Elinor K. Tesfamarium, Esq.
Elinor K. Tesfamariam is a managing member and immigration attorney at Plenpovo Law, PLLC. Ms. Tesfamariam has well-rounded experience in all forms of immigration law, particularly family petitions; adjustments of status; asylum; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, detention and employment-based visas. Ms. Tesfamariam is particularly knowledgeable about detention processes and has successfully negotiated with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on behalf of many clients.
Prior to establishing Plenpovo Law, Ms. Tesfamariam was the co-founder and Managing Member of Immigration and Human Rights Law Group.
Passionate about ensuring justice for all, Ms. Tesfamariam has vigorously developed areas of expertise and taken action regarding key human rights issues such as: female genital mutilation (or cutting) (FGM or FGC), genocide and Immigrant’s rights. Ms. Tesfamariam has provided Know Your Rights seminars for Immigrants; assisted in the creation of a human rights curriculum for the transitional Somali government; assisted in a US death penalty appeal case and contributed in the creation of fair anti-drug enforcement laws and sentencing guidelines.
Ms. Tesfamariam is originally from Eritrea, East Africa and has first-hand experience of the living conditions in Africa, as well as the challenges of living as an immigrant in the United States. Ms. Tesfamariam earned her law degree from Seattle University School of Law. She also holds her bachelor degree in Law and Diversity from Western Washington University. Ms. Tesfamariam is a member of the the Washington State Bar Association.