Shelly is an Associate in the Los Angeles office. She assists corporate clients in various industries as well as individual clients in a variety of immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas, family- and employment-based permanent residence applications, and naturalization applications. She also advises clients on managing their immigration programs to remain compliant with immigration policies.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Shelly worked as an Associate at a boutique immigration firm focusing on preparing employment-based immigration visas (EB-1s, EB-4, Schedule A, National Interest Waivers, etc.), nonimmigrant visa applications, PERM, family-based immigrant visa petitions, and applications for waivers of inadmissibility.  

Shelly's pro bono experience includes representing two siblings seeking asylum as unaccompanied minors. With Shelly's support, the individuals were granted asylum and received permanent residence one year later.

During law school, Shelly served as the Diversity and Outreach Editor for the UCLA Law Review and Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. In addition, during a year-long clinic, Shelly provided representation in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for an individual based on asylum and relief under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment


UCLA School of Law | J.D., 2013
Pomona College | B.A., 2008


Named to Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021 to 2022

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: California

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California


Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Represented clients at permanent resident and naturalization interviews at district offices

Wrote legal briefs for employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, “An Uncertain Future: Who are the Dreamers?” Los Angeles Business Journal (October 9, 2017): 30.