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Attorney Robert Ley

Attorney Robert Ley

Attorney Robert Ley

Robert F. Ley

Robert F. Ley

Robert is an administrative lawyer in the legal offices of Johanna Herrero. He graduated from the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. As the son of Cambodian refugees, immigration law has always had an influence on the legal career of Robert, who currently practices before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit of the United States.

While attending "Northeastern Law," Robert served as a legal intern for the US Attorney's Office. UU., In the Fraud Unit of Medical Care, assisting in the search for evidence, in complex cases of responsibility for medical products. He also served as a judicial intern for Judge Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in civil and immigration matters. Robert also represented the asylees and detainees in the Civil Asylum and Human Rights Litigation Program at Boston University, where he helped achieve the terms of statelessness with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Ultimately, he served as legal assistant to a nationally recognized global business immigration lawyer before joining the firm.

Robert practices exclusively in the area of immigration law, with particular emphasis on the company's provisional and legal exemptions, waivers of inadmissibility, adjustment of status, naturalization, TPS and practice before the USCIS. Robert's practice before the EOIR includes motions to reopen, asylum applications, withholding of expulsion, CAT protection, cancellation of deportation for immigrant and non-immigrant, and NACARA. Robert regularly analyzes the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, handles appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and practices before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit through Requests for Review of decisions of the underlying agency .

Robert actively publishes for the area of immigration laws and policies, and contributes to the academy through his scholarship. He is the author of an independent blog on immigration law that addresses pertinent issues in this field.


  • B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, Fairfield University, 2010, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude.

  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2013, Senior Staff, Northeastern University Law Journal.

Publications and Research

  • "Reviving Rights of the Undocumented Through Disparate Impact and the Fourteenth Amendment”: The Problem with the FHA, Sect. 1981, and Preemption," 23 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 35 (2013).

  • "Understanding Your Removal Proceedings," Avvo Legal Guides (2015).

  • "Getting the Most Out of Your Initial Consultation," Avvo Legal Guides (2015).

  • "Getting the Most Out of Your Initial Consultation," Avvo Legal Guides (2015).

  • "Immigration Ruled by Law," Letter to the Editor, Boston Herald (September 20, 2016). 

  • Author of the immigration law blog, "Jussoli", can be found at:


Selected in the Massachusetts Rising Stars Super Lawyers list, 2016-2017. Only 2.5% of the attorneys in the state were selected with this honor. Selected as a Distinguished Advocate of the 2017 Expert Network. This designation is based on a comprehensive and multi-phase national review process, and is reserved for 3% of lawyers in the US. UU According to his influence, leadership and reputation as well as knowledge of his field. Distinguished Lawyers, Distinguished Member, 2017.


Robert can practice immigration law in the territory of Massachusetts and before the US Court of Appeals and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

He is part of:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 

  • American Bar Association

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

  • Boston Bar Association


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