Jules E. Coven

Jules E. Coven
Firm: Bretz & Coven, LLP
Address: 305 Broadway
Suite 100
New York, NY 10007-1109
Office Hours: 8:45 AM- 6:00PM
Phone: (212) 267-2555
(917) 338-3973 (Toll Free)
Fax: (212) 267-2129
Web site: http://www.bretzlaw.com
Accepts Credit Cards

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Lawyer Profile:

Jules E. Coven has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years, is listed in America's Best Lawyers , and is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell (its highest rating). He is an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School and is the Past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Coven is the attorney of record in over 50 published federal court cases and has had the distinction of appearing before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals. He has lectured at New York Law School and the Practicing Law Institute, and has appeared on Good Morning America and Nightline. In addition to his immigration practice, Mr. Coven represents a number of restaurants and small businesses and has been Counsel to the New York State Assembly Committee on Banking.

Among our recent federal court cases of significance are the following cases: Mojica v. Reno , 970 F. Supp. 130 (E.D.N.Y. 1997), aff'd sub nom , Henderson v. Immigration and Naturalization Service , 157 F. 3d 106, (2nd Cir. 1998) (reversing the decision of the Attorney General in Matter of Soriano, the Court held that the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act's bar to deportation waivers may not be applied retroactively and that district courts continue to have habeas jurisdiction); Puig v. McElroy , Dkt. 97 Civ. 4411 (SHS) (LB) (S.D.N.Y.) (holding that a Cuban national who had a final order of deportation, but who could not be deported, was entitled to a bond hearing before an immigration judge); and, St. John v. McElroy , 917 F. Supp. 243 (S.D.N.Y. 1996) (holding that mandatory detention of returning lawful permanent residents is unconstitutional and ordering a due process hearing on custody (bail) before an immigration judge) (Kerry Bretz was recently awarded over $88,000 in legal fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) for the firm's pro bono representation of St. John and because the Government litigated this matter in bad faith).

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Areas of Practice:
Litigation Percentage:
5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1961
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1961
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1961
U.S. Supreme Court, 1968
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York

Representative Cases:
Mojica v. Reno, 970 F. Supp 130 (E.D.N.Y. 1997)
Henderson v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 157 F. 3d 106 (2nd Cir. 1998)
Matter of Soriano
Puig v. McElroy, Dkt. 97 Civ. 4411 (SHS) (LB) (S.D.N.Y.)
St. John v. McElroy, 917 F. Supp. 243 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)
Representative Clients:
Small Businesses
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Brooklyn Law School, Adjunct Professor

Honors and Awards:
America's Best Lawyers

"AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Immigraion Lawyers Association
Past President

Past Employment Positions:
New York State Assembly on Banking, Counsel

West Practice Categories:
Immigration & Naturalization Law, Immigration

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