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Shum, Patrick

“I think practicing immigration law is rewarding and valuable because instead of being parochial or insular, it requires practitioners to have a broad and deep understanding of the whole world.”

Patrick Shum

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2017
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • 2016

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Rosana Kit Wai Cheung, Immigration Attorney
  • Solano County Alternate Defender's Office, Post-bar Law Clerk
  • Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada - Capital Habeas Unit, Summer Law Clerk
  • Workers' Rights Clinic, Legal Counselor
  • Matuska Law Offices, Summer Law Clerk

Current Employment Position

  • Immigration Attorney

Question & Answers

Why did you choose immigration law?

I was initially interested in immigration law because I thought it was an interesting topic and one that had attracted a great deal of media attention. Once I started practicing immigration law, though, I was amazed at the incredible diversity of my clients, who come from many countries and many walks of life, each with their own unique life experiences.

What motivates you to keep going daily?

The ability to do good work on behalf of clients inspires me to keep going daily.

What has been of the recent highlights of your work?

I really enjoy working with clients when there is mutual respect between the attorney and client. Each case can be the highlight of my day if I can understand my client and my client can understand me.

Which cases do you most find rewarding?

I find asylum and cancellation of removal cases to be most rewarding. Asylum cases require me to mentally situate myself in another country when I think, “What happens to this person if they were sent back to their home country?” Cancellation cases are the opposite: I answer the question, “What would happen if this person wasn’t in the US anymore?” I think these are fascinating questions to answer.

Why should people choose you instead of any other attorney?

I am good at developing a strong rapport with my clients. It’s very easy for me to make sure that clients and I are on the same page.

What else should people know about you?

I come from a family of immigrants, which gives me a sense of empathy towards people in similar situations.