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Leta R. Sanchez

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Bellingham, WA

Chamberlain Sanchez Immigration Law PLLC
1200 Old Fairhaven Pkwy, Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-972-3354
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed in Washington Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Immigration: Consumer
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Leta R. Sanchez is a member at Chamberlain Sanchez Immigration Law PLLC in Bellingham, WA and Seattle, WA. Ms. Sanchez earned her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and has been licensed to practice law in the state of Washington since 2007.  Ms. Sanchez Sanchez represents individuals seeking protection under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), asylum, waivers of inadmissibility, litigation before the Immigration Courts as well as appellate work before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ms. Sanchez is passionate about advocating for immigrants and enjoys serving people from diverse backgrounds.  She dedicates a significant portion of her practice to assisting survivors of gender based violence to obtain protections under U.S. Immigration Law. 

Ms. Sanchez is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a regular participant in outreach in her community.  She currently serves as the chair of the AILA Washington U Visa Committee.  She is committed to promoting access to justice for marginalized members of her community and regularly provides pro bono assistance.  Ms. Sanchez enjoys finding ways to support immigrants outside of her legal work and is the Executive Director of a local non-profit, IRIS, dedicated to meeting the basic human needs of immigrant women and children.

Ms. Sanchez's immigration practice is complemented by her experience in international law. She previously worked on cases at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica, studied international law in Geneva, Switzerland, attended the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France and volunteered at a non-profit in Nicaragua.  These experiences have deepened Ms. Sanchez’s understanding of the global forces that compel migration and allow her to employ a compassionate and culturally sensitive approach to her law practice.



About Leta R. Sanchez

First Admitted: 2007, Washington

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The INA 212(d)(14) U Nonimmigrant Waiver, Immigration Practice Pointers, Tips for Handling Complex Cases 2016-17 Ed. (AILA, 2016), Author
  • Panelist at AILA NW Regional Immigration Law Conference, Panelist, Hot Topics in U Visas, AILA NW Immigration Law Conference, Legal, 2020
  • Practice Advisory for U Visa Conditional Approvals, Author, 5074A.pdf, ASISTA, 2015
  • Advanced U-Visa Seminar, San Francisco, Panelist, Inadmissibility Waivers, Federal Court Litigation Strategy, ASISTA, 2018
  • Advanced U-Visa Seminar, Seattle, WA  , Panelist, Inadmissibility Waivers, Federal Court Litigation Strategy, ASISTA, 2017
  • AILA National Annual Conference, Las Vegas , Panelist, INA 212(d)(14) U Nonimmigrant Waivers, 2016
  • Northwest Regional CLE, Seattle, Panelist, I-601A Waivers, AILA WA, 2014

Educational Background

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, 2003 Honors: Dean’s List  
  • International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France,Certificate, 36th Session d’Enseignement 
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA,Juris Doctor, 2007 Honors: Dean’s List; Recipient: Emery Merit Scholarship; Recipient: Geneva/Strasbourg International Law Scholarship; Recipient: Award of Excellence in Legal Analysis, Research & Writing; Recipient: Witkin Award of Academic Excellence in Business Organizations  

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Skagit County Bar, Member, 2007- Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, WA State Chapter, U-Visa Committee Chair, 2015
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 2007-Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, WA State Chapter,Customs and Border Protection Committee Co-Chair, 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, WA State Chapter, Executive Committee, Programs Chair, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Skagit Valley College DACA Clinics, 2012
  • Skagit Valley Legal Clinics, 2007-2014
  • Executive Director of 501(c)(3), Immigrant Resources and Immediate Support , 2018
  • Board Member, Skagit Community Foundation, 2016


  • Leta Sanchez, Carol Edward, Eric Lin, Diana Chamberlain recognized for pro bono work developing DACA clinics, WA State Bar Association, 2018
  • These awards are presented to an individual, a lawyer, other legal professional, law firm, or other legal entity for outstanding cumulative efforts in providing pro bono services or who gives back in meaningful ways to the public, the community, or to the legal profession. Nominations will be considered in two categories: 1) for an individual, or solo or small firm practitioner; 2) for a multi-person law firm or organization., Apex Pro Bono and Public Service Award (Group), WA State Bar Association, 2018
  • Best Lawyers, 2018
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Office Location for Leta R. Sanchez

1200 Old Fairhaven Pkwy
Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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