David Rothwell

My law practice is devoted exclusively to immigration law. I have 36 years of experience in a wide range of immigration cases, including immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications, family visa applications, deportation defense, and political asylum. I have had a large practice that includes representing many people from Latin America and I have prepared and filed more than 40 DACA cases.

I was the lead attorney in Perez v. Vargas, a case in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in which the court interpreted a section of the Immigration & Nationality Act to successfully support certain immigrants’ applications who had to change their employer during the process. I have gained relief for persons who have suffered persecution due to their political or religious beliefs or sexual orientation and including persons who have suffered female genital mutilation before arriving in the U.S. and who have the same fear for their daughters. I represent many families who are legally in the U.S. but are facing the separation of one family member who does not have status here.

I have appeared on behalf of clients in Immigration Court and at agency hearings in over a dozen cities in the U.S. and at consulates outside the U.S. and have been an invited speaker on immigration matters at conferences and seminars.