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
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
824 Questions Answered

Q. Do we need to file 130A for her husband? Can we file H1B for her after 130 filed? or we can't as she will have gc files?
A: You file and I-130 for your sister. It is not necessary to complete any separate forms for her husband. A copy of their marriage certificate will show they are married. That is sufficient.
Q. Was there a change of service centers?
A: USCIS spreads the petitions among the service center based on the type of petition. They also try to balance the workload between the centers.
Q. Must I update my citizenship status if I file my I-130 as a permanent resident?
A: Your son can “opt out” of the F-1 priority date, meaning he can continue processing under the F2B category.
Q. citizenship process
A: It depends on where you live. Visit this website to see: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
Q. Can I live in US based on grounds that my entire family is here after my Visa expires
A: That is not sufficient to remain in the US. Any one who is able to petition for you should do it as soon as possible so your time out of the US is as short as possible. Consult with an immigration attorney.
Q. initally a naturalized citizen.felony jail. To be deported now sayin not naturalized. If i marry can he stay
A: There is no guarantee of that; it depends on the felony. He needs to speak with an immigration attorney.
Q. I lied on my US tourist visa application, but I received a letter that I was denied because I did not show strong ties
A: The only thing we could say with certainty is that your visa was. Simply because your visa was denied because you could not show strong ties to your country does not mean that the misrepresentation was not noted.
Q. Re entry permit can affect on green card status?
A: You should apply for a reentry permit before you leave. It shouldn’t have any impact on your green card, but it will take longer for you to become a citizen.
Q. what happens to US citizen children if both parents (legally on non-imigrant visa) die, no other family in US?
A: Most of your question is family law based, but as the question about US citizenship: because they were born in the US, they are US citizens.
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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