ABOUT STEPHEN SHAIKEN
Admitted to practice in Florida, New York, California, and federal courts, including U.S. Supreme Court
Stephen Shaiken, Esq.
Se habla español
Conversational Thai spoken
I have been practicing immigration and criminal law for over thirty years. I have tried to verdict approximately fifty criminal cases, and have argued dozens of criminal appeals in state and federal appellate courts, as well as filing habeas corpus and coram nobis writs in state and federal courts. On the immigration side, I have been attorney of record in thousands of immigration court hearings, covering every type of removal case. I have represented hundreds of clients before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the federal circuit courts. I have appeared before all federal immigration agencies. My experience includes removal defense, asylum, naturalization, family law, and, most prominently, consular processing, expertise in the immigration consequences of criminal conviction and how to avoid or mitigate them.
For twenty five years, I delivered an annual lecture on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, which was approved for Continuing Education credit. I’ve been qualified as an expert on the subject.
When I’m not defending clients, my passion is writing fiction, though sometimes it’s hard to come up with stories more interesting that my cases! I’ve written several short stories and a novel. If you are interested, here are some links to my writing work: