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Shirley Cristina Zambrano

Immigration Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   13 reviews

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Ms. Zambrano is a partner at Zambrano and Ruiz and practices in all areas of immigration law. Ms. Zambrano is known for handling complex immigration cases, specializing in family petitions, removal defense, federal litigation, and employment visas for prominent Latin music recording artists.

Due to her extensive experience in immigration, Ms. Zambrano has been recognized as a Rising Star in the field of immigration law by Super Lawyers. Ms. Zambrano is considered an expert in her field and individuals, companies, and the media alike, constantly seek her advice in immigration issues. She has been interviewed by several media outlets like the Huffington Post, WSB-TV Atlanta, CBS46 Atlanta, Univision, and Telemundo.

Ms. Zambrano is originally from Ecuador, and as an immigrant herself, she has a deep and personal understanding of the difficult challenges presented to immigrants by our country’s complex—and at times ruthless—immigration system.

EDUCATION

Ms. Zambrano graduated from Florida Coastal School of law, where she earned her J.D. and graduated in the top five percent of her class, obtaining magna cum laude honors. While in law school, Ms. Zambrano served as a clerk for the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Florida. She also served as an intern for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida where she helped prosecute high-profile cases in federal court.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Georgia Supreme Court
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
US. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

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Licensed for 8 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Shirley

Zambrano and Ruiz Immigration Attorneys
1995 N Park Pl SE
Suite 240
Atlanta, GA, 30339

