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Joseph John Shepherd

Joseph John Shepherd

also known as Joseph J. Shepherd, J.J. Shepherd

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

Joseph J. Shepherd is an associate in the firm’s Santa Monica office. Mr. Shepherd provides U.S. immigration counsel to employers, institutions, investors, individuals, and families regarding all U.S. immigration law matters. He was recently appointed to serve on the AILA National LGBT Immigration Issues Working Group. Mr. Shepherd has authored numerous articles published by AILA and Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, including in such distinguished AILA publications as Immigration Options for Artists & Entertainers, 2nd Ed. and the Inside Immigration Monograph Series. Mr. Shepherd is licensed in Massachusetts and practices exclusively in immigration and nationality law. Mr. Shepherd may be contacted at jshepherd@wolfsdorf.com

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Immigration: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Shawn D. Meade

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Shawn Meade Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • David Thomas Pisarra

    I have worked with Joseph and found him to be a wonderful resource of knowledge and experience for Immigration issues. He is an excellent attorney with a great demeanor.

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    David Pisarra Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

1416 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive201104/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Significant Contributions to the Advancement of LawABA Section of Labor and Employment Law2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateWolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP2011 - Present
Associate and Law ClerkMasliah & Soloway, P.C.2009 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
AILA National ACES Committee (Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science)Member2015 - 2016
AILA National LGBT Immigration Working GroupMember2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California Chapter)Congressional Advocacy Liaison2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionVice Chair, Committee on Homeland and National Security Law2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California Chapter)LGBT Liaison2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California Chapter)Law Student Division Liaison2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors, Amicus Committee Chair2011 - 2013
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2011 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily EditionNew Rule Allows F-2 and M-2 Spouses and Children to Engage in Part-time, Post-secondary Academic Study at SEVP-certified Schools2015
Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily EditionExecutive Actions on Immigration: Business Edition2014
Immigration Options for Artists & Entertainers, 2nd Ed., American Immigration Lawyers AssociationP-1 Visas for Individual Athletes and Coaches of U.S.-based Teams and Franchises of Amateur Sports Leagues and Associations Abroad2014
Volume 5, Issue 3, Inside Immigration Monograph Series, American Immigration Lawyers AssociationWhat’s Next After “Winning” in the Diversity Visa Lottery?2014
Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition2015 DV Lottery Opens October 1, 20132013
Volume 4, Issue 3, Inside Immigration Monograph Series, American Immigration Lawyers AssociationStreamlining Experiential H-1B Petitions2013
Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar AssociationThe Family and Medical Leave Act, 2013 Cumulative Supplement2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association Global Immigration Forum Conference HandbookGlobal Trends on Immigration Protectionism During the Economic Recession2012
Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily EditionIn Defense of (Same-Sex) Marriage – How DOMA Separates Binational Families and Why it Must be Abolished2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association New Members Division Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 4, InfoNet Doc. No. 11092760Preventative Lawyering: Navigating H-1B2011
Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar AssociationThe Family and Medical Leave Act, 2011 Cumulative Supplement2011
Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association2009 Midwinter Meeting Report, Subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act Committee of Federal Labor Standards Legislation2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Webinar SeriesL-1, H-1B, and PERM Compliance for Human Resources2014
Webinar SeriesBusiness or Pleasure? - Advanced B Visitor Visas and The Visa Waiver Program2014
Webinar SeriesImmigration Options for LGBT Foreign Nationals2014
AILA Mammoth CLE in the Snow ConferenceI Fell for My Ski Instructor: LGBT Update2014
Webinar SeriesGetting Them In When They’re Out: Immigration Options for LGBT Foreign Nationals2013
Webinar SeriesPERM and H-1B Compliance for Human Resources2013
NAFSA 2013 Region XII Conference in San Diego, CACourts and Congress: A Different Future for Students and Scholars?2013
American Bar Association YLD Fall Conference in Phoenix, AZHow the Overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is Affecting Immigration Practice and Policy2013