Paget, Joel H.


  Seattle, Washington, USA
 +1.206.654.2215
 +1.206.652.2915
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Joel takes great pride in helping "bring the best and brightest into the United States." His immigration practice includes assisting immigrants to obtain employment visas, permanent residence, citizenship and naturalization in the United States. Joel's estate planning practice includes supervising everything from simple to complex probates and the preparation of federal estate tax returns.

Immigration Services
  • Adjustment of status
  • B-1 (business visitor)
  • B-2 (pleasure visitor)
  • Change of status
  • Chile Free Trade Agreement
  • Citizenship (including dual)
  • Consular processing/appointment
  • Diversity Lottery
  • E-1 (treaty traders)
  • E-2 (treaty investors)
  • E-3
  • EB-1 (executives and managers)
  • EB-5 (investors)
  • E-verification
  • Fiancée visa (K1/K3)
  • Following to join
  • Freedom of Information Act Requests
  • H-1B
  • H1B1
  • H-3 (trainee)
  • I-140 Petitions
  • L-1 (blanket)
  • L-1 (intra-company transfers)
  • Labor Certification Application
  • Labor Condition Application
  • Liability to pay
  • NAFTA
  • Naturalization
  • NEXUS
  • NSEERS
  • Nurses
  • O&P classifications
  • Passports
  • R-1
  • Re-entry permits
  • Relative petition (I-130)
  • Religious workers (I-360)
  • Requests for further evidence
  • SSA No match letters
  • U.S. Consulate at Vancouver, B.C.
  • U.S. Passport Office
  • U.S. Visit
  • USCIS
  • Visa numbers/waivers
Education
  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D.)
  • Seattle Pacific University (B.A., cum laude)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors and Awards

  • Rated 10/10 on Avvo.com
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Washington Law & Politics' Super Lawyers®, (1998-present)
  • International Who's Who-Corporate Immigration Lawyers (2008-present)
  • Chambers USA - Ranked #1 in Immigration International (2008-present)
  • Listed Best in the United States (2008)
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America (2006-present)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1991-present)
Professional and Community Activities
  • Past President of Canada-America Society of Washington
  • Member, Seattle Rotary Club #4
  • Significant participation in American Immigration Lawyers Association at national and regional levels
  • Emeritus Trustee, Seattle Pacific University
  • Former Director and Secretary, Seattle Pacific Foundation
  • President, Westminster Foundation
  • Member, British-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest  
 
Background
Joel is an exceptional lawyer. For one thing, he flies or drives to other cities to meet with potential clients without charge. He does this to find out what their legal problems are and how he can help them. "The people I meet – and many do become clients – are very happy about my house calls," he says.
 
They are happy about the breadth and depth of Joel's legal expertise. "When people ask me what I do as an immigration lawyer, I tell them I help the best and the brightest from other countries come to the United States," he says.