Profile Image Placeholder

Lea McDermid

  • Immigration Law
  • Alaska
Claimed Lawyer Profile

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
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
9th Circuit
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law
Honors: Authored "Deportation is Different," published in the prestigious California Law Review
Activities: California Law Review member
Placeholder image for education.
University of California - Santa Cruz
B.A. (1992) | Psychology and Spanish
Honors: Graduated with Honors
University of California - Santa Cruz Logo
Professional Associations
Alaska State Bar  # 0605021
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Websites & Blogs
Law Offices of Lea McDermid website
Contact & Map
711 H Street, Suite 310A
Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: (907) 261-8989