If experience is the best teacher, then Denver immigration lawyer Ravi Kanwal certainly knew his stuff when it came to representing illegal aliens. You see, Kanwal was himself in the United States unlawfully. Problem is, he never told anyone about his status. Not his clients. Not the immigration judges he appeared before. Not the federal immigration authorities he worked with.
Somehow, Kanwal's unlawful status came to the attention of immigration authorities. On July 8, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, suspended Kanwal from practice before immigration tribunals.
That was not the end of Kanwal's troubles. His case also made its way to Colorado's lawyer disciplinary authority. On July 21, the state's presiding disciplinary judge suspended Kanwal from the practice of law in Colorado for one year and one day, effective Aug. 5.