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Cedric M. Shen is the principal attorney at Maximilian Law Inc., a U.S. immigration law firm located in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Shen has been practicing law since 2004. He has served as an adjunct law professor, published several legal articles, and presented at numerous legal conferences. Mr. Shen's clients have come from all over the world, including Canada, Mexico, China, Spain, Iran and Russia. They have included celebrities, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainment executives, attorneys, physicians, small businesses, and multi-national corporations, just to name a few. Mr. Shen's immigration practice focuses on helping clients from all over the world obtain visas, including: TN, H-1B, E-3, O-1 and L-1 work visas, E-2 treaty investor visas, and fiance (K-1) visas. He also helps clients obtain U.S. citizenship as well as green cards via marriage, employment, family or investments.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    2 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ben James Galante

    I have known Cedric for many years, and highly recommend him. He is a very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable immigration attorney.


    Ben Galante Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ayda Sara Aghnami

    Cedric Shen is an extremely personable and diligent business litigation and immigration attorney. I have worked with him on immigration cases before and I found him to be competent and skilled at work visas, fiance visas and green card matters. I endorse this lawyer.


    Ayda Aghnami Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Maximilian Law Inc.

8939 South Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 233
Los Angeles, CA, 90045


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ScholarshipSouthern California Chinese Lawyers Association2003
Southwestern Law Review ScholarshipSouthwestern University School of Law2003
CALI Award (A+ grade)Southwestern University School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyMaximilian Law Inc.2010 - Present
Senior AssociateMorris Polich & Purdy, LLP2006 - 2010
AttorneyGreene Broillet & Wheeler2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Canadian American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
California Young Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thomson v. BeuchelDefense verdict affirmed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fox NewsSoCal Terror Probe Exposes Marriage-For-Visa Racket2015
Curve MagazineHow Does the Fall of DOMA Affect Bi-National Lesbian Couples and How Can You Benefit? Here is an Up-to-Date Guide2014
Jewish JournalComing to America: The ABC's of Immigrating to the USA2011
Los Angeles LawyerThe Immigration Status of Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Actions2010
Florida Coastal Law ReviewDrawing Straight Lines on a Slippery Slope: Juvenile Death Penalty in America2004
Southwestern University Law ReviewFrom Splitting Circuits to Splitting Hairs: Employer Standing in Federal Court Under ERISA2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of British ColumbiaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Canadian Consulate GeneralU.S. Immigration2014
California Employers AssociationHiring a Foreign Worker in the United States2014
AREAA National ConventionU.S. Immigration for For Canadians2013
AREAA Conference VancouverU.S. Immigration for Canadians2013
State Bar of CaliforniaPlaintiffs’ Undocumented Status in Tort Actions: What Every Civil Attorney Should Know about Immigration2011
GEOS English AcademyHelping You Live and Work in America2011
Cross Border Tax, Estate & Investment Planning SeminarUS Immigration For Canadians2011
84th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of CaliforniaPlaintiffs' Undocumented Status in Tort Actions: What Every Civil Attorney Should Know About Immigration Law2011