List of Previously Disciplined Practitioners

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July 26, 2016

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 The term expelled has been replaced by the term disbarred, which has the same meaning and effect.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)
Maria Corazon Avinante Hawaii 8/13/14 (PDF) Suspended - 120 days 8/13/14 (PDF) Yes - 12/23/14 (PDF)
Hani Alex Azzam Massachusetts 9/1/05 (PDF) ------------ ------------ Yes - 12/14/05 (PDF)
Stephen C. Baca Colorado ------- Suspended – 3 months 11/19/15 (PDF) Yes - 2/20/16 (PDF)
James Todd Bennett San Francisco, CA ------------ Suspended - 60 days 1/21/10 (PDF) Yes - 5/26/10 (PDF)
Patricia M. Boag Los Angeles, CA 5/13/14 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 5/13/14 (PDF) Yes - 8/20/14 (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) ------------
Elizabeth Cohen New York 4/27/07 (PDF) Disbarred* 4/27/07 (PDF) Yes - 11/21/13 (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)
Magdalena E. Cuprys Florida 1/12/15 (PDF) Suspended - 45 days 12/20/14 (PDF) Yes - 2/20/15 (PDF)
Jorge de la Mar Florida 10/04/10 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 10/4/10 (PDF) Yes - 1/26/11 (PDF)
Alma C. Defillo South Carolina/Florida ------------ Public Censure 12/10/14 (PDF) ------------
Ronald C. Denis Florida 6/11/13 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 6/11/13 (PDF) Yes - 11/13/13 (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)
Jerry Goh Dallas, TX 4/9/13 (PDF) Suspended - 6 months 4/9/13 (PDF) Yes - 6/4/15 (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)
Bennett L. Grossman Florida 11/13/13 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 11/13/13 (PDF) Yes - 3/18/14 (PDF)
David Gruen New York 5/7/15 (PDF) Indefinite Suspension 5/7/15 (PDF) Yes - 11/24/15 (PDF)
T. Anthony Guajardo Arizona ------------ Public Censure 12/2/09 (PDF) ------------
Jose M. Guerrero San Antonio, TX 12/3/13 (PDF) Suspended - 2 months 12/3/13 (PDF) Yes - 2/25/14 (PDF)
Edward Haase San Diego, CA ------------ Public Censure 9/5/06 (PDF) ------------
Edward W. Haase San Diego, CA ------------ Suspended - 60 days 4/8/14 (PDF) Yes - 6/23/14 (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 Massachusetts 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)
Eric R. Hospedales Florida 7/30/13 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 7/30/13 (PDF) Yes - 12/24/13 (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)
Herbert A. Igbanugo Minnesota 7/13/15 (PDF) Suspended – 90 days 7/13/15 (PDF) Yes – 10/29/15 (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)
David W. Iverson Florida 3/26/14 (PDF) Suspended – 6 months 3/26/14 (PDF) Yes - 10/14/14 (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)
Scott A. Keillor Michigan 5/14/13 (PDF) Suspended - 179 days 5/14/13 (PDF) Yes - 12/2/13 (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)
Petia Dimitrova Knowles Florida 4/16/12 PDF) Suspended - 90 days 4/16/12 (PDF) Yes - 6/16/14 (PDF)
Boris A. Krivonos New York ------------ Disbarred 1/30/03 (PDF) Yes - 12/5/13 (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)
Robbie M. Levin Georgia 6/6/11 (PDF) Suspended - 24 months 6/6/11 (PDF) Yes - 8/12/14 (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)
Pengtian Ma Illinois 7/17/15 (PDF) Suspended - 60 - days 7/17/15 (PDF) Yes - 9/25/15 (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)
Richard C. Mendez Iowa/Nebraska/California 10/7/14 (PDF) Indefinite Suspension 10/7/14 (PDF) Yes - 1/22/15 (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)
Timothy D. Myers Los Angeles, CA 3/19/14 (PDF) Suspended - 90 days 3/19/14 (PDF) Yes - 7/15/14 (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)
John Joseph O'Kane, III Los Angeles, CA 5/27/10 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 5/27/10 (PDF) Yes - 6/16/14 (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)
Hugo Rojas Los Angeles, CA/Texas 4/14/11 (PDF) Suspended - 2 years 4/14/11 (PDF) Yes - 5/13/14 (PDF)
Ann Adele Ruben Pennsylvania 7/13/11 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year & 1 day 7/13/11 (PDF) Yes - 8/20/14 (PDF)
Donnette S. Russell-Love Florida 4/23/14 (PDF) Suspended - 91 days 4/23/14 (PDF) Yes - 6/18/15 (PDF)
Guy D. Rutherford Ohio 10/21/08 (PDF) Suspended - 6 Months 7/10/08 (PDF) Yes - 8/4/09 (PDF)
Michael H. Said Iowa 10/9/15 (PDF) Suspended - 30 days 9/4/15 (PDF) Yes - 11/18/15 (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)
Maria C. Salud Michigan 7/28/15 (PDF) Suspended – 60 days 7/28/15 (PDF) Yes - 10/9/15 (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)
Bobby Gordon Okechuku Onyemeh Sea Minnesota 3/14/13 (PDF) Disbarred 3/14/13 (PDF) Yes - 1/29/16 (PDF)
Anil Shah New York ---------- Suspended - 6 months 12/25/08 (PDF) Yes - 8/4/09 (PDF)
Mohammed Shyllon North Carolina 12/22/08 (PDF) Disbarred* 12/22/08 (PDF) Yes - 1/7/16 (PDF)
David S. Silber Los Angeles, CA 6/3/14 (PDF) Suspended - 60 days 6/3/14 (PDF) Yes - 10/15/14 (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)
Oleh R. Tustaniwsky New York 8/14/14 (PDF) Suspended - 1 year 8/14/14 (PDF) Yes - 1/7/16 (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)
Sharron S.K. Williams-Gelobter San Francisco, CA 11/18/15 (PDF) Indefinite Suspension 11/18/15 (PDF) Yes - 1/7/16 (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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