Lilian Shea, Esq.
Lilian Shea is originally from Argentina. In 1992 she graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Law. She was later on sworn in as an attorney. She immigrated to the United States where in the year 2000 she finished her studies in Master of Law in Comparative Law at the University of San Diego. Lilian was then admitted to the practice law in the State of California which is arguably the hardest Bar Examination in the United States, with only a 41 % percent pass rate, out of which foreign student only have a passing rate of 10%. Lilian moved to Colorado were in 2005 she opened Lilian Shea Law Office. The office became instantly successful due to the type of service and personal attention rendered to each client. The struggles and achievements of Lilian Shea were so impressive in both her personal and professional lives that her story became front page news in the local magazine The Westword.
After the rare endorsement of two Denver County Court Judges (Raymond N. Satter and Kathleen M. Bowers), Lilian Shea was invited by the Lawyer and Notary College of the Country of Guatemala to give an immigration class to the Supreme Court Judges of Guatemala. The endorsement were rare as the ethical rules surrounding endorsement by those in judgeships often times preclude judges from giving recommendations such as the ones they gave. The law office represents hundreds of Argentineans, especially polo players. Lilian’s advice on visas for polo players was sought out by the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association in June 2007, wherein she was published discussing changes in visa laws and how they affect foreign players and grooms.
Juan J. de Pedro, Esq.
Juan J. de Pedro is originally from Puerto Rico. Juan received his Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University in Sociology/Criminal Justice. Juan then proceeded to study law at the University of Denver in Colorado. Juan was admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Colorado and the United Sates District of Colorado in 2007. Juan has been recognized as an expert in the area of immigration consequences of criminal convictions by the County Courts in Colorado. In 2007 Juan also volunteered his time for the victims of Hurricane Katrina with his volunteer efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana. Juan has also volunteered his time in recent years by participating in nationwide Citizenship Drives, helping immigrations naturalize and become U.S. citizens.
EDUCATION / LICENSES
University of Buenos Aires, School of Law – Juris Doctor – 1992
University of San Diego, School of Law – Masters in Law – Comparative Law -2000
California Supreme Court – Admitted to the California Bar -2004
United States District Court – Southern District of California – Admitted 2004
United States District Court – District of Colorado – Admitted 2005
American Immigration Lawyer Association – Member since 2005
The Law Office of Lilian Shea, counts with 5 staff support personnel; two main paralegals with at least 5 years of experience, who are able to handle any case within the office. We have a law clerk with a Juris Doctor degree from Jefferson University in San Diego, California and a receptionist. The office is in the process of opening its doors in Buenos Aries, Argentina to extend its services to the Citizens of Argentina.