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Daniel Shanfield

Daniel Shanfield - Immigration Defense, PC | San jose, California, United States

A lawyer since 1997


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Daniel Shanfield - Immigration Defense, PC
111 W. St. John Street, San jose, California, United States 95113
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Daniel Shanfield's legal prowess has garnered him prestigious recognitions, such as the "Client Distinction Award" from and a "Preeminent Attorney" ranking by Martindale Hubbell. His excellence in immigration law is further underscored by his three-time selection as a "Super Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine and his flawless 10.0 rating on, alongside a Clients' Choice Award in 2012. His firm boasts an "A+" rating from the Better Business Bureau, reflecting its stellar reputation.

Shanfield's career is marked by notable successes, including leading a project to reverse U.S. Consulate visa denials abroad and securing freedom for detained immigrants through successful appeals in the U.S. His background as an INS litigation attorney and his advisory role in immigration law have deeply informed his practice. He also contributed his expertise as an adjunct clinical law professor at New York Law School.

Before his private practice, Shanfield significantly impacted lives through his role in the U.S. refugee program in Europe, ensuring the safe relocation of immigrants to the U.S. His advisory work with the United Nations and legal representation for Human Rights First highlight his commitment to human rights and refugee welfare.

Shanfield's academic credentials are impressive, with degrees from UCLA (magna cum laude) and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. His legal qualifications extend across various jurisdictions, including the California Supreme Court and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, demonstrating his broad legal capabilities.

Currently, Shanfield serves as the liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Santa Clara Valley Chapter to the Mexican Consulate in San Jose. His multilingual skills in English and Spanish enable him to effectively communicate and advocate for a diverse client base. His extensive experience and dedication to immigration law make him a distinguished figure in the legal community, with a practice that spans asylum, citizenship, deportation defense, family visas, and more, reflecting a deep commitment to the needs of immigrants.


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Immigration Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2024-01-01Client Gold Award, Martindale Hubbell, 2022-01-01