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Posted by MARIA | January 14, 2021
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EXELENTE TRABAJO.
GRACIAS A DIOS Y A LA ABOGADA SHIRLEY ZAMBRANO POR HABER GANADO EL CASO DE MI HIJO, ESTOY MUY AGRADECIDA POR HABER REALIZADO UN BUEN TRABAJO, ES UNA ABOGADA QUE TRABAJA FUERTEMENTE PARA DEFENDER A SU CLIENTE, SIEMPRE PENDIENTE DE TODO, FUE UN LARGO PROCESO , PERO ELLA NO DESMAYA EN NADA , LA ADMIRO MUCHO POR SU ENTREGA POR SU BONDAD, BUEN CARACTER MUY BUENA PERSONA SIEMPRE ALLI DISPUESTA PARA AYUDARNOS ES UNA GRAN ABOGADA DE UN GRAN CORAZON, SIEMPRE LE ESTARE AGRADECIDA DE NUEVO MIL GRACIAS, DIOS LA BENDIGA.
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Posted by Veronica | November 19, 2019
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Thanks
we no have enough words for says thanks ! Is no only excellent lawyer is more than this ...we are so thankful Veronica
Posted by Elisa Rodríguez | February 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excelencia
Agradecer al grupo de abogados de kukc-Baxter immigration y en especial a la Abogada Shirley Zambrano por haber llevado mi procesó con excelencia.
Posted by Leopoldo Macedo A | October 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Una experiencia unica, por siempre agradecidos con la abogada Shirley y su equipp de trabajo
Quiero expresar mi agradecimento, el de mi esposa y mi familia, a la abogada Shirley Zambrano, su equipo de trabajo y el buffet de Kuck/Baxter, por su dedicacion, conocimiento de las leyes y procesos de inmigracion y profesionalismo en su trabajo, pues nos ayudaron y trabajaron, en un cambio de estado migratorio, por medio de una peticion familiar para mi esposa y para mi, desde la primera consulta con la abogada, ella nos contesto todas nuestras preguntas con claridad y detalles, nos dijo lo que teniamos que hacer y cuando podiamos hacer nuestra aplicacion etcceteraetc, Despues de empezar a trabajar en nuestro caso siempre hubo comunicacion con la abogada, y su equipo de trabajo, por medio de correos de voz, emails, o llamadas directas, ellos siempre responden y eso es muy significativo y ayuda en un proceso tan estresante. Todos los cuestionarios, documentos, formularios etc. Fueron revisados por la abogada y su equipo de una forma minuciosa lo que evita errores en un tramite tan importate. Despues de que el departamento de inmigracion recibio nuestras aplicaciones, solo tardo 3 meses para mi y 6 para mi esposa, para que recibieramos respuestas ppsitivas, pues el depto. De imigracion aprobo nuestras peticiones y ahora somos mi esposa y yo residentes legales en este pais, que nos a dado tantas oportunidades. PS es muy importante si usted va empezar cualquier tramite de inmigracion que tenga disponibles la mayor cantidad de documentos y pruebas de su persona, estancia e historia en este pais, eso ayuda mucho a los abogados a formar un buen caso y en la rapidez de el proceso No hay palabras para expresar lo agradecidos que estamos con la abogada Shirley y su equipo de trabajo
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Posted by Claudia | October 21, 2018
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Thankfully
Estoy muy agradecida con el buffet kuck,pero en especial a la abogada Shirley Zambrano que gano el caso,creo que tomo menos de dos años gracias a su completa entrega y dedicacion gracias de nuevo.
Posted by Z | June 16, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
consult
Went for a consultation and Ms. Zambrano took my case. She was kind and answered all my questions. She allayed all my fears. Very professional and approachable.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Caring and professional
Ms. Shirley Zambrano helped me with my application to adjust my status trough marriage, at first my case was pretty straightforward but while my application was pending some unfortunate events took place and my case got very complicated to the point where I could be facing removal, she was always there for me from day one. She was very helpful, she informed me of all the things that could possibly happen, all my questions were answered on time and she was always there when I needed her. At some point I wanted to abandon my case or withdraw my application because I was so afraid of the curse my case might take but she suggested I kept going and thankfully my case was approved and I now have my green card and I couldn't be happier! I'm so glad I listened to her. I highly recommend her and Kuck immigration partners, they are all amazing, I've never had a bad experience, nothing but professionalism, they see you as a human being and not as a dollar sign.
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Posted by Brittney | April 6, 2017
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Thank you!!
My husband and I were referred to Ms. Zambrano by an attorney near our hometown in North Carolina. We had our initial consult with Charles and after hiring the firm we were assigned to Ms. Zambrano. I can honestly say we couldn't have picked a better attorney ourselves. Our story started with an attorney we hired in Charlotte, NC. We were referred to that firm because they were also working on my in-law's case. We made it to our interview with USCIS and found out my husband had an order of deportation against him. Our case with USCIS was administratively closed until we could take care of that case. We went that day to our attorney in Charlotte for the next steps. They told us they would file a motion to re-open his case so we could attempt to have it terminated. We went many, many months without hearing from the firm. Finally, we received notice the motion had been denied. This is when we decided to get a second opinion. By the time we were referred to Kuck Immigration we had only a short amount of time to submit our appeal. Ms. Zambrano had a huge task ahead. The first thing that stood out to me about Ms. Zambrano is her attention to detail. They emailed a list of everything they needed from us for the appeal request, which we were happy to provide. I was able to see a copy of the package prepared by Ms. Zambrano for our appeal versus the original motion to reopen submitted by our previous attorney, the difference was amazing! Ms. Zambrano's appeal was so detailed and well put together with no errors. Ultimately, Ms. Zambrano won that appeal for us! The next step was attempting to have the case terminated. We went to court for the master hearing and then again for the individual hearing. Throughout the entire process Ms. Zambrano was well prepared for whatever came her way and she also prepared us for what was to come. I could tell by her interactions with the Immigration Judge that she and the firm are well respected in the court. She also stood her ground in a situation where she knew she was being tested by the other attorney. Ultimately my husband's case was terminated and he was granted residency by the Immigration Judge. Words can not begin to describe the happiness we felt that day. My husband and I have so much appreciation for Ms. Zambrano and all her help in our case. I truly feel that if you provide her with the tools she needs, she will fight her hardest to win your case. We highly recommend Ms. Zambrano!
