Alexander D. McShiras, Esq.
Alexander McShiras 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, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 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 and Fifth Circuit Courts 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. Mr. McShiras is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (“CBA”), the El Paso County Bar Association, and the Immigration Law Section of the CBA, where he serves as the treasurer. Mr. McShiras is a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates and he has experience litigating immigration cases in federal court. Finally, Mr. McShiras serves as the vice president of the Colorado Catholic Lawyers Guild. He has a passion for representing clients and for solving complex immigration issues. Mr. McShiras lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, also an immigration lawyer, whose family immigrated to the United States from India. In 2015, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl.
- University of Denver, Sturm College of Law – J.D.
- Marquette University – M.A. Political Science, International Affairs
- Boston College – B.A.
- American Immigration Lawyer Association
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
- Colorado Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
- United States Citizenship and Immigration Service
- Board of Immigration Appeals
- Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Chair, AILA Asylum Liaison Committee
- Treasurer, Catholic Lawyers Guild
- Co-Vice Chair, Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee of the Colorado Bar Association
- Member, Faculty of Federal Advocates
- Police See a Drop in Latino Reports of Domestic Violence, Rape and other Crime Amid Deportation Fears
- DACA Appears To Be Safe But The Scope Of ICE Enforcement Priorities Has Been Substantially Widened After DHS’ Latest Implementation Memo
- No Relief For America’s Overburdened Immigration Courts: President Trump Announces Federal Hiring Freeze
- New Hope for DACA Recipients
- Don’t Panic: President Elect Trump’s 10 Point Immigration “Plan”
- SILVA-TREVINO REMIX FROM THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS
- Lady Luck: “Winning” the Diversity Visa Lottery
- Immigration Court Backlog Tops 500,000 Pending Cases
- Detained immigrants in Aurora and their families find a home at Casa De Paz
- Immigrant Action Orlando Launched After Tragic Mass Shooting
- USCIS Sued by Thirteen Muslim Plaintiffs Because of Unlawful Delay of Citizenship Applications
- Court Certifies A Class Action Lawsuit That Argues Child Migrants Have A Due Process Right To Legal Counsel At Government Expense
- Donald Trump’s Modeling Agency Broke Federal Immigration Laws
- Trump’s Racist Rhetoric Spurs Many Lawful Permanent Residents to Apply for Naturalization to Vote Against Him
- Can a Three Year Old Represent Herself in Immigration Court? A Senior Judge Says Yes.
- Alex McShiras and Siena Mann are Featured in the Colorado Springs Independent
- Alex McShiras, Attorney, Interviewed about the Effect of Trump’s Executive Order
- Alex McShiras, Joseph Law Firm, P.C. Colorado Springs Attorney, helps to Monitor International Arrivals at DIA
- Alex McShiras Interviewed by Colorado Springs Gazette
- Bond Hearing Victory
- Representing Asylum Seekers: An In-Depth Training on Asylum Law and Procedure
- May 22, 2014 Boulder Weekly article featuring Attorney Alexander McShiras
- April 4, 2014 Denver Post article featuring Attorney Alexander McShiras
- April 3, 2014 Boulder Weekly article featuring Attorney Alexander McShiras