Hannah Elisabeth Stone
Hannah is a local attorney who limits her practice to solely U.S. immigration and citizenship law. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Spanish Language from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hannah obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law where she studied with one of the nation’s foremost immigration law professors, Hiroshi Motomura. While in school, she taught English to migrant farm-workers at the local labor camps in North Carolina. She and her husband decided to relocate to Washington State after she completed an internship with the Center for Social Justice in Seattle. Prior to starting her own practice in 2007, Hannah worked for the internationally recognized law firm of Chang & Boos.
Hannah’s professional memberships include the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). She currently serves as the Chair of the State Government Committee for AILA-WA. The mission of the State Government Committee is to track and respond, in support or opposition, to immigration related bills or initiatives that address policy issues in Washington State. In a similar capacity, Hannah served for two years as the Chair of the Whatcom County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) (2010 and 2011).
Along with her husband and two young children, Hannah is an avid sailor and enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest.
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Law
Hannah handles a wide array of immigration cases. Hannah assists clients with family-based immigration, deferred action, naturalization and asylum cases. She advises local criminal defense attorneys on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions for non-citizen defendants. She also represents individuals in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Through her work in private practice, as well as her pro-bono services for organizations such as the Skagit Immigrant Rights Council, Community to Community Development (C2C), LAW Advocates, Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), Hannah is committed to fostering healthy communities and providing access to justice for all. She is a dedicated advocate for immigration reform.