Lisa Nicole Ellis

Lisa Nicole Ellis

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  • Immigration Law
  • Washington
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Summary

Lisa Ellis brings value to clients by providing individualized service and fourteen years of experience to help clients achieve their immigration goals. Her immigration practice emphasizes business, family, naturalization and global migration work including H-1B, L-1, PERM, Students/Schools, I-9 Compliance and petitions for family members, and religious workers. Lisa speaks regularly on immigration topics nationally and regionally. She was the immigration attorney of a full-service law firm in Seattle for nearly nine years prior to founding Ellis Immigration Law. Lisa has been selected as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers and is currently appointed to the Board of Publications for the National American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Her book, "Visa Solutions for International Students, Scholars, and Sponsors: What You Need to Know" was published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore. Her articles and chapters have also been published in The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts Handbook, 2007 - 2010 eds., Inside the Minds: New Developments in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance, and Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, 2013-14 ed. After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law, Lisa was an Attorney Advisor for seven immigration judges at the Executive Office for Immigration Review, a position she entered through the U.S. Attorney General's Honors Program. Prior to entering private practice, she also was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert H. Whaley at the U.S. District Court of Eastern Washington and a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Federal Defender's Office of Eastern Washington and Idaho where she handled a wide-range of immigration matters. A native of the Seattle area, Lisa lived in Australia and has traveled to 25 countries to date. Coming from a family involved in humanitarian causes , Lisa's legal perspective is to achieve the best possible client results through collaboration and knowledge.

Education
University of Oregon School of Law
J.D. (2000) | Law
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Honors: Executive Editor of The Oregon Law Review
Whitman College
B.A. (1993) | History
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Activities: Swim Team. Awarded All-American at NAIA Swimming Nationals in 1989. Kappa Alpha Theta
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Ellis Immigration Law, LLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Ellis Li & McKinstry PLLC
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Trial Attorney
Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho
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Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Whaley
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
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Session Counsel to Judiciary Committee
Washington State Senate Committee Services
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Attorney Advisor
Executive Office for Immigration Review
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Attorney Advisor selected under U.S. Attorney General's Honor Program
Executive Office for Immigration Review
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Visa Solutions for Students, Scholars and Sponsors: What You Need to Know
Thomson Reuters/Aspator
Awards
Rising Star
Washington Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
National American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Conference Speaker, Board of Publications Member; Contributing Author
- Current
American Immigration Lawyer's Association Washington Chapter
Executive Committee; CBP Liaison Committee Chair; Consular Liaison Chair, Vice Chair of CLE Committee
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Washington State Bar # 30693
Member
- Current
Washington Women Lawyer's Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
9th Circuit
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Major credit cards accepted
Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
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Website
Contact & Map
Ellis Immigration Law, LLC
1001 Fourth Avenue
Ste. 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
USA
Telephone: (206) 684-9458
Fax: (206) 374-2314