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Soren Micah Rottman

Immigration Attorney at Yakima, WA

5.0   33 reviews

also known as Søren M. Rottman, Søren Rottman

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
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About Soren

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    Soren M. Rottman has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law since 2002. He has successfully assisted hundreds of individuals from around the world on their applications for U.S. permanent residency and citizenship. He has also zealously represented immigrants in removal (deportation) proceedings before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts.

    22 years

Soren became an attorney to help immigrants achieve the American dream. He believes in the continuous contribution of immigrants to the history, culture, and economy of the United States. For these reasons, he has dedicated his legal career to representing families and individuals who face the daunting task of navigating a complex maze of evolving laws, regulations and procedures.

 

Conveniently located by the USCIS Yakima Field Office, Rottman Immigration Law is prepared to represent you or your family member with immigration and citizenship matters, including complicated cases and appeals. Not sure where to begin the process of reuniting with a family member? Or have you tried on your own and had your application rejected or denied? Perhaps a family member has been detained or is currently scheduled for a hearing with an immigration judge? Rottman Immigration Law can help. We look forward to discussing your case, exploring all options available under the law, and choosing the best strategy to achieve your goals.

 

Because you have rights. Because you deserve justice. “Because your world is here.” ™

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The Yakima Legal Center at 303 East D Street, home to Rottman Law Office.

Location

Rottman Immigration Law
303 East D Street
Suite 3
Yakima, WA, 98901

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration Attorney
My family and I have worked with Soren for 5+ years. He helped us obtain a permanent resident status and was present every step of the way. Whether it was a weekday or weekend he was answering emails or calling us back if we requested assistance. He not only cared about our case but also about our families. He was in constant contact throughout our consulate appointment outside of the country and checked in daily. He made sure to prepare our case carefully and ensured we had all of our documents ready for our immigration interview. It's difficult to trust someone with your life and future but I never had a doubt about Soren. Not only is he an amazing lawyer he is an amazing support system! There are not enough good things to say about Soren and his team! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We highly recommend Soren to anyone looking for someone they can trust with their immigration needs!
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Response from Soren Rottman May 8, 2024
Thank you for your kind words - I'm glad to hear that you felt supported and well-prepared throughout this process - congratulations on receiving your permanent residence!
Posted by Elisa | March 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
I can't say enough good things about Søren Rottman. He is very professional and knowledgeable, but also personable and caring. He goes above and beyond to ensure that everything goes smoothly. About 6 years ago, he helped me get my green card, and now he made the process of becoming an American citizen a breeze. If you need support through immigration issues, don't think twice and hire him! I would definitely go to him again for any immigration issue/need.
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Response from Soren Rottman March 1, 2024
Thank you, Elisa! It was an honor to be your lawyer throughout the years. All the best!
Posted by Tommy | February 20, 2020
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Recommendation
I was very happy with him, he was caring and always got in touch with me when I needed his consultation. I would highly recommend him.
Response from Soren Rottman March 1, 2024
Thank you, Tommy! So glad I was able to help.
Posted by Jesus | November 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great hardworking honest Immigration Attorney!
If you are looking for a hardworking immigration attorney, thats honest, smart, and gets results look no further-Soren is the man! 5***** Highly recommended!!! You work hard for your money don't throw it away invest it with Soren Rottman Law Offices to get you results!!! I hired Soren as an Immigration Attorney for my family and he is great! Thank you Soren! Keep up the amazing work you do for the immigrant community!!!
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Response from Soren Rottman March 1, 2024
Thank you Jesús! I really appreciate your enthusiastic review!
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2019
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Great! Recommend 100%
He was recommended to us by some friends, right when we contacted him he offered to help. From day one he was on top of my case, making sure to contact me about any new information on my case, even after completing my case, he made sure to check up. We were able to get through it like nothing.
Response from Soren Rottman March 1, 2024
That's great to hear - thank you so much!
Posted by Rosario | July 20, 2018
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Green Card
Mr. Rottman assisted my husband and me with the green card process. He prepared the packet in only a couple of days. The paperwork was submitted on March 2th and by May 29th my green card had been granted! During the process, Mr. Rottman was always available to answer questions and also assist us. I highly recommend him!!!
Response from Soren Rottman March 1, 2024
Thank you, Rosario - and congratulations!
Posted by Camilo | June 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, patient, trustworthy and very competent lawyer.
I hired Soren about 5 years ago for an expired residency. He even accompanied me to get my finger prints. Not many attorneys go out of their way to do this for a standard fee. My parents hired him last year and they were also very happy with his services. He makes things simple and easy to understand. Also his office is located behind the imigration building its very convenient. I recommend Soren 100%
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Response from Soren Rottman July 20, 2018
Thank you Camilo for your very kind words. I'm honored to have assisted both you and your parents!
Posted by Esmeralda | September 22, 2017
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Excellent lawyer!
We went to Soren for a consultation in regards to my husbands immigration status. Soren explained eveything very clear on what it would cost, what USCIS would look for, and gave us high hopes of it being a successful process. We ended up hiring him, and what i really liked was he provided us with a list of everything we needed in order to begin, so we didnt have to go back and forth to his office to drop things off until we had everything checked off. He was really easy to reach, i would email him and he would email me right back, even on the weekend! :) He gave us an approximate 18 months for the process to go thru, but since he was timely with sending in the paperwork, we received our final appt letter with USCIS in 10 months and in exactly 12 months after putting in the application my husband recieved his residency. There was excellent communication, and exactly as he told us our process would go, is how it went. We are really thankful for him, for his hard work in making eveything so easy and making it possible for my husband to become a legal resident.
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Response from Soren Rottman July 20, 2018
Thank you, Esmeralda, for entrusting me with your husband's case! I'm glad to hear that I was clear, responsive, and expeditious!
Posted by Fred | August 1, 2017
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Highly recommended
Mr Rottman did an excellent job regarding my case. I had peace of mind during the whole process because he kept me in the loop. He worked very hard to achieve the best possible outcome. I was thrilled with the result and highly recommend him for any immigration case.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2017
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Immigrant Visa
When i decided to start this process i didn't know what to do. I started looking on-line about Immigration Lawyers in town. Once i saw the reviews and testimonies for Soren i decide to contact him. Believe me, that was the best decision i have made in my life! Soren is one of kind. Friendly,responsible, professional, attentive, excellent human you name it. He explained (since the first day) to my wife and i about the steps we need it to do, being very specific and telling us all the details. Always responding quickly for every question and/or concern i had and giving us guidance thru all the process. I would highly recommend Soren to anyone seeking for a Professional/Reliable help on an immigration services. Your satisfaction is guarantee!
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Posted by Jamilent | July 21, 2017
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Intelligent & Trusting
My family and I feel very fortunate to have had Mr. Rottman as our lawyer. He listened to our case, his answers were extremely clear as he is very thorough. A good lawyer identifies potiential problems in advance and Mr. Rottman truly eliminated any possible obsticles my family might have had. Our gratitude will stand a life time. I wanted to Thank him for his intelligence and it was truly a pleasure to have.
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Posted by Mike&Mel | June 14, 2017
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Go To Guy
When all my attempts to get "permanent residency" for my wife failed, Soren completed the task quickly without any trouble. He was spot on with his prediction and did exactly what he said he would. If you want fast results, he's the "Go To Guy"!
Posted by Jessica | February 8, 2017
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Quick and efficient!
My husband hired Soren Rottman to assist with his case. He was very professional and efficient! He followed up as needed and was always available throughout the entire process. We were very comfortable with him. With his assistance, the process was so quick and easy! We would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Alfredo | January 9, 2017
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Excellent immigration lawyer
Søren Rottman helped me obtain permanent residency through marriage which took about 17 months. He is very thourough and explained each step in detail. He also quickly responded to all of my questions via email. As soon as applications were approved, he had the next set of paperwork ready within a day or two. I highly recommend Soren to anybody needing legal representation for immigration purposes!
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Posted by Alex | November 10, 2016
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Highly Recommended
We hired Mr. Rottman to assist my husband with his adjustment of status, from the beginning he was transparent about the process. We completed the process sooner than expected. Very highly recommended.
Posted by Danna | August 8, 2016
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Awesome immigration lawyer
Soren is very helpful. He will speak in English and Spanish. He made the process of getting a green card very easy and painless. He had everything organized for my husband to go to the consulate.
Posted by Victor Medina | August 4, 2016
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You can not be on better hands
My husband and I were very lucky to find Mr. Rottman, he is an excellent lawyer, he exceeded our expectations, he worked above and beyond on our case. Mr. Rottman is very organized, available at all times, is bilingual, very sociable, we left he gave priority to our case. We are very happy with his services, I have and will always recommend him for any immigration services you need.
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Posted by Jessica | May 1, 2016
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Immigration through Family
Mr. Rottman is an attorney who is well informed on immigration law and guides you through the entire process. Every time we had a question, he was quick to respond. He helps you to feel calm and confident during the entire process.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2016
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The best immigration attorney
I hired Mr. Rottman to help me applying for citizenship. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and experienced attorney. He prepared my application, guided me through the process, and accompanied me during fingerprinting and during the interview. He answered every question I had in a timely manner. I got my citizenship in less than 4 months which I never expected. He made the whole process really easy while we all know how complicated the citizenship process is. On top of that he is very reputable and respected attorney. He speaks Spanish fluently! His fees are very affordable also.
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Posted by Scott | November 24, 2015
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Fair, through, timely
My wife and me hired Soren to file a document to reopen our USCIS application for permanent residency. We had a deadline that was under a week away. Soren started on it right away and we had it completed days before the deadline. Also, we were working with Soren long distance. The supporting documentation was very through. Soren thought of several things to include that I would have never thought of. His fees were fair and there was not anything hidden. All was spelled out in writing specifically up front. I would recommend Soren to anyone.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Rottman Law Office
  • 2011 - Present
  • Directing Attorney
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Staff Attorney
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Summer Extern, Office of Staff Attorneys
  • U.S.Court Of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Summer Extern
  • Organization Of American States (General Secretariat)
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Garfias-Rodriguez v. Holder, 649 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 2011).
  • Cuevas-Gaspar v. Gonzales, 430 F.3d 1013 (9th Cir. 2005)
  • Petition granted
  • Perez-Gonzalez v. Ashcroft, 379 F.3d 783 (9th Cir. 2004)
  • Petition granted

