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Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Immigration Lawyers

Elliott Law Group is a team of dedicated professionals who know the law and understand your needs. We have offices in both Spokane Valley, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID. We are a multi-lingual team, which includes Russian and Spanish speaking team members. If English is a second language for you or your loved one, dealing with the legal system can be even more difficult. At Elliott Law Group, our Spokane immigration lawyers treat our clients as friends. We are the friend that you can depend on and count on to help you through your difficult legal situation. You can trust us to fight for you. We Are The Law Firm You Can Depend On.

Our knowledgeable Spokane attorneys focus on Immigration Law, Criminal Defense, DUI, and Personal Injury, with an emphasis on automobile accidents. Immigration law is a vast and complex area of federal law, with frequent changes that impact the lives of immigrants already residing here, and those trying to complete the process of coming to the U.S. Being charged with a crime can have serious and far reaching effects on your life or the life of a loved one. Automobile accidents often leave you injured, without transportation, and with a mounting pile of medical bills. If you find yourself dealing with immigration issues, criminal charges, personal injuries or even multiple intersecting issues, you need compassionate, intelligent and knowledgeable counsel. You need the Coeur d’Alene Immigration & Criminal Defense lawyers of Elliott Law Group on your side.

Several members of Elliott Law Group, including Lana Elliott herself, immigrated to this great country. We have helped over a thousand other people with green cards, spouse and fiancé visas, extensions of status, adjustment of status, citizenship and other immigration issues. We know and have personal experience with the complexities of Immigration Law, both as immigrants and as attorneys. Let our Spokane immigration attorneys put our experience and knowledge to work for you, in both, Washington and Idaho.

Our criminal defense team is top notch. We focus on automobile related felonies, misdemeanors, and civil infractions. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, we understand how stressful and even frightening the situation can be. With our proven track record of success, we can help you with DUI, Driving Under Influence of Marijuana, Reckless Driving, Traffic Tickets, and other criminal charges. If you are an immigrant and you have been charged with a criminal offense, you need a lawyer who understands how immigration law and criminal law intersect and how being convicted of a criminal offense can affect your immigration status, or even lead to deportation from the U.S.

Our extensive knowledge of the traffic code and insurance regulations makes us the right choice to handle your automobile accident. We know how to work with insurance companies in both Washington and Idaho, to insure that you are treated fairly and with respect. We can help you wade through the bureaucracy to get the medical care and treatments that you need and the compensation that you deserve.

Immigration Law

Immigration is a broad area that covers all individuals who are not citizens of the United States. It does not matter where you are located, Spokane, WA or Coeur d’Alene, ID, dealing with the federal government can be overwhelming and frustrating, due to the size and complexity of the federal bureaucracy and its regulations. Elliott Law Group has a reputation for excellence, knowledge, and has the experience to advocate for you. Immigration law, being federal law, applies the same way in all 50 states of the United States. As such, we are authorized to practice Immigration Law throughout the entire United States. Our Spokane immigration lawyers have had clients from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida because people understand that they need the best attorney working on their case. Elliott Law Group has the experience and the knowledge to effectively assist you with obtaining a Status of Lawful Permanent Resident, a Family based Visa, Immigrant Visa, Citizenship, Asylum, and other immigration benefits. If you already have a Visa and your situation has changed or your visa is going to expire, we can help with an adjustment of status, a change, or an extension of status. If you face deportation, we will fight on your behalf.

In recognition of our long track record of success in helping members of the Hispanic Community in both Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, the Mexican Consulate in Seattle awarded our law firm a contract to provide free legal services to vulnerable members of the Hispanic Community in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. If you are a victim of a crime, we can assist you with obtaining a legal status under a U Visa. If you are the victim of domestic violence, we can assist you with obtaining a legal status under the Violence Against Women Act. If you satisfy the income requirements of the Mexican government guidance, obtaining legal assistance will not cost you anything.

Whether you are a visitor or an immigrant, victim of a crime or face deportation, the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene immigration lawyers of Elliott Law Group have the experience that you need.

