Meet Katrina S. Zafiro

Hi, I’m Katrina Zafiro. I was born and raised in the Philippines until my family immigrated to California in the early 1990s. While living in the Bay Area, I worked as an educator for the Oak Grove School District, the Eastside High School Union School District and the University of California-Santa Cruz. I worked with Sony as a linguist helping to develop voice recognition software. I also worked as a volunteer and educator for several nonprofit organizations, including Catholic Charities and the Indo-Chinese Resettlement and Community Center where I worked with refugees and immigrants. These roles helped me realize that I wanted to help people and make a positive difference in their futures.

When I visited Seattle, I immediately fell in love with the city’s vibrancy, enthusiasm, and diverse multicultural population. I already knew that I wanted to be an attorney dedicated to family and immigration law, so I enrolled in the University of Washington School of Law.

While in law school, I worked as a legal intern in the Family Law Unit of Columbia Legal Services and the Self-Help Plus Program of the King County Bar Association. I also volunteered for the Northwest Justice Project and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.  

Prior to starting my own firm, I worked for two prominent law firms in the Puget Sound Area in the areas of complex business litigation and class action lawsuits. Then—less than two years after earning my law degree from the University of Washington School of Law—I realized a dream by opening my own practice dedicated exclusively to immigration and family law.

Being a sole practitioner, I enjoy the rare opportunity to get to know my clients and meet their needs.

As an immigrant, I am deeply committed to helping immigrants navigate the complex U.S. legal system. My dedication to family law has guided me to serve as a volunteer teacher on divorce law at the King County Courthouse.

Why Am I the Best Attorney for Your Case? It’s Simple:

From the moment you hire me as your attorney, I will provide you my hands-on involvement in seeing your case from start to finish and provide you with regular updates on your case. As your family or immigration law attorney, you can expect three things from me: accessibility, personal attention to your case, and an approach based on honesty and integrity.

About Me

Before and after putting in long hours at the office, I enjoy mastering my skills in vegan cooking, public speaking, watercolor painting, and personal training. I also volunteer as a Tagalog, Visayan, and Ilocano interpreter, and serve on the boards of nonprofit organizations.

Education & Credentials

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law (Seattle, Washington)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Linguistics, San Jose State University (San Jose, California)
  • A.A., summa cum laude, DeAnza College (Cupertino, California)

Bar Admission

  • Washington State
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Washington

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington (DRAW)
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association – Washington Young Lawyers Division
  • King County Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • King County Bar Association – Solo/Small Firms Section
  • Seattle Select Attorneys Association
  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington – Founding Member

Meet Kate Torrey

Kate Torrey has always been drawn to careers that help others, which makes her a great fit as a paralegal for Zafiro Law. She is adept at accurately and efficiently researching and drafting the legal documents necessary for a case, and she provides excellent communication between Katrina and our clients. Being a paralegal appeals to the part of Kate that wants to make a positive difference in the lives of others, and the part of her that loves solving puzzles! She loves building relationships with clients, and helping them through situations from divorce to gaining citizenship.

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Digital Design, Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
  • Associate of Technical Arts Advanced Paralegal, Edmonds Community College (Edmonds, WA)
  • Associate in Arts and Sciences, Pierce College (Puyallup, WA)