Jeffrey N. Brauwerman


In July 2013, Mr. Jeffrey Brauwerman joined Mr. Michael Shane and Mr. Evan Shane to form ShaneShane and Brauwerman.  In May 2019, Mr. Jeffrey Brauwerman retired from the practice of law after dedicating his illustrious career to Immigration and Nationality law.  He represented thousands of individuals throughout the United States at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Service “INS”), at the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and at the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) as well as at U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world. Our law firm, ShaneShane and Brauwerman, will continue to provide exceptional legal representation to all current and future clients in all Immigration and Nationality law matters around the world. 

Jeffrey N. Brauwerman, formerly a United States Immigration Judge, 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, was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over 15 years, Florida Super Lawyers and had a perfect 10.0 score from He was selected by the President of the Florida Bar to be Vice-Chair of the first Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee.  This committee was 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 was a Board-Certified Immigration Law Specialist. He had 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 were and still are much sought after by the print media, as well as the radio and television media.  Jeffrey N. Brauwerman had 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 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 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 had also lectured for the Florida Bar at Immigration Law Update Seminars and participated as a panelist at the Federal and State Law Enforcement Symposium (Immigration Challenges Facing Florida).

His background made him uniquely capable of assisting individuals on immigration and nationality issues that ranged from the straightforward to the complex.