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Michael Moosavi Shabani

Immigration Attorney at Hoover, AL

5.0   99 reviews

also known as Shabani and Associates, P.C., Mike Shabani


Licensed for 25 years

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    50%
    Detention,removal, immigration court, family petition, work visa, investment visa, waivers, consular processing, naturalization, student visa, fiance visa, criminal immigration, Federal Habeas appeal, petition for review, DACA

    26 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    15%

  3. Family
    15%
    Family Immigration, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony

  4. Criminal defense
    10%

  5. Litigation
    10%
    Civil litigation

AN AMERICAN DREAM. A BETTER SUPPORT, EDUCATION, JOB, MEDICAL CARE, & BENEFITS THAT THE U.S PROVIDES.

In addition to our very busy Immigration practice, we also represent criminal aliens and criminal/DWI related matters. Our firm handles all type of related employment & labor, family law, divorce, custody, paternity, child support, adoption, individuals in auto accidents, work related accidents as well as wrongful death cases. We have staff attorneys who have specialties in all these areas.

History of Michael Shabani

  • Mr. Shabani is a member of American Immigration lawyers Association, American Bar Association, US District Court of Alabama ( Birmingham & Montgomery), US Court of Appeal for the 11th Circuit (Atlanta), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, D.C. Court of Appeal, Alabama Supreme Court,  Alabama State Bar, and Birmingham Bar Association. 
  • Mr. Shabani has been practicing Immigration law since 1997, and has clerked since 1991 for prominent immigration lawyers and judges prior to his own practice. Prior to his own practice, Mr. Shabani assisted aliens and family members since 1984 with family petitions and court hearings. 
  • Mr. Shabani has a formidable and sincere interest in the issues that are important in the field of law and he is blessed with ability to relate and interact with people from all walks of life.
  • As a self-starter and an extremely self-motivated individual, Mr. Shabani is well suited to handle high levels of responsibility.

We invite you to explore his experiences and to observe the depth of education and training he has attained. Education: University of Alabama (1991); Birmingham School of Law (1995).  Mr. Shabani is the only attorney in the State of Alabama who has been appointed by Mexican Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia to represent indigent Mexican Nationals at reduced attorney fee.  Mr. Shabani is an Immigration Law Professor at Birmingham School of Law.  

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Licensed for 25 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 06/08/2022
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/11/2022

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

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Shabani & Associates, P.C.

