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Shannon M Underwood

Immigration Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   25 reviews

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Licensed for 21 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/25/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/04/2022

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Shannon Underwood
3815 Woodland Park Ave N #102
Seattle, WA, 98103

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Posted by Vadim | January 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Deportation Case
I had a deportation case that i could be deported by now if Shannon Underwood would't help me with my case. Shannon Underwood is the classic example of what an attorney should be. She has my highest respect as both an attorney and as a human being. She is professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and always puts her clients first. She is extremely attentive and proficient in handling my case. From our very first meeting i already felt completely confident that my case was to be handled in the very best possible hands with the highest standard from start to finish. She was taking my case more seriously than i did and always telling me to be more serious about. Not all highly rated immigration attorneys are equal. Having not done enough research, i were misfortune enough to have retained a so-called "5 star" immigration attorney to handle my case in the beginning that turned out to be a complete disaster and that's why i had to fire my first attorney and hire Shannon Underwood, that was a right thing i ever done. The difference i learned in what distinguishes a top notch attorney from the rest is BOTH quality and quantity. Shannon demonstrated the same consistent high quality dedication in guiding me through the complicated processes of the Immigration Court procedures. On top of that throughout the entire process, she took the time on every step of the way, listen to all my concerns and went above and beyond to deliver the best possible outcome in my case. My case was Terminated without Prejudice. I highly recommend Shannon Underwood and will not hesitate to retain her for all my future legal needs. Thank you so much Shannon!!!
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Posted by Ahmed | March 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever
Global justice law group is the best law group in the nation according to my own experience. Prior to my encounter with the global justice law group, i have hired attorneys from different law groups which yielded zero fruits. From the first day i consulted attorney Shannon Underwood as an asylum seeker to the last day i won my asylum case with her help, every step she took was professional, helpful and very convincing. Attorney Shannon also worked on my green card application one year after winning my asylum case. It only took me less than 6 months to get my green card after she and her staff carefully submitted a well prepared application. On the morning of march 26 2020, attorney Shannon sent me an email, informing me that USCIS ordered the production of my green card. Let me thank attorney shannon, global justice law group and the whole staff who worked on my case from the scratch for working tirelessly on my case and answering every stressful Question i had, thus making me feel comfortable navigating through the complex US immigration system. I would highly recommend any one seeking help in any immigration case to hire attorney Shannon Underwood and Global justice law group. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Posted by Murat | December 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I contacted Shannon to handle my unique situation. Shannon is a confident and professional attorney. I trusted her to keep my Visa status valid and protect my business. She exceeded all of my expectations. I am very pleased with my permanent residency application results and would highly recommend her to represent your best interests.
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Posted by Dana | August 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Impeccable, effective & kind
We hired Shannon to guide & support us in our immigration process. She was thorough in her explanations, took the time to make sure we understood the process and provided assurance along the way. Most importantly, her knowledge and expertise supported successful permanent residency for my husband.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Always here to help
I have been working with her for 2 years , but anytime I need her she’s always here to help and answer my questions , she’s handling my case in the most professional manner. She’s the best lawyer I have ever met.
Posted by Alberto | April 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and highly recommended.
We're a same sex couple and because of some issues we had in my immigration history we needed an attorney. We are so glad we called Shannon because she and her team handled our case in a very professional way and we can't be more glad with the results and now I'm a legal resident. We are extremely thankful for their service and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Alice | November 14, 2016
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A pleasant and successful experience.
I contacted Shannon Underwood to assist me with my application for US citizenship. Ms. Underwood and her staff were very knowledgable, thorough and efficient. They guided me seamlessly through all the red tape. It was a very positive process and outcome. I am very grateful and impressed.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
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Shannon is one of the Immigration lawyer in America. She put herself in the shoes of her clients which makes her work tireless to produce a positive results. I will recommend her to anyone with immigration problem without any reservation.
Posted by Silvia Godinez & Rafael Peña | August 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing! Buen trabajo!
Working with Shannon and her assistant Gilberto has been great! When I first met her she told me every detail and explained the timeline of upcoming events. She speaks with honesty and with a positive smile on her face. We have been with them for about 2 years. Even when I wasn't in the country they both found a way to keep in contact with me. Thank you for all what you have done & will continue to do.
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Posted by Damanjit | March 31, 2015
BEST AROUND!!!
I visited global justice law group in Seattle,Wa. Worked with Shannon Underwood. Let me just start of saying this woman is very brilliant with her work of craft. She is very knowledgeable and spend great quality time working with her clients. She was very prompt in all correspondence and kept us informed every step of the way. Made me feel very valued, respected and represented at their fullest capability!
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2015
Best Immigration attorney you can have
Shannon was my attorney for my naturalization process. She guided me all through the process. Patiently answered all the questions I had in person and in email whenever asked, very promptly. She seemed to be very knowledgeable and practical. On the day of final interview , when I misstated a travel date she corrected me immediately causing less confusion between me and the officer. When we were at the interview,even other attorneys were clarifying their doubts with her . On a whole, I would say that I am very happy for having Shannon as my attorney and would recommend her without any doubt.
