August 1994 to Present
Drew D. Pettus, Attorney at Law, Bellingham, Washington. Immigration Attorney focusing on family immigration (K-l fiance visas, One-Step Adjustment green cards) and business immigration (E-l and E-2 investor visas, TN visas, L-l visas, EB-5 visas).
January 1989 to August 1994
Partner, PRESON GATES & ELLIS LLP (now K&L Gates), Washington, D.C.
Focused on business and family immigration, telecommunications and environmental law.
Primary clients at the firm were:
- American Forest & Paper Association (formerly, American Paper Institute)
- Weyerhaeuser Company
- Georgia-Pacific Corporation
- TeleCommunications, Inc. (TCI)
- The Boeing Company
January 1979 to January 1989
Committee on Energy and Commerce
US House of Representatives, U.S.Congress, Washington, D.C.
Drafted immigration and trade legislation and provided analysis of immigration and international trade issues.
March 1977 to January 1979
Committee on Rules, US House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.
May 1976 to March 1977
Director, Congressional District Office
US Representative Lloyd Meeds, 2nd Congressional District, Washington State
Worked with citizens of Western Washington with matters before the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
October 1974 to May 1976
Private practice of law, Bellingham, Washington
Sole practitioner of law. General practice.
|1994||George Mason University, International Transactions Program. Completion of 25 credit hours towards a Masters Degree in International Trade Law. Studied U.S Immigration and International Trade statutes (including U.S. advocacy of WTO Agreement).|
|1974||J.D. Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College|
|1971||1971 A.B. University of California, Berkeley|
District of Columbia Bar
Washington State Bar
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Board Member (ten years, President of Board one year).
Washington Athletic Club