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Samuel W Bettwy

Samuel W Bettwy

Practice areas:

Immigration, Personal Injury, Military Law

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About Me

Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Immigration: 50%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    26 years, 50 cases
  3. Military Law: 10%

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Contact Info

U.S. Attorney's Office, San Diego

880 Front St.
Room. 6293
San Diego, CA, 92101-8893

United States Attorneys Office for the Southern District Of California

880 Front St
Room 6293
San Diego, CA, 92101-8893

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

1155 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92101



DCInactive 198405/24/2015
AZInactive 198102/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Director's AwardExecutive Office of U.S. Attorney's2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2008
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorThomas Jefferson School Of Law1995 - 2013
Assistant U.S. AttorneyU.S. Attorney's Office -- Southern District of California1989 - Present
Trial Attorney & Assoc. General CounselU.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service1987 - 1989
Judge AdvocateU. S. Army Reserves1987 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorAntioch School of Law1985 - 1986
Assistant Editor, ILMAmerican Society of International Law1984 - 1995
Corporate CounselNAC & Medevac1980 - 1983

Association NamePosition NameDuration
MOAAMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Numerous published S.D. Dist. Ct. & 9th Cir. decisions99% favorable

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Publication NameTitleDate
USD Int'l Law JournalNumerous law review articles2001

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterInternational & Comparative LawLL.M - Master of Laws1985
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Pomona College (Claremont)EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MCLE Oceanside LibraryComparative Criminal Procedure through Film2013
Various including AILA ConferenceImmigration LawN/A