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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (IAC)

We are often asked to review cases that were previously lost in court. We have found that in many cases, crucial opportunities were missed and certain applications were not filed. To address these issues, we file a motion to reopen (MTR) based on ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) to correct errors made earlier in the process. It is never too late to file such motions as long as you act diligently and within a reasonable time after discovering the IAC. At Ballout Law, we have won many cases that were previously lost by former attorneys by filing motions to reopen before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration Courts, and even the 9th Circuit.

In 2022 alone, Attorney Ballout won two 9th Circuit court cases where ineffective assistance by former attorneys was found after more than 15 years since the immigration judge’s final order of deportation.

We understand that this can be a frightening experience with devastating consequences. However, at Ballout Law, we use all available legal means to provide you with relief from removal and a chance to continue living the American dream. You deserve and are allowed by law to have a full chance to represent your immigration case under the guidance of a competent lawyer.