Shannon M. Underwood graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law at Boulder in 2001. She practices exclusively in the area of immigration law and has worked for both private firms and non-profit organizations throughout her career. Shannon is admitted to the Washington and Colorado Bar Associations, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Shannon’s immigration law career began in law school when she interned for non-profit immigration organizations including the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) in Arizona and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network in Colorado. After she graduated from law school, Shannon worked as an Associate Attorney for a business immigration law firm in Denver, Colorado. In 2002, Shannon relocated to the Pacific Northwest where she has worked for various private immigration law firms as an Associate Attorney. Shannon’s experience includes representation of clients in deportation proceedings, family and business non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing, protection under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), religious visas, naturalization, asylum, TPS, NACARA, and appellate work.
Shannon is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served on numerous local and national committees for the organization including the Washington State Chapter’s Executive Committee from 2004 to 2007. Shannon also served as an International Legal Consultant for the International Organization for Migration in Cairo, Egypt.
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