Jerilynn C. Gonzales has practiced law since 2007 and practices exclusively in Immigration law. Ms. Gonzales is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Washington Chapter of AILA, the Oregon Chapter of AILA, and is the President of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW). Ms. Gonzales is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board, the Tribal Court Criminal Defense Clinic, and served as Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
Ms. Gonzales attended Rice University on a full tennis scholarship, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude. Ms. Gonzales handles cases, including immigrant visa waiver cases, before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), formerly known as United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and now a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Gonzales also handles cases before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formerly known as INS, and now a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
She handles Immigration trials before the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and she handles Immigration appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and before the Federal Court of Appeals.
Ms. Gonzales has handled many cases, including immigrant visa waiver cases, and has legalized many people before the various U.S. Consulates throughout the world and through USCIS. She handles family Immigration cases, deportation and removal cases, Immigration bond cases at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma and other Detention Centers, visas for families and businesses, and waiver cases for Immigration benefits.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Gonzales worked as an in-house attorney for a healthcare organization, where she was responsible for negotiating, drafting, reviewing, and managing various types of contracts on behalf of the organization.
Ms. Gonzales has also worked as an associate attorney at one of the region’s most prestigious law firms, where she gained significant experience in various areas of law, such as Business, Bankruptcy, and Real Estate. Ms. Gonzales is located at the Seattle office of the Firm.
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