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 Diana F. Chamberlain 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's practice encompasses business and family-based immigration with an emphasis on representing individuals seeking protection under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), asylum, waivers of inadmissibility, litigation before the Immigration Courts as well as appellate work before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Sanchez is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a regular participant in pro bono clinics and outreach efforts in the Skagit Valley. Ms. Sanchez's immigration practice is complemented by her experience in international law. She has previously worked on cases 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 Diana F. Chamberlain
Diana F. Chamberlain is an experienced immigration attorney who has been practicing immigration law for the past 10 years. Ms. Chamberlain's practice encompasses business and family based immigration; humanitarian relief such as asylum, VAWA, and U-visas; and litigation before the Immigration Courts, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Courts. She is member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Ms. Chamberlain graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2006. She received her Bachelors of Arts degrees in International Studies and Spanish from Willamette University in 2003. She studied Spanish and international law in Granada, Spain, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is fluent in Spanish.
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