Tahmina Watson obtained her law degree and graduated from Brunel University, London, England in 2000. After completing her pupillage (apprenticeship) from Bridewell Chambers in London in 2004, Tahmina continued as a practicing barrister, handling mainly criminal defense matters, before relocating to the United States in 2005. She continues to be affiliated with Temple Court Chambers in London as a Door Tenant.
Tahmina was admitted to the New York Bar in 2006.
Prior to founding Watson Immigration Law, Tahmina was a partner
at White & Watson from July 2006 to December 2008 practising
exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
law. Before that, Tahmina externed with His Honor Judge
Ricardo Martinez at the District Court of Western Washington in
downtown Seattle. She also interned for multiple terms
at the Northwest Women’s Law Center (now known as Legal
Tahmina is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Bar in England & Wales, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), The International Bar Association, The American Bar Association, King County Washington Women Lawyers, Asian Bar Association of Washington and the South Asian Bar Association of Washington.
Tahmina is an active member of the pro bono community in Seattle, e.g., Northwest Immigrants Rights Project and the Access to Justice program at Seattle University. Tahmina often provides free legal advice at local legal clinics. Furthermore, she is an active volunteer for Chaya, a Seattle based non-profit organization that assists battered women from a South Asian background.
She proudly served as the 2009-2010 President of the King County Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL). She also served on the board of Washington Women Lawyers from 2008-2010. In the past, she served on the the board of the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and is a current member and volunteer with the South Asian Bar Association of Washington.
Hobbies and languages
Tahmina is a member of South Asian cultural groups Jhankar and Pratidhwani. She fluently speaks, reads, writes (and sings when playing her harmonium) Bengali, and knows conversational Hindi and Urdu. In her spare time, Tahmina likes to travel and sew. She is the designer and owner of Pinky's Shoebags, a novel storage solution for the woman who can never have too many shoes.
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