Mengci Shao, Supervising Attorney

staff-mengciMengci (“Samantha”) received her B.S. magna cum laude in Business Administration from University of Denver and her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. She is licensed to practice in California.

Ms. Shao took multiple immigration courses in law school, and concentrates her practice on both family and employment-based immigration matters, including temporary work visas, PERM labor certification applications, immigrant visa petitions, and adjustment of status applications. During law school, she served as a student attorney with the GW Immigration Clinic. Prior to joining American Visa Law Group, she worked at boutique immigration law firms in Washington, D.C. metro area, and at a multinational immigration law firm in San Francisco, CA.

Ms. Shao is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has lived abroad in Beijing, Hong Kong and London, and is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.


Juris Doctorate, The George Washington University Law School

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, University of Denver

Bar Membership and Associations

State Bar of California since 2016

American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2014

Languages Spoken

English and Mandarin Chinese