Cristina A. Nieves, Esq. is an associate attorney at Shane & Shane where she practices immigration law.
Ms. Nieves has an impressive academic and professional background. Ms. Nieves graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts and a double major in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Florida. Due to her hard work at the University of Florida, Ms. Nieves was honored with a scholarship to attend the prestigious Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. While at The Ohio State University, Ms. Nieves excelled academically and was a member of various student organizations such as the Latino Law Students Association and Women’s Legal Society. Ms. Nieves also pursued a joint degree and obtained her Master’s degree in Public Affairs at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.
While in law school, Ms. Nieves worked for two years at the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office where she served an indigent population and helped them gain access to criminal representation. Following her second year in law school, Ms. Nieves was recognized for her work in public interest and was awarded a fellowship. This fellowship funded Ms. Nieves internship at Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ), a nonprofit law firm, where she represented immigrants who had survived domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human trafficking. Her work at AIJ sparked her passion and dedication for practicing immigration law.
Ms. Nieves is a member of The Florida Bar. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Lee County Association for Women Lawyers and the Collier County Women’s Bar Association.