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About Donald

Mr. Sheppard is certified as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has 10 years' experience in immigration and nationality law and represents both corporations and individual clients in all aspects of immigration law. Donald was recognized as a Top Attorney for Immigration in San Diego by the San Diego Metro Magazine, February 2011 edition. His practice includes: Employment-Based Immigration: Represents corporate clients in regards to nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions filed on behalf of foreign national employees. Advises corporate clients in matters of I-9 compliance and audits. Representative cases that Mr. Sheppard has filed on behalf of corporate clients include H 1B, TN, E, H 3, B 1, L 1, O and P visa classifications. Also represents corporate clients with green card processing for foreign national employees to include employment-based immigrant petitions, such as labor certifications, multinational executives/managers, extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, and national interest waiver petitions. Family-Based Immigration: Represents individual clients filing petitions for alien relatives with adjustment of status and consular process. Assists with waiver applications when applicable and fianc? visa petitions. Removal Defense: Represents individual clients that have been issued a notice to appear before the Executive Officer for Immigration Review with presenting their case and filing for any available relief. Naturalization/Citizenship: Represents individuals filing for naturalization or certificates of citizenship based on derivate citizenship claims. Mr. Sheppard is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association which is an immigration bar with more than 11,000 members. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and participates in advocacy issues. He previously served as the Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Associations and is currently a Liaison Chair with the local USCIS office.

work Experience

Law Offices of Jan Joseph Bejar, A PLC Jan. 1, 2004 - Jan. 1, 2006

Larrabee Mehlman Albi & Coker LLP Jan. 1, 2006 - Jan. 1, 2009
Senior Associate

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP Jan. 1, 2012 - Current

school Education

Marshall Univ - 1997

New York Law School - 2000
Juris Doctor


Best Attorney
SD Metro Magazine

Best Attorney
SD Metro Magazine

Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality Law
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


Chapter Chair of San Diego Chapter
American Immigration Lawyers Association
2001 - Current

Society for Human Resource Management / SD Chapter
2009 - Current

Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana
2009 - Current

San Diego County Bar Association
2009 - Current

import_contactsPublished Works

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing in Canada and Mexico
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