The Law Offices of Carol L. Edward and Associates, P.S., have a long history of helping clients navigate the complex immigration maze and we look forward to helping you with your immigration matter. Our firm deals with clients from around the world.
The immigration legal team includes four attorneys: Carol L. Edward, Eric P. Lin, Leta Sanchez, and Genevieve Hayton along with our experienced bilingual office support staff.
Seattle Immigration Attorney Carol L. Edward
Carol L. Edward Attorney Carol L. Edward, principal of the Law Offices of Carol L. Edward & Associates, P.S., has provided legal services in U.S. Immigration and Citizenship related matters since 1984. She is herself the daughter of immigrants and holds dual citizenship with the United States and Canada. Attorney Edward is engaged in a wide variety of Immigration cases ranging from business related matters to family, asylum, and deportation and removal. She received her J.D. cum laude from Seattle University and her bachelor degree in Business from University of California, Davis. Ms. Edward has a number of published cases within the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has the highest possible ratings with peer and professional organizations: lawyers.com,
bestlawyers.com, bestofus.com, and martindalehubble.com.
Ms. Edward previously served as the Chair of the Washington State Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), teaches and participates in continuing legal educational programs on various immigration topics, and is actively involved in non-profit organizations supporting immigrants rights, including the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project, Hate Free Zone, ACLU, and National Immigration Project.
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Seattle Immigration Attorney Eric P. Lin
Eric P. Lin is an experienced attorney who has been practicing immigration law for the past ten years. He received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from UCLA, is a graduate of the University of Washington, School of Law.
Mr. Lin is an experienced litigator and appellate attorney, having tried countless cases before the Immigration Courts, as well as on appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His practice also encompasses family and business immigration, as well as a strong focus on political asylum. In addition to his practice, he has dedicated many hours of free legal service to legal clinics, and has successfully represented many clients on a pro bono basis.
Mr. Lin is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and previously served as an officer in the local chapter of AILA. He remains active in the organization and has previously presented at conferences on a variety of immigration issues. He is also a member of the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW).
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Seattle Immigration Attorney Leta Sanchez
Leta Sanchez graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2007. Ms. Sanchez practices primarily at the branch office in Mount Vernon, Washington. Her prior immigration experience includes employment with a San Jose based immigration law firm and participation in Santa Clara's immigration law clinic, assisting low income clients.
Ms. Sanchez is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is an active member of the Skagit County Bar Association and helps organize pro bono immigration clinics and outreach programs in the Skagit Valley.
Ms. Sanchez's immigration practice is complimented by her experience in international law. She previously worked at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica, studied international law in Geneva, Switzerland and attended the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Ms. Sanchez is a citizen of Canada and has personal experience with family immigration procedures.
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Seattle Immigration Attorney Genevieve Hayton
Genevieve B. Hayton graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2009. She is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the King County Bar Association. Genevieve's immigration law career began in law school, when she participated in the Immigrant Family Advocacy Project and the Immigration Law Clinic. After graduation, Genevieve worked as a contract attorney in immigration law before joining the Law Offices of Carol L. Edward & Associates, P.S. as an Associate Attorney in December 2010.
Genevieve's experience in immigration law includes removal defense, family-based immigration, naturalization, asylum, and U visa petitions. Genevieve is proficient in Spanish. She volunteers at bilingual legal clinics serving low-income clients in Seattle, WA, and Mount Vernon, WA.
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