About Peng & Weber
Peng & Weber is an immigration law firm in Mercer Island (Seattle suburb), Washington that was founded in 1992 on the idea that a small, well-focused team of lawyers could provide the highest quality professional services in immigration law but still give personal attention to each client. We provide a broad scope of immigration-law services to businesses, educational and research institutions, and individuals.
Peng & Weber lawyers have been nationally recognized for our work in national interest waivers, aliens of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors or researchers, and J-1 waivers on behalf of scientists and researchers throughout the United States. We also have extensive experience in labor certification, H-1, L-1, O-1, TN, and other work visas, political asylum, citizenship, family-based greencards, and other areas of immigration law.
Peng & Weber's reputation in immigration law has been earned through years of hard work and an unwavering commitment to excellence and success in immigration law. We take great professional and personal pride in each case we win for employers, families, and individuals throughout the United States. We also receive enormous satisfaction in knowing that bringing and retaining talented people from around the world contributes to America's world leadership in science, technology, health care, sports, arts, culture, and commerce.
Elizabeth Peng, Founder and Partner
- Nearly two decades of experience in immigration law, representing clients nationwide.
- Speaker, immigration law seminars at major universities from coast to coast.
- Legal Experience:
- 1992-Present, Co-Founder and Partner, Peng & Weber, Attorneys at Law, Seattle (Mercer Island), Washington.
- 1990-1992, Associate Attorney, Ogden Murphy Wallace, Attorneys at Law, Seattle, Washington.
- 1988-1990, Associate Attorney, Arent, Fox, Plotkin, Kintner & Fox, Attorneys at Law, Washington, D.C. (Also Summer Law Clerk 1987).
- 1986-1987, Law Clerk, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Attorneys at Law, Kansas City, Missouri.
- 1982, Intern, Prosecutor’s Office, Hebei Province, China.
- Federal Bar Admissions:
- State Bar Admissions:
- 1990, Washington State
- 1989, Kansas
- 1989, Washington, D.C.
- Selected Publications and Presentations:
- 2011, Elizabeth Peng, Jessica E. Robles & Cletus M. Weber, "Introducing the PERM-to-Green Card Path and the Players, Hurdles, and Traps You are Likely to Encounter Along the Way," Book Chapter in AILA's Manual on PERM Labor Certification: Strategies, Samples, and Guidance for Achieving Success (American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2011).
- 2011, Elizabeth Peng & Cletus M. Weber, "Achieving Success with Your First EB-5 Case," EB-5 Investors & Regional Centers—Navigating Through New Challenges and Building a Sound Practice, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), San Antonio, Texas (poster presentation).
- 2004, Distinguished Alumni/Banquet Speaker, Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) Diversity Banquet, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
- Professional Service and Membership in Immigration Law:
- 1990-present, Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association.
- 1993-1994, Executive Committee, Washington State Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
- 1993, Expert witness on U.S. immigration law for one of the world’s largest multinational corporations.
- Legal Education:
- 1988 Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas.
- 1983-1985 Master of Law (L.L.M.) program, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China.
- 1983 Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.),China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China.
- 1985, Scholarship to Study Abroad, a nationally competitive scholarship awarded by the Committee on Legal Education Exchange with China and funded by the Ford Foundation.
- Fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
- Selected Press Coverage of Elizabeth Peng on Immigration Law: