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Kate Lopez Ley

Kate Lopez Ley


206-340-1033 ext. 208

Kate joined Cowan Miller & Lederman in 2014 after practicing immigration law in Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle.  Her practice focuses on employment and family-based U.S. immigration law.  Kate assists both corporate and individual clients with all aspects of the immigration process, including temporary work visas, permanent residence, and naturalization.  She also advises clients on U.S. immigration best practices and compliance. Kate is a published immigration author and a frequent speaker on immigration-related topics at conferences and seminars.


  • College of Idaho, B.A. Political Science and Anthropology/Sociology, 2000
  • University of Washington School of Law, JD, 2004

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Member
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Member

Why Do I Practice Immigration Law?

I love practicing immigration law. I always knew that I wanted to find a career that allowed me to help people and make a difference, and I realized while in law school that immigration law was a perfect fit for me. I find it incredibly fulfilling to help guide individuals through the complex immigration process, acting as a resource for them during what is often a vulnerable and stressful time. I greatly enjoy getting to know all of my clients and watching as their personal and professional goals are realized. I also feel fortunate to play a role in helping U.S. companies employ highly skilled individuals from around the world.