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Shan Dimitris Potts

Immigration Attorney at Glendale, CA

4.9   8 reviews

also known as Shan D Potts

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Shan

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I am the founding partner of The Law Offices of Shan Potts, a full-service  immigration law firm with extensive experience in Deportation and Removal Defense; Green Cards, Family Immigration; Employment Immigration; U.S. Citizenship, U-Visas; VAWA Cases; DACA Cases; Consular Processing; Waivers and Appeals before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Asylum (Sexual Orientation), HIV Waivers, Family Unifications. 

 

I have has successfully litigated complex issues concerning crimes and immigration before the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

I have helped military families with immigration benefits. 

I have protected relatives of U.S. military members from deportation. 

I obtained a specialty visa for international clients; fashion models, entertainers, athletes, business professionals, medical professionals, scientists, students and researchers.

 

I also have extensive experience in Criminal Defense cases focusing on post-conviction issues. 

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Location

Shan Potts Law Offices
535 N Brand Blvd
Suite 850
Glendale, CA, 91203
The Better Start - Criminal Record Clearing
535 N Brand Blvd
Suite 850
Glendale, CA, 91203
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Reviews

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Posted by Sheena | May 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Law firm worth its weight in gold!
I called this law firm worried that I may be charged with an exorbitant consultation fee. However, I was met with a warm welcoming voice over the phone and later transferred to a qualified attorney who was helpful and thorough with my queries. In addition, they took time to understand my concerns and laid out the steps that will assist me in my journey. I left the conversation with greater understanding and a path forward. i will recommend this law office.
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Posted by Juan | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Residency Approval
I am writing here today about my experience and the process of my immigration case. A while back I was in a very grave predicament regarding my immigration status. Thanks to his excellent work and the support of his team, Attorney Shan D. Potts was able to cancel my deportation status and I now have my Residency in the U.S. I am very thankful and I highly recommend the services and offices of Shan D. Potts.
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Posted by Andrew | March 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I-601 Waiver
My wife and I got married a few years back. One of the most urgent issues we wanted to tackle was her immigration status in the United States. Unfortunately, she was brought here as a minor over 30 years ago and didn't have a way to prove that she entered the Country legally in order to adjust her status inside the U.S. I suffer from extreme health problems and need her assistance and support constantly. Having her leave the Country for a unknown period of time would cause immense hardship for me and the rest of our family, emotionally and financially. Thankfully, Attorney Shan Potts was able to help us apply for the waiver, all while explaining the process and answering all our questions and concerns. His help was greatly appreciated and we are happy with the results of his work.
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Posted by Matthew | March 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fiance Visa and Green Card
Me and my wife are very thankful for your assistance throughout the whole process. Contact Shan after he answered one of my questions and I have nothing but good things to say about the level of service I have received. His office was very friendly and understood our situation well and made me and my wife feel comfortable throughout the whole process. My wife got her green card two days ago. Would definitely recommend Shan Potts for anyone applying for a green card.
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Response from Shan Potts March 10, 2016
Thanks!
Posted by RajKumar | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
H4 & EAD
I retained Mr. Potts to help with my wife's H4 & EAD since my company is a small sized and they did not have their own immigration attorney. Mr. Potts and his team were so professional and gave us notifications on time and gave us a list of documents they needed and also gave us instructions for getting the visa stamped on my wife's passport. Very glad to have worked with Mr. Potts, would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs immigration assistance.
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Response from Shan Potts March 10, 2016
Thanks for your review Mr. Kumar.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Reliable Attorney
I retained Mr. Potts for a green card application and I can honestly say I was the most relaxed I have ever been when applying for an anything immigration related. They got all the information from me and completed all the forms and applications by themselves without any mistakes and I got my card today. Will definitely retain Mr. Potts for my naturalization.
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Response from Shan Potts March 8, 2016
Thanks for your review!
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2014
Honestly the Best Experience I Have had with an Attorney!
Mr. Potts handled my case beautifully. I was very impressed with his professionalism and ability to handle my case in a timely manner (faster than I even anticipated). I would highly recommend him not only because he is a great Attorney but also because he seemed to truly care and understand the importance of my circumstance. Thank you so much Mr. Potts!
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Response from Shan Potts March 8, 2016
Thanks for your review!
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
well explain for small question
Mr Shan explain me well and i found his given links useful thanks
Response from Shan Potts March 8, 2016
Thank you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Legal Officer
  • The Better Start
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney & Founder
  • Potts Martinez
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Arteaga v. Mukasey
  • Won
  • Membreno vs Gonzalez
  • Won

Associations

  • Free Arts for Abused Children
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Immigration Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (27)
Endorse Shan
Immigration Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Shan in action and think of him as an excellent attorney with an impeccable reputation."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Shan Dimitris Potts for many years as a tireless fighter in immigration cases. He is a lawyer's lawyer. Bright, innovative, and aggressive. If I needed help with an immigration law matter in Los Angeles, this is the call I would make."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Shan Dimitris Potts is highly ethical, skilled and works diligently in his representation of his clients. He is an outstanding attorney who I would not hesitate to recommend for representation on immigration law matters. He works hard for his clients, he is agressive in court, and provides a high level of professionalism and compassion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected by his peers."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Potts is an exceptional attorney with a sterling reputation in the AVVO community. I endorse this attorney."
Asylum Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire him!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent criminal defense attorney, I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Potts with pleasure. I read his answers on AVVO and they are great. Informative, patient and thoughtful."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His gives extra attention to legal matters."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Potts is very knowledgeable in the field of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Potts provides articulate legal analysis and well thought out advice. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Glendale Immigration Lawyer Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
Immigration Attorney
Glendale, CA
Licensed for 21 years
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