Betty T. Dovinh, Principal Attorney
Dovinh Law, PLLC is a law practice based in Seattle, Washington where its founder, Betty Trang Dovinh, was born and raised. The daughter of Vietnamese refugees, Ms. Dovinh’s experience as a first generation American gives her important insight into the unique challenges that historically disadvantaged groups face. She’s dedicated her career to advocating for those communities and fighting every day for the American principles of justice and equality for all to be upheld in the legal system and beyond.
Ms. Dovinh has over 20 years of diverse professional experience, helping local businesses and serving the Greater Seattle community. Prior to launching Dovinh Law, she served as Strategic Initiatives Officer for National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Children, Director of Development & Community Relations for Millionair Club Charity and Executive Secretary for Seattle King County NAACP. She has also served as a strategic adviser to DNPro Counsel (now An Legal), an international corporate law firm based in Vietnam. She has has held leadership, consultation and operational roles for a range of other businesses including a nationally recognized capital investment firm, and the largest independently family owned and locally operated electrical distributor in the West.
As an attorney, Ms. Dovinh has helped ease the burden for children and families experiencing the hardship of a variety of issues such as abuse, divorce and separation. She fights vigorously against discrimination in the workplace and other civil rights abuses. She litigates in both state and federal court, as well as administrative bodies such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), and The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA). In her immigration practice, she’s authorized to represent clients from all 50 states and around the world in U.S. visa, immigration and naturalization matters. She has successfully reunified families in Washington and other states with their relatives abroad as well as assisted businesses expand in the local economy.
Ms. Dovinh earned a B.A from the University of Washington and J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.
Ms. Dovinh is a member of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asian Bar Association of Washington, and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington. She is natively fluent in English and Vietnamese.
Fred Kull, Of Counsel
Fred has an illustrious 40+ year legal career primarily focused in immigration and naturalization cases, including removal defense, political asylum, cancellation of deportation, stay of deportation, immigration appeals, labor certification and employment based immigration cases, family based immigration cases, consular practice, nonimmigrant visas, naturalization, certificates of citizenship, and applications to register birth of US citizens abroad.
Mr. Kull has successfully represented hundreds of legal clients from over 40 countries, bringing immeasurable experience and in-depth business and immigration knowledge to Dovinh Law foreign clients, as well as clients in the United States.
Fred has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since the early 80s, having held a number of leadership and chair positions with the Washington chapter. He has been admitted to practice law in the state of Washington since 1976, as well as the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals.
He received his bachelor degree from Washington State University and his juris doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law.