John Dvorak

The Brazilian community in Massachusetts is well-familiar with immigration attorney John Dvorak. Dvorak had a notorious reputation for shoddy work and for filing employment-based 245(i) green card cases based on bogus employment experience letters. Merely having Dvorak’s name listed as the attorney of record seemed to be enough for USCIS to delay or excessively scrutinize an otherwise legitimate immigration case.

In disciplinary proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Department of Homeland Security alleged that Dvorak “misinformed, or deceived the then-Immigration and Naturalization Service when he filed the immigrant petitions, by not providing accurate information and documentation.” In a 2012 decision, Dvorak was suspended from practicing law before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration Court, and related immigration agencies for a period of 3 years. In reciprocal proceedings, the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers also decided to suspend Dvorak from practicing law for 3 years.

Now, Dvorak is petitioning for reinstatement and a public hearing will be held at 10 AM November 25, 2013 at the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, 99 High Street, 2d Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. The hearing is open to the public. Anyone who wants may attend and present testimony. If you can’t make it, you can send a letter to the Office of Bar Counsel. Such a letter may also be emailed to j.risk@massbbo.org. Time to do so is short and you should not delay.