Greg McLawsen

Hi, my name is Greg McLawsen and I’m proud to be the founder of Sound Immigration. My practice focuses on representing vulnerable immigrants in federal lawsuits to recover support under the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support.

I am passionate about reinventing the practice of law to make it work better for those we serve. I work hard to identify the best available technology to make our firm convenient for clients. I look to other industries, like real estate and the restaurant business, to learn about practices that will help serve our clients better. The focus of my leadership in the broader legal community is using technology and innovation to serve clients.  I have chaired the 1,000-member Solo and Small Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association, where I help attorneys learn about ways to help clients more effectively with technology tools. For two years I served on the Washington State Bar Association’s Future of the Profession Workgroup, which explored the future of the legal industry. And I chair the Technology Committee of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Washington State Chapter, and formerly served as Treasurer and Secretary of the Chapter.


  • Washington State Supreme Court.
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Federal District Court – District of Colombia.
  • Federal District Court – Northern District of Texas.
  • Federal District Court – Western District of Washington.
  • Federal District Court – Eastern District of Washington.
  • Federal District Court – Western District of Wisconsin


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015-Present).
  • Fellow, Washington Leadership Institute (Washington Bar Association) (2014-15).
  • Order of the Coif (2009).

Published Cases

  • Khan v. Khan, 332 P.3d 1016 (Wash. Ct. App. 2014) (holding that I-864 beneficiaries have the standing to enforce their private right of action for financial support).
  • Liu v. Kell, 299 F.Supp.3d 1128 (W.D. Wash. 2017 (granting partial summary judgment to Form I-864 beneficiary on as to defenses of res judicata, failure to mitigate and waiver).
  • Dorsaneo v. Dorsaneo, 261 F.Supp.3d 1052 (N.D. Cal. 2019) (granting partial judgment on the pleadings to Form I-864 plaintiff).

Contact Info

Phone: (855) 809-5115
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