has gone beyond my expectations. I appreciate the expertise and proficiency at which my case has been handled. Diego's abilities and willingness to take the time and effort to work together to solve issues is unmatchable. The knowledge base, dedication and "Great Attitude" are only a few of the qualities that he represents as all of my interactions have always come out successful. I am again very pleased considering the tight constraints that Diego has had to deal with. We are both very happy that we chose him to represent us.
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Posted by John | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fights Hard!
This review is a bit overdue. Mr. Gavilanes is a tough, reliable, and hardworking advocate for his clients. As the victim of a motor vehicle accident, he represented me throughout the process. Diego was personally recommended to me by the Snohomish County Bar Association. He listened to the facts, gathered evidence, and fought hard for a good outcome. Opposing counsel was especially difficult in this case. That didn't phase Mr. Gavilanes. Even though my case wasn't valued at millions of dollars, he fought for every penny. I highly recommended him. He's very professional. Give him a call. Thank you, John D. 2020
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Posted by Leon | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration
I like to start by saying by hiring Mr Diego was the best decision I have ever made. Mr Diego team was really professional and helpful throughout my case.I was in the middle of my case when i hired Mr Diego. Mr Diego helped me prepared documents and submission. He made sure every single details were correct and professional. I recommend Mr Diego 100% stress free and professional.
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Posted by Liz Tapia | May 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Happy client
Diego and his team help me in my case! I am very happy to count with them! Take long time to resolve my case but they work really hard to get the best for myself.
Posted by Isabel | April 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Altamente profesional
Contratamos a Diego Gavilanes para que llevara nuestro caso de Residencia Permanente, en todo momento fue muy profesional, muy claro en explicarnos todos los documentos que necesitábamos presentar. Siempre contestando todas nuestras preguntas e inquietudes. Nos acompañó a la cita de inmigración y estuvo muy pendiente durante todo el proceso. Estamos muy contentos con los resultados, todo salió muy bien, ya tenemos nuestra residencia y estamos muy agradecidos por su profesionalidad. Recomendamos altamente al abogado Diego Gavilanes. Un abogado claro, honesto y muy profesional. Siempre estaremos recomendándolo. Gracias Diego .
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Posted by Erme | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente trabajo
Me siento muy contento por el buen trabajo que hIzo este buen abogado. Le agradezco de corazon por obtener mi Visa U que me perme vivir y trabajar legalmente en Estados Unidos. Este ducumento que me ha concedido el gobierno americano hoy gracias al trabajo de mi abogado será una majejora importante en mi vida. GRACIAS abogado.
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Posted by Hugo | July 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Great lawyer. Really happy with all the service he provided to us. He came in on my case far in to it and he worked hard and spent alot of time on my case. I never had any communication problem at all. Always kept me updated on everything. Emails with copies of paperwork and phone calls to keep me updated. We went to trial and he fought and backed me up thru everything. Until the prosecutor gave up. Worth every penny and I would not use or recommend anyone else. Thankyou diego for everything.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • LAW OFFICES OF DIEGO GAVILANES
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Doing Business in Washington State. A guide for Foreign Business and Investment
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Deportation procedures and consular practice
  • Immigration Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Diego
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Attorney with Impeccable Character I have known Mr. Gavilanes personally and professionally since 2014. In the five years that I have known him, he has demonstrated impeccable legal judgment, community engagement, and a high caliber of professionalism. I have referred many of my clients to his office for personal injury cases, and he is the only attorney in the area that I trust to refer these cases to, especially for those from the Latino/a community. I have also trusted Mr. Gavilanes with my own personal injury case, for which I am extremely grateful for his assistance and his responsiveness at every step of the process. I highly recommend his services."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked alongside Diego at a Citizenship Day event in Mount Vernon. He is upbeat, personable, and extremely knowledgeable. Great immigration attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked for Diego when I was studying to take the bar examination after finishing law school more than 30 years ago. He was smart, hard working and a tireless advocate for his clients. He encouraged me to work with him on an apartment fire case involving the death of a young child. That experience influenced my career. He is a mentor and a great lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Diego. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Diego for over 30 years. He was just fresh out of law school working for the downtrodden and poor at the now defunct Evergreen Legal Services. As he branched out to his own private practice, I have worked with him jointly with dissolution cases that included immigration issues. Diego has referred cases to me and I have referred cases to him as I find his work to be superior. I trust Diego and have no problem in endorsing my long time friend and peer."
Immigration Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Gavilanes is a great attorney. Not only do I know him as a fellow attorney and I have referred many matters to him with great outcome, but I also know him as my attorney. He did my immigration for me and it went very smoothly and it made the process real easy. I would definitely recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Diego for over 30 years and once worked in the same law firm for about five years. He is one of the most ethical, honest and conscientious lawyers I know. He strives to do the right thing. I also consider him my friend."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diego has many years of experience in immigration law and is very knowledgeable. He cares about his clients and knows how to help. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diego is a excellent lawyer and has my highest recommendation."
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