California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
- Juris Doctorate in 2000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
- Bachelor of Arts in 1996/ Political Science, Psychology
Financial Success for Nonprofit Certificate from Cornell University (in progress)
Certified Mediator in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) from CWSL
Level III Christian Life Coach (BC)
Ordained Wedding Minister/Officiant (ULC)Communication
Fluent in English and Mandarin ChineseLeadership
Vice Chair of Fremont Library Advisory Commissions
Legal Counsel Citizens for a Better Community
Past Citizen Advisory Board Member on Immigration for Congressional District 15 (CA)
Past President of Asian Business Alliance
Past Board Member of Fremont Rotary International
Past Board Member APAPA-Bay Area
Past Board Member of Ohlone College Foundation
Past President of Citizens for a Better CommunityAward and Recognition
- Certificate of Award and Congressional Recognition by U.S. Congressman Mike Honda
- Certificate of Award and Recognition by California State Senator Ellen Corbett
- Certificate of Award and Recognition by San Jose City Councilman Kansen Chu
- Certificate of Award and Recognition by California State Controller Betty Yee
- Certificate of Award and Recognition by Fremont Rotary Club
- Certificate of Award and Recognition by Citizens for a Better Community
- Certificate of Award and Recognition by CBC Youth Leadership Program
- Paul P. Harris Fellow Recognition by Rotary International
- Pro Bono Honor Awards by California Western School of Law
- Certificate of Award and Recognition by NorCal Chinese School Association
- Certificate of Award and Recognition by Pan Asian Lawyers Association
KTSF CH 26 Evening News - Legal and Political Commentator
KCNS TV Evening News - Legal and Political Commentator
Talk Tonight Show - Guest Speaker/Election/Community
KSQQ Sing Tao Mandarin Radio FM 96.1 - Political Commentator
KVTO Chinese Radio AM 1400 - Community/Political Commentator
San Jose Mercury News - Immigration law
World Journal Newspaper - Community and Leadership
Sing Tao Chinese Newspaper - Community and Leadership
About Attorney David Sheen
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)
My parents immigrated to the United States many decades ago, so their children could pursue a higher education and obtain a more fulfilling life. Due to their language barrier, I often translated and advocated for my parents as a young boy. Because I have had firsthand experience of the many obstacles and challenges immigrants must face in a new country, it was an easy choice for me to pursue a career in law with the goal of assisting others to adapt to a new culture.
I have been sworn in as an attorney and counselor at law since 2001. In the last 20 years, I have represented hundreds of immigration clients ranging from executives of multinational companies to founders of non-profit organizations, as well as individuals and families. I have represented EB-5 Regional Center investors from China and other countries. I have also represented clients in many employment-based categories as such as H-1B high tech professionals, L-1A/L-1B intracompany transferees and multi-national executives, E-2 traders and investors, and TN treaty professionals. I have helped clients in family-based immigration matters such as I-130 petitions for alien spouse and parents, K-1 fiancés visa, I-485 adjustment of status interview, N-400 naturalization test interview as well as N-648 medical certification for disability exceptions at the USCIS district and field offices. In the past two decades I have successfully assisted hundreds of immigrants obtained their “green card” (lawful permanent residency) and U.S. citizenships.
As an active member in the community, I have been invited to appear on public TV (KTSF CH26 News, TVHS CH 1.9, KCNS-TV CH 38), radio stations (FM96.1), and interviews by newspapers (San Jose Mercury News, World Journal, Sing Tao Daily) to share my view on various topics that affect the immigrant community and the community at large. I have also served on the boards of many community-based organizations and commissions. I am honored that over the years I have received numerous awards and certificates of recognitions from local schools, city council, state controller’s office, international associations, State Senator to U.S. Congressman.
My journey as an attorney has not always been easy. My health failed a few years ago, and I felt I had lost hope in many aspects of my life. However, I was able to rise above and redeem my life with the encouragement and support of many loving family members, friends, colleagues, mentors, and clients. It was in my weakest moment that I realized what I used to perceive as a failure was actually a gift for redemption. It is especially true after what the world has experienced during covid pandemic. Because of these valuable lessons, our priorities in life probably all have changed.
“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy”-Nightbird. Today I am a healthy and vibrant father of a beautiful young girl who means the world to me. In my free time, I like to travel, create arts with my daughter and volunteer at my church and at the local libraries.
Our team’s mission at Sapochnick Law Firm is “serving to give.” To me that means we need to be that voice to advocate and to support the clients who cannot speak or defend themselves in U.S. immigration and citizenship laws. As our firm’s funding attorney Jacob puts it, we are here “to transform the lives of those who are pursuing the American dream of living in the United States, thereby empowering them, their families, businesses, and the world community.” I welcome and appreciate the opportunity to be part of the life journey of the immigrant community we serve. I am thankful to meet folks from over 40 nations around the world with different cultural backgrounds over the years. It is both an honor and a privilege for our team to serve such a diverse group of people. We are always ready to serve.