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Past National President/Past General Counsel, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Washington, D.C.; Cleveland, Ohio based immigration attorney; blogger; photographer; educator; world traveler.


Languages spoken: Hebrew

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    29 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    19 years


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Leopold, David W. Attorney

20600 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 101
Cleveland, OH, 44122


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Edith Lowenstein Memorial AwardAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and Principal AttorneyDAVID WOLFE LEOPOLD & ASSOCIATES CO., LPA1996 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawCleveland State University Cleveland Marshall College Of Law2004 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationGeneral Counsel2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational President2010 - 2011
American Immigration CouncilBoard of Trustees2008 - 2010
Cleveland Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mendieta-Robles v. Gonzales 226 Fed.Appx. 564 (6th Cir. 2007).Reversing the BIA Appeal. Deportation dismissed.
Tilley v. Gonzales, 2007 FED App. 0295N (6th Cir.2007)Reversing Board of Immigration Appeals; Case remanded for 212(c) hearing
Pak v. Reno, 196 F.3d 666 (6th Cir. 1999)Remanded to Board of Immigration Appeals
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Publication nameTitleDate
Huffington PostContributor2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of MichiganN/AA.B.,1980