Ahoua Koné, JD, MPH:

Ms. Koné is a native of Côte d’Ivoire and a naturalized US Citizen. She received her Doctorate of Law from Seattle University School of Law and her Masters of Public Health from the University of Washington. At her law firm, Ms. Koné focuses primarily on immigration law including family based petitions, asylum, and naturalization services. Ms. Koné also volunteers regularly at Seattle University School Law providing mentorship to new students.

Ms Koné also directs the Côte d’Ivoire HIV prevention and treatment program at Health Alliance International (HAI). HAI is a Center of the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health that partners with the Ministries of Health in low income countries to strengthen public health services. As a Clinical Assistant faculty with the Department of Global Health Ms. Koné gives guest lectures and mentors Global Health students on their thesis work.

Before engaging in solo practice, Ms. Koné was a partner and part owner of Seattle Immigration & Family Law Group (2006-2014). And before that, she was a Staff Attorney at the Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University School of Law where she managed the Community Justice Projects that provided legal assistance to under-served communities. Ms. Koné also has extensive public health experience elsewhere, having worked with the Seattle King County Department of Public health and doing consultancies both nationally and internationally.


  • J.D. Seattle University School of Law, 2003
  • MPH, University of Washington, 1991
  • BS, University of Washington, 1987