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Steve Tanijo

Steve Tanijo

Of Counsel

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Steve Tanijo serves as "Of Counsel" to the firm. He assists the firm's clients in the following areas:

  • Removal/Deportation Matters
  • 601-A Waivers
  • Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Appeals to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA, Juris Doctor (JD) May 2007


  • Washington State Bar Association Admitted May 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association  – AILA. Washington State Chapter


  • Introduction to Family Based Immigration Options, New Lawyer Education Bootcamp: Immigration, Washington State Bar Association, May 17, 2016
  • Preparing a successful Bond Application for Detained Clients, Panel Presentation at “Immigration Fundamentals for Non- Immigration Attorneys”, January 2014
  • Adjustment of Status for Refugees, Presentation for Non Profit Assistance Center (NAC), 2013
  • Reuniting with Family Members, Basics of Family Based Immigration for Burmese and Bhutanese Refugees, Non Profit Assistance Center (NAC) 2012


  • Founder, Project Kids Art (Registered 501(c)(3) Organization)

Project Kids Art is dedicated to helping NGO's around the world that support underprivileged children who are orphaned, disabled, abandoned, destitute, and from other vulnerable groups. Our mission is to provide these children with food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, art skills, and recreation with lots of love and care through the established NGO's. We wish to inspire hope, confidence, and independence so that each child will have a chance to choose their own future and contribute back to the local community. To give a more personal and focused attention Project Kids Art will help one NGO at a time until they can sustain themselves.

  • Pro-Bono Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Day for Immigration Court at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC)