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List of Previously Disciplined Practitioners


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March 25, 2014

For more information about a practitioner's disciplinary history, click on the date highlighted in gold.

To determine whether a practitioner was disciplined recently, click on this link for the List of Currently Disciplined Practitioners.

For more information about the Executive Office for Immigration Review's Attorney Discipline Program, click on these links:

Rules for Professional Conduct (2000), (PDF)
Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct (2008), (PDF)
Professional Conduct for Immigration Practitioners - Factsheet (PDF)

*These practitioners were expelled from practice prior to January 13, 2012. The term expelled has been replaced by the term disbarred, which has the same meaning and effect. See 77 Fed. Reg. 2,011, 2,013 (Jan. 13, 2012)


NAME CITY/STATE DATE IMMED. SUSPENSION IMPOSED FINAL DISCIPLINE IMPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE OF DISCIPLINE REINSTATED?
Edward J. Abramson Florida 6/6/12 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 6/6/12 (PDF) Yes - 8/20/12(PDF)
Pius Airewele Massachusetts/Georgia 9/25/12 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months & 1 day 9/25/12 (PDF) Yes - 4/15/13 (PDF)
Alaba S. Ajetunmobi Los Angeles, CA 12/19/11 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 12/19/11 (PDF) Yes - 11/7/12 (PDF)
Brad A. Alexander Florida 6/15/01 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 6/15/01 (PDF) Yes - 1/8/04 (PDF)
Peter A. Allen Massachusetts 12/22/09 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year & 1 day 12/22/09 (PDF) Yes - 5/15/13 (PDF)
Boma O. Allison Houston, TX 8/4/11 (PDF) Suspended - 6 weeks 8/4/11 (PDF) Yes - 11/08/11 (PDF)
Mahmoud Alsafty Maryland/New York 5/7/04 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 5/7/04 (PDF) Yes - 9/13/06 (PDF)
Rita H. Altman Florida 10/30/06 (PDF) Indefinite Suspension 10/30/06 (PDF) Yes - 9/14/07 (PDF)
Anthony Alvarez Florida 8/15/07 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 8/15/07 (PDF) Yes - 11/20/07 (PDF)
Kaveh Ardalan Los Angeles, CA 11/20/08 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 8/15/08 (PDF) Yes - 3/4/09 (PDF)
Kaveh Ardalan Los Angeles, CA 3/1/12 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 3/1/12 (PDF) Yes - 3/5/13 (PDF)
Harnam S. Arneja District of Columbia 5/6/02 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 5/6/02 (PDF) Yes - 3/17/03 (PDF)
Hani Alex Azzam Massachusetts 9/1/05 (PDF) ------------ ------------ Yes - 12/14/05 (PDF)
James Todd Bennett San Francisco, CA ------------ Suspended - 60 days 1/21/10 (PDF) Yes - 5/26/10 (PDF)
Charles H. Bowser District of Columbia 9/15/00 (PDF) Disbarred* 9/15/00 (PDF) Yes - 4/20/06 (PDF)
Wilma Nadine Brennan Houston, TX ------------ Suspended - 30 days 7/24/03 (PDF) Yes - 10/03/03 (PDF)
Gloria S. Calonge Virginia 12/9/08 (PDF) Suspended - 2 years 12/9/08 (PDF) Yes - 8/19/13 (PDF)
Bart A. Chavez Nebraska ------------ Public Censure 5/4/09 (PDF) ------------
Eleanor Chen Pennsylvania ------------  Suspended - 60 days 11/8/07 (PDF) Yes - 2/8/08 (PDF)
