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Elias Z. Shamieh

Founding Attorney

Experienced Immigration Attorney

Elias Shamieh is an experienced immigration attorney in San Francisco and founder of the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden. As an immigrant himself, he has a unique, personal understanding of the U.S. immigration system.

His experience immigrating to the U.S. taught him how many people need—but lack—legal representation, as well as the means to navigate and afford the legal process. For over 35 years, he has committed his legal practice to assisting individuals with everything from securing green cards to assisting asylum seekers to stopping deportation orders.

He is driven by his passion to help others with the complex, always-changing system of immigration.

Attorney Shamieh employs a dedicated, personalized approach. He strives to provide every client with the care, attention, and one-on-one communication they deserve. He offers honest, compassionate advice and works to find solutions that meet the unique needs of each client.

A great listener, Attorney Shamieh allows his clients the opportunity to speak, ask questions, and take the time they need to understand their legal options. He works hard to make sure they are always involved in every step of the process and offers affordable, cost-effective legal assistance.

Prior to his legal practice, Attorney Shamieh operated several successful businesses in the area. He was a City Commissioner for the Parks and Recreation Department for many years and served as the Chair of the Commission from 2006 to 2007. He has also participated in many social and civic activities, as well as several cultural festivities.

Attorney Shamieh has appeared on television and radio to discuss various topics related to immigration law and how it affects people and has been quoted in local newspapers on similar topics.

After growing up and completing his schooling in San Francisco, Attorney Shamieh founded his practice here. With locations in San Francisco and Sacramento, the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden serves clients nationwide and from all parts of the globe.


  • San Francisco State University: B.A.
  • New College of California Law School: J.D.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • United States of America Northern District Of California
  • United States of America Southern District of Indiana
  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • United States Court Of Appeals for the 9th, 6th, 5th Circuits


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish

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