Sherilyn Holcombe Waxler

Immigration Attorney

Sherilyn Holcombe Waxler focuses her practice exclusively on immigration law. Although she had been a U.S. citizen since birth, she has personal experience as an immigrant. She was born in Australia, grew up in England, and returned to the United States in 1993. She attended an International School in England with people from all over the world. The experience of living as an expatriate has left Sherilyn with a passion for helping people with their immigration issues. As a parent, Sherilyn is also motivated by the fundamental importance of allowing loving parents to live with and support their children.

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Washington School of Law, June 2002
B.A., Reed College, May 1997
TASIS England International School 1993

MEMBERSHIPS

Oregon State Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Women Lawyers Society

SERVICE

Legal Committee of Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services, 2008-Present
AILA Oregon Celebration and Awards Dinner Committee, Member 2004, Chair 2005
Multnomah Bar Association –Young Lawyers Section, Pro Bono Committee Member 2003-2005, Chair 2004-2005

HONORS

Multnomah Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section, Award of Merit
Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division, Public Service Award
American Immigration Lawyers Oregon Chapter 2012 Pro Bono Award

Tamara Torrez-Koll

Legal Assistant

Tamara Torrez-Koll received her bachelor’s degree in History-Literature with a focus on Latin America from Reed College in 2015. Born in Nicaragua, she grew up in New Jersey and Guatemala in a bilingual, bicultural family of world travelers. Tamara and her family have had personal experience with the immigration processes both in the United States and Guatemala. She has always had an interest in empowering the immigrant community in the United States and is very excited about being able to do so now in her position as legal assistant. In her free time, Tamara enjoys yoga, playing with her two cats, cooking, and traveling around the world.

Yesenia L. Carrillo

Legal Assistant

Yesenia received her bachelors’ degree in Political Science and Chicano Latino Studies from Portland State University in June of 2016. Interested in how the Chicano identity has evolved since the movement of the 1960's, and how immigration influences transnational identity formation, Yesenia has focused her community service and academic research on Latina and Chicana communities in Portland, Los Angeles and Oaxaca. Born in Los Angeles, Yesenia strongly identifies with her multicultural upbringing and Mexican-Guatemalan roots. In her free time Yesenia sits on the board of directors for a small, Portland based, non-profit that promotes gender equality and equity by supporting women’s leadership development through cross-cultural exchange and education programs in Oregon and Oaxaca.