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Shawn D. Meade, Esq.

ShawnWhile 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.  When he returned to Brigham Young University Shawn majored in Latin American Studies and took classes in Latin American politics, economics, history, culture, literature, and more. While at Brigham Young University Shawn met his wife with whom he enjoys spending his free time.

Shawn was accepted to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law 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 CO.  Shawn has continued his entire career defending immigrants and eventually founded MyRights Immigration Law Firm.

Shawn has been successful in protecting immigrants against removal in Immigration Court, in defending immigrant rights in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Administrative Appeals Office.

Additionally, Shawn has been successful in obtaining affirmative benefits of all type with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. These cases include residence, citizenship, 212(h) waivers, permission to reapply, unlawful presence waivers, and more.

Click here to read more about some of attorney Shawn D. Meade, Esq. and MyRights Immigration Law Firm’s successful cases.


John E. Pearce, Esq.

JohnWhile living in multiple border cities of Mexico for over two years while service an LDS mission, John experienced the difficulties facing immigrants from a truly unique perspective.  After returning from the mission John studied Spanish at the University of Utah with an emphasis in literature.

After receiving his Bachelor Degree John studied law and earned his Juris Doctor at Washburn University in Topeka Kansas.  While at Washburn, John participated in multiple immigration internships including clinical work and directed case work.  This work focused on serving low income individuals that had been victims of crimes particularly in applications for U visas.

Before joining MyRights Immigration Law John practiced general immigration law in Salt Lake City where he has worked on all types of immigration cases.






Bryce E. Downer, Esq.

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

Bryce has since then served the immigrant community during law school at Univeristy of Idaho College of Law where he founded the Latino Law Caucus.  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.  He has given several presentations on various immigration law topics ranging from family based and victim based immigration, removal defense, and tax issues for immigrants.  Bryce has traveled throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada with the Mexican Consulate to provide assistance to underserved areas.

Bryce understands how an individual’s immigration status may be adversely affected by seemingly unrelated legal issues such as criminal charges.  Bryce has experience in misdemeanor criminal defense and has frequently advised immigrants and defense attorneys regarding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

Nalini Villacis
Office Manager

Nalini WebsiteNalini is the office manager at MyRights Immigration Law Firm.  She obtained a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah and then graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in Global Affairs and with a specialization in translation.  Nalini has many years of experience in customer service and quality control in a variety of professional positions.

She began working with the Attorney Shawn D. Meade, Esq. in 2006 when he began working in immigration law.  Nalini understands the Hispanic community and oversees the satisfaction of our clients at MyRights Immigration Law Firm.  She is an essential part of the firm.







Paralegal Team

Paralegal TeamThe paralegal team at MyRights Immigration Law Firm assists our attorneys in gathering the evidence and information that they will need in each case.  Our paralegals have experience in immigration law as well as experience in customer service, an essential part of the Firm.

Our paralegals ensure that there will always be someone to assist our clients when they need it.  When there is a question that requires legal advice, they will make an appointment for you to speak with our attorney so that you can obtain the answer and advise that only an attorney can provide.   Our paralegals help maintain organization in our cases and help our attorneys with whatever is needed to serve our clients.