👋 Hi, I'm Joel

I'm a legal technologist living in Bellingham, Washington. Currently, I'm working on simplifying work visas and green cards for international entrepreneurs. I work as a prototype engineer on the IPA team (Internal Tools, Prototypes, and Analytics) at Seattle-based Legalpad.io.

In addition to my technology work, I have practiced law in Portland, Oregon since May 2008. I maintain my active status law license in the State of Oregon, but my work is limited to consulting with former clients. I specialize in representing creatives, executives, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in employment contract and immigration matters.

In 2019, I started a side project called https://creativevisas.com—a free directory of primary source legal materials related to creative, innovative, and cultural work visas.

I like to sail, hike, cycle, and garden. I've also been exploring Joseph Campbell's themes of self-surrender and ego death.