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 Superlawyers.com. 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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Recognition||California Assembly||2013|
|Outstanding Young Lawyers Northern California||Outstanding Young Lawyers Northern California||2013|
|Congressperson Nancy Pelosi Immigration Workshop||Congressperson Nancy Pelosi||2006|
|Letter of Recgonition||Congress Woman Barbara Lee||2006|
|President and Managing Attorney||Shah Peerally Law Group PC||2005 - Present|
|Founder & Managing Attorney||Shah Peerally Law Group PC||2005 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Virender Kumar Goswami||2005 - 2005|
|Paralegal/Associate||MacNichols Randick O'Dea & Tooliatos||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Attorneys||Officer||2009 - Present|
|International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators||Member||2009 - Present|
|Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Officer||2005 - Present|
|Arwinder Singh v. Hayward Police||Settled|
|Gupta v.Michael Mukasey, Attorney General, Michael Chertoff||Won|
|une 1, 2007 - 3:07-cv-02872-BZ: Bellaha v. Gonzales et al, representing Plaintiff Amar Bellaha||Won - settled|
|See all legal cases|
|American Immigration, LLC (ILW.com)||Great Victory on a K1 visa and Marriage Petition||2016|
|Amacom Books publication||The Immigration Lawyer - Asylum||2014|
|India Post||Shattered Freedom||2013|
|Immigration Legal Blog||Reviews of Shah Peerally||2012|
|Peerally Law||Problems faced by Filipino Immigrants||2012|
|American Immigration, LLC (ILW.com)||The Lost Dream - INA 221g||2012|
|Amacom Books publication||The Lost Dream||2012|
|American Immigration, LLC (ILW.com)||The H4 Visas' Curse||2012|
|ShahPeerally.com||The Shah Peerally Law Show||2011|
|Bkhush.com||Passing of HR 3012||2011|
|NDTV India||Open Letter to President Obama||2011|
|Nepal America Legal Information Center||TriValley University Closure and Nepali Students||2011|
|Your Debt Settlement Attorney||Immigrants and Debts||2011|
|Foreign Legal Consultant||Business Regulatory Environment||2009|
|National Interest Waiver Shah Peerally Law Group PC||National Interest Waivers||2008|
|PeerallyLaw website||7 Mistakes that Small and Medium IT consulting companies make regarding their employment Immigration||2008|
|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 CASE||2007|
|Shah Peerally Law Group - EZineArticles.com||VAWA - A Solution for immigrants in an abusive relationship||2007|
|Shah Peerally||Love, Marriage and the Green Card||2006|
|New College of California School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Royal College Curepipe||Economics||Diploma||1993|
|Shah Peerally Law Shows||Radio Shows||2012|
|ILW||The Lost Dream||2012|
|Times Now, NDTV||In the News||2011|
|Sitarre TV||Immigration Law & Debt Settlement Interview||2011|
|NDTV||Tri Valley University||2011|
|Immigration Law Fundamentals||Continuing Legal Education Live CLE | Immigration Law Fundamentals||2011|
|USAfricanIndian.com Online Radio||Immigration Laws and Other Social issues||2010|
|Shah Peerally Law Show||KLOK 1170 AM Radio||2010|
|Regular Radio Shows||Immigration and Bankruptcy||2010|
|On our online social radio||Social, Immigration and other Legal issues||2010|
|Family Friends 101 Blog||Battered Spouses Immigration Status||2010|
|Radio Show Morning Masti||Immigration||2009|
|Council for American Islamic Relations||Immigration and FBI issues||2006|