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Shah Peerally is the Founder, President and Managing Attorney of Shah Peerally Law Group PC, a law firm headquartered in Newark CA.


Shah Peerally, is a Newark, California based attorney practicing immigration law. Shah has seen tremendous growth in his career beginning with humble beginning to becoming one of the most sought after attorney’s in Bay area. More than his professional qualifications, what distinguishes him from other lawyers in this field is his genuine compassion for people and his ability to cut across barriers and make them feel that there is hope for them.


Shah has constantly fought for the rights of immigrants and has tried to help them in various ways possible, whether it is through free legal clinics in churches, mosques or temples or talking to people through his law show on radio. Moreover his background as an immigrant himself makes him identify with the light of others in similar position as he had been.



Shah thinks he is best defined as ‘street smart’ and has learnt more on the job than from any course. His genuine concern shows in the way he interacts with people and this has earned him not only respect but love from the immigrant community. In an attempt to educate people and make them aware of their rights and give them a sense of identification, Shah has invested in the Shah films which makes socially conscious films that talk of the problems of immigrants and also provides them solutions to a certain extent.



Is dedication and passion for his work have been recognized on various podiums and Avvo, the national attorney rating service has rated him as 10/10 which is their highest rating level reserved for the best attorneys.


Shah Peerally, was born on in Mauritius, and attended the Royal College of Curepipe in Mauritius. Having worked with different corporations in Mauritius, Shah then moved to the United States where he and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from New College School of Law, in San Francisco, California. He subsequently gained admission to the California State Bar too. Over the next few years, he began building his base in the legal fraternity by working in avenues such as litigation and business law for well known law firm of McNichols Randick O’Dea & Tooliatos LLP, in Pleasanton, California.


At a later stage, Shah joined the Law Offices of Virender Goswami as a supervising attorney in business and employment immigration. He was also appointed as attorney of counsel for the Immigration law offices of Minter and Ahmad in Fremont, California. Throughout the journey, Shah nursed the ambition of having his own law firm and in 2005; he founded the Law Offices of Shah Peerally. Today he is the founder and managing attorney of Shah Peerally Law Group PC, a professional corporation and under his capability the firm has seen the highest pinnacles of success.


Shah holds memberships in the State Bar of California, American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), and International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA). Shah is also admitted in the Northern Federal District Court , Eastern Federal District Court of California and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.



Apart from his legal work, the Shah Peerally name has been associated with a lot of pro bono work that he has done. In fact whenever there has been a crisis for the immigrant community, Shah Peerally name has been the foremost in terms of handling the crisis in an efficient and fast manner, so that the chances of the immigrants being effected is minimum.



Shah’s activities have been geared towards helping people in spreading of awareness regarding Immigration laws and their capabilities and use as far as immigrants are concerned. For this role of his in society, he has often been a part of the expert legal analysts for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. In collaboration with this there has been coverage about his work in newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international media both print and online.


For his passionate and dedicated work, towards conducting immigration related workshops Shah has been commended by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Barbara Lee too. Shah has been a prominent activist for various immigrant communities and has always fought for their rights in whatever capacities that he could. Also he has been a regular participant in lectures and free legal clinics across the nation.


In what is an extremely rewarding acknowledgement for his work, Shah has been selected as a rising star of Northern California by Added to this 2013 has seen Shah been bestowed with the honor of being selected as one of the ‘Young Outstanding Lawyers of Northern California’. This is a reflection of not only his own caliber but that of his entire firm. In fact the attorneys of the hah Peerally law group have been featured as legal experts on major international TV networks such as NDTV and Times Now for guiding immigrants during major immigration crisis over the years.



The most interesting part about Shah Peerally’s career has been his diversification into different platforms that raise the issues of immigration. Now with his own film production house, he makes films that will be an eye opener to the masses on issues that have been particularly troublesome for the immigrants. These films are an extension of his voice and concern as a lawyer determined to get justice for the immigrants to the US and to fight for their cause while also propagating for better immigration reforms. And in that Mr.Peerally’s work is extremely futuristic and aimed at a basic promotion of the interests of all sorts of voices across the globe.


Languages spoken: French, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Farsi

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
    12 years, 1.7 thousand cases
  2. Debt Settlement: 20%
    8 years, 700 cases



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Contact info

Shah Peerally Law Group, PC

37600 Central Ct, Ste 202
Newark, CA, 94560

Shah Peerally Law Group, PC

37600 Central Ct
Ste 202
Newark, CA, 94560



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia Assembly2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Outstanding Young Lawyers Northern CaliforniaOutstanding Young Lawyers Northern California2013
Congressperson Nancy Pelosi Immigration WorkshopCongressperson Nancy Pelosi2006
Letter of RecgonitionCongress Woman Barbara Lee2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and Managing AttorneyShah Peerally Law Group PC2005 - Present
Founder & Managing AttorneyShah Peerally Law Group PC2005 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Virender Kumar Goswami2005 - 2005
Paralegal/AssociateMacNichols Randick O'Dea & Tooliatos2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer AttorneysOfficer2009 - Present
International Association of Professional Debt ArbitratorsMember2009 - Present
Bay Area Association of Muslim LawyersMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationOfficer2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
TRO on ForeclosureTRO Granted
Writ of Mandamus/USC 1447(b) actionSettled/Client Won!
Arwinder Singh v. Hayward PoliceSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration, LLC ( Victory on a K1 visa and Marriage Petition2016
Amacom Books publicationThe Immigration Lawyer - Asylum2014
India PostShattered Freedom2013
Immigration Legal BlogReviews of Shah Peerally2012
Peerally LawProblems faced by Filipino Immigrants2012
American Immigration, LLC ( Lost Dream - INA 221g2012
Amacom Books publicationThe Lost Dream2012
American Immigration, LLC ( H4 Visas' Curse2012
ShahPeerally.comThe Shah Peerally Law Show2011
Bkhush.comPassing of HR 30122011
NDTV IndiaOpen Letter to President Obama2011
Nepal America Legal Information CenterTriValley University Closure and Nepali Students2011
Your Debt Settlement AttorneyImmigrants and Debts2011
slideshare.netSlideShare presentations2010
Foreign Legal ConsultantBusiness Regulatory Environment2009
National Interest Waiver Shah Peerally Law Group PCNational Interest Waivers2008
PeerallyLaw website7 Mistakes that Small and Medium IT consulting companies make regarding their employment Immigration2008
The Writ of Mandamus - Forcing the USCIS to make a decision on your case?WHAT TO DO IF THE IMMIGRATION SERVICES IS NOT MAKING A DECISION ON YOUR CASE2007
Shah Peerally Law Group - EZineArticles.comVAWA - A Solution for immigrants in an abusive relationship2007
Shah PeerallyLove, Marriage and the Green Card2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New College of California School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Royal College CurepipeEconomicsDiploma1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Shah Peerally Law ShowsRadio Shows2012
ILWThe Lost Dream2012
Times Now, NDTVIn the News2011
Sitarre TVImmigration Law & Debt Settlement Interview2011
NDTVTri Valley University2011
Immigration Law FundamentalsContinuing Legal Education Live CLE | Immigration Law Fundamentals2011 Online RadioImmigration Laws and Other Social issues2010
Shah Peerally Law ShowKLOK 1170 AM Radio2010
Regular Radio ShowsImmigration and Bankruptcy2010
On our online social radioSocial, Immigration and other Legal issues2010
Family Friends 101 BlogBattered Spouses Immigration Status2010
Radio Show Morning MastiImmigration2009
Council for American Islamic RelationsImmigration and FBI issues2006