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JEFFREY N. BRAUWERMAN,BOARD CERTIFIED FORMER U.S. IMMIGRATION JUDGE AND FORMER INS REGIONAL COUNSEL, LISTED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, PRACTICING IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW IN SOUTH FLORIDA, NATIONWIDE AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
Jeffrey N. Brauwerman 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
phone 954-772-8782
fax
email visas@brauwermanlaw.com

There are numerous law firms and attorneys in Florida who offer counsel and representation with regard to Immigration and Nationality law matters, but few of them have the experience to match the team at Shane, Shane & Brauwerman. The firm has been listed in The Best Law Firms in America every year since its inception by U.S. News and World Report.

Jeffrey N. Brauwerman, Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality law, is the only attorney in the United States who has served as a United States Immigration Judge , Regional Counsel (Southern Region) and a Chief Legal Officer of the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (USCIS, USICE, USCBP) for a District of the INS.

Jeffrey N. Brauwerman, formerly a United States Immigration Judge, has served as Regional Counsel for the Southern region of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and Chief Legal Officer for its Miami District office. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at Brooklyn Law School.

Mr. Brauwerman, who has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over 15 years, Florida Super Lawyers and has a perfect 10.0 score from avvo.com, was selected by the President of the Florida Bar to be Vice-Chair of the first Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee. This committee is charged with the preparation and administration of the requirements and a special examination given to practitioners in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law who seek to designate themselves as Board Certified Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law. As Vice-Chair of the inaugural committee and an architect of the examination, Mr. Brauwerman was exempt from sitting for the exam and is a Board-Certified Immigration Law Specialist. He has earned the highest rating ("av") in legal ability and ethics from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.

Interviewed and quoted by the New York Times, USA Today, The Herald, Sun-Sentinel, and Palm Beach Post on a regular basis, the opinions of Mr. Brauwerman are much sought after by the print media as well as the radio and television media. Jeffrey N. Brauwerman has appeared on ABC television, as well as Channels 4 and 10 in Miami and local radio stations as well as Sirius-XM- Politics of the United States, Channel 124, where he was invited to discuss the oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding states implementing their own immigration laws.

For six years Mr. Brauwerman appeared every Sunday night on South Florida public television channel 17 (Immigration, U.S.A.). He has published articles for the Florida Bar Journal as well as the University of Texas, School of Law, 34th Annual Immigration and Nationality Law Conference. He has also served on the American Immigration lawyers Association, South Florida Chapter, Board of Governors. At the request of the Chief of Staff of former Governor Chiles, Mr. Brauwerman participated in the Crisis Management Workshop, as the "immigration leader". Mr. Brauwerman has lectured for the Florida Bar at Immigration Law Update Seminars; participated as a panelist at the Federal and State Law Enforcement Symposium (Immigration Challenges Facing Florida).

His background makes him uniquely capable of assisting an individual on immigration or nationality issues that range from the straightforward to the complex.

 

Areas of Practice:
Immigration & Naturalization Law
Certification/Specialties:
Certified Immigration and Nationality Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


Bar Admissions:
New York, 1970
Florida, 1977
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1975
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1971
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
Education:
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1969
J.D.


Hunter College, City University of New York, 1966
B.S.


Published Works:
"Criminal and Other Grounds For Deportation-Criminal Defense Counsel: Know Thy Immigration Law", The Florida Bar Journal, June, 1987


"IMMACT 90 Revisions Regarding Immigration Consequences of Criminal Behavior", (Co-Author), The Florida Bar Journal, May, 1992


Criminal Alien Law Report (Co-Editor), 1991


Removal Proceedings: Selected Types of Relief from Removal, University of Texas, School of Law, 34th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law, October , 2010


Representative Cases:
Acosta-Montero v. I.N.S., 62 F.3d 1347 (11th Cir. 1995)
Wright v. Selective Serv. L.B. 105, 319 F. Supp.509 (1970)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Lecturer: Immigration Law Update Seminars, The Florida Bar, 1986 - 1987


Moderator, "Developments in Removal Grounds & Aggravated Felony Provisions", 20th Annual Immigration Law Update, The Florida Bar, 1999


Immigration Leader, Governor's Crisis Management Workshop, 1994


Panelist, "Immigration Challenges Facing Florida", Federal and State Law Enforcement Symposium.


Weekly Featured Guest, "Immigration, U.S.A.", WLRN-TV, 1996 - 2003


Honors and Awards:
Listed: The Best Lawyers in America, 1998 - Present


South Florida Legal Guide


Top Lawyers in South Florida, 2001 - 2002


Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - Present


Professional Associations and Memberships:
The Florida Bar, 1977 - Present
Member


New York Bar
Member


American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Chapter, 1986 - 1988
Member, Board of Directors


South Florida Chapter
Member, Board of Directors


AILA Pro Bono Project, 1987 - 1988
Member, Board of Directors


AILA Pro Bono Project, 1987 - 1989
Mentor


The Florida Bar, 1994 - 1997
Former Vice-Chair, Inaugural Immigration & Nat'l Law Cert. Committee


The Florida Bar, International Law Section
Member


The Florida Bar, Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Section
Member


New York County Lawyers Association, 1971 - Present
Member


Past Employment Positions:
U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, General Attorney, Nationality, 1973 - 1980


U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Trial Attorney, 1980 - 1981


U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, District Counsel, Miami District, 1981 - 1983


United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Regional Counsel


United States Immigration Court, Judge


U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Chief Legal Officer, Miami District Office


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