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Posted by carlos | January 26, 2015
Unmarried child under 21 petition/ courts- Legal Permanent resident
Shannon M Underwood, She help me for 2 years in my immigration case even though her office is in Seattle Wa and I reside in California she still help me and my family with my case, good at her job with excellent experience a really helpful immigration attorney, she kept me on track on all immigration laws and kept me update on my case. She takes her time to explain and detail what to expect, the people in her office are so great to work with, always on track really professional as well. Thanks to her experience and high performance and well knowledge, Shannon help me get out of a detention center and with my court, getting them terminated and receive my green card here in the u.s . I’m sooo Thankful I got to meet her, really recommends this loyal high performance immigration attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2014
Excellent Immigration Lawyer
Shannon Underwood of Global Justice Law Group in Seattle is the dream immigration lawyer. She is a perfectionist. Shannon is scrupulous about detail, a core strength in dealing with the delicate labyrinthian odyssey of immigration. She is practical. If she doesn't have an answer to a specific question she will tell you, especially since each case is different from the next, and each circumstance is unique. Moreover, she is calm and collected at all times, sympathetic and patient - virtues that we all need during a period of stressful expectation. Throughout the process at the Consulate we felt prepared. Because of her thoroughness my husband is coming home with me with his new resident visa in hand. We recommend Shannon and her kind staff wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Abe | February 14, 2014
Ms. Shannon Underwood is the best immigration attorney in Seattle, period.
I decided to engage a lawyer to process my naturalization application, as I'd a couple of negative items in the application, significant enough that I know a lot of applications are rejected because of those negatives. I interviewed a few lawyers. Ms. Underwood appeared to be honest and dedicated. She took over the case and I felt very much at ease immediately. She knows the law, runs an organized office, is honest and straightforward, and maintains a strategic focus on end result. It is important for the lawyer to run a organized office since they handle a lot of original documents as well as copies of important documents. I am very glad Ms Underwood represented me and I highly recommend this lawyer to everyone in need of quality representation in all immigration matters.
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Posted by Andrew and Anna | January 21, 2014
Shannon, amazing immigration attorney!
Shannon has been an amazing guide through a very complicated process that we could not have managed without her expertise. Our case started due to a major misunderstanding between a relative and US customs. This snowballed in to multiple discussions and issues that Shannon helped us unravel and sort through. She is tenacious in her resolve, always remains professional and gets the job done. From our very first conversation with Shannon onward, Shannon was professional, thoughtful, and confident in her knowledge of the facts and legal issues in the case which led to an excellent end result - our relative was out of detention center, had documents back and got a green card. The case occurred in Washington while we live in an different state which meant nearly all communications were through email or by phone and we didn’t meet in person until well in to our case. Nevertheless, we felt that our case was making progress and that we could contact Shannon at any time. We were greatly comforted by discussing all our available options as well as possible outcomes in the case. This meant we were always prepared for any outcome and Shannon was already prepped to begin the next step immediately following any action in the case. Only issues we ever encountered were usually not with Shannon, but her assistant who would reply to email chains forgetting to CC which was never major, but it could be an issue if you didn’t catch it right away. Again – fantastic experience with Shannon and would instantly recommend her to anyone needing an immigration attorney!
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Posted by Ajaratou | October 17, 2013
Review of Shannon M. Underwood, Attorney at Law
I have been using Shannon M Underwood's services for a few years now. Not only has she done an excellent job of assisting me with all my legal issues, but also goes out of her way to ease my stress and frustration at times, which is beyond the call of duty. She is very good at following up on everything and always returns my calls and e-mails in a timely manner. I used a different attorney before using Shannon M Underwood and was quite disappointed and did not get the type of service I received through Shannon. Not only is she a knowledgeable and experienced attorney, but is an outstanding, moral, and considerate person as well. Because of Mrs. Underwood's hard work on my case, I now have my Resident Alien Status, which would have taken much longer or not happened at all if I would have chosen a different attorney. I would recommend Shannon M Underwood to anybody needing assistance with immigration matters, as well as any other legal matter.
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Posted by Sergey | March 27, 2013
Successful Work Experience
I'm very glad, I trusted my case to Shannon M Underwood. Her professionalism, together with her strong team can do impossible. She helped me to get my status. Shannon pays great attention to details and advises on all issues throughout the process. I appreciate her help. Thank you to have won my case.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2012
Excellent immigration lawyer
Shannon was extremely efficient in my case, responding rapidly to any questions and keeping me informed of all developments in a timely manner. She was also pleasant in person and very reassuring. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Caitlin | September 1, 2012
Shannon is our guardian angel...
