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Alexander Dunne McShiras

Immigration Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

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also known as Alex McShiras


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About Alexander

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Alexander McShiras is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree in International Studies and Hispanic Studies from Boston College, and he has a Masters of Arts Degree in International Relations from Marquette University. While at Boston College, Mr. McShiras studied abroad at the Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. Mr. McShiras is bilingual in English and Spanish. 

Mr. McShiras has worked as a paralegal for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, AZ, as well as five private immigration law firms in Colorado as a paralegal and then an attorney. He has been licensed to practice law since 2012.

Mr. McShiras started his own firm, Pikes Peak Immigration, in 2019. He is the owner and senior attorney.

Mr. McShiras is licensed to practice law in Colorado and he is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has worked on matters before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), Colorado District Courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

Mr. McShiras is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), and he has served on several AILA committees: the Houston Asylum Liaison Committee, the USCIS Liaison Committee, and the New Members Division Committee. Mr. McShiras is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA), the Denver Bar Association, and the Immigration Law Section of the CBA, and he is active in the Young Lawyers Division. He has a passion for representing clients and for solving complex immigration issues. Mr. McShiras lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, also an immigration lawyer whose family immigrated to the United States from India.  The couple has two children.

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Licensed for 10 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/13/2023

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

Contact Alexander

Pikes Peak Immigration
5225 N. Academy Ave. Ste. 206
Colorado Springs, CO, 80918

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Posted by Gabino | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alex got me out of detention
I am very satisfied with the work that Alex McShiras performed in my case. The efficiency and professionalism of his work is what I like the most. He has good communication skills and excellent customer service. He always updated me with what was happening in my case, while I was waiting in detention. The attorney Alex fought hard to get good results and win my case. I was able to get out of the Immigration Detention Center and he was able to erase my criminal conviction and help me get a better plea deal that did not have bad immigration consequences. The attorney explained things in a simple terms the process of my case and kept me informed when anything happened. He also consulted with before doing any new work on the case and he explained the case strategy in terms that I could understand. I will definitely recommend the Alex McShiras to my friends and relatives. I would like to thank associate attorney Alex McShiras for his hard work and dedication on this case. He went above and beyond to explain everything to me. I was very stressed out and I was on the verge of deportation. I was detained and he was able to erase my criminal conviction, to help me plead guilty to an offense that was safe for immigration, and to get the deportation charges against me dismissed in immigration court. He got me out of detention and back with my family. I can’t thank Alex enough for his services.
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Posted by Alberto | February 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confident and Honest
I hired Alex during the summer of 2014 to do my BIA appeal. My former lawyer was not very professional and so I was pleasantly surprised. Alex was professional from day one. He communicated effectively and clearly. The other lawyer told us there was no hope and that I should give up and go back to Mexico. Alex told us that he could appeal the case and although he could not guarantee a result, he would work hard to win the case. He delivered on his promise. He gave us confidence by working hard and filing our appeal quickly. He sent us copies of everything that he filed. He kept us informed regarding what was happening in the case. in the end, he won my appeal. I highly recommend Alex to anyone who is seeking an immigration attorney. Alex also represented my two children and he has earned my business in the future.
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Posted by Karla | December 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Alex was very good at communicating with me. He has represented me since 2012. My case was very difficult, but he never gave up. I know there are other lawyers in town, but Alex went above and beyond to win my case. He kept me updated on the progress of my case and in the end he helped me obtain my green card. I highly recommend Alex to anyone who needs an immigration lawyer. The Chan Law Firm has represented my family in the past and I have referred other family members to Alex directly. The support staff at Chan Law Firm is very professional and treated me with respect. Alex was honest with me regarding my options and did not give up despite multiple difficulties with USCIS. He fought hard and kept me accountable and engaged in my case to ensure that I got legal permanent residency before I turned 21 years old.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 215-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Senior Attorney
  • Pikes Peak Immigration
  • 2019 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Joseph Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Chan Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Paralegal
  • Joseph Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Denver
  • JD
  • 2012
  • Marquette University
  • Master of Arts
  • 2008
  • Boston College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • 35(c) Post-conviction relief
  • Win
  • N-600 in Federal District Court
  • Win
  • Withholding of Removal
  • Win

Associations

  • Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair of Houston Asylum Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member of New Members Division Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member of Houston Asylum Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Immigration Lawyers Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member of USCIS committee
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AILA Committee Service
  • AILA Colorado
  • 2015

Publications

  • Seeking publisher
  • None so far
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • AILA Asylum CLE
  • Asylum Clock and other Procedural Hurdles
  • 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Law Committee
  • Federal Immigration Litigation 202
  • 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Law Committee
  • Federal Immigration Litigation 101
  • 2016
  • AILA CLE
  • Asylum Basics and Strategies before the Immigration Court
  • 2015
  • AILA Colorado Fall Conference
  • Challenging Unlawful Agency Action in Federal Court
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado chapter), New Members Division
  • Federal Immigration Litigation 101
  • 2015
  • CBA CLE
  • Motions to Suppress and Terminate in Children's Cases
  • 2015
  • AILA CLE
  • USCIS CLE Mock Interview
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Alexander
Immigration Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alex is passionate about attaining justice. He is dedicated to his clients and he is diligent in his pursuit of fairness. His energy, intelligence and honesty make him a valued colleague and attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alex puts his whole heart and soul into his work for his clients. That passion, combined with his intelligence and boundless energy, makes him an incredible advocate."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Alex is a passionate, smart and tenacious advocate for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Alex since he gained his license to practice in Colorado. From the beginning Alex displayed intellectual curiosity, deep commitment, and passion for both the law and the lives of persons affected by immigration laws. Over the years Alex has continued to refine and apply his legal skills and acumen to his trade. Today he is a recognized expert in complex immigration matters, including federal litigation, appeals and asylum law. In our office he is our U Visa expert as well. Alex brings a genuine love and respect for the law to his work and to his clients' cases. I strongly endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is a dedicated, well-rounded immigration lawyer. He truly cares about his clients, and he doesn't quit - he explores every avenue possible to obtain a positive outcome in each case."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is an excellent attorney. I have collaborated with him on cases and served with him on professional committees. Some immigration attorneys are too timid. Not Alex. He is willing and able to fight for his clients' rights. I would trust him with the immigration case of a member of my own family."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, hardworking, and dedicated to his clients."
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