Shannon M. Underwood

Shannon M. Underwood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Seattle, WA

Global Justice Law Group, PLLC
 | 216 First Avenue South, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-787-1406
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Shannon M. Underwood has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration law since 2001 when she graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law at Boulder.  She practices exclusively in the area of immigration law and has worked for both private firms and non-profit organizations throughout her career. Shannon represents individuals in deportation proceedings, for family and business non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing, under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), for religious visas, in naturalization proceedings, for asylum, for TPS, under NACARA, for U visas, and in appellate cases.  She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served on numerous local and national committees for the organization including the Washington State Chapter’s Executive Committee from 2004 to 2007. Shannon has written several immigration law articles and frequently speaks at local and national immigration law conferences.  She is admitted to the Washington and Colorado Bar Associations, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. 

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About Shannon Underwood

Admitted: 2003, Washington

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Honors and Awards:

  • Shannon Underwood won this award for her work on the Alonso Chehade case which resulted in the receipt of a private bill from Congressman McDermott and an indefinite stay of removal from the United States., Pro Bono Award - Work Having Greatest Impact, AILA WA Chapter, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Korean Women’s Association Naturalization Clinic, Volunteer Attorney.
  • Seattle University School of Law Access to Justice Institute, Volunteer Attorney.
  • Washington Young Lawyers Division Immigration Clinic, Volunteer Attorney.
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program Immigration Clinic, Volunteer Attorney.
  • King County Bar Association Immigration Clinic, Volunteer Attorney.
  • AILA Naturalization Day, Volunteer Attorney.
  • Northwest Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, Volunteer Attorney.
  • Volunteer Advocates forImmigrant Justice, Volunteer Attorney.
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter.  Executive Committee, 2004-2007.
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter.  Co-Chair of Citizenship Day committee, 2009-2010.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • How to Become a U.S. Citizen, Eastside Empowerment Group/Bellevue Community College, 2005-2007, Co-Speaker
  • Adjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing: Should I Stay or Should I Go?, 2006 AILA National Conference, Co-Speaker
  • Employment-Based Immigrant Visas for Newer Practitioners: A Broad Overview of Assessing, Preparing, and Filing an EB Case, February 22, 2007, AILA Teleconference, Co-Speaker
  • Family Issues in Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas, 2007 AILA National Conference, Co-Speaker
  • Adjustment of Status: A 360 Degree View: Adjustment in Removal Proceedings, November 1, 2007, Teleconference, Co-Speaker
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go?, 2006-2007 AILA Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook (co-author).
Office Location for Shannon M. Underwood

216 First Avenue South
Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98104


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Last Updated: 2/7/2017

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