Our Immigration Practice

General immigration

  • Lawful permanent residence

  • Citizenship and Naturalization

  • Family based visas

  • Employment based visass

  • Employment Authorization (Contingent upon eligibility)

  • Travel documents

Other humanitarian benefits

  • Asylum

  • Violence against Women Act (VAWA)

  • U Visas – Temporary legal status for victims of “qualifying crimes.”

  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 

  • T Visa – Temporary legal status for victims of trafficking

  • Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrival (DACA)


Waivers are a form of discretionary relief available to those that have committed certain violations that make them inadmissible and/or deportable. Chou Colwell offers assistance with waivers for the following types of violations: 

  • Certain criminal convictions

  • Fraud and misrepresentation

  • Grounds of inadmissibility

  • Unlawful presence


Appeals can and should be filed in instances where there is a legal error in the finding of the Judge or Field Officer. Chou Colwell files appeals in the followings institutions: 

  • Board of Immigration (BIA)

  • The Ninth Circuit

  • Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)

Removal/deportation proceedings

Removal/deportation proceedings can be initiated at any time and sometimes involves the detention of a loved one. These situations are heartbreaking and difficult to navigate. Contact our office to discuss your options in removal proceedings which could include, but are not limited to:   

  • Detention and bond defensive

  • Asylum/ Withholding/ Convention Against Torture

  • Cancellation of Removal

  • Motions to reopen

  • Unaccompanied minors

Protecting Injury Victims and Their Families throughout the State of Washington

Personal injury law allows for a series of rights and protections for victims of negligent and reckless actions. There is no substitute for experience, and we provide our clients with over 20 years of experience in resolving injury claims. Navigating insurance claims and the legal process can be daunting, however we guide our clients every step of the way, keeping them informed and looking out for their best interests. We pride ourselves on offering personalized legal services in a world that can seem highly impersonal. At Chou Colwell, we always put the needs of our clients first.

We have offices in Bellevue and Kennewick to serve clients in both Western and Eastern Washington. If your injuries have limited your mobility and you are unable to come to our offices, we will come to you. Please call 425-830-0400 or 509-302-8552 to schedule a free consultation.

Motor vehicle injuries

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation in the form of payment of medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.

Wrongful death

When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act or negligence of a corporation or person, a claim may be brought to recover damages suffered as a result of the death.

Premises liability

If you were injured by an unsafe or defective condition on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation. The most common example of a a premises liability case is a slip and fall in a business, however other examples would include inadequate maintenance of public areas and private residences and buildings that do not adhere to proper safety codes.

Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice may result from a variety of different errors on the part of a healthcare provider, causing serious injuries and entitling the injured person to compensation.