Alejandra Cabrales Attorney
Born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington, Alejandra moved to Bellingham in 2014 to attend Western Washington University. Alejandra graduated from Western in 2018 with an undergraduate degree, where she created her own area of focus at Fairhaven College in Law, Diversity, and Justice, focusing on Immigration Outreach and Cultural Studies. She also received a minor in American Cultural Studies from Western. While at Western, Alejandra coordinated legal aid clinics and a citizenship day during her senior year. Alejandra is a native Spanish speaker and was an interpreter at the legal aid clinics she coordinated.
After graduating, Alejandra worked as an immigration paralegal at a law firm in Mount Vernon for two years. There she worked on asylum cases, U-visa cases, cancellation of removal cases, VAWA cases, adjustment of status cases, family-based petitions, and L-1A visas. While working as an immigration paralegal, she was encouraged by her supervising attorney to go to law school.
In 2020, Alejandra went to Idaho to pursue her law degree at the University of Idaho College of Law. While in law school, Alejandra served as the Chief Moscow Editor to the Idaho Law Review, the student representative to the Technology Committee, a Fellow for Academic Success in Property and Criminal law, a volunteer in the VITA Tax clinic, and as an interpreter for the Legal Aid Clinic. Alejandra was the President of the Latino/a Law Caucus during her third year in law school. As president, she helped organize the Othello Project, where students go to Othello, Washington, and provide a legal aid clinic to the farm workers. Alejandra collaborated with the NorthWest Immigration Rights Project and NorthWest Justice Project to provide information and resources to the farmworkers in Othello. Alejandra also worked in the Immigration Clinic as a legal intern, where she and a fellow student represented an asylum seeker at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
After earning her Juris Doctorate, Alejandra and her husband moved back to Washington. She worked as a Rule 9 Intern with North County Public Defense, where she assisted clients with misdemeanor criminal offenses prior to joining Whatcom Law Group.
Admitted to the bar in
- Washington State
- Juris Doctorate, University of Idaho College of Law
- Chief Moscow Editor of the Idaho Law Review
- Master’s Degree in Public Administration, University of Idaho
- Bachelor of Arts in Law Diversity and Justice with a minor in American Cultural Studies, Western Washington University
Community Affiliations and Service
- Washington State Bar Association
- Whatcom County Bar Association
- Washington Women Lawyers – Whatcom Chapter
- Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
Alejandra focuses her practice in several areas:
- Immigration Law (Citizenship, visas, waivers, and removal defense)
- Estate Planning (Powers of attorney, trusts, health directives, & wills)
- General Civil Litigation (Civil suits and complaints over damages, breaches of contracts, and injunctions)
- License Restorations & Administrative Proceedings (Contesting DMV, DoL, L&I, DCS, and other government determinations)
- Criminal Law (Misdemeanor defense including DUIs)