Associations

  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Yakima County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
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Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Star
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Lotus Award for Outstanding Foreign Experts
  • Education Commission of Hunan Province, P.R.C.
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Human Rights Protection for Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Internally Displaced Persons: A Guide to International Mechanisms and Procedures.
  • "The Inter-American Mechanisms"
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Migrant Parent Informational Meeting
  • Know Your Rights - Conozca Sus Derechos!
  • 2016
  • Interview on Spanish Language Radio News Program
  • Deferred Action Consideration for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • DACA Informational Workshop
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • YCBA Monthly Meeting
  • Immigration 101
  • 2009
  • Federal Civil Trial Practice Seminar
  • Immigration Fundamentals
  • 2009
  • AILA Northwest Regional Immigration Seminar
  • VAWA Relief for Victims of Domestic Violence, Crimes & Trafficking in Persons
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Soren for quite a few years and I have known him to be a trustworthy and honest professional that I have recommended many times. Finding a lawyer who is skilled as well as kind is hard to do, but also very important because the quality of the attorney that you reccomend also reflects on oneself. This is why i endorse Soren and will continue to recommend him as an excellent lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Soren has a well deserved good reputation for his immigration work in the Yakima area. I was happy that he could assist one of my clients recently to complete his residence process in Yakima."
Immigration Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Soren is a fantastic fellow traveler in the NW immigration community who is a great source of knowledge for local procedures in the Yakima USCIS office. I have confidently referred clients his way when I am unable to take the case due to workload, or where the clients are looking for someone in the tri-cities area. In addition to being knowledgeable, Soren is always friendly and approachable. Highly recommended!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Soren has helped several of my clients relate to immigration issues. He is straight foreward with what he can do and when I refer to him I know that the job will be done timelt and properly."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Soren is a tremendous asset to the legal community in the Yakima Valley. He is one of the best and bright immigration attorneys in the entire state. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Soren to my clients and fellow attorneys."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Soren for more than ten years in a professional capacity, including when I served on the Board of the NW Immigrant Rights Project, where he was a supervising attorney in Granger, WA for several years, and as a colleague in the immigration law community. Soren is an extremely dedicated, compassionate, and intelligent attorney, and is at the top of my list of referrals for immigration attorneys in Central and Eastern Washington."
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Soren is an excellent attorney, number one in the Yakima area. He is extremely thorough and has a deep understanding of immigraton law. I highly recommend him in this legal area of expertise."
Immigration Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Soren does good work and can be trusted. When people want a second opinion he's one of the first people I recommend."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Rottman is a highly competent and very experienced immigration lawyer. He is resourceful, thorough and compassionate. I have worked with him on cases requiring action in Yakima, and I am delighted that he is available to provide excellent immigration legal services in Eastern Washington."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Soren Rottman is a first-class attorney and a first-class person. Soren graduated from Yale University which is one of the best universities in the United States. He also graduated from the University of Washington School of Law which is the best law school within 500 miles of the Pacific Northwest. Soren speaks impeccable Spanish since he spent his growing up years with his family in Latin America. Soren has had tremendous experience in the immigration area of law because he was an attorney and then the Director of the Northwest Immigration Rights Project in the Yakima valley for 10 years. Soren opened his own immigration office not long ago and I would highly recommend that you engage Soren as your immigration attorney if you live in the Yakima area. Soren is competent, experienced and honest. In my opinion you would be unable to find a better immigration attorney in the Yakima area."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Soren Rottman is an excellent immigration attorney with extensive experience in immigration court. He speaks fluent Spanish and he has experience with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. Soren has great concern for his clients, and his legal work and the passion with which he practices immigration law is reflective of that concern."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As my supervising attorney, Soren was always available to answer my questions and to break down assignments and available resources. He served as a mentor not only in how he handled complex cases, but also in how he treated his clients with respect and kindness. His enthusiasm for his job inspired me, and I always felt honored to be working with Soren. He is an excellent attorney who knows and understands immigration law."
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