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Richard M. Rawson

Rich Rawson focuses his practice on business immigration matters. He helps U.S. employers hire and retain top global talent by advising on and preparing temporary nonimmigrant visa petitions and green card applications for all types of employees, including multinational executives, software engineers, research scientists, physicians, nurses, university professors, performing artists, and many other types of professional and skilled workers.  Rich also advises clients on immigration compliance issues, including I-9 audits and immigration issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.

Rich’s clients include major hospitals, research institutes, universities, performing arts organizations, restaurants, architectural firms, high-tech firms, and global construction and transportation companies. He is chair of the firm’s Immigration practice group.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Japan America Society of the State of Washington
  • Washington Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair, International Law and Practice Section, Washington State Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of  "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Immigration (Washington) by Chambers USA, 2007-2017; Received "Band 1" ranking, 2012-2017
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Immigration Law by Best Lawyers, 2009-present
  • Named one of the "Top 87 Business Lawyers" in Immigration Law, by Seattle Business Monthly, 2008
  • Named one of "155 Top Lawyers" by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Business Monthly, 2007
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"Very pragmatic, he responds really quickly and he is very dedicated." -Client Quote, Chambers USA 2017