In July 2013, Mr. Jeffrey Brauwerman joined Mr. Michael Shane and Mr. Evan Shane to form Shane, Shane 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, Shane, Shane 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 avvo.com. 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.
Jeffrey N. Brauwerman, was Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality law, and was the only attorney in the United States who had 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. He retired in May of 2019.
Areas of Practice:
Immigration & Naturalization Law
Certified Immigration and Nationality Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
- 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
- Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1969/J.D.
- Hunter College, City University of New York, 1966/B.S.
- "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
Selected Types of Relief from Removal, University of Texas, School of Law, 34th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law, October , 2010
- 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)
- 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