Miguel Bocanegra

Email: miguelb@mhb.com

Practice Emphasis and Experience

Immigration Law

Legislative Affairs / Public Policy Advocacy

Miguel’s practice focuses on immigration law. He has a diverse practice representing individuals and companies in various stages of the immigrant and nonimmigrant process. His practice includes family-based petitions, removal defense, naturalization, immigrant, and nonimmigrant visas. He has presented CLEs on removal defense and immigration fundamentals and has taught as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Latino Bar Association of Washington (Member; Immigration Committee)
  • Presenter, Fundamentals of Employment Immigration, Washington State Bar Association, 2015
  • Presenter, Immigration Basics for Employers, 18th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar, 2015
  • Presenter, AILA Northwest Regional Conference 2007, Grounds of Removal Inadmissibility and Related Relief


University of Washington, cum laude with honors, B.A., 2001

University of Washington, J.D., 2004

Both as an undergraduate and during law school, Miguel served as Co-Chair of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.) at the University of Washington. He was President of the University of Washington Latino Law Student Association and an active member of the Farm Worker Rights Committee. He also served as the student representative to the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, which advises the state legislature on educational policy.

Bar/Court Admissions

Washington State Bar Association

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2005

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005

Honors and Awards

Awarded the C. Z. Smith Public Interest Law Student of the Year Award, 2005
Rated By Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2009, 2012-2014:



Spanish speaker

UW View Point 40 to Watch 2009