Criminal Defense

The criminal justice system is complicated and stressful. If you have been charged either in Spokane or Coeur d’Alene, or other cities of Washington or Idaho, with a crime, it is important to understand the charges against you and to have someone fight for your rights and interests, which can be affected by criminal charges. Whether you are innocent or simply made a mistake, we can help you understand your rights, the system and the possible penalties that you are facing. Being charged with a crime doesn’t make you a bad person; it makes you a person who needs the assistance of a passionate, dedicated attorney. Katie Merrill, our lead criminal defense attorney, is licensed to practice law in both Washington State and Idaho. Whether you are charged in Eastern Washington or the Idaho Panhandle, the criminal defense team of Elliott Law Group will protect your rights and challenge the government every step of the way in both Spokane, WA and Coeur’ d’Alene, Idaho.

Personal Injury

If you have been in an auto accident you need the help of an experienced local attorney who gets results. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. They make money by not paying you or paying you less than you deserve. If your car is damaged and you have injuries, either in Washington or Idaho, you need someone who can help you get the compensation that you deserve. You need Elliott Law Group. Our team understands how to build a case and present your evidence in negotiations with insurance companies. If an insurance company is unwilling to treat you fairly we will take your case to trial either in Spokane or Coeur d’Alene. We want to help you get the compensation that you deserve for your pain and suffering, medical costs, property damage, missed work and any other loss or cost that you suffered.


Driving Under the Influence charges can carry severe penalties including jail time, hefty fines, license suspension, and require ignition interlock devices. A DUI can carry long lasting and severe consequences. If you have been charged with a DUI in Washington or Idaho, you need a lawyer who understands the law. After receiving a DUI you have to fight two legal processes; there is the charge that is litigated through the criminal court system; and a separate administrative hearing through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Katie Merrill focuses on automobile related laws. Her specific knowledge of DUI laws and the legal process gives you the best advocacy possible. She will make a detailed and comprehensive review of every aspect of your case then ardently negotiate and litigate on your behalf in the criminal courts and at the DMV.

DUI Marijuana

Many people don’t realize that they can be charged with a DUI for using Marijuana before operating a vehicle. While the use of recreational Marijuana is legal in Washington, recreational Marijuana is not legal in Idaho or under federal law. It does not matter where you are operating a vehicle after using Marijuana can result in a DUI. A Marijuana DUI conviction can result in jail time, fines, license suspension, and ignition interlock requirements. Defending you against a charge of Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana takes special knowledge and experience. Our criminal defense team, led by Katie Merrill has the knowledge and experience to defend you or your loved one.

Traffic Tickets

Traffic infractions can carry high penalties. In addition to the fine, traffic tickets may affect your insurance rates and even your employment. It is important to understand your rights before pleading to and paying a traffic ticket that you received in either Washington or Idaho. We have the ability and the experience to possibly get your ticket reduced, suspended, or even dismissed. Don’t waste hundreds or even thousands of dollars on higher insurance premiums. Don’t let a traffic infraction cost you a future employment opportunity. Call us for a consultation to determine if we can save you time, money, and stress.

If you are experiencing immigration issues, criminal charges, injuries from an automobile accident, or even multiple legal issues at the same time, you need Spokane and Coeur d’Alene attorneys with knowledge, experience and passion. You need Elliott Law Group. Call (509) 891-4301 or (208) 667-0566.

Client Reviews
I applied for citizenship the first time, but my husband was previously denied citizenship. We hired Elliott Law Group and both Lana and Kate really exceeded our expectations. My husband and I just got sworn in as U.S. citizens! T.S.
I first hired Lana to help me obtain legal residency for my parents in 2006, then for my wife in 2007. She did a great job and my parents and wife got their green cards. Although Lana is not in California anymore, she still assists with immigration processes for other members of my family. I highly recommend her services to anyone who needs the help of a highly qualified immigration lawyer. S.P.
Good day, Atty. Lana. I would like to thank you for all the support and assistance. We appreciated and indeed, me and my wife very happy with how you handled my daughter’s case. We can personally say that we made the right decision for having your law office as our choice. tks a lot. V.N.
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A true international attorney, Lana Elliott is a founder and managing attorney at Elliott Law Group, PLLC.

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