Whitney Wootton is an associate attorney at Open Sky Law, PLLC, where she focuses on appeals, federal court litigation, asylum, family-based petitions, citizenship, U & T-visas, and VAWA cases. She works with individuals and families both in the US and abroad, and provides immigration-related advice in family law and criminal matters.
Immigration law is Whitney’s passion. After teaching English in South Korea and working as a legal assistant in Houston, Texas for several years, Whitney attended Seattle University School of Law with the goal of becoming an immigration lawyer. She became even more confident in her decision when she attended her first immigration law course, taught by Devin Theriot-Orr. During law school she was a staff editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, served on the board of Seattle University’s chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and volunteered with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Seattle. She worked as an intern at the immigration firm of Sunbird Law, which later became Open Sky Law.
Whitney now works remotely from sunny Austin, Texas, where she lives with her spouse and two young children. She enjoys being outdoors, running, baking, traveling, and the constant challenge and reward of parenting.