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Barbara A. Marcouiller

With 23 years of experience, Ms. Marcouiller is an attorney in private practice dedicated exclusively to representing clients throughout the world in questions of U.S. immigration and nationality law. She is licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington, as well the states of Washington and Illinois (currently inactive due to presence in Washington).

Ms. Marcouiller was an associate attorney with an immigration firm in Chicago that represented the Chicago Bulls, and Northwestern University, among many others. Northwestern University recommended the firm for the immigration needs of its students, professors, and employees. Ms. Marcouiller is very experienced with employment-based first preference and second preference with national interest waiver applications for outstanding researchers and professors, scientists, medical researchers, multi-national executives, artists, and more, as well as applications relating to all aspects of family based immigration, naturalization, nationality, and non-immigrant visas.

Notably, Ms. Marcouiller has a master’s degree in international business and economics. Her MA is from the prestigious Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her graduate level coursework included country risk analysis, international finance, international business operations, economic development of the third world, and more.

Ms. Marcouiller is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She has held a number of leadership positions on behalf of the Washington State chapter of that organization including chapter officer, and liaison with the USCIS on behalf of the attorneys, liaison with the Washington State U.S. Representatives and Senators, and currently serves as co-chair of the Consumer Protection and lawyer Professional Responsibility committee.

She is a frequent speaker at professional seminars including on the national level, and has been recognized for her achievement by the Washington State Chapter of AILA for “service to our organization, our profession and our community” and by The Legal Clinics of the King County Bar Association.

Ms. Marcouiller is a Co-Editor of “Ethics and Your Immigration Practice,” published by AILA.

Ms. Marcouiller is fluent in Spanish, and believes in community service including having appeared as a frequent guest on Spanish language radio programs discussing immigration issues and responding to questions from the public. She donates her time as a speaker at forums on immigration issues.

Ms. Marcouiller earned her B.A from Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame, M.A. from the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of Texas at Austin, and J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago.