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I am the Immigrants' lawyer because I also immigrated some years ago. I went through the immigration process before going to Law School and becoming a lawyer. I was a law clerk for the Presiding Judge in the 54th District in Lansing Michigan. I also worked as an immigration paralegal before becoming licensed as a lawyer. I have been practicing immigration law and Criminal defense now for more than 10 years.  I have passion for this work and treat it as a personal calling.

I represent people in Criminal matters but especially so for immigrants because criminal offenses do have immigration consequences far above and beyond the punishment in the Criminal justice system. So I defend these immigrants early in time to preserve their reliefs at the Immigration Court level when Removal Proceedings become inevitable.By the time the immigrant has become a United States Citizen, I help them own homes and businesses to solidify their American dream.



Languages spoken: Spanish, Igbo

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 75%
    14 years, 4.6 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    14 years, 375 cases
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    10 years, 10 cases



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Contact info

Kanu & Associates, P. C.

111 W Monroe Avenue Suite 1210
Phoenix, AZ, 85003-1732


AZActive 200107/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 20 Solo Practitioners in AZState Bar of Arizona2012
Excellent LawyerAvvo2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyKanu & Associates, P. C.2001 - Present
InternCA State Attorney General's Office, Los Angeles1999 - 1999
Law Clerk54th District Court, Lansing MI1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Immigration Section of the AZ State BarSecretary of the Section2005 - 2006
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni AssociationTreasurer2003 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2001 - Present
United States District Court for Arizona BarMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Removal ProceedingsImmigration Judge granted relief ew requested.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1999
M.S. University of Baroda, IndiaBusiness FinanceMaster of Commerce1987
M.D. University, Rohtak Haryana, IndiaEconomicsBachelor of Arts(Honors)1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
EmPeace Labs 2012Legal Aspects of Agribusiness & Sustainability.2012
Parent/Teachers Association Organization ForumCriminal/Immigration Law Update2011
Career DayCareer in Law2010