John Shine has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration law since 2005. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and was raised in Chicago. He practiced in downtown Chicago for 8 years before moving his office to Wheaton, Illinois, in September of 2013.
His practice focuses on deportation defense, family-based visas, waivers, deferred action for children and parents, U visas, VAWA, naturalization, and appeals. He was named a Super Lawyer in Immigration by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015. He previously was named a Rising Star in Immigration by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013 and 2014.
John is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He chaired AILA's Department of Homeland Security Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) Liaison Committee from 2010 until 2012. He also served on AILA's USCIS Chicago District Office Liaison Committee in 2012 and 2013.
John has worked pro bono with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), and has spoken at many seminars for attorneys and organizations. John speaks Spanish and has a large Hispanic clientele. While in law school, he completed an internship with the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Counsel in Chicago.
John graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago with a degree in Philosophy in 2000 and received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2005.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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I endorse this lawyer. John is a fellow immigration lawyer who knows his way around our complex immigration system. He is dedicated to his clients and to his community. He has extensive experience in removal defense, as well as other areas of immigration law.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2005||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer-Immigration||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star-Immigration||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|RIsing Star-Immigration||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|CALI Award - Appellate Advocacy||Loyola University Chicago School of Law||2004|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of John F. Shine, Ltd.||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, PC||2005 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chair||AILA Chicago Liaison Committee for DHS Office of Chief Counsel||2010 - 2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||Law||JD||2005|
|University of Chicago||Philosophy||B.A.||2000|
|Meeting the Needs of Children||Child Status Protection Act||2014|
|AILA Fall Litigation Workshop||Seeking the Waiver before the Immigration Judge||2013|
|AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Seminar||Introduction to Federal Litigation||2011|
|Chicago Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee Meeting||I-601 Waivers||2010|
|Chicago Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee Meeting||The Anatomy of a Deportation Case: from the Notice to Appear (NTA) to Waiver or Deportation||2009|