Ponce was educated at the University of California and Yale
University. She received her law degree from University
of Washington Law School. She is admitted to practice law
in the state of Washington and before the Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of the Washington
State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association,
and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Deborah's practice is dedicated solely to immigration law.
She has handled a variety of immigration cases, including
adjustment of status, naturalization, non-immigrant visas,
immigrant visas, asylum, and cancellation of removal. She
has worked at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and
the Northwest Justice Project at the Immigrant and Refugee
When not practicing law, Deborah can be found at home in
West Seattle with her husband relaxing, baking, or practicing
yoga. Her other passion in life is travel. She has lived
in Mexico and Costa Rica and traveled extensively throughout
Asia, Europe and Latin America.