About Timothy J. Shea, Esquire


Timothy J. Shea, Esquire is a committed counselor of law who
practices predominately within the fields of Immigration & Naturalization,
Criminal Defense, Municipal and Superior Court Practice (both Criminal and
Civil), Business and Corporate Administration, Appellate Practice and
Commercial and Residential Real Estate.

Mr. Shea graduated from the Seton Hall University School of
Law in the spring of 2005 and began work immediately at the reputable firm of
Levin, Shea & Pfeffer, P.A., where he learned from three gentlemen with a
combined experience with over 100 years as counselors-at-law.  Prior to that, Mr. Shea received his Bachelor of Arts with honors concentrated in the fields of English and Anthropology, with a minor in Music.  While at Levin, Shea & Pfeffer he focused
primarily on complex Criminal and Civil Litigation, Appellate Practice and
Commercial and Residential Real Estate and Land Use.

In the fall of 2010, Mr. Shea opened doors to his new firm
located right along the beautiful shores of Asbury Park, NJ.  It was here that he began to see the
landscape shifting in the surrounding areas and devoted the majority of his practice
to Immigration and Naturalization, Criminal Defense and Municipal Law. Since
then, he has remained steadfast in his advocacy for his clients as well as
harnessing a generous approach to all those who live and work in his community,
or, simply anyone who is in the need for sound advice.

Kindly feel free to click on any the areas of practice
identified below for more information, and always feel free to contact Mr. Shea
by email at shealawllc@optimum.net,
or by telephone at (732) 361-7333.

Please enjoy your time spent visiting our site, stay
positive and rest assured you are in the safest of hands at
Shea Law, LLC.


More than just a lawyer.

Introducing Mary Knapp


Ms. Mary Knapp's experience as an advocate and immigration counselor is unparalleled.  For the past 20 years, Ms. Knapp has provided a full range of Immigrant Support Services including immigration consultation, form preparation of family and employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions and interpretation and translation.

Ms. Knapp attended the Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, and soon thereafter achieved her Paralegal Certificate & Associate in Liberal Arts.  Ms. Knapp went on to achieve a Masters in Business Administration from Georgian Court University, followed by a Masters of Arts in Community Agency Counseling and School Certification from Kean University.

Beginning her career as an Immigration Paralegal from the prestigious immigration firm of Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen, Loewy, P.C. in Manhattan, Ms. Knapp prepared H-1B visas for nonimmigrant workers for Fortune 500 companies.  Following her work at Fragomen, she devoted her time as an Accredited Immigration Specialist licensed to speak before the Board of Immigration Appeals and continued to work tirelessly while employed by Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of Newark. 

Ms. Knapp is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and French and the firm is overjoyed at having her on board since November of 2013.




What we do

U.S. immigration law is a complex subject matter and there is much confusion as to how it works. The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) is the body of law governing current United States immigration policy and it is based upon the following principles: the reunification of families, admitting immigrants with skills that are valuable to the U.S. economy, protecting refugees, and promoting diversity. The current landscape in the United States is one where it is integral that the attorney be experienced and well versed with the nuances of it's ever changing laws and policy.


about our team 

With a combined thirty (30) plus years of experience on board, Shea Law, LLC is a full service immigration law firm with services ranging from advocating on behalf of individual family based petitions to representing big business interests with respect to staffing.  Timothy J. Shea and Mary Knapp will diagnose each prospective client's interests during the initial client consultation and  tailor the representation accordingly.  Communication is essential to immigration advocacy and the bilingual staff is available to the client seven (7) days a week, three hundred and sixty-five (365) days a year.



Hear What Our Clients Say. 

What better way can you understand what we do than to hear what our clients have to say. All clients and cases are different and we treat every single client as if they are our only client.  See our reviews on avvo.com. 



Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding immigration law. We look forward to answering any questions and we will respond in a timely manner. 


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