Lea McDermid

  • Immigration Law
  • Alaska
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I have exclusively practiced immigration law since 2002. I represent noncitizens, their families, and their employers in obtaining permanent residence (green cards), visas, asylum, naturalization, petitioning family members abroad, release from immigration custody, and removal (deportation) proceedings. I speak Spanish fluently and have served as the chair of the Immigration Section of the Alaska Bar Association and I was a founding member of the Coalition of Alaskans for Immigrants' Rights. I have had contracts with the Mexican Consulate and the Alaska Public Defender Agency.

I earned my law degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), which has been consistently ranked as one of the top ten law schools in the U.S.. I have been invited to give numerous presentations on immigration law, and I was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Assembly to serve as a Commissioner on the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission. I speak Spanish fluently and have traveled the world extensively.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
9th Circuit
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Education
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Honors: Authored "Deportation is Different," published in the prestigious California Law Review
Activities: California Law Review member
University of California - Santa Cruz
B.A. (1992) | Psychology and Spanish
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Honors: Graduated with Honors
Professional Associations
Alaska State Bar # 0605021
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711 H Street, Suite 310A
Anchorage, AK 99501
USA
Telephone: (907) 261-8989