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Posted by Rai | November 29, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Shirley Cristina Zambrano is an excellent Immigration Attorney, very responsive to my phone calls and emails. She did a great job in getting CR1 petition approved on timely manner that was above and beyond what I expected to receive. I was very impressed by her professionalism and expertise. I would highly recommend her services for those seeking legal advice.
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Posted by Juan Carlos | August 13, 2015
Super lawyer!!
Outstanding in everything she did for me. She did everything in her power to help me out of a life or death situation, and stopped my deportation .She has earned the title of super lawyer.
Posted by Rakesh | July 6, 2015
Best Immigration Lawyer
Shirley is the most professional and knowledgeable lawyer in practice. She prepared us for our marriage based green card petition process and USCIS interview to the finest of details. Her communication and accessibility were most impressive as she would go out of her way to ensure all of our queries were answered promptly and concisely. We highly recommend Shirley for any of your Immigration and Naturalization cases. Thanks to her insightful knowledge of the law and its process and commitment to her clients.
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Posted by Praeophan | April 17, 2015
BEST IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY!
Shirley helped me out of a horrible situation where my first attorney messed up my paperwork and caused my green card to be temporarily terminated. I was not able to work or drive. My first attorney advised that I needed to re-file everything from the very beginning even though I had already taken my citizenship test and filed my petition to remove condition of residence. I was not going to go through all that again so I went to see Shirley late December(about 2 weeks after my test and a couple months after the termination of my status). Today is April 17th and I became a Citizen of the United States this morning all thanks to miss Zambrano's help!
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2015
Best immigration lawyer
She is awesome! She helped my husband during deportation proceedings. She was able to get my husband a green card and kept my family together. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. God bless her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Zambrano & Ruiz, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kuck Baxter Immigration, LLC The Immigration Law Firm
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Litigation Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2014
  • Life University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Federal Court Appeal
  • Petition for Review Granted
  • BIA Appeal
  • Granted
  • Asylum
  • Granted
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • ICE Committee Co-Chair/ GA/AL Chapter
  • 2020 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • CBP Commitee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (GA-AL Chapter
  • Vice Chair -Advocacy Committe
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (GA-AL Chapter)
  • Chair--Media Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Distric Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (GA-AL Chapter)
  • ICE/ERO Committee Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Raising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Honnneur Et Merite
  • Consulate General of Haiti
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Probono Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2014
  • Nominee
  • The Florida Coastal School of Law Founder’s Award
  • 2014
  • Nominee
  • The Florida Coastal Phyllis Stansell Ethics and Professionalism Award
  • 2014
  • National Championship
  • Child Welfare & Adoption Law Moot Court Competition
  • 2014
  • Semifinalist
  • National Child Welfare & Adoption Law Moot Court Competition
  • 2013
  • Best Brief
  • National Latino Law School Association Moot Court Competition
  • 2013
  • State of Florida Championship
  • Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • 2013
  • Quarterfinalist
  • National Latino Law School Association Moot Court Competition
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • AILA GA/AL Chapter Conference
  • I-751 - Basic to advanced
  • 2020
  • 2018 GA/AL AILA Conference
  • Motions to Reopen
  • 2018
  • The 11th Criminal Law Seminar
  • Immigration Consequences in Criminal Cases
  • 2018
  • IV Annual Trade Fair 2016
  • All you need to know about Immigration in business
  • 2016
  • Immigration Seminar
  • I-9 Audits & E-Verify
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Immigration Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Shirley is a dedicated attorney who provides excellent care and service to her clients. She is a person who truly cares for people and who cares about the quality of her work."
Immigration Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Shirley is an excellent attorney. Passionate, empathetic, and willing to go the distance for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Shirley is dedicated and committed to each case, she works tirelessly for each of her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shirley Zambrano is compassionate, knowledgeable, and detail oriented which makes her the ideal attorney to handle and legal issue. I am constantly impressed by Shirley's commitment to her clients and legal acumen. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very intelligent, passionate, and strives for excellence in all legal matters. I strongly endorse Ms. Zambrano as she is a great attorney but also a pleasure to deal with as a fellow lawyer in the community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Zambrano is a very knowledgeable attorney in the immigration community. She has a real passion for immigration and works zealously for her clients. I highly recommend her."
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