Manuel Francisco Rios, III

Manuel Francisco Rios, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Seattle, WA

Rios & Cruz, P.S.
 | 811 1st Avenue, Suite 340
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-749-5600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish

About Manuel Rios, III

Admitted: 1997, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://rioscruz.com/es/manuel-rios/

Honors and Awards:

  • 2015 Award of Merit. The Washington State Bar Association's highest honor and is given for a recent, singular achievement. It is awarded to individuals only — both lawyers and non-lawyers. , Award of Merit, Washington State Bar Association, 2015
  • Pro Bono Award in Impact Litigation, AILA-WA, 2015
  • 2013 Ohtli Award "Premio Ohtli".  The Ohtli award is the highest award bestowed by the Mexican government to a non-Mexican citizen. The award recognizes the recipient's exceptional contributions to the well-being, prosperity and empowerment of Mexican communities living outside of Mexico. Manuel was recognized for his long-standing work and success in defending the rights of the Latino and Mexican communities throughout the State of Washington and the region., Ohtli Award, Goverment of Mexico, 2013
  • "Miembro Excepcional" -- Outstanding Member of the Year Award, Latino Bar Association of Washington, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • SeaMar Community Clinic, Citizenship Program. Immigration Legal Advisor., 2007-2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mentor., 2009-2013
  • Ronald McDonald House. Immigration Service Provider., 2007-2009
  • Hispanic Seafair Organization. Co-President., 2008-2010
  • Hispanic Seafair Organization. President., 2006-2008.
  • Hispanic Seafair Organization. Booth & Legal Clinic Coordinator., 2001-2005

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northwest Regional Immigration Conference, Portland, OR.  Waivers in Immigration Removal/Deportation Proceedings, 2017
  • La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Seattle & Northwest University, Kirkland, WA, Immigration in Uncertain Times., 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association, New Lawyer Education Boot Camp: Immigration Law. “Crimmigration”: The Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law                 , 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Conference, Las Vegas, NVDo’s and Don’ts in Immigration Court, 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference Seattle, WA.  Analyzing Criminal History, 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference, Midwinter Conference,  Paradise Is., Bahamas.  Leading Edge Business & Removal Practice Issues: Strategies for Backlogged Courts, 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, Consumer Protection and Professional Responsibility Committee How to Identify and Bring An Immigration Service Fraud Prevention Act Case, 2015
  • Manuel Rios, Admitted or Not: We, Like John Snow, Know Nada, 2015
  • Christopher Kozoll, Jonathan E. Garde, and Manuel F. Rios III, Terminate This! Litigating Form I-751 Denials in Immigration Court, 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Conference, Boston, MA. No Minor Issue: Addressing Diminished Capacity of Minors in Our Immigration System, 2014
  • Gonzaga Journal of International Law, Immigration Law Symposium, Spokane, WA. Guarding Borders, Criminal Consequences, 2014
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Exploring Immigration Defense Strategies Skills Seminar, Seattle, WA. Witness Testimony, 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fall Conference. Forms of Relief in Removal Proceedings, 2014
  • Manuel Rios, The Admission Interpretation Paradox and Parallels to the Shape-Shifting Reptilian Conspiracy: An Updated Overview of Inspection and Admission Process and the Impact of the Interpretation of “Admission” In Removal Proceedings., 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Conference. San Francisco, CA. Trial Skills Practicum: Motions in Immigration Court  , 2013
  • PINCUS Professional Education, Seattle, WA. Immigration 101: An Intro to Immigration Practice, 2013
  • Manuel Rios, Post-Fauxcopalyptic Admission Madness 2013: An Updated Overview of the Inspection and Admission Process and the Impact of the Interpretation of “Admission” In Removal Proceedings., 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, Seattle, WA. Practice Management Boot Camp. “Best Practices” for Immigration Practice Management, 2012
  • Manuel Rios, Admission, Madness, and Wonderland 2011: An Updated Overview of Inspection and Admission and Its Relationship to Removal Proceedings., 2012
  • Manuel Rios, Admit it, You’re Still Confused: An Overview of Inspection and Admission And Its Relationship to Removal Proceedings., 2011
  • Manuel Rios, Admit it, You’re Confused: An Overview of Inspection and Admission and Its Relationship to Removal Proceedings., 2010
  • Manuel Rios, Michael Kohler, Can They Do That to Me? Dealing with Port of Entry Searches and Seizures., 2010
  • Manuel Rios, Siovhan Sheridan-Ayala, In, Out, and In Between: Admission and Its Bearing on Eligibility for Relief, 2009
  • Manuel Rios, Rebecca T. White, Navigating Immigration Law Basics in Washington, 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Co-Chair, Professional Responsibility/Consumer Protection Committee, 2013
  • Co-Chair, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Committee, 2009
  • Chair, Professional Responsibility/Consumer Protection Committee, 2007
Office Location for Manuel Francisco Rios, III

811 1st Avenue
Suite 340
Seattle, WA 98104

 

Manuel Francisco Rios, III:

Last Updated: 2/6/2017

Page Generated: 0.14769816398621 sec