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    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Sharon on various occasions and serve with her on AILA's Verification Comittee. She is highly competent and knowledgeable on all areas of business immigration. She is also a very good public speaker. I have invited her to be a guest speaker at Balch & Bingham's Labor and Employment 2013 Seminar.


    Wendy Padilla-Madden Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Mehlman Barnes LLP

4370 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 400
San Diego, CA, 92122


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
President's CommendationAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2010
Top Attorney- NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2009
President's CommendationAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2009
President's CommendationAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2008
Top Attorney- FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2006
Best Lawyers in San DiegoSan Diego MagazineN/A
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
ListedWho's Who LegalN/A
ListedInternational Who's Who of Business LawyersN/A
ListedInternational Who's Who of Corporate Immigration LawyersN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMehlman Barnes LLP2014 - Present
PartnerLarrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker, LLP2004 - 2014
AssociateLarrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker, LLP1998 - 2004
Law ClerkLarrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker, LLP1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alliance of Business Immigration LawyersMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
CM Guru/Law LogixRequesting Payment Plans from ICE for I-9 Violations and Fines2012
The I-9 and E-Verify Blog/Law LogixEvaluating an Electronic I-9 Program- the Devil is in the Details2011
The I-9 and E-Verify Blog/LawLogixPlaying with "No Matches"- Don't Get Burned- How the Social Security Administration "No Match" Letters Fit into Worksite Compliance2011
Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (AILA)Issues to Consider in Reviewing I-9 Procedures and Compliance: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You2011
AILA California Chapters Conference HandbookPractical Guidance for Establishing an Employer's I-9 Processes and Procedures2011
The I-9 and E-Verify Blog/Law LogixIn search of fraudulent documents- Does the I-9 process really require employers to be enforcers?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of MassachusettsPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stanford Univ. Worksite Enforcement SymposiumICE IMAGE Program2012
San Diego Employers Association meeting2012 Immigration update2012
Park Avenue Presentations Webinar2012 Immigration Law Update2012
Park Avenue Presentations WebinarHeightened I-9 Enforcement2012
AILA Midyear conferenceI-9 Compliance Programs2012
Stanford Univ. Worksite Enforcement SymposiumWorksite Enforcement - Criminal investigation issues2011
Park Avenue Presentations WebinarHeightened I-9 Enforcement2011
AILA Spring ConferenceInteragency Roundup2011
AILA PodcastUSCIS Lockbox updates2011
AILA New England Chapter ConferenceUSCIS Service Center issues2011
AILA Annual ConferencePERM Labor Certifications - Tricks of the Trade2011
ABIL Global Mobility Conference, LondonUS Immigration Compliance2011
Practising Law Institute Immigration ConferenceUSCIS Liaison Issues2010
AILA Spring ConferenceUSCIS Hot Topics Panel2010
AILA NY Chapters ConferenceUSCIS and Service Center Liaison issues2010
AILA California Chapters ConferenceUSCIS Service Centers and Lockbox issues2010
AILA Annual ConferenceUSCIS Open Forum2010
Practising Law Institute Immigration ConferenceUSCIS Liaison Issues2008