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Mustapha Lakpene Ndanusa

Litigation Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Mustapha

Learn Mustapha’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Civil Right, Personal Injury, Non-Profit, Accident, False Arrest, Criminal,

    20 years

  2. Landlord or tenant
    Tenant, Landlord, Rent Stabilized

    18 years

  3. Personal injury
    Accidents, Slip and Fall

  4. Immigration
    Family Petitions

    18 years, 15 cases

Mustapha Ndanusa is a founding Partner of Davis Ndanusa Ikhlas & Saleem LLP. Mustapha is a litigation attorney with over ten years of State and Federal litigation experience. Mr. Ndanusa began his career with MFY Legal Services, a not-for-profit organization, where he enhanced his litigation and advocacy skills. Always intent on being a trial attorney, Mr. Ndanusa left MFY after four years of housing law advocacy and began his own private practice. As a solo practitioner, Mr. Ndanusa quickly began trial advocacy in criminal law, civil litigation as well as Federal action involving police misconduct such as false arrest/false imprisonment and assault. Among his many cases, Mr. Ndanusa has represented religious leaders, recovered winnings for persons wrongfully accused by the police, settled cases where trial would have cost cleints unnecessary expenses, represented a client in a religious discirmination case and briefly represented persons accused of charges of terrorism. Mr. Ndanusa also has experience with immigration law, employment law, and expertise in certain personal injury matters. Mr. Ndanusa is a dedicated counselor at law, an avid cyclists, football fan, a family man and most importantly, of a person of easy temperament.

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Davis Ndanusa Ikhlas & Saleem LLP
26 Court St Ste 603
Brooklyn, NY, 11242-1106


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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Seconf opinion on my employment-based Green Card application
I consulted with Mr. Mustapha Lakpene Ndanusa on the AVVO website and he provided me with helpful information regarding my employment-based Green Card application. I appreciate his advice and time.
Posted by DONNA | January 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Brooklyn.
Best lawyer in Brooklyn. We thought my mother would lose her apartment but Mustapha stopped that from happening. My family is very grateful to him.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Landlord-tenant Case
Mustapha was a passionate advocate for me in a landlord-tenant issue, and did an incredible job of explaining each step of the process and law to me, someone who was extremely new to the experience of the court system whatsoever. He fought for us and we were very satisfied with the outcome. I would highly recommend Mustapha.
Posted by kextech | September 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Mustapha to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer. He had helped me few years back with my I-485 application which was fairly complicated. However he had made the process very easy and stress free. Two years later I needed to file for a I-751 application (which is fairly straightforward). However having Mustapha file for the application meant that the form was filled professionally, with all the supporting paperwork. The fees are reasonable and the his service is excellent. I would strongly recommend Mustapha's services for anyone who needs help in immigration process. Your case will be in the good hands!
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Posted by Orlando | April 16, 2016
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Happy man
My father and I live in a huge apartment in a gentrifying area (East Harlem). This is the only home I have ever known and yet our landlord tried to evict us. Mustapha Ndanusa represented my family in the landlord/tenant case and argued that the apartment we live in is in fact rent stabilized and therefore the landlord could not evict us. After a three day trial, the Judge ruled in our favor and determined that our entire building is in fact rent stabilized. This means that I can live in our apartment without fear of being evicted or the rent being spiked. It was because of Mr. Ndanusa’s tireless representation and trial experience that we were able to prevail. Despite coming onto the case at a later stage, he had the knowledge and skill to quickly prepare for trial and win. I was impressed and very grateful. He was also willing and able to answer any of my questions whether through phone call or message.
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Posted by KhawjaM | May 22, 2014
One of the best lawyers in NYC
Mustapha is perhaps one of the best lawyers out in NYC area. I hired him for an immigration case. He was very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. He responded to any questions that I had (which were plenty) very quickly. I had spoken to a lot of lawyers (and big law firms) before hiring mustapha and he was the only i felt comfortable hiring. His legals fees are very reasonable. I'd defenetly recommend him for anyone looking for a lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Davis Ndanusa Ikhlas & Saleem LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Firm of Mustapha Ndanusa
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Staff Attorney
  • MFY Legal Services
  • 2001 - 2005


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • City University of New York, City College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • McKenna v. AlThani
  • settled

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Mustapha
Immigration Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ndanusa is a highly capable attorney committed to providing clients experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation. I endorse him without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Mustapha Ndanusa as an excellent civil rights, immigration, and real estate lawyer. I've known Mustapha for more than seven years and seen him handle his clients and cases with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. He is widely respected within the legal community within New York City."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Brooklyn Litigation Lawyer Mustapha Lakpene Ndanusa
Mustapha Lakpene Ndanusa
Litigation Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 21 years
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