Gerald M. Cobb Los Angeles, CA ------------ Public Censure 6/2/05 (PDF) ------------
Patrick J. Cole Washington, DC 4/17/09 (PDF) Suspended - 30 days 4/17/09 (PDF) Yes - 6/15/09 (PDF)
Bakary Fansu Conteh Washington 9/24/12 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 9/24/12 (PDF) Yes - 7/17/13 (PDF)
Jorge de la Mar Florida 10/04/10 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 10/4/10 (PDF) Yes - 1/26/11 (PDF)
Kelechi Charles Emeziem San Francisco, CA 12/5/06 (PDF) Suspended - 18 months 12/5/06 (PDF) Yes - 3/11/09 (PDF)
Samuel Reyes Escamilla Colorado 10/12/01 (PDF) Suspended - 3 months 10/12/01 (PDF) Yes - 11/27/01 (PDF)
Koston Hui Feng aka Koston F. Pelly New York 4/12/11 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months  4/12/11 (PDF)  Yes - 10/26/11 (PDF)
Mark M. Freeman Massachusetts 10/25/11 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 10/25/11 (PDF) Yes - 8/22/12(PDF)
Mark S. Gallegos Miami, FL 12/1/11 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 12/1/11 (PDF) Yes - 3/20/12 (PDF)
Jose E. Mantal Garcia Maryland 9/16/09 (PDF) Indefinite Suspension 9/16/09 (PDF) Yes - 5/31/13 (PDF)
Richard D. Garcia Colorado ------------ Suspended - 30 days 4/30/10(PDF) Yes - 6/15/10 (PDF)
Lowell J. Gettman New York/Ohio ------------ Public Censure 8/16/06 (PDF) ------------
Gayle S. Ghitelman Massachusetts 3/9/04 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year and 1 day 3/9/04 (PDF) Yes - 12/2/05 (PDF)
Patricia G. Gittelson Los Angeles, CA 4/14/11 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months  4/14/11 (PDF)  Yes - 10/26/11 (PDF)
Maria I. Gonzalez New Jersey/New York 3/1/07 (PDF) Suspended - 3 months 2/24/07 (PDF) Yes - 6/14/07 (PDF)
Ricardo Gonzalez Harlingen, Texas ------------ Public Censure 6/1/09 (PDF) ------------
Rosaura Gonzalez Rucci Puerto Rico 12/21/00 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 12/21/00 (PDF) Yes - 8/7/01 (PDF)
Justin Edward Gould Florida 2/5/07 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 2/05/07 (PDF) Yes - 3/7/07 (PDF)
T. Anthony Guajardo Arizona ------------ Public Censure 12/2/09 (PDF) ------------
Edward Haase San Diego, CA ------------ Public Censure 9/5/06 (PDF) ------------
Raymond G. Hellwig Los Angeles, CA 9/14/11 (PDF) Suspended - 9 months 9/14/11 (PDF) Yes - 6/27/12 (PDF)
Todd James Hilts San Diego, CA 8/29/11 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year  1/29/11 (PDF) Yes - 2/8/12 (PDF)
John Himmelstein Massachusettes 8/1/08 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year and 1 day 8/1/08 (PDF) Yes - 10/20/10 (PDF)
James J. Hoare Michigan 10/21/08 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 10/21/08 (PDF) Yes - 08/19/10 (PDF)
Errol I. Horwitz Los Angeles, CA 6/10/11 (PDF) Suspended - 30 days  6/10/11 (PDF) Yes - 8/29/11 (PDF)
Akhtar Hussain Florida 1/30/03 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 10/01/02 (PDF) Yes - 2/25/03 (PDF)
John J. Hykel Pennsylvania 3/8/01 (PDF) Suspended - 2 years 3/8/01 (PDF) Yes - 4/6/06 (PDF)
Alexis I. Irizarry-Vega Puerto Rico 12/21/00 (PDF) Indefinite Suspension 8/24/00 (PDF) Yes - 10/23/01 (PDF)
David W. Iverson Florida 8/22/12 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 6/28/12 (PDF) Yes - 11/19/12 (PDF)
