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Lesley
Irizarry-Hougan

Immigration Lawyer / Abogada

Seattle Immigration Lawyer

Since graduating from Northern Illinois University's School of Law, Lesley Irizarry-Hougan has devoted herself to exclusively practicing immigration law. She began her legal career in 2004 as an associate practicing immigration law at Rios Cantor, PS in Seattle, Washington, where she worked for 4 years.

In 2009, Lesley Irizarry-Hougan opened her own law firm, L.I.H. Law in Seattle, Washington. L.I.H. Law has gained the reputation of being one of the top immigration firms in the greater Seattle area. Her firm, L.I.H Law, is further unique because the entire staff is Spanish-speaking and Hispanic. Her clientele often represents the most marginalized immigrants and their families: Those seeking asylum or having encountered domestic violence, and representing immigrants in applying to legalize their status in the U.S.

Licensed to practice law in Washington State and Illinois, Lesley is a strong advocate for the immigrant community, regularly volunteering and partnering with local community-based organizations. She is a member of American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA), where she is active in the local chapter's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Liaison Committee.

Her community work also includes taking pro-bono cases through a local public interest immigration firm, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), giving free immigration workshops, volunteering during Naturalization Day by helping people to apply for U.S. citizenship, and traveling throughout Washington State to participate in free immigration legal clinics.

Education

Northern Illinois University School of Law, J.D. (2004)

Licenses

Illinois

Washington State

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Associations

American Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

OneAmerica

Amnesty International

Awards & Honors

Awarded Northern Illinois University Law School's Young Alumna of the Year (2014)

Received Rockford University's Award of Distinction for Outstanding Young Alum (2014)

Abogada de Inmigración

A partir de graduarse de Northern Illinois University’s School of Law, Lesley Irizarry-Hougan ha sido exclusivamente devota a practicar la ley de inmigración.  Comenzó su carrera legal en el 2004 como asociada ejerciendo la ley de inmigración con Rios Cantor, PS en Seattle, Washington, donde trabajó por 4 años. 

En el 2009, Lesley Irizarry-Hougan abrió su propio bufete legal, L.I.H. Law en Seattle, Washington.  L.I.H. Law ha ganado la reputación de ser uno de los bufetes de inmigración superiores del área de Seattle. Su bufete, L.I.H. Law, se distingue por sus empleados Latinos fluentes en el español.  Sus clientes muchas veces representan los grupos inmigrantes más marginalizados y sus familias: aquellos quienes procuran por asilo o quienes hayan confrontado violencia doméstica, y aquellos inmigrantes aplicando para legalizar su estatus en los E.U.    

Licenciada para ejercer la ley en los estados de Washington e Illinois, Lesley es una gran defensora de la comunidad inmigrante, sirviendo regularmente de voluntariada y de asociada para organizaciones comunitarias locales.  Ella es miembro de la American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA), donde ella es activa en su capítulo local del Immigration and Customs Enforcement Liaison Committee.

Su trabajo comunitario también incluye casos pro-bono por medio del bufete de inmigración local de interés público, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), dando talleres de inmigración gratuitos, sirviendo como voluntaria para el Día de Naturalización (Naturalization Day) por medio de ayuda a personas en la aplicación para la ciudadanía, y viajando a lo largo del estado de Washington para participar en clínicas legales de inmigración gratuitas.

EDUCACIÓN

Northern Illinois University School of Law, J.D. (2004)

LICENCIAS

Estado de Illinois

Estado de Washington

Tribunal de Apelaciones de los EE.UU. para el Noveno Circuito

Corte Federal de Distrito para el Distrito Oeste de Washington

ASOCIACIONES

American Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

OneAmerica

AWARDS & HONORS

Awarded Northern Illinois University Law School's Young Alumna of the Year (2014)

Received Rockford University's Award of Distinction for Outstanding Young Alum (2014)


MEDIA COVERAGE

In this Kitsap Sun article (click here), Lesley comments about the unique challenges of addressing domestic violence within immigrant communities and the role of U visas.

Link to Lesley's TV Interview (click here), commenting on a local deportation case. She was referred to as "one of the top immigration attorneys in the state."

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Link para la Entrevista de TV de Lesley (picale aquí), comentando sobre un caso local de deportación.  Fue referida como una "las mejores abogadas del estado."

 

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