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About Danish

Danish Shahbaz is the son of a Mexican mother and a Pakistani father. Being raised in an immigrant household exposed him to the plight of the immigrant in the United States. “Getting your papers” means a lot to immigrants. To be able to be the conduit by which an immigrant is able to have legal status and be able to live a more comfortable life gives him great satisfaction.

He currently represents clients in removal proceedings, before the Board of Immigration Appeals and in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Danish Shahbaz obtained his Bachelor’s in Arts from University of California, Irvine in 2007. He received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in 2012. He is also a founding partner of Sparks & Shahbaz, P.C. in 2014. Danish Shahbaz is fluent in both English and Spanish.

About Julie

Julie Sparks is a board certified specialist in immigration and nationality law. After more than a decade of practice in this field, she has represented immigrants from more than 70 different countries.

A passion for aiding individuals from around the world led Julie to give up a teaching career and pursue a law degree. The seed of this passion was planted when Julie met a Rwandan refugee in the 90’s through her work in a homeless shelter in Waco, Texas. Her love for this area of law remains to this day. Clients and potential clients often tell her that she is the first person to show true concern for their case and the first to help them thoroughly understand the complexities of the legal issues they face.

About Sandra

Sandra Bautista-Paralegal

Sandra has extensive training in all aspects of immigration law. She has several years of
experience working as a paralegal with the immigrant community. As a legal professional,
Sandra understands that she can impact the lives of others in a very positive way. As a result,
she finds great reward in helping others achieve the American dream.

Sandra also has experience with personal injury matters and has handled large cases from
beginning to end. She was awarded her paralegal certificate from the University of California,
Los Angeles. She also has a Bachelor in Arts degree from California State University, Los
Angeles.

About Felipe

Felipe Sartillo-Legal Assistant

Felipe is originally from Puebla City, Mexico and immigrated to the United States at the age of
eight.  He understands the hardship that people endure when they lack legal status. Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has allowed him to work in the United States and help
immigrants like himself. He is passionate about fighting for the rights of immigrants whether it
be in an immigration case or assisting those who have suffered an injury. He truly loves the
work that he does and looks forward to assisting those who need our legal assistance.  He is
currently attending East Los Angeles College to continue his legal education.

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