Attorney Elliot M.S. Yi specializes in all aspects of immigration law including marriage-based green cards, family-based immigration, employment-based work-visas, investment-based visas, and representing clients in removal proceedings at the Portland Immigration Court. He also advocates for the rights of local business owners across the State of Oregon and has secured maximum compensation for his clients in personal injury matters.
In 2018, Elliot was awarded as Avvo’s top contributor. In 2017, Elliot was selected as one of the National Advocates Top 40 under 40 lawyers in Immigration Law. He has also been awarded Avvo’s Client’s Choice award for three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018.
Elliot attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and was a Dean’s Scholar. Prior to attending law school, he worked at the Metropolitan Public Defenders’ office in Hillsboro. Elliot received his Juris Doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, where he received a Merit Scholarship. There, he served as an executive editor for the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, and a staff editor for the Willamette Law Review. He also represented his law school in International Law Moot Court competitions.
During law school, he clerked at Brindle, McCaslin & Lee, P.C., where he worked on a variety of civil litigation matters. He also worked as a research assistant at Willamette University College of Law. Passionate about the field of immigration law, Elliot continued his legal education and received the advanced degree of Master of Laws, LL.M. in Transnational Law from Willamette University College of Law.
Elliot was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and later moved to Oregon. He speaks Korean, and appreciates Korean culture and cuisine. As the son of first generation immigrants, Elliot personally understands the great opportunities that the United States can provide immigrants and their families. Elliot is committed to helping you reunite with your family, secure your legal status in the U.S., and pursue your American dream.
B.A. Lewis and Clark College, 2008
J.D. Willamette University College of Law, 2011
LL.M. Willamette University College of Law, 2012
Oregon State Bar
Multnomah Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association