Siana J. McLean, Esq. is of Counsel to the firm of Muscato & Shatkin, LLP located at 415 Franklin Street, Bufalo, NY 14202.
Ms. McLean has a general knowledge of most US Immigration and Nationality law matters. Ms. McLean is available to assist with most of your immigration law needs with a particular focus on immigration court representation through deportation defense and refugee/asylum law. Ms. McLean has successfully handled immigration court matters and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals which provided relief in the form of cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Ms. McLean also assists with issues surrounding prolonged immigration detention and acquisition of immigration bond. Ms. McLean currently represents numerous clients before the immigration courts in Buffalo and Batavia, NY.
Prior to joining Muscato & Shatkin, Ms. McLean worked for a local immigration law firm where she honed her skills in the area of immigration defense.
Ms. McLean worked for the University at Buffalo in their immigration services department where she handled matters involving international scholars through the J-1 Visa program as well as professors and scholars applying for permanent residency. Ms. McLean is very familiar with the time sensitive nature of immigration processing and has a proven ability to meet those concerns.
As an immigrant herself, Ms. McLean understands the intricate personal details that underly an immigration matter. Ms. McLean was born on the lovely island of Jamaica and migrated to Canada and is now working and residing in the United States.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. McLean was a law clerk for a full service law firm in Toronto, Canada where she assisted in such areas as will preparation, business incorporation, civil litigation and family law. This experience allows her to be more versatile in her approach to advocacy.
In addition to her extensive legal experience, Ms. McLean is an active participant in community service activities. As a former executive board member of the National Black Law Students Association, the largest student run organization in the United States, Ms. McLean continues her service as an Advisory Board member for the organization.
Finally, Ms. McLean is an active member of her local church body where she is dedicated to ministering to the community around her Ms. McLean currently worships at the Seventh Day Church of God Outreach Ministries in Buffalo, NY where she is the Church Administrator, Youth Director and a praise and worship leader.
University of Toronto, B.A.
University at Buffalo Law
School, J.D. (cum laude)
State of New York
Immigration Lawyers Association
American Association of
Erie County Bar Association
National Bar Association
New York State Bar
UB Law Alumni Association