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IDEAS Consultation and Coaching LLC (founded in 2005 as Immigration Defense and Expert Advocacy Solutions to promote fair and just immigration advocacy) provides dedicated lawyers and leaders with comprehensive legal analysis, strategy, expert opinion, and collaboration, so they can successfully obtain visa approvals, defend against removal, achieve policy reforms, and win appeals for their clients despite complex and challenging circumstances. 

In my legal consultancy, I share my immigration law expertise and experience as a practitioner, litigator, and former appellate judge, together with bold strategy setting, insightful thinking and decisive writing, to mentor attorney clients and support their performance and persuasiveness as successful advocates for their own clients and causes.  I provide briefing, training, back-up and co-counseling in complex cases, and may accept individual client appeals from time to time. 

As a coach certified in the Money Breakthrough Method and Money, Marketing and Soul (TM) programs, I introduced an IDEAcoaching resource, PositiveEnergyPathways, where I specialize in empowering lawyers and entrepreneurs so they can breakthrough limiting beliefs and money challenges to embrace their self-worth, leverage their expertise, define their niche, charge what they’re worth, market their gifts, and create true prosperity. 

Lawyers: Imagine the possibilities if you could easily set a clear intention, brilliantly brand yourself, connect with new clients and collaborations, and transform your business, career or life's work into an amazingly lucrative source of love and service for the world.  

If you're ready to reframe your business, improve your financial picture, or increase your confidence and leadership doing fantastic work that calls to you; if you've been avoiding your relationship with money, or didn't know you had one; or if it's time for you to make a meaningful shift in your life's work, contact me! IDEAS Breakthrough Success coaching with me in a PositiveEnergy Pathways program will put you on the road to rich and rewarding results.          (website soon being relocated/renamed).


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    38 years, 10 thousand cases


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Brad Michael Micklin

    Lory D Rosenberg is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients as well as her level of experience. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.


    Brad Micklin Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Javier G Pineda

    Ms. Rosenberg possesses one of the best legal minds. I loved reading her dissents when she was a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Without a doubt, if she handles your case, you are in great hands.


    Javier Pineda Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

IDEAS Consultation and Coaching, LLC

14015 Berryville Rd
Darnestown, MD, 20874-3519


DCActive 199305/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Professional Achievement AwardNLGNational Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter1998
Human RightsAILA1994
Carol King Award, Furthering Justice in ImmigrationNLG, National Immigration Project1993
Edith Lowenstein, Advancing the Practice of immigration LawAILA1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerIDEAS Consultation and Coaching, LLC2005 - Present
Director of Policy, Refuge & Migrants RightsAmnesty International2010 - 2010
Director, Defending Immigrants PartnershipNLADA2002 - 2004
Board MemberU.S. Dept. Of Justice, Board of Immig. Appeals1995 - 2002
Director, Legal Action CenterAmerican Immigration Law Foundation1991 - 1995
OwnerLaw Offices of Lory Rosenberg1986 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of Women in Business CoachingMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2004 - Present
National Association of Women JudgesMember2000 - 2004
International Association of Refugee Law JudgesRapporteur, Member2000 - 2003
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, IncBoard 1983-95, Member1979 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Malta v. INSN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Benders Immigration BulletinSeparate Opinion2006
Benders Immigration BulletinAsk Lory2003
Thomson West publicationImmigration Law and Crimes1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal Court Immigration LitigationFederal Court Appeals2012
Memphis FBA Immigration & Nationality ConferenceImmigration Consequences of Crimes2011
Penn State Immigration SymposiumCourt Reform at the BIA2010
Memphis FBA Immigration & Nationality ConferenceAppeals & Petitions for Review2010
BIA Jurisdiction WebinarBIA Jurisdiction2010