Meet the Murthy Law Firm: Shawnyce Willoughby30 Jan 2019
The dedicated team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff at the Murthy Law Firm is integral to our success. Day after day, they help to fulfill the dreams of our clients through their integrity, diligence, and commitment to excellence. To introduce our readers to the dozens of individuals who come together to make our clients and our firm successful, we periodically present one of our exceptional team members. This entry in our continuing Meet the Murthy Law Firm series shines the spotlight on H1B/Nonimmigrant paralegal Shawnyce Willoughby.
Shawnyce grew up in Baltimore and developed a curiosity about other people and places from an early age. As an adult, she became the tour guide for her family and has planned various group trips within the country. She fondly remembers her first visit to Canada in 2008. “My mom and I took a trip to Niagara Falls, and it was incredibly cool! When you see the falls, it takes your breath away, and the whole area is beautiful.” Her trip to Canada inspired her to continue her study of French. Though she took classes all through middle school and high school, and utilized Rosetta Stone, her goal is to become fully fluent.
Travel isn’t Shawnyce’s only passion. She has always been fascinated by law, and began pursuing the legal field while still in college. “I got an internship with the State’s Attorney’s office in Howard County, preparing case files for jury trials, and I loved it. I spent the next five years working for a general practice attorney, then got a job in the Circuit Court in Baltimore City.” Shawnyce was originally assigned to the Green Card Department when she joined the Murthy Law Firm, but when she was sent to the H1B Department for cross training during a busy cap season, she enjoyed it so much she stayed and is now a senior paralegal and coordinator for the whole department.
Shawnyce enjoys coming to work every day because of the positive environment that Sheela Murthy fosters. “Everybody is laid back here, everybody’s willing to help, and everybody has a sense of humor. That makes it easy to get things done.”
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