8341 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland, OR 97225

(503) 922-2924


1200 Westlake Ave. N., Suite 905 Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 323-0384

Kathryn E. Johnson

Katie Johnson joined our immigration team in 2015, and she has helped a wide range of clients reach their immigration goals. Katie’s practice emphasizes finding the best possible solution to every problem, and then vigorously pursuing a quick resolution. Katie handles temporary worker petitions such as H-1B, E-1, E-2, and more. She also handles immigrant worker petitions, including Labor Certification under the PERM regulations as well as National Interest Waivers. In addition, Katie is experienced with naturalization applications as well as family-based petitions such as marriage-based green cards and complex waivers including Adam Walsh Act waivers.

Katie earned a Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2007. After serving as a teacher briefly in Nashville, Katie traveled to Portland to pursue her legal education. While at Lewis & Clark Law School, Katie held a competitive position on the Lewis & Clark Law Review, and she served as a Research Assistant to three professors. Among her, numerous research topics were the rights of immigrant detainees in deportation proceedings, and that research engendered in Katie a passion for immigrants’ rights. Katie also received a number of awards, including induction into the Cornelius Honor Society for superior scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the law school community as well as the National Order of Scribes for outstanding legal writing. Katie graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2012.

After admission to the Oregon State Bar in 2012, Katie next worked as a judicial clerk for Judge Alicia A. Fuchs of the Multnomah County Circuit Court. In that position, Katie researched a wide variety of court matters and helped the Judge with dozens of civil and criminal trials.
Katie is a compassionate and level-headed advocate who is committed to helping her clients live their best lives.

She is available to handle most types of immigration cases, especially the following:

  • E-2 visas
  • H-1B visas
  • L visas
  • Naturalization (citizenship)
  • Family-based green cards, including through marriage, siblings, parents, children, and more
  • I-751 removal of conditions
  • Complex waivers of inadmissibility
  • Adam Walsh Act waivers
  • Employment-based green cards, including PERM, National Interest Waivers, and religious employment

If you aren’t sure what kind of immigration help you need, we can help you figure it out!