When Danish Shahbaz formed the Shahbaz Firm in 2018, he had a vision: to help as many people as he could while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and respect for his clients, whether they were facing an immigration challenge or recovering from a serious personal injury. Today, Danish handles immigration and personal injury cases in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including Glendale, Burbank, Van Nuys, Pasadena and Griffith Park. Because a large part of his practice is focused exclusively on immigration law, he is known for his many successes helping clients throughout Los Angeles with immigration issues.
At the Shahbaz firm, our mission is to give, and your case, the attention and dedication you deserve, and above and beyond what you may expect, so that you can focus on getting better and healing, or grieving after a devastating loss. As your lawyer, we consider it an honor to be your trusted partner and will stand by your side through your case, explaining every step of the legal process whether it’s negotiating a personal injury settlement, or filing a lawsuit in court. Our goal will be to recover maximum compensation for your injuries, lost earnings and pain and suffering.
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 was also a founding partner of Sparks & Shahbaz, P.C. in 2014, then established Shahbaz Firm in 2018. Danish Shahbaz is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Karen Carrillo (Legal Assistant)
My name is Karen Carrillo. I am a Legal Assistant for The Shahbaz Firm, APC. I graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and since I have been working in the field of law. The Shahbaz Firm, APC is known for immigration and personal injury cases, however I specialize in the field of immigration. My family immigrated to the U.S. for better life opportunities and being in a position where I help our clients with their immigration status has been the utmost experience. I use my multitasking skills, customer service experience and bilingual ability (English and Spanish) to help our clients achieve the “American Dream” and provide support to our attorney. Since, I take part in the cases from beginning to end, I enjoy seeing the excitement and joy in our clients after they achieve their dream.
On my free time I enjoy going on local trips to explore new food places and enjoy reading new books.
Edna Melchor-Legal Assistant
My name is Edna Melchor. I graduated from UEI College as a business office administrator in 2015. Shortly after I was introduced to the legal field by an acquaintance. Ever since, I have been perfecting my knowledge in the personal injury field. Currently I am working as a legal assistant for The Shahbaz Firm, APC. I thrive to create the best experience for our clients as well as keeping them well informed every step of the way. Here at the Shahbaz Firm, we like to make sure every case gets the same professional experience. Although not all cases are the same, I do enjoy getting the most I can to make my clients happy and explain with details why we need to take certain steps.
Procrastination can complicate any legal matter and delay the necessary resolution. Whether you are facing an immigration matter or a serious personal injury, time is of the essence. For the best possible outcome in your case, contact Danish Shahbaz as soon as possible to set up an in-depth review of your potential case. We look forward to getting to know you, hearing your story, and providing answers, resources and options.