Hassan Abdullah, Esq
Oakland Immigration Attorney
Hasan Abdullah was born in Toronto, Canada, and has been living in the United States since 2001. As a foreign national, he has had to deal with the US immigration service on many occasions, so he understands what clients are going through based on personal experience. He received his Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, and has held membership in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2008.
His initial professional experience in immigration law was gained in 2005 as a student intern at the Alexander Law Center, which is administered by Santa Clara University. As an intern he focused on family-based immigration, VAWA petitions, political asylum, and criminal victim (U-Visa) cases. While working at the law center, he also developed guidance manuals on VAWA petitions and criminal victim visas. Prior to joining the Shah Peerally Law Group, he worked at an immigration law firm where he developed proficiency in employment-based immigration.
Since joining the Shah Peerally Law Group in June 2008, Attorney Hasan Abdullah has been serving clients in a diverse range of areas in immigration and naturalization law, with substantial focus on H-1B and L-1A/L-1B petitions, and PERM Labor Certifications underlying professional/skilled worker immigrant petitions. In the area of H-1B petitions, he has provided innovative solutions to keep employees in status where they have been unlawfully benched and seek to port to a new employer, and developed a unique solution to bypass processing delays created when US Consulates refer petitions to USCIS for further review. He has also enjoyed success in all categories of EB1 petitions and National Interest Waivers.
His dedication to immigration law goes beyond the office setting. In the local Bay Area community, for a number of years he has volunteered as the Operations Coordinator of the MCA Legal Clinic sponsored by the Pro Bono Project of San Jose, which provides legal consultations to the local community on a biweekly basis. He was the first attorney of the MCA legal clinic to be awarded the Pro Bono Project’s Lawyers in the Library Volunteer Merit Award. He continues to regularly serve the clinic as an active attorney on its roster. He has also made numerous apperances hosting a leading immigration-related radio talk show broadcast in the Bay Area on 1170 KLOK.