Welcome to Menter Immigration Law
Meena Menter helps immigrants unite with family members from their home country and helps others establish the immigration security necessary to build a successful life in the U.S. and contribute to their community.
Do you need immigration help?
Are you or a family member:
Detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA?
In Immigration Court removal proceedings and need help?
A student who is graduating and wondering how to stay in the U.S.?
Wondering how you can bring your fiance or another family member here to live?
A Permanent Resident wondering about becoming a U.S. Citizen?
A victim of domestic violence or another crime and wonder if you are eligible for an immigration benefit?
I have lived in India, Turkmenistan and Denmark and understand the challenges of trying to navigate through foreign rules and customs. I pride myself providing clear explanations of the U.S. laws and procedures. I will listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Together we will navigate your case - I will explain laws and your options and give you recomendations on how to go forward. I will be a tireless advocate for your case.
I am passionate about immigrant justice and want to help you to obtain the benefits for which you are eligible.
1. How do I make an appointment with you?
Just give me a call me at (206) 419-7332 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to meet. I have an office in Seattle, or we can meet on line via ZOOM. During the Consultation, we will discuss your questions and your goals. Based on the information you provide, I will give you options on how your case can proceed. The Consultation is your chance to ask questions and understand your options. Before you leave the Consultation, you will know how much it will cost for me to represent you.
2. How much do you charge?
In order for you to budget your legal fees and plan for your other expenses, I charge flat fees for your casework. The fee depends on the complexity of the case and the amount of work necessary. Therefore, I can not easily give you an estimate of the fee until we discuss your case in depth at the Consultation. If you would like to work with me, we will sign a Representation Agreement that outlines the work I will do for you and explains our collaboration to pursue the best result possible.
3. Can I just fill out the form myself?
Maybe. The forms are available online and may seem simple to fill out. But the questions on the form sometimes have more complicated or nuanced implications for your case, depending on how judges and the government have interpreted them and how they relate to the larger body of immigration law. Immigration attorneys read these interpretations and follow new developments. We understand the way the forms and supporting documents should be completed to avoid mistakes or delays. In addition, even if you do everything right, the government can make mistakes. I will identify these mistakes and work to correct them. I have specialized knowledge that will help you obtain eligible benefits in the shortest amount of time.
If you choose to work with me, I promise I will do my best to to help you reach your immigration goals so that you will have the security you need to set down roots, take opportunites, and contribute fully to your community.
Frequently Asked Questions
State Bar of Washington
U.S. District Court of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
D.C. District Court
American Immigration Lawyer's Association
South Asian Bar Association
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, pro bono attorney
Eastside Legal Assistance Project, pro bono attorney
American Immigration Lawyer's Association, Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Understanding and Connection
Meena is a Seattle native. Her father was an immigrant from India who came to the US as an economics student. She understands the challenges and opportunities of starting a new life in the U.S., as well as the positive contribution immigrants make to our communities. She is passionate about immigrant rights and providing excellent service to her clients, helping them open doors to security and opportunity, and the chance to contribute to their community fully.
Meena started Menter Immigration Law to help immigrants unite with family members from their home country and help others establish the immigration status necessary to build a successful life in the U.S. and contribute to their community.
Education and Experience
Meena earned her J.D. at the University of Washington where she participated in the Native American Law Clinc and Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, assisting domestic violence immigrant survivors. Meena also worked in the trial department at Dorsey & Whitney LLP and as a staff attorney at Northwest Justice Project. Prior to law school, she earned a B.A. in International Studies at the University of Washington. During that time she spent six months studying in India.
Before law school, Meena was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Turkmenistan where she taught English and co-authored the first Turkmen-English, English -Turkmen dictionary.
Meena is fluent in Turkmen and proficient in Hindi.