Skip to main content

Client reviews

Not yet reviewed

About me

Shannon Barnes is an experienced, energetic and forwarding-thinking attorney who is driven by the desire to provide every client with a customized legal services experience through establishment of a collaborative partnership that will far surpass the industry standard.

Shannon has represented large multinational organizations ranging from Fortune 500 all the way to smaller privately held organizations. Her expertise includes areas such as the temporary and permanent hiring of foreign national workers, intracompany program management for multinational organizations (such as transfers, trainees, and business visitors), all the way through corporate policy development and consular practice.

Shannon is an active member of the immigration bar at both a local and national level, and particularly enjoys her publications work. To date, Shannon has published and/or contributed as an editor to publications covering topical areas including business immigration best practice tools, PERM labor certification, and L-1 intracompany matters.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

No endorsements

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

Contact info

Mehlman Barnes LLP

4370 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste. 400
San Diego, CA, 92122

Mehlman Barnes LLP

4370 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste. 400
San Diego, CA, 92122



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMehlman Barnes LLP2014 - Present
AssociateFragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP2012 - 2014
AssociateMalitzlaw, Inc.2011 - 2012
AssociateLarrabee Mehlman Albi Coker, LLP2010 - 2011
Legal Assistant/SecretaryMiller Johnson2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)Co-Chair, SSA/DMV Committee2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationCommittee Member, MAP National Task Force2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)Committee Member, Donations Committee2011 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapters)Qualifying Senior Managers or Executives for the L-1A or H-1B Visa2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)It Ain’t Over till BALCA Sings: Carrying your PERM through the Final Act of Appellate Review2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Knowing What to Do and When to Do It: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful PERM Labor Certification Practice2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Supervised Recruitment: A Journey Back to the Future2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD2009
Western Michigan UniversityN/ABA2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Members Division Monthly CLEL-1B Visas in the Era of RFE’s2014
PERM for Experts Seminar SeriesPERM for Experts: Coping with Alternate Job Requirements; Strategy Development for Prevailing Wage, Unique Work Site, and Travel Issues; and, Audits and Supervised Recruitment2013
Monthly CLEWhat’s New in Business Immigration?2012
Brown Bag CLEDo I Need a Visa For That? Answer: You Just Might!2012
AILA’s 25th Annual California Chapters ConferenceNonimmigrant Visa Hurdles for Small Employers2012