David Leopold Installed as Second Vice President of AILA

Contact: George Tzamaras

June 14, 2007

ORLANDO - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) today installed David W. Leopold, an immigration lawyer from Cleveland, Ohio as the association’s National Second Vice President. The installment took place during sessions of AILA’s 51st Annual Conference being held in Orlando, Florida.

David Leopold is principal of David Wolfe Leopold & Associates in Cleveland, Ohio. He also serves as an adjunct professor of immigration law at the Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State Universities’ schools of law. He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer.

Mr. Leopold’s past AILA positions include: director, AILA Board of Governors (2003–05); chair, ICE Liaison Committee, receiving a Presidential Commendation (2003–04); member, General Counsel Liaison Committee (2004–05); chair, Due Process Committee (2002–03); and Ohio Chapter chair (2001–03). He is a co-founder of the AILF/AILA Litigation Institute; serves as a senior editor of AILA’s Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook; and has contributed to numerous other AILA publications.

Mr. Leopold has been at the forefront of groundbreaking litigation in the immigration and federal courts. Since September 11, 2001, he has passionately defended the rights of noncitizens subject to closed hearings, special registration, mandatory detention, and "voluntary" interrogation.


The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

For more information call George Tzamaras at 202-216-2410 or Brooke Hewson at 202-216-2435.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 07061562.