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Craig Randall Shagin

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  1. Immigration: 95%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
    35 years



Fixed (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)

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The Shagin Law Group LLC

The Inns of Saint Jude
120 South Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17101


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono StarAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2014
Light of Liberty AwardPennsylvania Immigration Resource Center2012
Cum LaudeVillanova University School of Law1980
Honors in EconomicsHaverford College1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberThe Shagin Law Group LLC1996 - Present
Chief CounselPennsylvania Department of Commerce (Now DCED)1988 - 1996
General CounselHistoric Landmarks for Living1985 - 1988
AssociateSchnader Harrison Segal & Lewis1982 - 1985
Law ClerkHon. Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr.1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association - -Philadelphia ChapterChair EOIR -York Committee2011 - Present
AILA Military Assistance ProgramVolunteer Attorney2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)Member1998 - Present
Binary SemanticsBoard Member2000 - 2001
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationChair, Statutory Law Committee1997 - 1999
Fredericksen LibrabryBoard of Directors1995 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jean Louis v, Attorney General, 582 F3rd 462 (2009)Court of Appeals reversed BIA in favor of alien
Romanishyn v. Attorney General, 455 F.3d 175 (2006)Petition denied
In re Nominating Petition of James Owens, 922 A.2d 973 (2007)All judicial candidates must file disclosure documents with the Ethics Commission including judges seeking higher office or retention
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Publication nameTitleDate
crImmigration BlogMoones Mellouli & The Unholy Relic: Why a Generic Paraphernalia Conviction Under State Law Should not e A Deportable Offense2015
The Federal LawyerDeporting Our Troops2013
Pennsylvania Lawyer MagazineMore than Just a Law Practice: The Challenges, frustrations, and rewards of an immigration practice2012
Pa Lawyer MagazineReason in a Time of Revenge: The Curious Trials pf Treason after the British Occupation of Philadelphia2012
17 Widener L.J.245 (2007)Deporting Private Ryan: The Less Than Honoarable Condition of the Noncitizen in the United States Armed Forces2007
Gecko BooksPreparing for a Spousal Adjustment Interview2006
PBI: Statutory Drafting (Including But Not Limited To...")The Political Causes and Consequences of The Pennsylvania General Assembly's Failure to Complete Consolidation2000
2 Widener Journal of Public Law 555Pennsylvania's Tax Increment Financing Act: The Quest for a Workable Mechanism for Local Communities to Finance Urban and Industrial Redevelopment1993
25 Villanova Law Review 160Note: Constitutional Law-Contract Clause-Minnesota's Pension Plan Act Violates the Contract Clause: Allied Structural Steel v. Spannaus1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Haverford CollegeEconomicsA.B.1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Criminal Defense Update 2013Crimmigration2013
Audio SeminarFair and Equitable Treatment: Working with Vulnerable Populations in Removal Proceedings2012
Annual AILA Conference - - San Diego CaliforniaMilitary Issues for the Immigration Practitioner and the AILA MAP Program2011
Mennonite Council of Churches Annual Immigration TrainingProfessional Ethics in Immigration2010
Truth or Consequences on the US-Mexican BorderMexican Asylum Seekers from Cartel Wars2009
Harrisburg Area Community College Foreign Students ConferenceAliens in the University2009
The Legislative Process: Statutory Drafting, Regulatory, Process & UpdateConsolidation of Pennsylvania Statutes2005
Statutory Drafting & The Regulatory ProcessProblems with Completing Codification of Pennsylvania Statutes2003
Dauphin County Bar Association - Lunch and Learn ConferenceWhat Every Lawyer Needs To Know About Immigration Law2002
Statutory Drafting ("Including But Not Limited To...")Consolidating Pennsylvania Statutes2000
Economic Development Annual ConferenceIndustrial Development Bonds1998
Current Issues in Municipal FinanceCurrent Issues in Municipal Finance1998
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual ConferenceThe Legislative Dance: From Proposal to Legislation1997
Boundary Law in PennsylvaniaUnresolved Boundaries1997
Industrial DevelopmentIndustrial Development from Aquisition to Operation1996
PBI SeminarInsurance Problems in Real Estate Development and Construction1995
PBI SeminarConstruction Contracts:From Deal to Documents1988
PBI SeminarConstruction Lending: From Deal to Documents1987