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Lisa Nicole Ellis

Lisa Nicole Ellis

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Biography

Lisa Ellis brings value to clients by providing individualized service and twenty years of experience to help clients achieve their goals. She handles a diverse practice of probate, elder law, immigration and estate planning.
She provides a personal touch to each of her client's cases.

She handles post-death administration and fiduciary advocacy and advising in her probate practice. 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 also assists families and individuals with estate planning and long-term planning for health care and financial needs for elders or the disabled.

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 Law, LLC. Lisa has been selected as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers and is a former chair of the Board of Publications for the National American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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. Lisa's practice philosophy is to achieve the best possible client results through collaboration and cooperation with her clients.

Education
University of Oregon School of Law
J.D. (2000) | Law
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Honors: Executive Editor of The Oregon Law Review
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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
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Professional Experience
Founder and Principal
Ellis 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 (entered through U.S. Attorney General's Honor Program)
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Inside the Minds: New Developments in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance
Thomson Reuters/Aspatore
Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law
American Immigration Lawyer's Asociation
Author of Visa Solutions for Students, Scholars and Sponsors: What You Need to Know (Book)
Thomson Reuters/Aspatore
The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts Handbook, 2007 - 2010 eds.
American Immigration Lawyer's Asociation
Speaking Engagements
Keynote Speaker, Association of Washington International Student Affairs Conference, Des Moines, WA
Association of Washington International Student Affairs (AWISA)
Special Occupation Issues: Religious Workers & Health Care Professionals, NW Regional Immigration Law Conference
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
NIV's: Part I, AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Making Lemonade Out of Lemons - Utilizing the Trainee Visas, AILA National Teleconference, virtual
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
The ABC's of Immigration Law, Edmonds Community College Class Speaker, Lynnwood, WA
Edmonds Community College
Basics of Consular Processing, NW Regional Immigration Law Conference, Portland, Oregon
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Immigration Law for Non-Immigration Lawyers: Issues to Consider When Advising Your Client, KCBA Solo and Small Firms Section CLE, Seattle, Washington
King County Bar Association (KCBA)
Life After F-1: U.S. Visa Options for Recent Graduates, Association of Washington International Student Affairs Conference, Burien, Washington
Association of Washington International Student Affairs (AWISA)
Religious Workers - Case Preparation and Strategies for R-1 and EB-4, AILA National Audio Seminar, virtual
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Who's Training Whom? J-1 and H-3 Trainee Options, AILA National Audio Seminar, virtual
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Commonly Used Work Visas, NW Regional Immigration Law Conference, Seattle, Washington
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Speaker and Faculty, AILA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AIlA)
When Immigration Law Crosses the Border Into Family, Business or Criminal Law, KCBA Solo and Small Firms Section CLE, Seattle, Washington
King County Bar Association (KCBA)
Executive Orders and Implications, Association of Washington International Student Affairs Conference, Seattle, Washington
Association of Washington International Student Affairs (AWISA)
Ethics and Money, AILA Fundamentals Conference, Denver, Colorado
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Alternatives to H-1B/L-1, AILA Regional Conference, Seattle, Washington
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Faculty and Presenter, AILA Fundamentals Course, Online
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Developed curriculum for this course in a team setting.
Religious Workers: Best Practices for Winning R-1 and EB-4 Cases, AILA National, virtual
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Panelist
Awards
Top 21 Probate Attorneys in Seattle
Expertise.com
Top 18 Immigration Lawyers in Seattle
Expertise.com
10.0 Superb
Avvo
Rising Star
Washington Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
King County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Washington Association of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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National Academy of Elder Lawyers
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association - National
Board of Publications Chair; Conference Speaker; Annual Conference Program Committee; Distance Learning Committee; Contributing Author
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association - Washington Chapter
Executive Committee; CBP Liaison Committee Chair; Consular Liaison Chair, Vice Chair of CLE Committee
- Current
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Washington State Bar  # 30693
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    15 minutes telephonic free consultation for new clients. Call us at (425) 296-6271.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa and Master Card.
Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ellis Law, LLC
Contact & Map
Ellis Law, LLC
40 Lake Bellevue Drive
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98005
Telephone: (425) 296-6271
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed