I am an immigration lawyer in New York City. I have been practicing immigration law since 1997. I was a partner in one of New York City’s bigger deportation defense firms. In setting up my own practice, I have decided to maintain a small office. It’s my goal to create a practice where I deal directly with my clients and take a hands-on approach to all of my cases, rather than passing the case off to an associate or paralegal.
If you hire me, I will be the attorney that works on your case. Having practiced immigration law for over twenty years, I have found that cases are best prepared when the attorney knows his client well. Another philosophy of my practice is to maintain a manageable caseload. I do not take on more cases than I can handle and I do not take on cases outside of my areas of expertise.
As you review my website, you will see that I have a long history of providing quality representation to my clients and that I am well respected by my peers.
An Immigration Attorney and a Litigator
I don’t just think of myself as an immigration attorney. I also think of myself as a litigator. A litigator is a lawyer that goes to court. Knowing about immigration law is an important aspect of being a good immigration lawyer. However, for the kind of immigration law that I practice, it is just as important to be a good litigator, as it is to have knowledge of the immigration law. I do removal or deportation defense before the immigration courts.
In order to go into immigration court and save people from being deported, you need to be a good litigator. If you are facing deportation from the United States, you need an attorney that is both an immigration lawyer and a litigator. I am just as proud of my courtroom skills, as I am of my knowledge of immigration law.
An Immigration Lawyer and an Appellate Attorney
Not all lawyers are good at both litigating in court and writing. I also consider myself to be an appellate attorney. An appellate attorney is a lawyer that handles appeals and motions. I consider my writing skills to be one of my strengths as a lawyer.
I do briefs and motions to the Board of Immigration Appeals. I do petitions for review to the U.S. Court of Appeals. If you have been ordered deported, then you need a lawyer who is both an immigration lawyer and an appellate attorney.
An Immigration Attorney that Handles Complex Cases
I have a history of success in helping people with complex immigration problems. I handle all aspects of criminal immigration or “crimimmigration.” I represent non-citizens with convictions in removal proceedings and I give advice to non-citizens facing criminal charges about the possible immigration consequence of pleading guilty.
I also help non-citizens with criminal convictions to get green cards or to become citizens. Throughout my legal career, I have found ways for non-citizens with final orders of removal to remain in the United States legally. I have saved numerous individuals with final orders of removal from being deported through petitions for review and motions to reopen and reconsider to the Board of Immigration Appeals.