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Ester Greenfield has been practicing U.S. immigration law since 1976.

Ester Greenfield

Attorney at Law MacDonald Hoague & Bayless
1500 Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue, Suite 1500
Seattle, Washington 98104

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Practice Areas

Citizenship and Naturalization|Employment-based Immigrant Visas|Family Immigration|Non-Immigrant Visas (Work-Authorized)|PERM Labor Certification

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years
Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law for Seattle, Washington in 2013 and 2015

Memberships & Associations

AILA, 8 years of service on National Department of Labor Liaison Committee

Pro-bono & Community Service

King County Bar Association Immigration Legal Clinic
One America Citizenship Clinic Attorney Volunteer
Volunteer Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Published Works

2003 through 2021, presentations on various aspects of immigration law at regional and national continuing legal education conferences sponsored by AILA and Washington State Bar Association


University of Chicago, B.A., 1973
University of Illinois, J.D., 1976

Ester Greenfield is of counsel at MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless, in Seattle, Washington, and her practice is limited to immigration law. She represents employers and individuals in business and family immigration cases as well as citizenship matters.

She is a past Chair of the AILA Washington State Chapter and has taught immigration law and the immigration clinic as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University). She has written and lectured nationally on immigration topics with an emphasis on PERM labor certifications. She served on AILA’s national Department of Labor Liaison Committees for a total of eight years.

She is the co-author of an article on prevailing wages that has been published in every edition of AILA’s PERM manual since 2005. She was recognized by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law for Seattle, Washington for 2013 and 2015.