Kripa Upadhyay, Attorney
Kripa’s practice focuses on all areas of Immigration and Nationality law. She has a diverse practice representing individuals and companies in various stages of the immigrant and non-immigrant process. Her practice includes employment based petitions, family based petitions, removal defense, naturalization and non-immigrant visas. An active member of the local American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) chapter, she has served as the Chair and Vice Chair of a variety of committees.
She is admitted to practice before the Washington State Supreme Court; The Board of Immigration Appeals; The District court for the Western District of WA, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kripa is fluent in Nepali and Hindi, conversant in Urdu and is now learning Spanish.
Kripa graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2007, and is a frequent guest lecturer at the Law School’s Immigration law class and law clinic. A first-generation immigrant from Nepal, she is actively involved with the local Nepali community and the larger Immigrant communities for whom she regularly organizes free legal/education seminars.
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (Member)
Washington State Bar Association (Member)
WSBA Committee for Diversity, Member
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- Washington State Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
- United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit