Daniel Shanfield

Daniel Shanfield

Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield - Immigration Defense, PC
  • Immigration Law
  • California
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Daniel Shanfield has been honored with the "Client Distinction Award" and "Preeminent Attorney" Ranking from Lawyers.com and Martindale Hubbell. In addition to the Client Distinction Award, Daniel has been honored three times as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine. He holds a "Superb" 10.0 Rating from Avvo.com, and has received Avvo's 2012 Clients' Choice Award in immigration law. The Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield Immigration Defense PC maintains an "A+ Rating" from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Daniel Shanfield has succeeded in some of the most difficult immigration cases. Overseas, he led an appeals project to overturn visa denials by the U.S. Consulate, and has overseen numerous successful appeals for detained immigrants in the United States. He is a former INS litigation attorney who advised the government on a broad spectrum of immigration law issues, and was adjunct clinical law professor at New York Law School in Downtown Manhattan. Before entering private practice, Daniel was the Legal Services Manager with the U.S. refugee program in Europe, where he brought immigrants to safety and helped reunite them with loved ones in the United States. Daniel has also served as a migration and refugee advisor to the United Nations, and as an attorney overseeing pro bono legal representation for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, now Human Rights First. His legal knowledge and uncommon insights are the critical difference behind his clients’ success. Daniel is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and UCLA (magna cum laude). He is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Court, Executive Office for Immigration Review, State Department, and Department of Homeland Security. He is currently the Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose Liaison for the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Asso

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield - Immigration Defense, PC
Current
Education
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Law Degree
Awards
Top 100 Lawyers - California
The National Advocates
Top 100 Lawyers - California
American Society of Legal Advocates
Premio Tequio
Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose
On September 16, 2011, in a ceremony celebrating México’s Independence Day, the Consulate General of México in San José, California, has presented Bay Area immigration attorney Daniel Shanfield, Esq., with its 2011 Tequio Award for his pro bono service to the Bay Area’s Mexican immigrant community.
Preeminent Attorney Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Liaison to Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Various
- Current
California State Bar # 188672
Member
- Current
Legal Advisory Board of the Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
Board Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Chapter Chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Immigration Law Update on Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude and Inadmissibility
AILA
Relief for Persecuted Religious Minorities from Iran
Immigration and Refugee Service of America Refugee Reports
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Avvo Profile
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Contact & Map
Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield - Immigration Defense, PC
111 W. St. John Street
Suite 315
San Jose, CA 95113
USA
Telephone: (408) 275-6565
Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield - Immigration Defense, PC (San Francisco Office)
220 Montgomery Street
Suite 429
San Francisco, CA 94104
USA
Telephone: (415) 294-4649