On Friday, December 22, 2023, Kofi O. Amankwaa, an immigration lawyer based in New York, was suspended from practicing law by the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeals.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Kofi O. Amankwaa.”

On November 9, 2023, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department indefinitely suspended Mr. Amankwaa from practicing law in New York. In response, on November 16, 2023, disciplinary counsel for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and DHS jointly petitioned for Mr. Amankwaa’s immediate suspension from practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration Courts, and DHS.

In an order dated December 22, 2023, the Board of Immigration Appeals granted the petition and suspended Mr. Amankwaa pending the outcome of disciplinary proceedings. As a result of the order, Mr. Amankwaa must notify any clients with ongoing cases of his suspension. He is also required to maintain records to show his compliance.

The Disposition states:

“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.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Amankwaa is an attorney in the Bronx, New York. He attended the University of Ghana.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.