Considine, Sorensen, & Trujillo Immigration Attorneys

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Immigration Attorneys


(916) 491-6100


CST grew out of the successful solo practice established by attorney Michael M. Considine in 1986.   A grandchild of Irish immigrants, who also had strong ties to the Latino community, Mr. Considine dedicated himself, both through legal representation and through community service, to the rights of immigrants. CST was built on this strong foundation and history of community service, establishing itself as a professional corporation in January of 2003.

A native of Berkeley, California, Mr. Considine spent his formative years in Sonoma, California. He served in the Air Force from 1961 to 1967, and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Political Science in January 1966.

After college, Mr. Considine attended Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, graduating in May of 1969. He spent three summers at the Universidad de Las Americas in Mexico City, Mexico. He returned to Latin America in 1971 and was a banker in Panama until 1974.

Mr. Considine left his career in banking to pursue what he felt was a more fulfilling career, one in which as he expressed “the rewards emanated from helping others, and not from drawing a big paycheck.” After graduating from McGeorge Law School in May 1986, he opened an immigration office in South Lake Tahoe in December 1986. He later opened a second office in Sacramento.

Throughout his career, Mr. Considine was active in the immigrant community. He was often featured on Univision, and also appeared in the Sacramento Bee. Mr. Considine served as an advisor to the California Hispanic Resource Center in Sacramento, and enjoyed selling “paletas” at the annual “Cinco de Mayo” celebration, while also offering immigration consultations. As an Irishman who loved to talk, he participated in a monthly radio show, answering questions from the public. Using his fluency in Spanish, Mr. Considine traveled to Baja Mexico as a volunteer with The Flying Samaritans, providing medical care and supplies to rural communities.

Mr. Considine was recognized as an expert in immigration law, and received numerous recognitions over his career. He was certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law in 1995, and also served as an advisor on the committee of specialization. The Mexican Consulate named Mr. Considine its first immigration Attorney-Consultant, and in 2007, recognized Mr. Considine for his contribution to the Mexican immigrant community in Sacramento. Mr. Considine helped establish the McGeorge Immigration Law Clinic, and was the Clinic’s first supervising attorney. He was an adjunct professor of law at McGeorge for three years.

Mr. Considine retired in 2011, but his spirit remains with us at CST. We remember him for his integrity, fairness and compassion. We do not forget his sense of humor and his love of adventure, which took him on long motorcycle rides to the tip of Baja, and across Thailand. CST continues to grow on the strong foundation and principles set in place by Mr. Considine. We thank Mr. Considine for the opportunities he provided us, and honor him in our work.

These days, Mr. Considine spends his time with his wife, Patricia, or enjoys the mountain air at Fallen Leaf Lake in the Tahoe area. He continues to attend CST celebrations, and occasionally pops in for a visit to the firm. Thank you, Miguelito!