Shirley Wei Law
Law Office of Shirley Wei
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Immigration & Nationality Lawyer

Never give up

What Sets Us Apart

PROVEN RESULTS

Shirley Wei loves a good challenge, and commonly obtains victories for her clients in unlikely scenarios. The reason is simple: Shirley Wei does not give up, and her clients benefit as a result. Oftentimes it a matter of thinking outside the box. Other times it is just plain having common sense. Shirley Wei's relentless pursuit is the secret behind so many client successes. Contact us now for a legal consultation.

professionalism

Immigrating to the United States has becoming increasingly difficult and complex. With regulations constantly changing, it can be overwhelming to navigate the immigration system on your own. At the Law Office of Shirley Wei, we treat all of our clients with respect and respond promptly because we know that immigration status is a high priority.  

PASSION

Shirley Wei became an immigration lawyer because of her love of foreign languages and cultures. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and French, Shirley Wei graduated with departmental honors from both of her majors: French Literature and Comparative Literature, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Thereafter, she earned two law degrees from the world's two main legal traditions - the English Common Law and the French Civil Law - from world-renown McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Shirley Wei was one of the first law students from McGill to be recruited by a French law firm, and competed as a finalist in Sciences-Po Paris at the world's first French language international arbitration moot competition. Following a few stints working for a French law firm on the Champs-Elysees and the International Court of Arbitration in Paris, where she was the first American clerk to work in the Francophone countries team, Shirley Wei came back home to Los Angeles, where she joined a litigation boutique firm and enjoyed litigating cases in the international trade and multi-modal transportation domains. 

In early 2010, Shirley Wei represented a number of unaccompanied alien children pro bono through the non-profit organization, Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). And the rest was history: Shirley Wei fell in love with immigration law and hung up her shingle. Today, even though she delights in representing all types of clients, from corporations to individuals, she always devotes a portion of her practice to pro bono representation of children and low-income families. Shirley Wei has volunteered her time and handled pro bono cases with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), Public Counsel, the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). 

Leadership

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) - President Elect (2017-2018)
Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) - Board Member
McGill Alumni Association, Los Angeles Chapter - President

Education

McGILL UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF LAW
English Common Law, LL.B.
French Civil Law, B.C.L.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (UCLA)
B.A., French & Francophone Literature
B.A., Comparative Literature

Admissions

California - Admitted in 2008
New York - Admitted in 2007; retired in 2013
U.S. District Court, Central District of California - Admitted in 2008

 

Contact

➤ LOCATION

12655 W. Jefferson Boulevard
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90066

☎ CONTACT

info@shirleyweilaw.com
(310) 910-0045

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English
Spanish
French
Mandarin Chinese

Areas of Practice


Non-immigrant visas

  • B-1/B-2
  • Admissions issues
  • CNMI-1
  • E-1, E-2, E-3
  • F-1
  • M-1
  • H-1B
  • H-2B
  • H-3
  • I
  • L-1A, L-1B
  • O-1
  • P-1, P-2, P-3
  • Q-1
  • R-1
  • TN

 


Family-Based Immigration

  • Immediate relative petitions
  • K-1 fiance visas
  • Adjustment of Status
  • I-601/I-601a waivers

Employment-BASED IMMIGRATION

    • Employment-based petitions (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4)
    • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

    Naturalization

    • Special issues related to U.S. Territories: Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Northern Marianas, American Samoa.
    • Appeal of naturalization denials to Federal District Court.

    Humanitarian Visas

    • Asylum
    • U visa
    • T visa
    • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

    REMOVAL DEFENSE

    • Cancellation of removal
    • Suspension of removal
    • Waivers
    • Issues related to criminal records

     

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