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Philip Smith

Immigration Attorney

Welcome to the immigration law offices of NELSON & SMITH, LLP. We are a west coast law firm that practices exclusively U.S. immigration law. Our offices are conveniently located in Portland, Oregon and Eugene, Oregon.

Immigration services at NELSON & SMITH, LLP include: Family-Based Immigration, V Visas and K Visas, Employment-Based Immigration – EB1, EB2, EB3, EB4, EB5, Non-Immigrant Visas – H-1B, Student F1/J1, Artists and Athletes, Asylum, Deportation and other immigration services.

Philip Smith
Founding Partner
Professional Expertise

  Philip is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and Rice University’s Graduate School of Business. In addition, he received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee.


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Prior to attending law school, Philip served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka, and in 1993/1994, he trained newly selected Peace Corps volunteers in both Sri Lanka and Latvia. During law school, Philip worked as a legal intern for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland.

As an immigration attorney, Philip advises clients on all aspects of U.S. immigration and naturalization law, and he represents them in proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, the Immigration Courts and U.S. Embassies, abroad. In addition, Philip litigates complex immigration-related matters in federal court.

Philip is a member of the State Bars of Tennessee and Oregon, the Federal District Court of Oregon, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a member in good standing of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Philip has twice served as AILA’s Oregon Chapter Chair and he is a past member of AILA’s Board of Governors. In addition, Philip currently serves on AILA’s Political Asylum Committee.


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All of the attorneys at NELSON & SMITH, LLP are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the preeminent immigration lawyers association in the U.S.  All are licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Oregon and have experience representing clients before the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Our attorneys are also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Oregon and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Location

208 S.W 1st Avenue, Suite 360, Portland, Oregon 97204