Karen Jaffe New York 6/12/06 (PDF) Suspended - 30 days 6/12/06 (PDF) Yes - 7/27/06 (PDF)
Keith Jordan San Francisco, CA ------------ Public Censure 1/25/07 (PDF) ------------
Barbara W. Kamali Florida ------------ Public Censure 7/9/04 (PDF) ------------
Michael P. Karr San Francisco, CA 10/1/03 (PDF) Suspended - 9 months 10/23/03 (PDF) Yes - 7/2/04 (PDF)
Dalia R. Kejbou Michigan 2/16/06 (PDF) Suspended - 6 weeks 11/22/06 (PDF) Yes - 2/27/07 (PDF)
Rosalind A. Kelly Dallas, TX 12/14/07 (PDF) Suspended - 2 years 12/14/07 (PDF) Yes - 5/5/10(PDF)
Jagjot Singh Khandpur Maryland 10/18/11 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 10/18/11 (PDF) Yes - 10/10/12 (PDF)
Jack D. King Florida 9/15/11 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 6/9/11 (PDF) Yes - 12/06/11 (PDF)
James L. Lane Oregon 10/9/08 (PDF) Suspended - 30 days 9/19/08 (PDF) Yes - 11/13/08 (PDF)
Michael Louis Leavitt New York 4/8/03 (PDF) Suspended - 18 months 3/21/02 (PDF) Yes - 6/27/05 (PDF)
Benson Lee Nevada 3/21/07 (PDF) Suspended - 3 months 2/1/07 (PDF) Yes - 8/15/07 (PDF)
Albert S. Lefkowitz New York 2/26/08 (PDF) Suspended - 3 months 2/26/08 (PDF) Yes - 6/24/08 (PDF)
Clyde E. Lindsay Massachusetts 2/11/04 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 2/11/04 (PDF) Yes - 1/10/07 (PDF)
Aman Lopez Massachusetts 7/24/08 (PDF) Suspended - 2 years 7/24/08 (PDF) Yes - 6/4/12 (PDF)
Joseph Lopez-Wilson Nebraska 4/17/02 (PDF) Suspended - 2 year 4/17/02 (PDF) Yes - 12/4/03 (PDF)
Cecilia Carolina Maluje Florida 1/30/12 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 1/30/12 (PDF) Yes - 6/4/12 (PDF)
Brandon Marinoff Colorado 1/31/05 (PDF) Suspended - 12 months 1/31/05 (PDF) Yes-11/10/10
Leroy Allen Martin Los Angeles, CA ------------ Suspended - 60 days 6/18/05 (PDF) Yes - 1/31/06 (PDF)
Juan Antonio Molina Los Angeles, CA 4/11/06 (PDF) ------------ ------------ Yes - 8/1/06 (PDF)
Vicenta E. Montoya Nevada ------------ Public Censure 7/9/04 (PDF) ------------
Joseph A. Morris Illinois ------------ Public Censure 1/13/05 (PDF) ------------
Samson Mparaganda Massachusetts 6/28/10 (PDF) Suspended - 3 months 4/2/10 (PDF) Yes - 9/2/10 (PDF)
Barry R. Nager Florida 10/16/07 (PDF)  Suspended - 90 days 10/16/07 (PDF) Yes - 2/26/08 (PDF)
David Smith Nunes Florida 9/15/00 (PDF) Suspended - 3 years 4/29/99 (PDF) Yes - 8/1/03 (PDF)
Anthony Nwosu San Francisco, CA/New York 1/18/08 (PDF) Suspended - 18 months 1/18/08 (PDF) Yes - 4/6/10 (PDF)
Uchenna Samuel Ogbu-Nwobodo San Francisco, CA 11/4/09 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 11/4/09 (PDF) Yes - 2/25/10 (PDF)
Imevbore M. Ojo Houston, TX ------------ Suspended - 30 days 1/9/04 (PDF) Yes - 7/7/04 (PDF)
James O. Okorafor Houston, TX 9/15/11 (PDF) Suspended until 4/23/12 9/15/11 (PDF) Yes - 2/13/13 (PDF)
Christian De Olivas San Diego, CA 3/20/09 (PDF) Suspended - 2 years 3/20/09 (PDF) Yes - 11/22/11 (PDF)
Todd N. Ostergard Florida 2/18/04 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 2/18/04 (PDF) Yes - 5/19/06 (PDF)
Michael M. Ozulumba Massachusetts ------------ Public Censure 2/18/04 (PDF) ------------
Thomas D. Pamilla Arizona/ San Diego, CA 1/10/12 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 1/10/12 (PDF) Yes - 1/22/13 (PDF)
Koston F. Pelly see Koston Hui Feng above        
