About me

Lawyer specializing in family petitions.​
Ms. Zambrano is a partner at Zambrano and Ruiz and practices in all areas of immigration law. Ms. Zambrano is known for handling complex immigration cases, specializing in family petitions, removal defense, federal litigation, and employment visas for prominent Latin music recording artists. Due to her extensive experience in immigration, Ms. Zambrano has been recognized as a Rising Star in the field of immigration law by Super Lawyers. Ms. Zambrano is considered an expert in her field and individuals, companies, and the media alike, constantly seek her advice in immigration issues. She has been interviewed by several media outlets like the Huffington Post, WSB-TV Atlanta, CBS46 Atlanta, Univision, and Telemundo.

Ms. Zambrano is originally from Ecuador, and as an immigrant herself, she has a deep and personal understanding of the difficult challenges presented to immigrants by our country’s complex—and at times ruthless—immigration system.


Ms. Zambrano graduated from Florida Coastal School of law, where she earned her J.D. and graduated in the top five percent of her class, obtaining magna cum laude honors. While in law school, Ms. Zambrano served as a clerk for the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Florida. She also served as an intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida where she helped prosecute high-profile cases in federal court.


  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Shirley C. Zambrano
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10.0Shirley Cristina Zambrano