Philip Hornik has practiced immigration law in Oregon since 1977. Since that time, he has focused on all aspects of Immigration law.


Philip has represented individuals and businesses from nearly every country on the globe. He is fluent in Spanish. His practice covers all aspects of U.S. immigration law including filing family- based immigrant visa petitions, applications filed in the United States for Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent resident, as well as applications for Immigrant and Nonimmigrant visas filed outside the United States at U.S. Consulates and Embassies.

He also handles cases such as:

  • H-1B/specialty occupation petitions
  • L-1/intracompany transferee petitions for employees of multinational corporations
  • E-1 and E-2 /treaty trader and investor applications
  • “PERM” Alien Labor Certification applications
  • I-140 visa petitions in the “National Interest Waiver” and “Exceptional Ability” categories
  • Naturalization and “derivative” U.S. citizenship applications
  • Applications for Immigrant visa and pardons also known as “waivers of inadmissibility”
  • Applications by crime victims for U nonimmigrant status
  • Asylum applications
  • Deportation and removal defense
  • DACA/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals


Philip is a frequent speaker at regional and national immigration law conferences. He has been an update editor for a number of legal treatises including the Oregon State Bar’s “Rights of Foreign Nationals” and the National Immigration Project’s “Immigration Law and Defense” and “Immigration Law and the Family,” published by Thomson Reuters. He was co-counsel with Professor Karen Musalo in the case of Abebe v. Ashcroft which was argued en banc before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2005. This case established the legal precedent that parents of a U.S. citizen child may be entitled to asylum if they establish that their U.S. citizen child would be subject to female genital cutting if she and her parents were forced to return to her parents’ home country.


Philip has been designated an Oregon Super Lawyer from 2012 to 2021. He is the 2006 recipient of the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Gerald H.Robinson Excellence in Immigration Advocacy Award.


  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit


  • New York University, B.A. (1972)
  • University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University), J.D. 1976


  • Spanish