Juan Carlos Perez Florida 6/19/08 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 6/19/08 (PDF) Yes - 4/30/13 (PDF)
Jose M. Quinones Los Angeles, CA ------------ Public Censure 6/16/03 (PDF) ------------
Rico C. Reyes Florida 12/02/05 (PDF) Indefinite Suspension 12/02/05 (PDF) Yes - 10/19/06 (PDF)
Antonio Reyes-Vidal San Antonio, TX 8/10/00 (PDF) Suspended - 84 months 8/10/00 (PDF) Yes - 2/26/02 (PDF)
Antonio Reyes-Vidal San Antonio, TX ------------ Suspended - 90 days 4/1/06 (PDF) Yes - 8/1/06 (PDF)
David J. Rodkin New York 11/8/05 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 8/22/05 (PDF) Yes - 4/14/06 (PDF)
Stephen A. Rodriguez Los Angeles, CA 9/29/09 (PDF) Indefinite Suspension 9/29/09 (PDF) Yes - 1/13/10 (PDF)
Guy D. Rutherford Ohio 10/21/08 (PDF) Suspended - 6 Months 7/10/08 (PDF) Yes - 8/4/09 (PDF)
Antonio Salazar Washington 11/08/05 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 11/8/05 (PDF) Yes - 1/20/06 (PDF)
Ronald S. Salomon New York 2/22/12 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 12/31/11 (PDF) Yes - 8/20/12 (PDF)
Raymond J. Sanders Illinois 5/7/01 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 5/7/01 (PDF) Yes - 7/7/01 (PDF)
Paul A. Schelly Los Angeles, CA 1/11/05 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 1/11/05 (PDF) Yes - 3/31/05 (PDF)
Jonathan S. Schwartz Florida 9/11/12 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 9/11/12 (PDF) Yes - 8/19/13 (PDF)
Anil Shah New York ---------- Suspended - 6 months 12/25/08 (PDF) Yes - 8/4/09 (PDF)
Julia A. Soininen District of Columbia 7/6/01 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 11/20/01 (PDF) Yes - 3/8/05 (PDF)
Jeffery M. Sondel New York -----------  Suspended - 7 months  11/18/11 (PDF) Yes - 7/10/12 (PDF)
Frank P. Sprouls San Francisco, CA 7/20/11 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 7/20/11 (PDF) Yes - 8/29/11 (PDF)
Larry E. Steorts San Diego, CA ------------ Public Censure 5/23/07 (PDF) ------------
Brenna L. Stewart New York 8/11/10 (PDF)  Suspended - 6 months 8/11/10 (PDF) Yes - 1/5/10 (PDF)
Mark H. Teklinski Michigan 5/15/08 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 5/15/08 (PDF) Yes - 8/8/08 (PDF)
John Kirby Vawter San Diego, CA 8/21/03 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 8/21/03 (PDF) Yes - 3/19/04 (PDF)
Alexander C. Vrbanoff Illinois 5/30/01 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 3/22/01 (PDF) Yes - 7/2/02 (PDF)
Rubina Arora Wadhwa Pennsylvania 10/25/07 (PDF) Suspended - 9 months 10/25/07 (PDF) Yes - 8/26/08 (PDF)
Yan Wang New York 1/4/11 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 1/4/11 (PDF) Yes - 8/11/11 (PDF)
Rickey A. Watson Houston, TX 7/12/06 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 7/12/06 (PDF) Yes - 9/14/07 (PDF)
Carl M. Weideman, III Michigan 5/23/07 (PDF) Suspended - 30 days 4/21/07 (PDF) Yes - 6/28/07 (PDF)
David K. Wenger Michigan 5/30/12 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 5/30/12 (PDF) Yes - 8/30/12 (PDF)
Chester Lee Wheless Dallas, TX 10/12/01 (PDF) Suspended - 5 years 10/12/01 (PDF) Yes - 1/5/10 (PDF)
Peter D. Winthrop Illinois 10/23/06 (PDF) Suspended - 2 years 10/23/06 (PDF) Yes - 8/28/08 (PDF)

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