Sharon Mehlman's Story
Sharon Mehlman is a graduate of the University of San Diego, School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree. Prior to law school, Ms. Mehlman completed her undergraduate work in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. Ms. Mehlman began practicing law in 1998.
Prior to joining Mehlman Barnes, LLP, Ms. Mehlman worked in the Human Resources area in the biotechnology industry.
Ms. Mehlman is a Partner at the Firm where she handles the full range of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and assists firm management and administration of specific client cases.
Ms. Mehlman is a member of the California Bar Association, The San Diego County Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is active in the community. She is also an attorney of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, a think-tank of leading immigration attorneys. Ms. Mehlman is past Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary of the San Diego Chapter of AILA and is a frequent speaker on business immigration issues. She is also past Chairperson of AILA's California Service Center (CSC), Service Center Operations (SCOPS) and USCIS Headquarters committees. She is currently Vice-Chairperson of AILS's Verification and Worksite Enforcement Committee. Ms. Mehlman is currently the Chair of AILA's USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Committee where she works with USCIS Headquarters on a variety of immigration issues.
Ms. Mehlman has served on a number of other immigration committees at the local and national level and has been involved in the planning of many immigration conferences. She is currently listed in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Chambers & Partners.