Reviews

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Posted by Michail | May 25, 2015
Successful representation in highly complex, employment-based petition for permanent residency
My employment-based application for Adjustment of Status (AOS) was highly complex, spanning an entire decade of employment history and involving five different corporations and six different engineering positions. When I lost my job only a few months before becoming eligible for AOS, two other immigration attorneys told me that I had very little chance of successfully applying for Permanent Residency and that I should exit the U.S. right away. Mr. Shabani on the other hand, after thoroughly examining applicable case law, advised me otherwise. Mr. Shabani handled my case himself (I never had to deal with a rookie paralegal...), examined and discussed all legal options and kept me informed at each step of the process. Nine months later, a USCIS Permanent Resident "Welcome Letter" was in my mailbox!!!
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Response from Michael Shabani June 10, 2015
You are a very intelligent engineer and a great individual. You deserve this and i am very happy to see you procuring such status. When i decide to visit Greece, i will call on you. Best wishes.
Posted by Stacy | March 25, 2015
Impressed with clarity!
Mike handled our many questions regarding the daunting immigration options with clarity and transparency. He genuinely cared that we made the right decisions based on our personal needs and for once we feel the family has a grip on the situation. It's hard to make decisions confidently when you don't know the rules and your options.
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Response from Michael Shabani April 4, 2015
Glad to be any help.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Faris MD
Shibana is one the best attorneys i had the pleasure working with. Extremely smart, talented, and has solved my case when many other lawyers couldn’t. A kind and a professional man with a nice and amazing staff that dealt with an extremely hard case that he solved.
Posted by Dulce Chávez | August 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Recomendación
I am very happy and grateful for the help provided by Mr. Shabani and associates, they have a very good service, a very familiar service, they are professionally committed to their clients, they are supportive at all times, their service is efficient, safe and reliable, therefore I recommend it at all times based on my experience, very good option.
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Posted by Luis Pelico | July 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Muy buen Abogado highly recommend.
I hired Michael Shabani as my new lawyer to represent my case to immigration services long time ago and he did a great job. And I’m so thankful for his work. He resolved my situation with immigration with my U.visa first. And then now I’m legal permanent resident thanks to his work I highly recommend.
Posted by Tahsin | November 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
U visa approved
Great job sending my RFE for U visa…got myself approved within 8 months after sending the documents…Attorney I hired to file my U visa lost hope and didn’t wanna help me with my RFE, but Mr. Shabani worked hard and made it possible…love you guys, recommend 100%
Posted by Jason | July 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney and always there to help.
I have known Mr. Shabani for many years and he has always been there if I had a question or needed some guidance. More importantly every client I have referred to him has spoken very highly of both his knowledge and demeanor. I am confident in saying I know he fights hard for his clients.
Posted by Veronica | June 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excelente servicio
The attorney took my husband's case from start to finish. At all times all of them were fast and efficient. When we went to our appointment he gave us the package and they told us that we were only going to need what was in it, and exactly it was. When we were in Cd Juárez, many questions arose and when I communicated with them they immediately answered us even though it was a weekend. We are truly very grateful to God for having put them on our path. 100% recommended.
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Posted by Fernanda | April 26, 2021
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Effective & Quick
Mr. Shabani and his staff was very helpful towards me and my family. As my immigration attorney, he made sure I had all my documents in place and made the process fast and smooth. I had my work permit and DACA approval notice relatively fast and without any problems. Both Mr. Shabani and his staff were very helpful with any questions I had.
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Posted by Araceli | November 20, 2020
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Shabani and associates
Mr.Shabani and his team the best lawyer I know will definitely recommend Mr.Shabani for any immigration case, him and his team worked really hard on my husband case. Mr.Shabani is very knowledgeable and profesional at what he does. Will definitely rehire him I highly recommend him and his team very friendly and caring.
Posted by katie | September 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Received Permanent Residency
Shabani & Associates, P.C. Successfully got my husband and I green cards after years of other immigration lawyers throughout Birmingham telling us it couldn’t be done, and/or multiple denials upon trying. He got it done quickly without any refusals along the way. We are Canadians now living in Alabama. Thank You Mr.Shabani and your team. You have changed our life!
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Response from Michael Shabani September 30, 2020
I am very happy to assist your lovely family in an employment based labor certification. May God bless you all. Thank you very much for your business.
Posted by Ousmane | July 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Person Great Lawyer
Very good person overall. A good friend of mine, easy to talk to and a great help to me through my immigration process. Thanks and all praise to Allah I Passed my test and I will be becoming a citizen. I Highly recommend him to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Abdo alamari | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney
I highly recommend Mr.Shabani for immigration cases. He made the whole process go by smoothly. Mr.Shabani’s staff were extremely helpful. Mr.Shabani is an honest, kind, trustworthy man. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. Michael Shabani Is a hardworking man and the best attorney out there. I highly recommend!
Posted by Robin | July 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable
Mr. Shabani and his team were very professional and caring while handling several legal issues for me and my family. They went above and beyond to assist me.
Posted by Geni | March 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
I just want to thank you and your wife for the good work you all did on my husbands immigration case , at one point I thought we had lost our case before I went and looked for a lawyer , but God put a good lawyer (Mr.Shabani) to help our case go through. We recently got approved and are very thankful to be together as a family . Thank you .
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Posted by Kue | March 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
To my immigration lawyer
Excellent lawyer with a verry professional associates. I will definitely recommend him. Thank you Mr Shabani. Keep up the good job.
Posted by Guillermo | January 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Permanent Residence and Citizenship
Hello, my name is Guillermo and I recommend Mr. Shabani for immigration cases. I have hired him for 2 different occasions. First for my permanent residence and it was successful. The second occasion was for my citizenship and thanks to him and his staff I am now a legal citizen of the United States.
Posted by Christian | January 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% percent recommended
We hired him about 2 years ago to petition my husband for permenent resident. They are very helpful they will tell you everything that you need. Always there to answer your questions. Thank you Mr. Shabani and your wife also for everything. In november of 2019 my husband got approved. My husband and I now have peace of mind.
Posted by Snehal | January 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best Immigration Lawyer in the U.S.
Very smooth process. My case was very weak, but Mr. Shabani and his staff worked hard to give me the best results. I felt as ease and very comfortable to ask any questions I had. Feel confident that Mr. Shabani cares about your case. I still can not believe I am holding my green card in my hand within one year!!
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
I’m very pleased with this lawyer. He’s helped my family with immigration matters. I highly recommend him to anyone in Alabama or anyone in the USA basically! You’ll be glad you did. Thank you to Mr. Shabani and his team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CEO
  • Immigration Chair at Shabani & Associates, P.C
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Immigration Chair at Shabani & Associates, P.C
  • 1997 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Birmingham School Of Law
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Immigration Law Clerk
  • Judge Joseph Boohaker
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Case Manager
  • William Freeman, Esq.
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Immigration Law clerk
  • Paul Soreff, Esq.
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Office manager -immigration
  • Jaffe & Associates,Esq.
  • 1991 - 1995
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Education

