Akshat Divatia, Attorney

 
Akshat Divatia

Akshat excels in providing diligent advocacy and simplified immigration solutions to budding entrepreneurs, established companies, and growing families.

Akshat represents clients in a variety of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, including visas for trainees, interns, investors, specialty occupation temporary workers, intracompany transferees, athletes and entertainment groups, and religious workers, as well as immigrant petitions for companies and self-petitioners. He also helps permanent residents preserve their status and become naturalized citizens. An equally satisfying aspect of Akshat’s practice is reuniting families by obtaining visas for spouses, parents, fiancés, and visitors.

Akshat emigrated from India and is a naturalized United States citizen. He has lived on four continents and speaks five languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish, and Catalan. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Bellevue, a former board member of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, and a pro bono attorney for the Eastside Legal Assistance Program.

In the spare time he finds from raising his two boys with his wife, Akshat is an ardent follower of the tactics, culture, and business of soccer/fútbol.

More About Akshat

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Doing Business in the Trump Era,” Harris Bricken Seminar, Barcelona, Spain, October 25, 2017.

Panelist, “Hate Crime Info Session,” India Association of Western Washington Community Program, Sammamish, Washington, June 25, 2017.

“Know Your Rights Workshop,” Eastside Legal Assistance Program, Bellevue, Washington, April 26, 2017.

“Employment-Based Immigration Options Not Requiring a Job Offer,” Washington State Bar Association CLE, Seattle, Washington, April 4, 2017.

“Hate Crime Info Session,” India Association of Western Washington Community Program, Bellevue, Washington, March 19, 2017.

“Know Your Rights Workshop,” Eastside Legal Assistance Program, Bellevue, Washington, March 10, 2017.

“Immigration in Uncertain Times: Goals for a New Immigration System,” Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington, February 24, 2017.

“An Overview of Immigration Options for Washington Businesses,” Association for Washington Business, Olympia, Washington, October 20, 2015.

Recognition/Honors

Ambassadorial Scholar, Rotary Foundation (1997)

Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Internship (2009)

AVVO Clients’ Choice Award (2015)

Education

  • Universitat de Barcelona (Undergraduate Study Abroad, 1994)
  • Elizabethtown College (B.A., 1995)
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires (Rotary Foundation Student Ambassador, 1997-1998)
  • University of California, San Diego (Law Study Abroad, 2010)
  • Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 2011)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Washington

Languages

  • Gujarati (Native)
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Hindi (Fluent)
  • Catalan (Basic)