Kerry Bretz | New York Immigration Lawyer

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Kerry Bretz

A Former Prosecutor continuing commitment to justice for immigrants for over 20 years!

Immigration, Deportation, Visa, Criminal Immigration

http://www.bretzlaw.com

800-769-6430


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A continuing commitment to justice for immigrants

Our team of dedicated attorneys at Bretz & Coven, LLP are known throughout New York City for enthusiastically taking on the cases that other lawyers turn down. When we believe an injustice is being done, we are prepared to fight for our clients — in federal court, if necessary. Our firm is AV-Rated® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and our team includes a former litigator for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Because of our reputation in immigration law, other immigration attorneys often refer difficult cases to us.

Dedication to immigration justice in every venue

Our work is not limited to the administrative process of immigration. While we eagerly help individuals and families understand the process of obtaining citizenship, New York residency or a green card, we consider complex cases to be the strongpoint of our practice. Our attorneys have argued immigration appeals in federal appellate courts and have had a statute declared unconstitutional. We are dedicated to comprehensive immigration reform and remain invested in the latest immigration legislation and rulemaking, including deferred action. This allows us to advise our clients in New York of the full range
Position Organization Location Duration
PartnerBretz & Coven, LLPNew York, NY1999 - Present
Trial AttorneyUS Department of JusticeNew York City1991-1994
School Degree Major Graduation
City University of New York School of LawJD Law School1991  
City University of New York-Herbert H. Lehman CollegeBachelor of ArtsPolitical Science1988
State / Court Date
Connecticut1991
Florida1994
New York1992
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
    Member, New York State Bar Association
    Member, Florida State Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated        Martindale-Hubbell        2000-2012, 2015
    Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2010-2012
    Best Law Firms in New York First -Tier Rating, U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • St. John v. McElroy, 917 F. Supp. 243 (S.D.N.Y. 1996) Practice Area: Immigration Outcome: Ms. St. John was found statutorily eligible for parole because INA § 236(e) was unconstitutional as applied to returning permanent residents who retained due process rights despite their absence from the country. I was awarded $88,000 fin EAJA fees. Description: Ms. St. John, a returning lawful permanent resident, was detained by the INS pending a final determination by the Board of Immigration Appeals as to whether she could be excluded from the United States due to her drug conviction in Bermuda. I represented her on a "pro bono" basis. Henderson v. INS, 157 F.3d 106 (2d Cir. 1998) Practice Area: Immigration Outcome: The provision of the AEDPA that limits the availability of INA § 212(c) waivers does not apply retroactively to noncitizens whose deportation or exclusion proceedings were pending on the date of its enactment. Calcano-Martinez v. INS, 533 U.S. 348 (2001) Practice Area: Immigration Outcome: The Supreme Court held that IIRIRA expressly precluded the court of appeals from exercising jurisdiction to review a final removal order, but that petitioners may pursue their claims in a habeas corpus action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. Description: This case concerned petitioners who were lawful permanent residents subject to administratively final removal orders because they were convicted of aggravated felonies. Each filed a petition for review in the Second Circuit pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(1) and a habeas corpus petition in the District Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 in order to challenge the Board of Immigration Appeals’ determination that, as a matter of law, they were ineligible to apply for a discretionary waiver of deportation under former § 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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(1994) Licensed as Attorney in Florida. Verified with State Bar of Florida.February 25, 2016
(1991) Licensed as Attorney in New York. Verified with New York State Unified Court System.February 25, 2016

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Our team of dedicated attorneys at Bretz & Coven, LLP are known throughout New York City for enthusiastically taking on the cases that other lawyers turn down. When we believe an injustice is being done, we are prepared to fight for our clients — in federal court, if necessary. Our firm is AV-Rated® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and our team includes a former litigator for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Because of our reputation in immigration law, other immigration attorneys often refer difficult cases to us.

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Language: Spanish, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu, Bangla, Hindi

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