Hector E. Quiroga

Hector E. Quiroga

Quiroga Law Office, PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • Washington
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Summary

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
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9th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Quiroga Law Office, PLLC
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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
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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
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Spokane County Bar Association
Member
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Washington State Bar Association
Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
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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
959 Questions Answered

Q. When to apply for Permanent residency for parent?
A: Once your father has arrived, the law permits him to file the green card application at the same time as you file the visa petition. That is also the quicker way to go. Once the application is filed, it is assumed (in fact, required) that he stay in the US until it is approved.
Q. Withdrawing N400 with fee waiver
A: Wait until a decision is made on the application/fee waiver. If it is approved, you can give the money back to your sister. If not, you can refile with the fee.
Q. Recommend a US sponsor letter for my friend in Venezuela with a B2 visa to have their I94 approved for 6 months?
A: It wouldn’t hurt; however, the burden is on your friend to show that they will return to Venezuela and the end of their visit.
Q. Should I File n-336 or new n-400 application?
A: If your mother did not meet the requirements at time of filing, then it would be a waste of money to send the N-336. Better to refile the N400.
Q. I’m a legal H1B worker in California. Can I legally be the witness to my friend’s (a US citizen) marriage?
A: That is probably a question for the state of California. In general, however, if there is no written requirement that the witness be a USC or LPR, then anyone can do it.
Q. What are the rights of a foreign mom to take her child with her in case of deportation, if american husband disagrees?
A: That is more of a family law question. If your sister is awarded custody, or if the baby’s father allows your sister to take the baby, then she should have no issues.
Q. Change of Venue
A: You can attend your hearing in CA. You do not have to change venue.
Q. Could I apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status?
A: In order to get that status, you have to show that you are in the custody of the state. If you are living with your mother, that is probably not the case.
Q. By when do I have to mail in my I-539 application?
A: Ideally it will be received by USCIS no later than the 27th. You should send anything to explain why your status should be extended/reinstated, so it is probably a good idea to include the Petition.
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Contact & Map
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