Florian D. Purganan

Florian D. Purganan

Kent , Washington

Florian D. Purganan practices exclusively in immigration and citizenship law. His practice encompasses all areas of immigration law, particularly adjustment of status, family petitions, waiver applications, and deportation defense. Florian also regularly handles employment based immigration matters including labor certifications and non-immigrant visas for foreign professionals.

Florian is fluent in Tagalog and is very active in the Filipino community. He currently serves as a board member for the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW).  He was the past National Youth Chair the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA).  He has served as the Assistant Secretary of the Filipino American Association of Shoreline and is a member of the Filipino Community of Seattle.  Florian has also been an invited speaker on immigration topics at the 2006 NaFFAA National Conference in Hawaii, and various forums at the Filipino Community Center in Seattle.

In addition, Florian is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served on the Executive Committee for the local chapter as the Young Lawyers Division Representative. He is also the past chair of the YLD Committee.

Florian graduated from Seattle University in 2001 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology.  He then attended law school at Seattle University where he earned his J.D. degree in 2004.  During law school, Florian gained significant experience in immigration law as an extern at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, where he assisted low-income individuals attain citizenship.

Since graduating, Florian has continued his commitment to community service, volunteering at the International District Legal Clinic and the King County Immigration Legal Clinic.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Neighborhood House.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration and Citizenship Law

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2007


  • Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Seattle University
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Major: Psychology
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