Joseph P. Homel, Attorney at Law

I grew up in Bellingham, WA, attending Sehome High School and Western Washington University. After college I worked as an English teacher in Wenzhou, China before moving back to the U.S. and attending law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. While in law school I spent a summer as an extern to a United States federal judge and completed internships with the U.S. Department of Education and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Following law school I returned home to Whatcom County and was admitted to practice law in the state of Washington. My commitment to helping families with the United States immigration process springs from personal experience. Shortly after passing the bar exam, I petitioned for my wife, a citizen of Uganda, to come to the U.S. as a permanent resident. I understand the high emotional stakes involved, and I am committed to making the process as simple and stress-free as possible.


  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude
    • Senior Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review
    • Judicial Extern to the Honorable James S. Gwin, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • B.A., Western Washington University


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association