About Richard Hine Jr.

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Richard Hine Jr. graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2017 with a Certificate in Human Rights. He practices exclusively in the area of immigration law and has extensive experience in removal defense litigation. Richard is admitted to the Washington Bar Association and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Richard’s immigration career began in law school when he participated in his school’s Asylum and Human Rights Clinic and then later interned at the Hartford Immigration Court. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2019, Richard practiced at a private immigration law firm in San Francisco. Richard is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the current Chair of the Washington State Chapter’s Washington Government Committee.

Community Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter. Member, 2019 – Present.
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter. Chair, Washington Government Committee, 2019 – Present.
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Volunteer Attorney.
  • Washington State Bar Association, World Peace Through Law Section. Member, 2018 – Present.


  • The Hartford Guidelines on Speech Crimes in International Criminal Law, The Peace and Justice Initiative, 2018 (co-author)