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Hector E. Quiroga

Hector E. Quiroga

Quiroga Law Office, PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • Washington
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Hector E. Quiroga is an immigration attorney and a professor of law at Gonzaga University Law School. Hector immigrated to the United States in January, 2000. He spoke no English but had a strong desire to become an immigration lawyer. Hector worked in many jobs to support his career (from unloading trucks, to washing dishes, to installing antennas). He learned and mastered English and settled in Spokane, Washington. He graduated with honors and attended Gonzaga School of Law, where he graduated top of his class. He was part of the University Moot Court Room, where he earned distinguished awards.

More importantly, Hector’s passion for the American Dream has made him perfect advocate for those seeking legal status in the United States. Hector lived it. Today he is a citizen of the United States. He remembers vividly what it feels like to have a visa, a green card, and to apply and acquire citizenship to Untied States.

Hector is a husband and a father. He enjoys coaching soccer (a team of 12 kids 9 to 10 year olds). He founded the Quiroga Law Office, PLLC in 2009, with his wife, also an immigration attorney. Today, the law firm has offices in Spokane and Tri Cities and employs 25 people, including 7 lawyers. Hector and his team help and protect immigrants like themselves achieve the American Dream.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
9th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Quiroga Law Office, PLLC
- Current
Hector practices in the areas of: - Family Law - Personal Injury - Immigration - Bankruptcy
Clerk
Federal District Court
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Education
Gonzaga University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: - Gonzaga University School of Law Academic Dean's List - Gonzaga University School of Law Academic Honor Roll - Thomas M. Cooley Law School Academic Dean's List - Thomas M. Cooley Law School Academic Honor Roll - 25% Law School Academic Merit Scholarship Recipient - 2009 Moot Court Council Member- Gonzaga University School of Law - 2009 Washington Association of Corporate Counsel Academic Scholarship Recipient - 2009 Loren Miller Bar Association Academic Scholarship Recipient - 2009 Latina/o Bar Association of Washington Bar Preparation Scholarship Recipient - 2008 to 2009 Second Best Oralist (Linden Cup) - Gonzaga University School of Law - 2008 Latina/o Bar Association of Washington Diversity Scholarship Recipient - 2007 and 2008 Carl Maxey Diversity Scholarship Recipient presented by the Spokane County Bar Association / Diversity Section
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Public Service and Leadership Award
Washing State Bar Association
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Top Immigration Lawyer in Spokane for 2017
Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Top Immigration Lawyer in Spokane for 2016
Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Laywers Magazine
Top Lawyers in Spokane for 2015
Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
Professional Associations
Gonzaga University School of Law
Professor of Law
- Current
Spokane County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Washington State Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Auto Policy and the Claim Investigation Process
Sabiduria Legal
Speaking Engagements
Immigration Civil Rights, Gonzaga University School of Law
Gonzaga University School of Law
Immigration Consequences of Crimes, Spokane County Bar Association
Spokane County Bar Association
Immigration Law Primer for English as a Second Language Teachers, Easter Washington University
Easter Washington University
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 10th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference., Gonzaga Univeristy School of Law
Gonzaga Univeristy School of Law
Protecting Immigrant Children and Youth Through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in State Court Actions., Law and Immigration, Gonzaga Univeristy School of Law
Gonzaga Univeristy School of Law
Presentation on International and Immigration Law in the Private Sector., Law and Immigration, Gonzaga Univeristy School of Law
Gonzaga Univeristy School of Law
Certifications
Certified Spanish Translator
State Courts
Websites & Blogs
Website
Immigration Attorneys
Website
Website
Blog
Spokane Immigration Attorneys
Legal Answers
690 Questions Answered

Q. Green Card / residency requirements
A: You will want to notify USCIS that you have updated your mailing address. That is only so USCIS can send you important information.
Q. Okay, I recently got married to my fiancé and she is not legal. Can I request a TIN for her?
A: She can request an ITIN. It can take up to 8-10 weeks.
Q. US Embassy Ask me for DNA Again. In 2004 was establishment DNA and the court ordered child support. How I can prove it?
A: If that’s the only thing the Embassy is requesting, then it is probably the easiest thing to do. Without knowing all the details in your case, it is difficult to advise beyond that.
Q. I have speeding tickets happened longtime ago. But my DMV driving record shows no violation. Where can i get them?
A: You would answer yes. If you can’t get the records, then an explanation from the issuing agency that there is no record is your best option.
Q. Parents brought me here illegally very young. I just want to know my options.
A: At this point, there is little you can do. You can file for DACA if the government decides to allow new applications. Right now it is only possible to renew.
Q. When is the last day for him to leave USA?
A: 15 days. https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevis-help-hub/student-records/completions-and-terminations/terminate-a-studentdependent
Q. I lost my relationship verification paper. Bit, I want to apply for green card and need the paper. Is there any way?
A: Not sure what a “relation verification paper” is, but the agency that issued it should be able to issue a replacement. Generally a marriage certificate reflects information that is on file with a government agency, such as a county courthouse in the US or a civil registry in Mexico. Either way a trip to the appropriate office should allow you to get a document verifying the necessary information.
Q. If I am married to an illegal immigrant and have a child do I need his consent for adoption in the State of Florida ?
A: Sounds like something you’ll need to check with the authorities in Florida who handle such things.
Q. My fiance was detained on a P.I. charge and he has papers being processed but have not been approved yet?
A: As quickly as you can, retain an immigration attorney.
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Quiroga Law Office, PLLC
7935 W Sahara Ave
#103
Las Vegas, NV 89117
USA
Telephone: (702) 608-8591
Quiroga Law Office, PLLC
505 N. Argonne Rd.
Suite B-109
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
USA
Telephone: (509) 927-3840
Quiroga Law Office, PLLC
7101 W. Hood Place
Suite B-201
Kennewick, WA 99336
USA
Telephone: (509) 570-1451
Fax: (509) 210-4607