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Alison Shurtleff is an associate in the Immigration Practice Group in Clark Hill's Washington, D.C., office. Alison has successfully filed hundreds of employment-based immigration cases on behalf of physicians and professionals. She brings extensive knowledge of immigration law to bear in providing premium service to all of the firm's clients.


Alison has expertise in working with state departments of health on behalf of foreign physicians in J-1 waver cases and filing successful nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions for them. She has represented clients before the Executive Office of Immigration Review, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


At The George Washington University Law School, Alison received the designation of Jacob Burns Merit Scholar for her outstanding academic achievement. She was also recognized by the Dean of Students for her pro bono immigration work on behalf of Catholic Charities USA. Alison was a founding member of the Immigration Law Association at GW and served as a staff member on the American Intellectual Property Law Association's quarterly journal. Alison has a strong science background and served as a sports medicine intern with the UCLA athletic program as an undergraduate.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    5 years


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Contact info

Clark Hill

601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1000 North
Washington, DC, 20004


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Jacob Burns Merit ScholarThe George Washington University Law School2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateClark Hill2013 - Present
AssociatePederson Immigration Law Group, PC2011 - Present
Law ClerkThe Law Office of Linda M. Hoffman, P.C.2009 - 2011
Legal InternCatholic Charities Immigration Services2009 - 2009
Accounting ClerkSelman Breitman, LLP2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
French-American Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
International Medical Graduates TaskforceMember2011 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of California - Los AngelesSpanish, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarH-1B Employer Compliance2013
WebinarJ-1 waivers2013
J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration ConferenceForeign Physician Immigration2012
15th Annual Conference and Job Fair for Foreign Medical GraduatesH1B Visas - What You Need to Know2011