Immigration Attorney
& Team Members

Allium Law PLLC, under the leadership of Vanessa K. Mathisen, Attorney At Law, specializes in providing clients with immigration legal representation in the Spokane community and also in the greater Washington state. Vanessa has the experience, skills and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of immigration law to bring your legal case to fruition. She brings to the table not only her legal expertise but also her academic insight as an Adjunct Professor in Immigration Law & Policy at Whitworth University.

Our entire legal team is committed to providing high quality legal services to all of our clients, as well as offering legal assistance to clients who require translation services. We understand that every client’s immigration case is unique, and we tailor our strategies accordingly to ensure the best possible outcome every time. And our dedication to serving our clients extends beyond offering accurate and reliable legal counsel; we’re driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of those we represent, and we strive to achieve this by extending compassionate advocacy and dedication to all of our clients.

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Who WE Are

Immigration Attorney


Established in private practice to serve the greater Spokane community in a more meaningful way. Vanessa is delighted to continue to serve her clients with compassion and integrity as a private attorney in the Spokane area and beyond.


Naturalization (Citizenship), Green Cards, Removal of Conditions, Inadmissibility Waivers, Work Permits, Advanced Parole, DACA, Criminal Analysis, Asylum, Emergency Humanitarian Parole, Removal Proceedings, Cancellation of Removal, Appeals, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, VAWA Application, T Visa, U Visa, and more.


2016 Gonzaga University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

2010 Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences



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Juliana Churchill

Operations Manager
Senior Case Manager & Paralegal

Juliana joined Allium Law PLLC in April 2022. Juliana previously worked as an Immigration Specialist/Department of Justice Accredited Representative at World Relief Spokane Immigration Legal Services department. She brings 10+ years of experience in the immigration field, which includes humanitarian-based immigration, family-based immigration, and naturalization. Juliana’s passion for immigration law and operations management is integral to this practice and to serving our esteemed clients.

Juliana speaks Russian and Spanish.

Juliana is also a Notary Public for the State of Washington.

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Ivonne Polanski

Legal Assistant

Ivonne Polanski joined the team in January 2023 and has quickly become an integral part of our firm, providing administrative support, interpreting, and client communication.
Prior to joining our team, Ivonne spent 7 years working with other attorneys in various roles. Her passion for immigration law and many years of personal and professional experience in the legal field, make her an essential part of our team in providing exceptional services to our clients.

Ivonne speaks Spanish.

Ivonne is also a Notary Public for the State of Washington.

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Breena Dawoud


Breena joined Allium Law PLLC in November 2022, bringing with her 9+ years of knowledge and experience in the immigration field. Before joining our team, Breena worked as an Immigration Specialist/DOJ Accredited Representative at World Relief Spokane Immigration Legal Services Department.

Breena is a highly detail-oriented, thorough, and dedicated professional who plays a vital role in ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of support and assistance throughout their immigration journey.

We’re Hiring!

Interested in joining our team?

Associate Attorney
Spanish speaking highly preferred. Please email us for more info.

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