Marsha T. Mavunkel

Marsha T. Mavunkel



Marsha focuses her practice exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization law. She advises clients on family and employment-based U.S. immigration law, and assists both corporate and individual clients with all aspects of the immigration process. She advocates for her clients on a wide range of cases, including: H-1B professionals, E-2 Treaty investors, L-1 intra-company transfers, TN professionals, J-1 exchange visitors, F-1 students, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, outstanding researchers, professors, and persons of extraordinary ability, and labor certifications under PERM regulations. She has also worked on VAWA cases, naturalizations, and a range of family-based permanent residence cases.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Marsha worked within the immigration field as a researcher, visiting international professional, and as a volunteer.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Secretary, American Immigration Lawyers Association Executive Committee– Washington State Chapter (2016)
  • Member, Washington Technology Industry Association (2016)
  • Membership Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association Executive Committee– Washington State Chapter (2015)
  • Vice President of Diversity, Washington Women Lawyers (2013-present)
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association (2013-present)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2013-present)
  • Co-chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association – Washington State Chapter New Members Division (2013-2015)
  • Volunteer Immigration Attorney, King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics (2013-present)
  • Seattle Human Rights Commissioner, Seattle Human Rights Commission (2011-2014)
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (2010-present)

Publications & Speaking Engagements


  • Malayalam (dialect of Kerala, India)


Marsha is a Bay Area, California transplant, who relocated to Seattle for law school and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. She is a first-generation American whose parents emigrated from India. Marsha volunteers with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project as a pro bono attorney and in her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling as much as possible.