Leta R. Sanchez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Seattle, WA

Law Offices of Carol L. Edward & Associates, P.S.
 | 500 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109-5009
Phone: 206-956-9556
Fax: 206-956-4025
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Leta R. Sanchez is an attorney at the Law Office of Carol L. Edward & Associates, P.S., in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Sanchez practices immigration law and serves clients throughout the Seattle region. She primarily practices out of the firm’s branch office located in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Ms. Sanchez earned her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. She has been licensed to practice law in the state of Washington since 2007.

Before joining the Law Office of Carol L. Edward & Associates, P.S., Ms. Sanchez gained valuable legal experience working for a private immigration law firm based out of San Jose, California. She also participated in Santa Clara University School of Law’s immigration law clinic, providing legal assistance and advice to low-income individuals.

Ms. Sanchez practices both business immigration and family immigration. She particularly focuses her practice on serving individuals looking for protection under the Violence Against Women Act and also has experience with matters, including asylum and waivers of inadmissibility. She has litigated before various immigration courts, the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

In addition to immigration, Ms. Sanchez has international law experience. She previously attended the International Institute of Human Rights and handled cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Sanchez is a member of various immigration-related legal organizations and enjoys staying active in her legal community. She is active in pro bono legal clinics and belongs to the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas

Immigration: Consumer (100%)

Immigration (100%)


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Rising Stars: 2017

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About Leta Sanchez

Admitted: 2007, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.seattle-immigration.com/about.html#top


  • Leta Sanchez, Carol Edward, Eric Lin, Diana Chamberlain recognized for pro bono work developing DACA clinics, WA State Bar Association, 2018
  • Best Lawyers, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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
  • Practice Advisory for U Visa Conditional Approvals, Author, ASISTA, 2015
  • Northwest Regional CLE, Seattle, Panelist, I-601A Waivers, AILA WA, 2014
  • The INA 212(d)(14) U Nonimmigrant Waiver, Immigration Practice Pointers, Tips for Handling Complex Cases 2016-17 Ed. (AILA, 2016), Author

Educational Background:

  • 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  
  • 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 
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Office Location for Leta R. Sanchez

500 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109-5009

Phone: 206-956-9556

Fax: 206-956-4025


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Last Updated: 8/28/2018

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