Heather Fathali joined Cascadia Cross-Border Law full-time after receiving her Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law in May 2014, graduating summa cum laude. Heather is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and her practice focuses on citizenship and immigration matters.
During law school, Heather served as judicial extern to Justice Charles W. Johnson at the Washington State Supreme Court; and also completed externships with two immigration non-profit organizations: the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic’s Immigration Clinic, where she represented asylum applicants detained at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center; and Catholic Community Services Family Immigration, where she provided immigration and citizenship assistance to low-income residents of Washington State. On top of her studies, Heather rounded out her second and third years of law school working as a legal intern at Cascadia Cross-Border Law.
Additionally, Heather served as Research and Technical Editor for the Seattle University Law Review, and was a member of the Women’s Law Caucus. Heather received CALI awards (highest grade in class) for excellent achievement in the study of both Immigration Law and the Immigration Law Clinic; as well as in Contracts, Civil Procedure, Comparative Family Law, and Law and Business of Art & Cultural Heritage.
Heather is a native of Bellingham, WA. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University, and continues to be interested in the study of diverse cultures. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Whatcom Literacy Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing literacy and English language skills for adults in Whatcom County. She is a PADI-certified advanced scuba diver, and enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her family and her dogs.