Shawn graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in Latin American Studies. He immediately continued his studies and was awarded with an academic scholarship to go to Law School at the University of Denver and he finished a Law Doctored Degree in 2007.
When Shawn was going to college he decided to put 2 years aside from college and from 2001-2013 he served a voluntary and humanitarian LDS Mission where he learned Spanish in the hispanic community. During that time, he gained a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities that immigrants face in The United States. While in college he met his hispanic wife and his best friend where she was also attending the same school in Utah.
Shawn is the founding partner of MyRights Immigration Law Firm. He has dedicated his entire legal career to serving immigrants from all over the world.
Shawn has been successful in protecting immigrants against removal in immigration court and in defending immigrant rights in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office as well as through federal litigation with the Federal District courts and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Additionally Shawn has been successful in obtaining all types of affirmative benefits with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. These cases include lawful permanent residence, appeals, removal defense, he has re opened closed cases, criminal cases, U visas, waivers of inadmissibility, permission to reapply, counselor processing, cases with complex records, criminal cases, citizenships with issues on their background, bond hearings, court appearances, and more.
During his free time he enjoys reading, doing outdoor activities, and expending time with his family.
Shawn has been successful in protecting immigrants against removal in immigration court and in defending immigrant rights in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Administrative Appeals Office. Shawn has also protected clients in criminal proceedings.
Additionally Shawn has been successful in obtaining all types of affirmative benefits with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. These cases include lawful permanent residence, citizenship, U visas, waivers of inadmissibility, permission to reapply, and more.
- Deportation Defense
- Immigration and Naturalization
- Criminal Defense
- Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes
- Traffic Violations and DUI Defense
- Immigration Holds
- Colorado Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
- University of Denver, Sturm College of Law – Juris Doctor
- Brigham Young University – B.A. Latin American Studies
- University of Colorado – A.S. Applied Mathematics
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Diploma in Legal and Business Spanish – Madrid Chamber of Commerce