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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
Check, Credit card
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Jacob Burns Merit Scholar||The George Washington University Law School||2011|
|Associate||Clark Hill||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Pederson Immigration Law Group, PC||2011 - Present|
|Law Clerk||The Law Office of Linda M. Hoffman, P.C.||2009 - 2011|
|Legal Intern||Catholic Charities Immigration Services||2009 - 2009|
|Accounting Clerk||Selman Breitman, LLP||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Health Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|French-American Chamber of Commerce||Member||2011 - Present|
|International Medical Graduates Taskforce||Member||2011 - Present|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||Juris Doctor||2011|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Spanish, Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Webinar||H-1B Employer Compliance||2013|
|J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration Conference||Foreign Physician Immigration||2012|
|15th Annual Conference and Job Fair for Foreign Medical Graduates||H1B Visas - What You Need to Know||2011|