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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Corporate Immigration 2016||Who's Who Legal||2016|
|Significant Contributions to the Advancement of Law||ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law||2011|
|Senior Associate||Tafapolsky & Smith, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP||2011 - 2016|
|Associate and Law Clerk||Masliah & Soloway, P.C.||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California Chapter)||Consular Liaison||2016 - Present|
|AILA National ACES Committee (Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science)||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California Chapter)||USCIS District 23 Liaison||2015 - 2016|
|AILA National LGBT Immigration Working Group||Member||2014 - 2015|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California Chapter)||Congressional Advocacy Liaison||2014 - 2015|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Vice Chair, Committee on Homeland and National Security Law||2013 - 2014|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California Chapter)||LGBT Liaison||2013 - 2014|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California Chapter)||Law Student Division Liaison||2012 - 2013|
|Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles||Board of Governors, Amicus Committee Chair||2011 - 2013|
|Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition||New Rule Allows F-2 and M-2 Spouses and Children to Engage in Part-time, Post-secondary Academic Study at SEVP-certified Schools||2015|
|Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition||Executive Actions on Immigration: Business Edition||2014|
|Immigration Options for Artists & Entertainers, 2nd Ed., American Immigration Lawyers Association||P-1 Visas for Individual Athletes and Coaches of U.S.-based Teams and Franchises of Amateur Sports Leagues and Associations Abroad||2014|
|Volume 5, Issue 3, Inside Immigration Monograph Series, American Immigration Lawyers Association||What’s Next After “Winning” in the Diversity Visa Lottery?||2014|
|Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition||2015 DV Lottery Opens October 1, 2013||2013|
|Volume 4, Issue 3, Inside Immigration Monograph Series, American Immigration Lawyers Association||Streamlining Experiential H-1B Petitions||2013|
|Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association||The Family and Medical Leave Act, 2013 Cumulative Supplement||2013|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association Global Immigration Forum Conference Handbook||Global Trends on Immigration Protectionism During the Economic Recession||2012|
|Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition||In Defense of (Same-Sex) Marriage – How DOMA Separates Binational Families and Why it Must be Abolished||2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association New Members Division Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 4, InfoNet Doc. No. 11092760||Preventative Lawyering: Navigating H-1B||2011|
|Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association||The Family and Medical Leave Act, 2011 Cumulative Supplement||2011|
|Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association||2009 Midwinter Meeting Report, Subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act Committee of Federal Labor Standards Legislation||2009|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Webinar Series||L-1, H-1B, and PERM Compliance for Human Resources||2014|
|Webinar Series||Business or Pleasure? - Advanced B Visitor Visas and The Visa Waiver Program||2014|
|Webinar Series||Immigration Options for LGBT Foreign Nationals||2014|
|AILA Mammoth CLE in the Snow Conference||I Fell for My Ski Instructor: LGBT Update||2014|
|Webinar Series||Getting Them In When They’re Out: Immigration Options for LGBT Foreign Nationals||2013|
|Webinar Series||PERM and H-1B Compliance for Human Resources||2013|
|NAFSA 2013 Region XII Conference in San Diego, CA||Courts and Congress: A Different Future for Students and Scholars?||2013|
|American Bar Association YLD Fall Conference in Phoenix, AZ||How the Overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is Affecting Immigration Practice and Policy||2013|
Posted by Fab
After so many years of getting a NO from over 10 attorneys over a period of 15 years. Joseph took the time to listen and consult with his team if they were able to take on my case. We able to finally submit our immigration case. Thank you for taking the time and caring about our case. We were not charge a cent until he knew he was going to help us. We need more attorneys like him. I finally became a permanent resident. Thank you. I after 25 years in the United States, I finally feel part of this great nation.
Posted by anonymous
I first brought an H-1B case to Mr. Shepherd in 2013 for a management position. He insisted that he was an easy case if it was accepted. Fast forward several months and even after my employee's case was accepted by the government, it was denied for not being an eligible position. After spending more money to fight the government, the case was denied a second time.
In 2014 I thought I would give Mr. Shepherd a second chance but failed for another employee in a similar position. We once again fought the government and paid legal fees, only to be denied again. I expressed myself to Mr. Shepherd and his inability to obtain H-1B visas. I do not believe this man is a capable lawyer in H-1B visas.
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Shepherd and his team worked on my immigration case, specifically adjusting my status to permanent resident. His experience and expertise in immigration law was evident and, ultimately, resulted in an approved application. Throughout the process, I found him to be responsive and thorough.
Beyond his skill set, he is a friendly, caring and attentive person, which made me feel comfortable and that I was in good hands. Many thanks and I highly recommend him!