Shah Peerally, Innovative Immigration Law Practitioner
Shah Peerally, is an immigration law attorney based in Newark, California. Apart from his professional qualifications, what sets him apart from other lawyers in the field of immigration law practice is his genuine concern for clients and his talent for rising above barriers and making people feel there is always hope.
Once an immigrant himself, Shah is able to identify with the concerns of the people he's trying to help, thus his tremendous career growth, which sprang from humble beginnings, then placed him amongst the top attorneys in California Bay area.
Shah has been constantly fighting for immigrants' rights and has since endeavored to help them through all means possible, such as speaking in free legal clinics (which includes churches, temples or mosques), or advising people through his law radio show.
Shah defines himself as 'street smart' who has learned most of his career on the job than from any formal course. His genuine passion for his work is evident in the way he relates with people, rewarding him with not just respect but also love and admiration from the entire immigrant community.
Shah has devoutly invested in his Shah Films to help educate immigrant people to become aware of their rights as well as to give them some sense of identity. Shah Films produces socially relevant films that tackle the issues and concerns of immigrants and to a certain extent also help provide them feasible solutions to their problems.
Background/ Education/ Early Career
Born in Mauritius, Shah Peerally attended the Royal College of Curepipe and had worked with different organizations in Mauritius. He then moved to the US and enrolled at the New College School of Law in San Francisco, CA where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree. Subsequently, Shah obtained admission to the California State Bar and has over the next years started building a stable base in his career in law, working for the prestigious firm McNichols Randick O'Dea & Tooliatos LLP based in Pleasanton, California as litigation and business law associate.
Later on, Shah joined the Virender Goswami Law Offices as attorney assigned with business and employment immigration. Finally he was also appointed as counsel attorney for the Minter and Ahmad Immigration Law Offices in Fremont, California.
Shah's long journey of hard work and dedication to law has always been fueled by his ambition to manage his own law firm and in 2005 he was successfully to found the "Law Offices of Shah Peerally". Today he is the founding father and managing attorney for Shah Peerally Law Group PC, which is a highly distinguished law firm that has reached its peaks of success, thanks to the exceptional leadership of Shah Peerally.
Memberships and Associations
Shah Peerally is a proud member of the State Bar of California, NACBA (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys), the American Immigration Lawyers Association, ABA (American Bar Association) and the IAPDA (International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators).
Shah also has admission rights to the Eastern Federal District Court of California, Northern Federal District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Besides doing legal work, Shah Peerally also works in association with a lot other public good projects, most especially those involving everyday crisis within the immigrant community.
Shah Peerally is always at the forefront helping immigrants go through their most prevalent predicaments in ways that are prompt, efficient, and with the least chances that the people concerned would be negatively implicated.
Most of Shah's action plans though have always been geared towards assisting people develop awareness regarding immigrant concerns and the role of immigration laws in our country. He has often partook in many expert legal immigrant analysis for TV networks such as Times Now, NDTV, and Sitarree TV. He has also collaborated with newspapers such as the Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, US Fiji Times, Le Defi, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers and Shakers, and still other prominent online and print media services - all of which to provide comprehensive coverage of his significant work.
Shah Peerally has also been contributing to free legal clinics and lectures all across our nation on quite regular basis.
Awards/ Accolade/ Commendations
For his high-passion and dedicated work towards advancing immigration related affairs, Shah has been commended by Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader and Barbara Lee, Congresswoman of California.
Shah has been a leader activist for various immigrant communities - never tiring of fighting for their rights for as far as his capacities would allow him.
One of his most rewarding acknowledgements for his work is being selected as a Northern California rising star by Superlawyers.com and being among the 2013 and 2014 'Young Outstanding Lawyers of Northern California' - a reflection not only of his ability but also that of his entire law firm. In fact the entire team of the Peerally law attorneys have been featured on major TV networks abroad including NDTV and Times Now for their expert legal advice and for guiding immigrants throughout their major crises.
Shah Peerally's great commitment and zeal for his work has been held in high esteem on various podiums, and Avvo, US' national attorney rating service has also rated him 10 over 10, the highest rating of Avvo reserved only for the most excellent attorneys in the USA.
The most remarkable part of Shah Peerally's work though has been his extreme flexibility and diversification into different platforms all aimed at alleviating the issues and concerns of immigration. He produces films (through his own production company), and authors books that both serve as eye openers to people facing the typical issues of being an 'immigrant' in the United States. These books and films are but an extension of Shah's views and goals as a lawyer who highly determined to claim justice for immigrants, at the same time to propagate much better immigration reforms.
With that, Shah Peerally's work is a tremendous innovation in the world of immigration law, basically promoting the interests of people with unheard voices throughout the globe.
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Phone: 510 742 5887
The Immigration Lawyer
- Asylum, Volume 1
- By: Shah Peerally
- Narrated by: Jane Richardson
- Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
This work of fiction covers the journey of Ahmad, a man fleeing Iraq during the rule of Saddam Hussein, to seek refuge in the United States....
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