The National Advocates Names Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield PC to Its List of CA Top 100 Lawyers

Founding Attorney Daniel Shanfield and Attorneys Irma Pérez and Merle Kahn recognized for their immigration defense work.
By: Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept. 23, 2014 - PRLog -- The Law Office of Daniel Shanfield - Immigration Defense PC is proud to announce the inclusion of three of our attorneys into The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in California for our immigration defense work.  For over four decades combined, attorneys Daniel Shanfield, Irma Pérez and Merle Kahn have successfully defended immigrants fighting deportation and seeking U.S. citizenship, and are honored to be recognized for this achievement.

About the Attorneys

Daniel Shanfield (JD, UC Berkeley School of Law; BA, UCLA) the founder of the Firm, is a former federal I.N.S. trial attorney appointed under the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  He has assisted immigrants from around the world as a migration expert with the United Nations, and as Legal Services Manager with the U.S. Refugee Program in Europe.  He is past Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA SCV), and currently serves as AILA Liaison to the Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose, where he oversees AILA’s pro bono immigration clinic.  Daniel has previously served on the Legal Advisory Board of the Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, and is a frequent legal education speaker on criminal immigration and asylum issues.

Irma Pérez (JD, U. of California Hastings; BA, Georgetown U.) is a senior associate attorney with the Firm, and currently leads the Silicon Valley’s immigration bar as Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Santa Clara Valley Chapter.  Ms. Pérez has extensive experience in immigration court defending lawful permanent residents with criminal convictions and assisting immigrants with no lawful status obtain legal residency. Ms. Pérez previously served as a staff member as well as pro bono attorney with the Stanford Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic, and extern clerk with the United States District Court in the Northern District of California.

Merle Kahn (JD George Washington U.; BA, U. of Illinois) is among California’s leading immigration defense attorneys, with deep knowledge of criminal immigration law and political asylum.  For over 20 years, she has successfully defended numerous permanent residents facing deportation for criminal activity, and assisted refugee families fleeing religious, political, and sexual-orientation based persecution.  Ms. Kahn has a deep commitment to pro bono service, and currently serves on behalf of AILA SCV as Immigration Clinic Director for Jewish Family Services in Santa Clara County.

Criteria for Top 100 Lawyer Recognition

The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers is an exclusive list featuring a select group of elite lawyers who “exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as lawyers practicing in designated aspects of the law.”  The areas of specialty recognized by The National Advocates include matrimonial and family law, bankruptcy law, Social Security disability law, employment law, immigration law, and wills, trusts and estates.

The criteria for membership in this group include:

·         Peer-reputation, the judiciary, and the public

·         Achievements as specialty lawyers

·         Board certification in their areas of specialty

·         Nominations to the list from top lawyers, current members, and executive committee members

·         Leadership and membership in other national and state specialty lawyer organizations

·         Rankings and ratings by leading national evaluation organizations and associations

The selection process focuses on lawyers who have demonstrated superior qualifications, leadership skills, and case results. All members of The National Advocates are reviewed each year in order to maintain the highest level of quality lawyers included in the list.  The Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield - Immigration Defense PC is very excited to learn of this prestigious recognition of three of their immigration attorneys.

The Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield – Immigration Defense, PC, with two Bay Area offices in San Jose and San Francisco, provides top-quality immigration legal services.  Our lawyers work tirelessly to resolve immigration disputes in our clients’ best interest.  The Firm is widely recognized for successfully and ethically defending immigrant families, having earned an A+ Score from the Better Business Bureau and a perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo.  Daniel Shanfield, recognized as a “Preeminent Attorney” by Martindale-Hubbell and, along with his staff of top immigration attorneys, assist clients throughout California, the US, and the world with all of their immigration needs.

If you are in need of quality immigration lawyers in California, please contact the Law Office of Daniel Shanfield today at

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