Alexander McShiras, an attorney at Joseph Law Firm, is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree in International Studies and Hispanic Studies from Boston College, and he has a Masters of Arts Degree in International Relations from Marquette University. While at Boston College, Mr. McShiras studied abroad at the Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. Mr. McShiras is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Mr. McShiras has worked as a paralegal for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, AZ, as well as for four private immigration law firms in Colorado; in addition to his current position as an Associate Attorney with the Joseph Law Firm.
Mr. McShiras is licensed to practice law in Colorado and he is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has worked on matters before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), Colorado District Courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. McShiras is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), and he has served on several AILA Colorado committees: the Asylum Liaison Committee, the USCIS Liaison Committee, and the New Members Division Committee. Currently, Mr. McShiras is chair of the Asylum Liaison Committee. Mr. McShiras is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (“CBA”), the Denver Bar Association, the Immigration Law Section of the CBA, and he is active in the Young Lawyers Division. Mr. McShiras is a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates and he has experience litigating immigration cases in federal court.