Millar & Pérez Immigration Lawyers, PLLC are 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.
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 competitior, and is a drummer with the Four-Time World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band from Burnaby, B.C. Duncan and his spouse Danielle enjoy playing celtic music together, spending time with their family and hiking with their dog.
Carla Pérez practices out of the Seattle and Bellingham offices. She is a U.S. Immigration Lawyer licensed to practice law in the State of Washington and a B.C. Practitioner of Foreign Law (U.S. law). Carla has been with the firm since 2006. She has broad knowledge and experience in fiancé visas, spousal petitions, Consular Processing, waivers, deportation defense, asylum, citizenship and H-1B cases. Known for her meticulous work and perseverance, Carla provides excellent guidance to her clients throughout their cases. Carla appears regularly at Immigration Court in both Seattle and Tacoma, WA, where she represents respondents in deportation proceedings. Carla is fluent in Spanish and has a special interest in reaching out to our growing Latino population.
Carla graduated from University of Texas-Pan American where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. She received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law. Carla is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Prior to law school, Carla worked at Baylor College of Medicine as a research assistant in a molecular biology laboratory. During law school, Carla interned at the Starbucks Coffee corporation legal department and at Millar Fagan-Smith, PLLC. She was an active member of her law school’s Latino/a Law Student Association and is currently a member of Latino/a Bar Association of Washington.
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 Schneck is a U.S. immigration lawyer licensed to practice in the State of Washington. She works primarily out of our Seattle office. Gabrielle obtained her B.A. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and graduated cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law.
Gabrielle has been practicing immigration law in Seattle since 2012. Previously, during law school, she interned with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, where she served survivors of violence as well as detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. She was also Content Development Editor of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. As a Rule 9 Intern, Gabrielle defended clients before the Seattle Municipal Mental Health Court.
Gabrielle was born in France and raised in Minneapolis. She lives in Seattle with her husband, who is a first-generation immigrant from Mexico. She loves traveling, especially to visit family in Minnesota, France, Mexico, and Canada. Gabrielle is fluent in Spanish and also speaks French.
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.
is a paralegal in our Seattle, WA office, where she works closely with attorneys Carla Pérez and Gabrielle Schneck. Deniz has been with the firm since 2011. She has a B.A. in Linguistics (Major: Spanish Language & Literature) from the University of Ankara, Turkey. Deniz primarily works on cases of adjustment of status, consular processing, waivers, citizenship, DACA, deportation defense, and fiancé visas.
She received her Advanced Paralegal Certification from the American Bar Association approved program at Edmonds Community College in Edmonds, Washington. Deniz had previously volunteered as a Legal Advocate at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), Seattle, WA in the Domestic Violence Unit.
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.
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.
is our operations manager. 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 Macintosh and Linux computers, playing music with his wife and their musical group and is also very enthusiastic about anthropology, mountain biking and graphic design.
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 expertise to the writing of business plans for clients seeking to expand their foreign businesses into the United States.