About Us

 

 

Shawn D. Meade, Esq.

Shawn D. Meade, Esq.

Attorney

While serving a Spanish speaking mission for his church, Shawn gained a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities that immigrants face in the United States. Shawn graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in Latin American Studies. Shawn met his spouse while at Brigham Young University and enjoys spending his free time with her.

After graduating from the BYU, Shawn was accepted to law school at the University of Denver with an academic scholarship. Defending immigrant rights was a natural fit and after only six months in school Shawn began working with an immigration lawyer in Denver. Read more.


John E. Pearce, Esq.

John E. Pearce, Esq.

Attorney

John is a member of the Kansas Bar and received his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. While at Washburn John was an intern in the family law and immigration law clinics. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, John received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah in Spanish with an emphasis in literature.

While serving a religious mission, John spent several years living in cities on the Mexican/US border. There he saw firsthand the difficulties and challenges facing immigrants and their families. These experiences continue to fuel John’s passion for serving the immigrant community. Read more.


Bryce E. Downer, Esq.

Bryce E. Downer, Esq.

Attorney

Bryce has developed an appreciation and understanding of varying cultures through extensive volunteer and professional experience. While living in Guatemala as a humanitarian volunteer he learned Spanish and K’ekchi’.

Bryce has since the served the immigrant community during law school at the University of Idaho College of Law where he founded the Latino Law Cauces. Bryce was also a member of the law review and winner of the best overall advocate award and worked as a legal research and writing teaching assistant.

After graduation Bryce began his career as an immigration lawyer working closely with the Mexican Consulate in Boise. Read more.


Nalini Villacis

Nalini Villacis

Office Manager

Nalini is the office manager at MyRights Immigration Law Firm and helps ensure that all clients receive the attention and care they deserve. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising at Brigham Young University and then graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in Global Affairs with a specialization in Translation.

Nalini has years of experience in customer service and quality control in a variety of professional positions. She began working with Shawn D. Meade, Esq. in 2006 when he was a partner at another firm and transitioned to MyRights Immigration Law Firm when it opened. Nalini has seen the immigration process first hand and understands the Hispanic community.

She uses that experience and knowledge to oversee the satisfaction of our clients at MyRights Immigration Law Firm and is essential to the firm.