Lory D. Rosenberg, ESQ, Attorney

Lory D. Rosenberg is an attorney entrepreneur and owner of IDEAS Consultation & Coaching, LLC, an expert consulting and mentoring practice in immigration & refugee law.  She has extensive experience of over 30 years as an immigration law analyst, author, mentor, practitioner, professor, trainer, litigator, and decision-maker involving immigration law and policy.  She offers attorney-attorney collaboration, strategy setting, writing, and litigation support, as well as individual client representation in select cases.

Ms. Rosenberg served as an appellate immigration judge on the United States Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) between 1995-2002, deciding over 20,000 appeals. She was an adjunct professor of immigration and refugee law at American University Washington College of Law for 7 years, and recently served as interim Policy and Advocacy Director of Refugee and Migrant Rights at Amnesty International USA.  She directed groundbreaking, non-profit immigration law,  policy and mentoring programs at the Defending Immigrants Partnership and AILF Legal Action Center in Washington, D.C., and at Centro Presente, a Central American refugee center in Cambridge, MA, and provided direct business, professional and family immigration,   and naturalization representation, as well as criminal removal defense and appeal services, to private and non-profit clients.  Ms. Rosenberg is co-author of the leading treatise, Immigration Law and Crimes, the author of numerous articles and manuals on a variety of immigration law topics, and was a featured columnist for Benders Immigration Bulletin between 2002-2008.

Ms. Rosenberg regularly engages in federal appeals, attorney consulting, and pro bono amicus litigation in the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th and other federal circuits.  While a BIA appellate immigration judge, Ms. Rosenberg served as Social Group Task Force rapporteur for the International Association of Refugee law Judges between 2000-2002, and on the National Association of Women Judges Immigration Education Project.   Ms. Rosenberg is a frequent lecturer at national and regional conferences, winner of several prestigious awards for excellence and her contributions to the field of law, and a three-time elected Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Board of Governors.


Ms. Rosenberg partners with professionals looking for collaboration that allows them to perform at a highly inspired level of excellence.  Her principal business, IDEAS (Immigration Defense & Expert Advocacy Solutions) Consultation & Coaching, LLC offers comprehensive legal case and issue evaluation, cutting-edge research, on-point strategies, written arguments and articles, as well as expert testimony and direct representation on a broad range of immigration matters. In addition, Ms. Rosenberg coaches attorneys and business professionals to succeed in transforming challenges with money, stress, and life transitions.