A Few Words About Ryan Barshop


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Ryan Barshop, Esq., is an American national, educated at Suffolk University (B.S. American History, Cum Laude) and Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Juris Doctor, Cum Laude).

Originally from New York City, Ryan first arrived in the Philippines in 2003 as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer working with underprivileged youth through the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Tarlac City. After successfully completing Peace Corps, Ryan moved to Hong Kong where he spent two years working in education before entering law school.

While in law school, Ryan has received several academic awards, served as an associate editor of law journal, and externed at the Superior Court of Guam where he drafted numerous Decisions and Orders for the court.

He serves as a US Immigration and Consular Practice/ Direct Consular Processing Lawyer providing in-depth US immigration services and consular processing advice to clients in the Philippines and abroad.

A member of the New York State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Ryan is licensed to practice immigration law throughout the United States and federal territories. He is well-versed and highly knowledgeable in the complex system that composes U.S. immigration law and consular processing at the US Embassy in Manila.

HIS TRACK RECORD

THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL

Juris Doctor, Law

2007 – 2010

Cum Laude

Activities, Achievements, and Societies:

  • Certificate of Merit in Constitution Law I,
  • Certificate of Merit in Evidence,
  • Certificate of Merit in Alternative Dispute Resolution,
  • Certificate of Merit in Property II
  • Teacher's Assistant in Constitution Law I
  • Associate Editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Journal of Practical and Clinical Law
  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
  • Intra-School Moot Court Competition

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY

B.S., American History

1999 – 2003

Cum Laude

Activities, Achievements, and Societies:

  • History Honors Society,
  • Member, College of Arts and Science Honors Society,
  • Member, Forensics Honorary Society,
  • History Book Prize Recipient,
  • 2002 Senior of the Year Nominee,
  • 2002 Romney for Governor Campaign (Massachusetts), Volunteer

Specialties

U.S. Immigration Law

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Consular Processing

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Corporate/ Investor Visas

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Student Visas

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Employment Visas

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Family-Based Petitions

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K1 Fiance(e) Visas

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LGBT Same-sex Fiance(e) visas

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U.S. Citizenship

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Waivers of Inadmissibility

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