Michele Taylor with 20 years of legal experience focuses on immigration law and criminal defense. She handles all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanors and DUIs to murder. She also represents military people in courts martial.
Michele also assists undocumented immigrants seeking asylum, U.S. citizens seeking family-based visas, and detainees. Michele Taylor, an experienced immigration attorney with extensive trial experience, also represents those in deportation proceedings.
She helps permanent residents and citizens seeking to bring family members to the U.S. through spousal or fiancé visas (K-1 or K-3) or other family visas (F-1, F-2, F-3 or F-4). She also helps undocumented immigrants who have been victims of crime obtain U and T visas.
Many crime victims without immigration documentation aren’t told that they may be eligible for U-Visas. If you have been a crime victim, set up an appointment to see if you qualify. With a U-Visas you can work and remain in the US for four years. Holding a U-Visa also qualifies you to apply for permanent resident status.
This blog post discusses details about obtaining U-Visas.
Michele Taylor is a former prosecutor
Prior to joining our firm, she worked as an attorney with the King County Prosecutor and the US Coast Guard. Michele received her degree in history in 1994, and her law degree in 1997, both from Gonzaga University. Her background as a prosecutor gives her comprehensive knowledge of the criminal law process, allowing her to passionately and effectively advocate for her clients.
Michele emphasizes clear and thorough communication with her clients, arming them with information to make smart choices throughout the process.
Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
J.D. cum laude – 1997
Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
B.A. magna cum laude – 1994
Past Employment Positions
King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2000 – 2009
United States Coast Guard , Lieutenant, 1997 – 2000