  • Birmingham School of Law (Birmingham, AL)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Alabama
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • AAO-http://www.lexisnexis.com/…/aao-212-h-hardship-victory-mexi…
  • AA0 appeal victory

Associations

  • LeadCounsel
  • Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Middle District of Alabama
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iranian Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alabama trial lawyers
  • memebr
  • 1998 - Present
  • US Court of Appeal 11th Circuit
  • Active member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Active member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Active member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Active member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • Active member
  • 1997 - Present
  • US District Court Northern District
  • Active member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Immigration talk
  • Member attorney
  • 1997 - Present
  • Alabama/Georgia
  • Member attorney
  • 1997 - Present
  • immigration log
  • Member attorney
  • 1997 - Present
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Committee member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Martindale hubbell
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish
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Awards

  • Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Hoover, AL
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Birmingham
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Birmingham
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers
  • 2016
  • LeadCounsel Rated
  • http://www.leadcounsel.org/attorney/michael-shabani
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Immigration Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2014
  • Superb Top Immigration Attorney
  • Avvo Rating
  • 2014
  • Best Immigration Lawyer in Birmingham
  • Guaranteed Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Strong leadership
  • who is who Registry
  • 2000
  • VLP
  • Birmingham Bar Voluntary Program
  • 1999
  • Moot Court Competition Student
  • BSL
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Difference between Asylum and Refugee
  • Asylum
  • 2015
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • DACA
  • 2014
  • Consequences of a criminal plea
  • Immigration law
  • 2009
  • What is green card
  • Immigration & Nationality
  • 2004
  • Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin
  • Special Juvenile and what is green card
  • 2003
  • Federal Judicial Center
  • The consequences of a criminal plea
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Immigration and immigrants
  • 2021
  • 2012 Latino vote
  • DACA
  • 2012
  • Catholic Church
  • Immigration
  • 2011
  • Immigrant Due Process rights
  • Immigration
  • 2007
  • Catholic church
  • immigration
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (118)
Given (126)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike and I are working together on a complicated postconviction relief matter. Mike's leadership has been instrumental in helping the client navigate through the complicated immigration issues, enabling me to concentrate on the criminal defense issues."
Immigration Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent immigration attorney. He is widely respected by his peers in the community."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for many years. He is a professional and well respected fellow lawyer in the community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike cares about his clients and goes out of his way to find creative solutions for their problems."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Shabani is a very competent and knowledgeable immigration attorney. He is professional in all matters and does an excellent job staying abreast of developments in immigration law. When I am presented with an issue involving immigration law in my own practice, I always reach out to Mr. Shabani for his help. His many years of experience have been a valuable resource for both myself and the clients for which I seek his advice. Should you need immigration services in the Birmingham area or anywhere in the surrounding Southeast, I highly recommend him!"
Immigration Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shabani is a skilled lawyer in the immigration field. He tirelessly advocates for his clients especially in the current adverse legal atmosphere. I consider myself privileged to know him and I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Shabani has extensive knowledge and experience in the complex field of immigration law. He is sincere and fights hard for his clients. I recommend this attorney without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an outstanding attorney. He is a strong voice for his clients and works hard to achieve the best results for them. I refer any immigration matter I have to Michael."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney. He is honest, passionate and dedicated when it comes to representing his clients. I highly recommend him and as a fellow immigration lawyer it is my pleasure to endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shabani is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Shabani is exceedingly knowledgeable about U.S. immigration law, particularly in the areas of family and business immigration. He is highly respected in the Alabama and GA legal community for his depth of knowledge and passionate advocacy on behalf of his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an attorney that actively fights for his client's interest. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shabani is a top contributor to this community. And I am pleased to endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Shabani as an expert in the field of immigration law. He addresses many complicated and complex issues with ease. He is dedicated to his clients, and I am sure he will more than exceed your expectations."
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Because Mr. Shabani is a member of AILA, the national organization of immigration attorneys, already I know that he is someone that seeks to improve his knowledge-base, which is a great asset to his clients. His confidence and experience also speak to his ability to fight for his clients and help them seek workable solutions."
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