Elizabeth Campos joined Open Sky Law in May of 2019 as a paralegal. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, with a minor in Diversity. Elizabeth has been working as a paralegal in immigration law since June 2015 and volunteers at Citizenship Day events. Born and raised in Seattle, WA, Elizabeth is the daughter of naturalized citizens. She became passionate about helping others after learning about her family’s journey to the U.S. Elizabeth loves to travel, spend time with family, and walk her dogs. She is fluent in Spanish.
Devin T. Theriot-Orr
Devin T. Theriot-Orr is a partner and owner of Open Sky Law, PLLC. His practice focuses on complex immigration litigation before the federal agencies and the federal courts. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he sits on the national amicus committee. He presents regularly at national and regional conferences and enjoys teaching immigration law at Seattle University School of Law. Prior to launching Open Sky Law, Devin was the principal attorney at Sunbird Law, PLLC.
Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Devin received his B.A. in Physics from Oberlin College in 1997. He moved to Seattle in 1998 and graduated with high honors from the University of Washington School of Law in 2003, where he was a student in the immigration clinic. He is admitted to practice in the Washington State Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington and the District of Colombia, and the Second, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth United States Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Neha Vyas is a partner and owner of Open Sky Law, PLLC. She focuses her practice on Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), U Visas, asylum, family-based immigration, citizenship, and removal defense, including appeals.
Before launching Open Sky Law, Neha was a Senior Attorney at Gibbs Houston Pauw. Neha was the former Legal Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining NWIRP, Neha was in solo practice in Tucson, Arizona, focusing on immigration cases. She began practicing immigration law as a staff attorney with the Tucson Ecumenical Council for Legal Assistance (TECLA), a project that, like NWIRP, had its origins assisting Salvadorans and Guatemalan refugees fleeing their countries' wars in the 1980's. Neha has served as the secretary of the Board of the Asylum Program of Southern Arizona and formally served on the Board of Chaya now known as API Chaya. API Chaya is a community based nonprofit organization that serves South Asian women impacted by domestic violence. In 2001, Neha received an Award for Outstanding Dedication to Battered Immigrant Women by the Southeastern Arizona Behavior Health Service. Neha was lead counsel in, Guerra et al v. USA, No. 09-CV-01027 RSM (W.D. Wash., Oct. 21, 2014). (Federal District for the Western District of WA finds CIS and State Department abused judicial process and awards fees for bad faith conduct in the handling of a J-1 waiver application.)
Neha is a frequent speaker and presenter at immigration law conferences and continuing legal education seminars. She has over 15 press and media appearances including interviews on CNN, National Public Radio (“NPR”) and quotes in the Seattle Times. Neha has been involved in legislative efforts for immigrants’ rights by testifying before the State Senate and King County Council and participating in community outreach events.
Neha is trilingual (English, Hindi, Spanish). She loves spending time with her daughter and enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking.
Whitney C. Wootton
Whitney grew up in Texas and has lived in Seattle for several years. She received her law degree magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2018, and her B.A. in international studies from Texas A&M University in 2009. Prior to law school she studied in Chile and taught English in South Korea. During law school she was on the board of Seattle University’s chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). She was also an Access to Justice Institute First Year Fellow, a staff editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, and a research assistant for Professor Sara Rankin. She interned at the Moderate Means Program and at Sunbird Law, PLLC, and externed with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Seattle. She now practices immigration law, focusing on asylum, removal defense, appeals, family-based petitions, citizenship, federal court litigation, U & T-visas, and VAWA cases.