Bonnie Stern Wasser – Attorney at Law

For those that need the nitty gritty:


JD Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles

MA Urban Planning and Architecture, UCLA, Los Angeles

BA Social Ecology, UC Irvine (including junior year at Université de Bordeaux, France)

Bar admissions:

Washington State Supreme Court

California Supreme Court (inactive in California)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court, Central District California


American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) (member), AILA Military Assistance Project, Volunteer,  AILA Washington Chapter (member and former Chapter Chair; member, International Section and Solo Small Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association.

Employment History:
2003-Present: Principal, Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser, Seattle, WA
2000-2003- Associate Attorney, McDonald, Hoague and Bayless, Seattle, WA
1988-2000- Principal, Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser, Los Angeles, CA
1986-1988 – Associate Attorney, Barst & Mukamal, Los Angeles, CA
1986-1988- Honor Law Graduate/Trial Attorney, Immigration & Naturalization Service, Los Angeles, CA

For a detailed list of public speaking engagements and publications, see profiles on and LinkedIn

Special Interests:
Bluegrass fiddle and jams, photography, biking, yoga, travel, reading, gardening, tennis, rowing, knitting, hanging with friends and family