Paul Soreff, with over 35 years of immigration practice, has extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law. Paul and his wife moved to Seattle, and he opened Soreff Law in 1999 which in 2018 became Soreff Weinrich Law. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at Seattle University School of Law, and Chairperson for the Washington and MidSouth Chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Paul has held many leadership positions within AILA. His previous positions include: National Board of Governors, National Investment Committee, Chairperson for the Washington and MidSouth Chapters, Washington State Executive Committee, Washington State Continuing Education Chair, Washington State Citizenship and Immigration Services Chair, and Kentucky State Coordinator.
In 2012, he worked with Jorge Baron of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) to recruit and train almost two hundred volunteer lawyers in the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. These lawyers volunteered their services at joint AILA/NWIRP DACA clinics to help unauthorized immigrant children obtain legal status in the U.S.
In 2001, he started Citizenship Day, an innovative program in Washington State. On Citizenship Day, lawyers, paralegals, and members of the community throughout Washington State volunteer their time to assist lawful permanent residents to apply to become U.S. citizens. Paul then helped AILA organize Citizenship Day nationally. Currently, over 30 states participate in AILA’s Citizenship Day helping thousands of people become citizens every year.
Paul testifies as an expert witness on immigration law before administrative law judges at Unemployment Compensation Hearings and has provided immigration law training for the administrative law judges. He organizes and regularly lectures at Continuing Legal Education Seminars and enjoys giving talks on immigration to the public.
From 1976 to 1991, he was the managing partner of a small law firm in Louisville, KY. In 1992, his wife took a position at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and they moved to Birmingham. In Alabama, he had a private immigration practice and served as an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at the University Of Alabama School Of Law. In 1998, Paul and his wife moved to Seattle, WA where he now heads Soreff Weinrich Law, a small firm specializing in immigration law.
Paul is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. When not practicing immigration law, he can frequently be found riding his bike with the Cascade Bike Club as a Ride Leader or cross country skiing.
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