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Neha Vyas

  • Immigration Law
  • North Carolina
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Summary

Neha Vyas is a partner and owner of Open Sky Law, PLLC. She has has over 20 years of experience and she focuses her practice on Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), U Visas, asylum, family-based immigration, citizenship, and removal defense, including appeals.

Before launching Open Sky Law, Neha was a Senior Attorney at Gibbs Houston Pauw. Neha was the former Legal Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining NWIRP, Neha was in solo practice in Tucson, Arizona, focusing on immigration cases. She began practicing immigration law as a staff attorney with the Tucson Ecumenical Council for Legal Assistance (TECLA), a project that, like NWIRP, had its origins assisting Salvadorans and Guatemalan refugees fleeing their countries' wars in the 1980's.

Neha is a frequent speaker and presenter at immigration law conferences and continuing legal education seminars.  She has over 15 press and media appearances including interviews on CNN, National Public Radio (“NPR”) and quotes in the Seattle Times.  Neha has been involved in legislative efforts for immigrants’ rights by testifying before the State Senate and King County Council and participating in community outreach events.

Neha is trilingual (English, Hindi, Spanish).

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 24587
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Languages
  • Hindi: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
Gibbs Houston Pauw
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Private Immigration law practice including representation of asylum seekers and survivors of domestic violence; federal district court litigation; Ninth Circuit practice; removal defense; family and employment based petitions.
Legal Director
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
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Directed supervision of legal workers including attorneys, accredited representatives and legal advocates; delivered high-quality legal services; community education and advocacy; consulted, advised, and mentored on substantive and procedural legal issues in the area of immigration law; developed and maintained good legal practices; worked on organizational development, budgeting, and grant writing.
Solo Practitioner
Law Office of Neha V. Chandola
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Staff Attorney
Tucson Ecumenical Council for Legal Assistance
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Managed over 200 cases in the areas of asylum, NACARA, family-based petitions and TPS; represented clients before the INS, Immigration Court, and Board of Immigration Appeals; supervised a staff which included an accredited representative, legal secretary, law graduates, law students, and volunteers.
Education
Campbell Law School
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Honors: Calhoun Advocacy Award, Best performance in trial and appellate advocacy, 1997; Scholarship to Mexico to study immigration law, Campbell University, 1996;
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1993) | BA Speech Communication & Spanish
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Meredith College
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar # 24587
Member
Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Open Sky Law, PLLC
20415 72nd Avenue S. Suite 110
Kent, WA 98032
USA
Telephone: (206) 962-5052