Our U.S. Immigration Attorneys

With Offices in Seattle, Bellingham, and Vancouver

Millar & Pérez, PLLC is available to help you with all U.S. immigration matters. We specialize in business immigration and complex and challenging family immigration matters. We approach each case with professionalism, enthusiasm, and flexibility. Listed below are the immigration lawyers and support staff that you will work with when you retain our firm.

Contact us to find out how one of our immigration lawyers can assist you.

Duncan Millar

Duncan Millar

The founder of the firm, Duncan Millar practices primarily out of the Bellingham and Vancouver, B.C. offices. He serves many business and individual clients throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Asia. Duncan is a U.S. immigration lawyer licensed in Washington state, and a B.C. Practitioner of Foreign Law (U.S. law). Duncan's practice focuses exclusively on immigration law, and he has extensive experience in all types of Green Card cases, business and family immigration, investment, and consular matters. He appears regularly at the Port Court at the Blaine Port of Entry and the Seattle Immigration Court, where he represents respondents in deportation proceedings against the Department of Homeland Security, and often accompanies Canadians to the border to acquire visas under the NAFTA.

Duncan graduated with the highest honors from California State University, Long Beach where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. He then attended Seattle University School of Law and received the degree of Juris Doctor. Duncan is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyer's Association. Duncan is active in the British Columbia Pipers' Association as a certified adjudicator and competitor, and is a drummer with the Four-Time World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band from Burnaby, B.C.

Carla Pérez

Carla Perez

Carla Pérez, a partner of the firm, practices primarily out of the Austin office. Her practice is exclusive to the representation of clients in matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law. She is experienced in family-based petitions, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, DACA, removal defense, asylum, citizenship, and business visas. Known for her meticulous work and perseverance, Carla provides guidance to her clients throughout their cases.

Carla was born and raised in Texas. She graduated from University of Texas-Pan American where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. Prior to law school, Carla worked at Baylor College of Medicine as a research assistant in a molecular biology laboratory. During law school, she interned at the Starbucks Coffee corporation legal department. Carla received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law, and is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is currently a member of the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association — Washington and Texas Chapters.

Carla is fluent in Spanish. In her spare time, Carla enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time with her twin sons and husband.

Andrew Hayes

Andrew Hayes

Andrew Hayes is a U.S. immigration lawyer licensed to practice in the state of Washington and a B.C. Practitioner of Foreign Law (U.S. law). Andrew practices primarily out of the Burnaby and Bellingham offices.

Andrew has been with the firm since 2004, after receiving a B.A. in English and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Rochester. Already highly skilled with immigration law matters from years as a paralegal, he graduated from Seattle University School of Law in May 2012 where he participated in mock trial, appellate, and international law contests.

Andrew enjoys playing music, reading, and learning things from unexpected places. When time allows, he can be found hiking in the Olympics, Cascades, or Manning Park.

Gabrielle D. Schneck

Gabrielle D. Schneck

Gabrielle Dalmasso Schneck is a U.S. immigration lawyer licensed to practice in the state of Washington and a B.C. Practitioner of Foreign Law (U.S. law). Gabrielle’s practice covers a range of family and business immigration, removal defense, and naturalization. She works primarily out of our Seattle and Bellingham offices.

Prior to joining the firm, Gabrielle’s practice focused on representing individuals in local immigration courts in matters such as asylum and cancellation of removal. She has a special interest in pursuing VAWA-related relief, U visas, and T visas on behalf of survivors of violence. She previously interned with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), both in their domestic violence unit and in their Tacoma office serving individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center.

Gabrielle graduated cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law in May 2012, where she served on the Social Justice Coalition Steering Committee and as a Seattle Journal for Social Justice board editor. She also defended clients as a Rule 9 Licensed Legal Intern in Seattle Municipal’s Mental Health Court.

Prior to law school, Gabrielle received her B.A. from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Gabrielle is a member of the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She speaks Spanish and French.

Blair Cooper

Blair Cooper

Blair Cooper is a case manager for our Vancouver, B.C. office, and has been with the firm since 2008. Blair works primarily with family-based immigration cases.

Originally from Manitoba, he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Law School. Blair is known for his professionalism, calm demeanor, and subtle wit. He is also a member of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band.

paralegal Deniz Uysal-Ferré

Cassandra Baker

Cassandra Baker is a case manager in our Seattle office. She has a BA in Spanish from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. Before joining our team, Cassandra lived in Mexico City for a year, working at a guesthouse that provides services to migrants and refugees. She is fluent in Spanish. In her spare time, Cassandra enjoys writing novels. She joined the firm in 2014.

Paralegal Rachel Parkinson

Rachel Parkinson

Rachel Parkinson is a case manager in our Vancouver, B.C. office. Rachel manages cases dealing with waivers of inadmissibility, NAFTA, and intra-company transfer visas.

Originally from New Zealand, Rachel graduated from Victoria University, New Zealand, with a PhD in Biological Sciences. She joined the firm in 2010.

Paralegal Tano Martone

Tano Martone

Tano Martone is a case manager in our Vancouver, B.C. office. Tano joined the firm in 2012. He manages cases dealing with business visas such as E and L visas, with tremendous attention to detail.

Tano is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated with a BA(HONS) from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he studied Scottish music. He now resides in Vancouver, B.C. with his wife and is also a member of the SFU pipe band.

business manager Ron Reed

Ron Reed

Ron Reed is our director of operations. He joined the firm in 2007. Ron provides technical (IT) support, web design and marketing, bookkeeping and business administration. He has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Maryland and a degree in Anthropology from the University of Washington. In his free time, he enjoys tinkering with computers, playing music with his wife, and is also enthusiastic about anthropology, mountain biking, and graphic design.

case manager Kyle Wallis

Kyle Wallis

Kyle Wallis joined the firm in 2014. Kyle is a case manager who primarily works with family-based immigration cases. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a bachelor’s degree (double minor) in English and Cognitive Science.

business Consultant Gregory Macdonald

Greg Macdonald

Greg Macdonald provides business administration and marketing services in our Bellingham office. Greg first joined the firm in 2005. With a background as a Wall St. trader, entrepreneur, and successful restaurateur, Greg also lends his considerable experience to the writing of business plans for clients seeking to expand their foreign businesses into the United States.

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