Scott Railton limits his practice to United States immigration and naturalization law, with an emphasis on advising businesses and human resources departments. His counsel is relied upon by renowned professionals, including business executives, research scientists, and physician specialists. Mr. Railton reserves a portion of his practice for the litigation of admissibility and removal issues, humanitarian matters, and immigration advocacy. Situated near the border, he has gained a special expertise regarding U.S.-Canadian border processing and other related admissibility matters.
Mr. Railton is a Past Chair of the Washington State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, as well as a former Governor to the organization’s national Board. An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, he has served in leadership roles on several state and national committees for the organization. He has chaired committees concerning U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Consular Affairs, and Consumer Protection, while serving on many more. Mr. Railton is also a member of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, and regularly travels to Washington D.C. to advocate for immigration reforms.
Mr. Railton has taught U.S. Immigration Law and Policy at Western Washington University, as well as other seminars on U.S. citizenship laws. In the course of his practice, he has opportunity to regularly speak and write to a wide variety of audiences concerning business immigration, immigration enforcement, criminality and waivers, and other constitutional matters related to U.S. immigration and border law.
Mr. Railton is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for Western Washington. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, where he was an Executive Editor for the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with highest honors from Western Washington University, and has served on the Executive Committee of the institution’s Alumni Board of Directors. Mr. Railton also volunteers his services to a number of other regional organizations.