More Than 50 Years of Experience
in Effective Immigration Representation

Our Staff

Every member of the team at The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates plays an important role in carrying out our mission of providing quality, affordable legal representation across the spectrum of immigration law. Our staff supports our Columbus immigration attorneys and keeps the firm running smoothly so we can continue to make a difference in the lives of our clients. Continue reading to learn more about our staff members, or call us at (800) 625-3404 to discuss your needs.

Bebe Hida

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Director of Operations

Bebe is the Director of Operations at The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA. She serves as the link between the firm’s functional management, its legal team, and its clients focusing to optimize service quality, and improve efficiency and productivity. With a keen eye for systematic defects and productivity barriers, Bebe conducts data analysis and implements quality projects with the collaboration and input of the different departments to empower the firm for continuous improvement.

Bebe is originally from Morocco. She speaks Arabic as a native language, French, and English. With a deep desire for self-improvement and excellence, Bebe immigrated to the United States of America to seek a life of equal opportunity and freedom. Bebe is married and has one child. Outside of her work time, Bebe loves to spend quality time with her family, to watch movies and documentaries, to seek general knowledge about health and nutrition, and to exercise and dance.

Education:

  • Franklin University, Columbus Ohio – Masters of Business Administration (MBA) 2014 - Summa Cum Laude
  • Franklin University, Columbus Ohio – Bachelors in Management Information Science 2007 -Summa Cum Laude
  • Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech – Economics Studies Degree - 1998

Awards:

  • Sigma Beta Delta – International Honor Society for Business Management & Administration – Member since 2014
  • President List & Dean’s List – Franklin University Undergraduate Program. (Various Terms)
  • Dean’s List – Franklin University Graduate Program (2013)

Experience:
Bebe has an extensive experience catering to customers and clients’ service and satisfaction. With nearly two decades in banking, transportation engineering project administration, and legal management, Bebe has gained a wide range of managerial skills. Within the Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA, Bebe has largely contributed to various successful business and projects launches. Engaging in gaining industry experience, partnering with experts with knowledge, and strategizing for success, Bebe has been able to deliver positive and effective projects.

Languages:

  • English, Arabic, and French

Miriam San Martín

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Manager of Public/Client Relations

Miriam is usually the first person to engage with clients on behalf of our firm. She conducts client intake when arranging consultations, coordinates multiple schedules in order to facilitate appointments, and generally juggles the many different types of communications that are received. She enjoys “making a difference” in people’s lives. Our clients appreciate her prompt attention to their needs and count on her as liaison with the team at the Law Firm of Shihab and Associates.

Having fled her native Cuba, Miriam is all too familiar with the obstacles faced by those seeking a better life in a new country. Growing up in Ohio, she embraced traditional Midwest values while maintaining her appreciation of the Spanish and Cuban cultures that are her background. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Education

  • B.S. in Communications, Florida Atlantic University, Summa Cum Laude
  • B.S. in Psychology, E. Stroudsburg State University, Summa Cum Laude

Experience

  • Communications industry professional with extensive account management and international business experience. Manager of emergency projects in South America and the Caribbean for international charitable organizations.

Languages

  • Spanish, English


George H. Martinez Jr.

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Paralegal

George H. Martinez Jr. is a Paralegal at The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA. He works as a case manager for our family-based immigration clients. George recently moved to Columbus, Ohio from Los Angeles, California, where he graduated from Law School. While in Law School, George was a Certified Law Clerk at the Los Angeles County Office of the District Attorney. There, he worked alongside some of the best attorneys in Southern California to learn from them and develop his own legal skills through a variety of assignments and direct communication with Judges in chambers. George hopes to one day become a Judge himself, so that he may serve the people by honoring the laws of this country, with the hope of making them better along the way. Outside of work, George spends his time with his OSU Medical student girlfriend exploring all that Ohio has to offer, and relaxing at home with her and their two dogs.

Education

  • Whittier College School of Law (J.D. 2019)
  • Concordia University, Irvine (B.A. 2015)

Honors and Organizations

  • Moot Court Honors Board (2017-2019)
  • Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition, Semi-finalist (2017)
  • Whittier College, Hispanic American Law Student Association (President 2018-2019)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Avvo
  • Expertise 2019
  • Avvo
  • Lead Counsel Rated

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