Shannon recently brought my husband's case to resolution. We had come from a terrible experience with another attorney who told me that my husband would likely be deported, she took charge and took up our case. I now hold in my hand my husband's green card about 2.5 months after hiring Shannon. She will vigorously represent you and fight for your cause. We love Shannon!!!
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Posted by Angie | June 11, 2012
Client Review for Shannon Underwood
I had consulted several immigration lawyers in the Seattle area during a rather urgent and highly stressful time in my life regarding my husband's immigration status a few years ago. Each of them denied being able to help me but one lawyer gave me Shannon's name and number. I called her immediately and she spent almost 30 minutes over the phone, listening to my concerns and providing possible options to address my husband's situation without hesitation when most of the other lawyers I spoke with required money upfront before even allowing me to finish. I met with her soon after that phone conversation and she was such a great source of comfort, speaking openly and honestly about my husband's situation and how she could help us. She clearly identified all involved fees and outlined a timeline of when I could expect events to occur. She spoke honestly at all times and informed me of all the possible outcomes, never once making promises she couldn't keep or providing me with false assurance. However at the same time, she preserved hope for a positive outcome. I knew from the moment I met her that she was a strong, passionate, and trustworthy professional. Over the 2+ years that she has represented my husband, she has proven to be just that and so much more! After having previously hired two other lawyers in Las Vegas who did little to help our case other than collect their fees for work they never did, we are so fortunate to have Shannon on our side! She gave us hope when many times we had little left! My husband and I were soon reunited after I first contacted Shannon and due to her hard work and dedication, we are still together today. She has been so amazing and restored our faith in the existance of honest, hardworking, passionate and dedicated attorneys who truly care for their clients. She was our faithful leader in such a convoluted and intimidating immigration court system that we were forced to navigate through. We could not have made it without her. I'm so thankful that I was given her name two years ago, there was a reason that things happened the way they did! We have and will continue to refer people to Shannon when they are in need of an immigration attorney and will no doubt continue to seek her services as needed in the future.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Washington for International Development
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Global Justice Law Group, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • International Migration Law Consultant
  • IOM, Cairo
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Global Law Partners LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Carol L. Edward & Associates, P.S.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Seifert Law Offices
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Margaret C. Makar, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado chapter)
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Ally for Justice
  • CAIR-WA
  • 2017
  • 2016 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Top Women Attorney in Washington
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Women Attorney in Washington
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Women Attorney in Washington
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Women Attorney in Washington
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2013 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Women Attorney in Washington
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • 2012 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Work Having Greatest Impact
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Washington Chapter
  • 2010
  • Excellent Volunteer Legal Advocacy
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Pro bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go?
  • 2007
  • AILA Dispatch
  • Touring an Immigration Related Facility
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Equity Day
  • Immigration Law
  • 2018
  • SEED Week
  • Inequality in Immigration Law
  • 2018
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program
  • Immigration Matters in Marriage, Separation, and Divorce
  • 2017
  • Family Law Basics Seminar
  • Family Law Issues in Immigration
  • 2017
  • DACA Know Your Rights Workshop
  • DACA Know Your Rights Workshop
  • 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter) CLE
  • Challenges in Immigration Court
  • 2016
  • DACA Training
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Initial and Renewal Applications
  • 2016
  • AILA NW Conference
  • Bond Matters
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington chapter) Monthly Meeting
  • Paralegal Training and Tips for Removal Proceedings
  • 2015
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program CLE
  • Applying for Lawful Permanent Residency
  • 2012
  • AILA NW Conference
  • Removal Defense and Motions Practice
  • 2012
  • June AILA WA CLE
  • How Marriage, Separation, and Divorce Can Affect our Clients: Priority Dates, Adjustment of Status, and Naturalization
  • 2009
  • AILA National Conference
  • Family Issues in Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas
  • 2007
  • ILW.com Teleconference
  • Adjustment of Status: A 360 Degree View: Adjustment in Removal Proceedings
  • 2007
  • AILA National Teleconference
  • Employment-Based Immigrant Visas for Newer Practitioners: A Broad Overview of Assessing, Preparing, and Filing an EB Case
  • 2007
  • Eastside Empowerment Group Event
  • How to Become a U.S. Citizen
  • 2007
  • AILA National Conference
  • Adjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
  • 2006
  • Eastside Empowerment Group Event
  • How to Become a U.S. Citizen
  • 2006
  • Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference
  • Family Relationships
  • 2006
  • Eastside Empowerment Group Event
  • How to Become a U.S. Citizen
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Immigration Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. She is well respected by her colleagues."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon Underwood towers over the immigration legal community. An extraordinary lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is a top-notch immigration lawyer, particularly when it comes to deportation defense. if I or a family member were placed in detention, I'd want Shannon in my corner to help me."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shannon is extremely competent. She is highly regarded among her peers and our mutual clients have expressed a high rate of satisfaction with her work."
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Shannon M Underwood
Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 21 years