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Amanda Brooke Shaffer

Amanda Brooke Shaffer

The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC
  • Immigration Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Licenses: New York, New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit  Main Practice Areas: Immigration Law, Family Law, & Litigation Amanda was born and raised in New York and currently resides in the East Village with her dog Bailey.  She joined The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, as a legal assistant in August 2012, and was promoted to of-counsel in November of 2012, when she was admitted to the New Jersey bar.   Amanda enjoys working at The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, because she is able to meet and engage with clients and make a real difference in people’s lives.   Analytical by nature, there was never any doubt that Amanda was going to become a lawyer. She has always had a passion for debate and justice.  Amanda thrives in the courtroom by fervously advocating for her client's rights. Amanda understands the stress and uneasiness that clients feel when they have to attend a court proceeding or an immigration appointment.  In order to reduce nerves, Amanda always attempts to connect with her clients by making jokes and taking their mind off of the stressful situation.  Clients find that Amanda is easy-going, kind and pleasant to converse with.  Most importantly, Amanda is able to empathize with clients from all over the world, enabling an honest line of communication that secures quicker and better results for her clients.   Amanda prides herself on honesty and integrity.  She hopes that her commitment to law and justice is evident in her work product and fervently works to represent her clients' best ineterests.

Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    DUI & DWI
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    White Collar Crime
  • Free Consultation
    Free over-the-phone consultation to see if you have a case and if the attorneys at The Shapiro Law Firm are a right fit for you.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees are either a fixed rate or are hourly depending on the type of case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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2nd Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Criminal Law
Honors: Cum Laude,
Activities: Moot Court
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2009) | Political Science & Sociology with a Sub-concentration in law, criminology and deviance
Activities: Michigan in Washington Program, Sigma Delta Tau
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
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New Jersey State Bar
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Websites & Blogs
The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC Website
Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. Hello for my sake I over stay my visa for six months and am engage to an American man. What can I do to get documented
A: Get married and he can file a marriage petition for your Green Card. Contact an experienced immigration attorney for help.
Q. Do I have to go over old ground when applying for my i-751 in relation to question 20 when I submitted everything before
A: Yes you must answer every question honestly. Even if you already told immigration about it before. Immigration knows about your previous criminal offense and if you answer that question "no," your application will be denied and you will most likely be placed in immigration proceedings. I suggest you contact an experienced immigration attorney to assist you with the filing as even a minor criminal offense can be problematic.
Q. Can a refugee with an I-94 who has not been here long enough to get a green card apply to bring her husband to US?
A: Yes. There is a petition for relatives of refugees that you can file to bring him here fairly quickly. I recommend you contact an experienced immigration attorney to assist you. Best of luck.
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Contact & Map
The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC
11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (212) 444-8064
Cell: (917) 818-4412
Fax: (212) 981-2726