On Friday, March 1, 2024, the Board of Immigration Appeals suspended attorney Bruce B. McLeod, III from practicing law before immigration courts and the Department of Homeland Security.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Bruce B. Mcleod, III.”

The Board issued an order granting a joint petition from the disciplinary counsels of the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Department of Homeland Security filed on February 12, 2024. They had requested Mr. McLeod’s suspension from practice in light of an order issued against him in October 2018.

Specifically, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals had disbarred Mr. McLeod from practicing law in the District. As a result, the disciplinary counsels argued he should also be suspended from federal immigration practice before agencies like the immigration courts and DHS.

In its order, the Board of Immigration Appeals agreed with this position, citing its regulations allowing for immediate suspension of an attorney who has been subject to disbarment by another court. The order suspends Mr. McLeod indefinitely pending the final resolution of disciplinary proceedings against him.

Additionally, the Board mandated that Mr. McLeod promptly notify any clients with ongoing immigration cases of his suspension in writing. He must also maintain records of doing so. Furthermore, the contents of the suspension order would be made available to the public at Immigration Courts and DHS offices.

The Disposition states:

“ORDER: The petition is granted, and the respondent is hereby suspended from the practice of law before the Board of Immigration Appeals. the Immigration Courts, and DHS, pending final disposition of this proceeding. 8 C.F.R. 1003.103(a)(4).”

According to avvo.com, Mr. McLeod III is a tax attorney in Dallas, Texas. He acquired his law license in D.C. in 2007. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.