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Hasan Abdullah was born in Toronto, Canada, and has been living in the United States since 2000. From personal experience, he has been a student of immigration law for nearly ten years. Hasan Abdullah received his Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, and holds membership in the Illinois State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).


In 2005, his initial professional experience in immigration law was gained as a student intern at the Alexander Law Center, which is administered by Santa Clara University. As an intern he focused on family-based immigration, VAWA petitions, political asylum, and criminal victim (U-Visa) cases, in addition to developing guidance manuals on VAWA petitions and criminal victim visas. This gratifying experience inspired him to make immigration law his livelihood. Prior to joining the Shah Peerally Law Group, he worked as a legal assistant at an immigration law firm and developed proficiency in employment-based immigration.


Since joining the Shah Peerally Law Group in June 2008, Attorney Hasan Abdullah has been serving clients in a diverse range of areas in immigration and naturalization law, with substantial focus on H-1B and L-1A/L-1B petitions, and PERM Labor Certifications underlying professional/skilled worker immigrant petitions. In the area of H-1B petitions, in addition to winning difficult petitions for less than ideal candidates, he has provided innovative solutions to keep employees in status where they have been unlawfully benched and seek to port to a new employer. In the area of L-1 petitions, he has enjoyed success in uniquely challenging "new office" petitions for multinational executives/managers.


His dedication to immigration law goes beyond the office setting. In the local Bay Area community, for a number of years he has volunteered as the Operations Coordinator of a Legal Clinic sponsored by the Pro Bono Project of San Jose, which provides legal consultations to the local community on a biweekly basis. He continues to regularly serve the clinic as an active attorney on its roster.


Languages spoken: English, Urdu, Hindi

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    9 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Tatiana Kadetskaya

    Excellent attorney. Highly recommended.


    Tatiana Kadetskaya Insurance Attorney
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  • Nicole Leigh Aeschleman

    I have known Hasan Abdullah for over five years. He has dedicated his legal career to helping clients with their immigration needs. His experience with immigration law makes him a top choice when I need an immigration referral.


    Nicole Aeschleman Child Custody Attorney
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Contact info

American Visa Law Group

39159 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA, 94538


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40 - Immigration Lawyers in CaliforniaThe American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Certificate of AppreciationMCA Legal Clinic2015
Lawyers in the Library 2012 Volunteer Merit AwardProBono Project - San Jose2012
Volunteer Appreciation Recognition (5 years of Service)MCA Legal Clinic - Santa Clara2012
Cum LaudeSan Jose State University2004
Honors MemberPhi Theta Kappa Honors Society2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & Managing AttorneyAmerican Visa Law Group2014 - Present
Managing Attorney and PartnerShah Peerally Law Group, PC2008 - 2014
Legal Intern, Immigration Dept. - KGACLCSanta Clara University School Of Law2007 - 2007
Legal InternLaw Office of Tripti Sharma2007 - 2007
Legal Intern, Immigration Dept. - KGACLCSanta Clara University School Of Law2005 - 2005
Operations CoordinatorMCA Legal Clinic2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley chapter)Member2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
MCA Legal ClinicPro-bono attorney2008 - Present
MCA Legal ClinicOperations Coordinator2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Writ of MandamusUSCIS approved applications for plaintiffs
EB2 Green Card Petition and Adjustment of Statusapproval
PERM Labor Certificationapproval
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
San Jose State UniversityBusiness Administration - MarketingBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration MattersSemiweekly Immigration Law Program 1170AM KLOK Radio2015
Family and Immigration Law SeminarFamily and Immigration Law2015
American Visa Law Show - Radio Zindagi AM1550Various Immigration News Topics2015
Shah Peerally Law Show on 1170 KLOKVarious Immigration Topics2014
Shah Peerally Law Show on 1170 KLOKVarious Immigration Topics2013
Heald College: Annual Domestic Abuse SymposiumImmigration Rights for Victims of Abuse2013
Mega Seminar: Debt Settlement, Immigration, Short Sales, and SEODelays on 221g, and Solutions for Employers2012
Shah Peerally Law Show on 1170 KLOKVarious Immigration Topics2011
Shah Peerally Law Show on 1170 KLOKVarious Immigration Topics2010
MCA Legal Clinic - Family Law SeminarFamily Based Immigration under VAWA2009
MCA Legal Clinic - Inheritance WorkshopTraditional Inheritance Laws2008