Søren has practiced immigration and nationality law in the Yakima Valley since 2002, successfully assisting hundreds of people from around the world on their applications for U.S. visas, permanent residency and citizenship. He has also zealously represented immigrants in removal (deportation) proceedings before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in the federal courts.
Søren is bilingual in English and Spanish and conversant in Chinese, French, Italian and Portuguese. He graduated from Yale University with honors in International and Latin American Studies and received his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to opening his own office, Søren worked for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project for nine years, first as a staff attorney and then as the directing attorney of the office in Granger, Washington.
Søren is admitted to practice before the Washington State Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and the Yakima County Bar Association. He spends his free time with his wife, their three teenagers, and their dog.
Arlette was born in Mexico and raised in the Yakima Valley. She graduated from Yakima Valley College with an Associate’s Degree as a Bilingual Legal Assistant. Arlette is fluent in English and Spanish and has over 5 years of experience in the legal field. She is passionate about helping others, loves to learn new things, and enjoys the outdoors. Arlette is deeply committed to ensuring that our clients have a positive experience when communicating with our office. She looks forward to greeting you when you call or visit us!
Along with the legal support that we give our clients and their families, Rottman Immigration Law is committed to providing financial support to select local nonprofit organizations because we believe in giving back to the Yakima Valley. Below is a list of some of the organizations we currently support and hope that you will too:
- Northwest Communities Education Center / Radio KDNA: www.kdna.org
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: www.nwirp.org
- Northwest Public Broadcasting: www.nwpb.org
- Yakima Symphony Orchestra: www.ysomusic.org
- Yakima Town Hall Speaker Series: www.yakimatownhall.com