On Thursday, February 1, 2024, the New York Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department denied attorney Anthony Emeka Nze Nwosu’s motion for reinstatement to the practice of law in New York.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Anthony Emeka Nze Nwosu,” with case no. PM-16-24.

According to the court order, Nwosu filed a motion in October 2023 seeking reinstatement, as well as supplemental filings in November 2023 and January 2024 providing exhibits to support his reinstatement. However, the court determined that Nwosu had not met his burden demonstrating that he was entitled to have his license to practice law reinstated in New York.

Nwosu had been ordered suspended from practicing before U.S. immigration courts on January 3, 2024, by the Board of Immigration Appeals within the U.S. Department of Justice. This suspension by the BIA followed Nwosu’s suspension from practice by the New York Appellate Division.

According to documents, Nwosu’s New York suspension stemmed from disciplinary issues that began with an October 2023 order by the state’s Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department. Both the BIA and New York court suspensions will remain in effect pending resolution of the underlying disciplinary matters that led to the initial license suspensions.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that respondent’s motion for reinstatement is denied.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Nwosu is an immigration attorney in Sacramento, California. He attended the Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He acquired his law license in New York in 2002.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.