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  1. Immigration: 100%
    19 years


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  • Joseph John Shepherd

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    Joseph Shepherd Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    Jack Chammas Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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1416 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA, 90401


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the Year in Los Angeles - Immigration LawBest Lawyers2016
The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
California's Leading Businees Lawyers 2009Who's Who Legal2009
The Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars EditionSuper Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember of Department of State Liaison Committee2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember, AILA/Department of State Liaison Committee2007 - 2010
AILA S. California ChapterConsular Affairs Liaison2003 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)Guiding Clients Through Successful Immigrant Visa Processing2012
Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (2009–10 Edition)NONIMMIGRANT WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILITY UNDER INA §212(d)(3)2009
The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts HandbookNogales, Mexico, Monterrey, Mexico and Ottawa, Canada Chapters2009
"California Dreaming" 19th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference HandbookSummer 2006 TCN Consular Update2006
18th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference, An Update on the Practice of Immigration LawNonimmigrant Visa Processing in Canada or Mexico Remains the Best Option for Third Country Nationals2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of California - Los AngelesN/AOther - Bachelors1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TexasBarCLE Advanced Immigration Law CourseTreaty Treatment: Investor and Trade Visas at U.S. Consulates2011
AILA Southern California Chapter Monthly MeetingConsular Processing Roundtable2011
AILA National Annual ConferenceSecuring NIV Waivers for your Corporate Client’s Employee2011
AILA's Annual Conference on Immigration LawThird Country National Processing: Getting in Through the Back Door2010
AILA WebinarSecurity Clearances & Inspection Issues2010
AILA Spring 2010 Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico Chapter ConferenceConsular Processing2010
7th Annual AILA New England Immigration Law ConferenceProblems at the Border/Consulate - Workshop2010
NAFSA Region XII Annual ConferenceThe Visa Process: TCNs, Delays, Denials, & Other Important Updates2009
NAFSA Region IIIConsular Affairs Update2009
22nd Annual AILA California Chapters Conference (2009)NIV CONSULAR UPDATE—“LOST IN TRANSLATION”2009
2009 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawHit Me! What Are the Odds of Securing an NIV Waiver for Your Corporate Client’s Employee?2009
AILA National ConferenceGetting the Ticket to Ride: NIV Consular Processing2007