Heather Fathali has practiced as a U.S. immigration attorney with Cascadia Cross-Border Law in Bellingham, WA since 2014.
Heather’s practice focuses primarily on employment-based U.S. immigration, with a significant portion of her client base consisting of professionals, entrepreneurs, and persons of talent seeking to expand to the United States; as well as U.S. citizenship and expatriation matters. She also dedicates a special area of her practice to the Jay Treaty and the unique rules pertaining to American Indians Born in Canada.
Heather received her Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. During law school, Heather served as judicial extern to Justice Charles W. Johnson at the Washington State Supreme Court; and also completed externships with the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic’s Immigration Clinic, where she represented asylum applicants detained at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center; and Catholic Community Services Family Immigration, where she provided immigration and citizenship assistance to low-income residents of Washington State. Additionally, Heather served as Research and Technical Editor for the Seattle University Law Review, and was a member of the Women’s Law Caucus.
Heather is a native of Bellingham, WA. She served on the Board of Directors of the Whatcom Literacy Council from 2014-2019, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing literacy and English language skills for adults in Whatcom County. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University, and continues to be interested in the study of diverse cultures. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and her dogs, helping animals in need, and traveling the world.