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Thomas Edward Moseley

Immigration Attorney at Newark, NJ

4.3   7 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 34 years
    New York - NY 50 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1973
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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If you have a concern about deportation, we will provide energetic, quality, resourceful legal services for immigration cases in your criminal deportation defense. It is important to know that even a conviction for a minor offense can result in deportation. Immigration law may view a disposition of a criminal case as a conviction for a deportable offense even if the disposition is not considered a conviction under state law.

You need an experienced, highly skilled immigration attorney who is familiar with how criminal charges and convictions relate to immigration law. The facts of each case are unique, and you need immediate legal counsel on how criminal charges would potentially affect your deportation status.

Thomas E. Moseley practices immigration law in Newark, New Jersey concentrating in federal court litigation and removal defense. He received his A.B. from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School and previously served as Chief of the Immigration Unit in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is a past chair of the Immigration Section of the Federal Bar Association and has lectured on immigration before the Federal Bar Association, New Jersey ICLE, the Practicing Law Institute, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”). He is the recipient of AILA’s 2016 Jack Wasserman award for excellence in immigration litigation.

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Thomas E. Moseley


4.3 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Talented Lawyer
Mr Moseley was able to perform a miracle with my case when I had lost all hope. He is extremely savvy and an expert at his craft. He solved my case with ease. My family and I are very grateful for his extra efforts and talent. Would highly recommend him. Thank you Mr. Moseley for all your hard work and my freedom
Posted by Jose | February 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best immigration lawyer
Tom is the best lawyer. He was able to save our family from splitting apart, after a difficult case involving deportation. He is very knowledgeable about immigration rules.
Posted by Hani | October 13, 2021
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Miracle Worker
I am so grateful to Tom Moseley who helped me with my immigration. He succeeded where so many others failed. I am so appreciative for the amazing job he did. Thank you Tom.
Posted by Audrey H. | February 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Moseley is a superb lawyer who is not an expert in immigration law but a compassionate individual with a goal oriented mentality to get the best outcome for his clients. We had a very complicated case that spanned 7 years, and he never once lost his patience, creativity, or will to fight for us. At the end we achieved a great result, all thanks to him. His relationship and ability to work with the government is beyond anything we could have achieved on our own or with any other lawyers (and we interviewed MANY). I would highly recommend Mr. Moseley for any immigration case - best attorney ever!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2016
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Fantastic Lawyer, Awesome Perserverance
Mr. Moseley represented my father in two cases: the first case established a precedent for my father to apply for an 212h waiver in the sixth circuit court of appeals with the following case obtaining said waiver. Our case was incredibly complex given extenuating circumstances, with several other immigration attorneys advising that there wasn't a chance for my father to stay in the country. Conversely, Mr. Moseley was steadfast in his commitment to our case and was continually optimistic throughout some of the grimmest prospects. When arguing for our precedent setting case in the sixth circuit, the board would continuously argue that even if we were able to apply for a 212h waiver, they are rarely ever granted. Mr. Moseley simply answered, "We'll deal with that issue when it arises," assuring the court to focus on the situation at hand. In gathering evidence and expert witnesses for the 212h waiver hearing, he was sure to establish clear grounds of extreme hardship and good discretion on my father's behalf. He won the 212h waiver and my father is safely home with us today. I need to stress that our case was incredibly complex, with my father actually being voluntarily deported. Despite this, Mr. Moseley was able to assure that he was still able to sit his hearing for his hardship waiver. Without Mr. Moseley's expert legal practice, my family would have been destroyed. I highly recommend his services to anyone in trouble: he'll give you the best chance and fight until the bitter end.
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 23, 2013
Great job on an appeal
Tom Mosely took a case that I had lost at the trial level to the Board of Immigration Appeals and won it. I think he did a terrific job.
Posted by Wael | July 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Really bad experiance
I paid him for finish my removal process and fill for i 130 . And he told me that the removal court is finishd . And after years . They denil my 130 . Because i was at removal process ...
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Thomas E Moseley
  • 1996 - Present
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Southern District of New York
  • 1982 - 1987
  • Instructor
  • Attorney General's Advocacy Institute
  • 1980 - 1980
  • U.S. Attorney
  • US Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Southern District Of New York
  • 1976 - 1979
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  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Harvard College
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1969


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Harvard International Law Journal
  • Member
  • 1972 - 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Jack Wasserman Memorial Award
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I know of no lawyer in the immigration community more respected than Thomas Moseley. I have witnessed immigration lawyers line up at seminars to seek his advice. Thomas Moseley is one of the best immigration legal minds and most experienced immigration lawyers in the State of New Jersey and perhaps the Nation."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Tom Mosley for quite a few years and I have worked together with him on a number of complicated matters, including immigration proceeding, appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit, post-conviction proceedings under 28 U.S.C. 2255, etc. Tom is one of the brightest, most experienced and accomplished lawyers I have ever met. Not surprisingly, he is held in the highest regard by both the bench and the bar. His experience and knowledge in the immigration field is simply unparallelled. I enthusiastically endorse and recommend Tom Mosley."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of immigration law and is respected by his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Newark Immigration Lawyer Thomas Edward Moseley
Thomas Edward Moseley
Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ
Licensed for 50 years