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Paul Soreff - Seattle, WA

1325 4th AvenueSuite 1225 Seattle, WA 98101

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Updated: 01/21/2021

Seattle Employment based immigrant applications (EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3) Lawyer

Overview

Paul, with over 35 years of immigration practice, has extensive experience in all areas of immigration law. He has been recognized within the legal and immigrant communities for his skill and insight. He has held leadership positions with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) at the national and state levels, lectures on immigration topics for continuing legal education seminars, and an Adjunct Professor of Immigration...
Paul, with over 35 years of immigration practice, has extensive experience in all areas of immigration law. He has been recognized within the legal and immigrant communities for his skill and insight. He has held leadership positions with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) at the national and state levels, lectures on immigration topics for continuing legal education seminars, and an Adjunct Professor of Immigration. In 1999, he founded Soreff Weinrich Law (formerly Soreff Law).

In 2001, Paul started Citizenship Day in Washington State. It is an innovative program where lawyers, paralegals, and members of the community throughout Washington State volunteer their time to assist lawful permanent residents apply to become U.S. citizens. Paul then helped AILA organize Citizenship Day nationally. Currently, over 30 states participate in AILA's Citizenship Day helping thousands of people become citizens every year. The firm continues to volunteer at Citizenship Days, organized by AILA-WA and the Washington New Americans Program.

In 2012, Paul worked with Jorge Baron of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) to recruit and train more than 200 volunteer lawyers in the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. These lawyers volunteered their time at joint AILA/NWIRP DACA Clinics to help unauthorized immigrant children obtain legal status in the U.S.

About Paul Soreff

Practice Areas

  • Employment based immigrant applications (EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3)
  • H, L, O, & TN petitions
  • Citizenship & Naturalization
  • Family-based immigrant petitions, including Fiancee
  • Deportation/ Removal Defense
  • Waivers
  • Asylum
  • I-9 Compliance, Employer Sanctions, strategy and defense

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

Other Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Washington State Chapter (AILA-WA)
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Co-Chair, and Past Chair AILA-WA Chapter CLE Committee
  • Past Chair, AILA-WA Washington Executive Committee
  • Past Chair, AILA Mid-South Executive Committee
  • AILA National Board of Governors, National Investment Committee
  • Washington State Citizenship and Immigration Services Chair

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law, Seattle University School of Law
  • Regularly presents at continuing legal education seminars on immigration law

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coordinator, Kentucky New Law (IRA-IRA), 1997
  • Coordinator, Kentucky Haitian Pro Bono Project, 1981 - 1986
  • Started Citizenship Day, an innovative program in Washington State
  • Organized AILA-WA /Northwest Immigrant Rights Project DACA clinics

Past Positions

  • Chairperson for the Washington and MidSouth Chapters, Washington State Executive Committee
  • Washington State Citizenship and Immigration Services Chair
  • Kentucky State Coordinator

Education

  • Antioch School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    J.D.
  • Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
    B.S.

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

1325 4th AvenueSuite 1225 Seattle, WA 98101

Fax

  • 206-382-7074

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Paul Soreff

Included on the 2024 Washington list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Washington Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Paul Soreff on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Outstanding Immigration Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Pro Bono Lawyer Awards, AILA National, AILA-WA, America Bar Association

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