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Sharon R. Mehlman

Larrabee Mehlman Albi Coker LLP
Managing Partner
San Diego, CA, USA


Sharon Mehlman is one of three Co-Managing Partners of Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP, a specialty law firm engaged exclusively in the practice of United States Immigration and Nationality Law.  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 joined the firm in 1998 and has over 10 years of experience in the field of immigration law.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mehlman worked in the Human Resources area in the biotechnology industry. 

Together with Fausta Albi and Diana Vellos Coker, Ms. Mehlman is responsible for all aspects of Firm management and provides legal counsel on immigration matters to corporate clients.

Ms. Mehlman is a member of the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is active in the community.  She is also a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, a group of leading immigration attorneys who work together on “best practices”. 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.  Ms. Mehlman is the past Chairperson of AILA’s California Service Center (CSC) liaison committee and AILA’s USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Committee.  She is the current Chairperson of AILA’s USCIS Benefits 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. Based on her involvement with the immigration bar, she is the recipient of two AILA Presidential awards for outstanding liaison work. Ms. Mehlman is named in Who’s Who Legal: California, International, Who’s Who Legal and was a finalist for both the 2006 and 2009 San Diego Transcript’s Top Attorneys list. Ms. Mehlman is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has also been named in the San Diego Magazine’s list of Bes

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