Karyn Ann Shealy


Associate Attorney


Oakland, CA





Kas Shealy is an associate attorney at Bean + Lloyd LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Shealy was a fellow with the AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts, primarily representing disabled Lawful Permanent Residents in their applications for naturalization. There, she also organized large-scale pro bono legal workshops and trained pro bono attorneys. Before her fellowship, Ms. Shealy completed summer and semester long internships in immigration law with the Brooklyn Defender Services Immigration Unit, Her Justice, and the Sex Workers Project.

Ms. Shealy received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY. She was a member of the Immigration Justice Clinic, and was a Public Service Scholars Fellow. Ms. Shealy received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, concentrating in sociology, social and economic justice, and sexuality studies. She is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Northern California Chapter, as well as the Alameda County Bar Association.  Ms. Shealy is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

Areas Of Practice

  • Immigration Law 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Law Journal: Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, Member, 2014 to 2015
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. – 2011
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Sociology
    • Major: Social and Economic Justice
    • Major: Sexuality Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Public Service Scholar

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the Immigration Executive Committee, 2020 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Americorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts, Fellow

Pro Bono Activities

  • Immigration Justice Clinic, 2014 to 2015
  • Uncontested Divorce Project, 2013 to 2014


  • English