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William C. Menard

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William C. Menard practices exclusively in immigration law and deportation defense.

William has represented both individual and corporate clients in all facets of immigration law.  William has appeared on behalf of clients in deportation proceedings before immigration courts throughout the country, including in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  William has represented numerous clients before both the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and Board of Immigration Appeals and conducted oral arguments before the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals.  William represents companies at all stages of the immigration process and with immigration compliance, including with corporate I-9 policies and government audits. William has completed and advised on all kinds of visas, including for permanent residence, business management, as well as a wide range of temporary visas for visitors, tourists, students, and others. William also represents victims of domestic violence and those seeking asylum in the United States. William represents clients at all stages of proceedings before the immigration court, including obtaining bail for detained individuals and applying for relief from deportation, as well as petitions and applications before the Departments of State and Homeland Security.  William has represented clients from countries all over the globe, including Mexico, Canada, and El Salvador; Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina; France, Germany, and the United Kingdom; Senegal, Egypt, and Ghana; China, Japan, and the Philippines; and Australia.

William is also active in his community on immigration matters, helping to write a town ordinance protecting immigrants from discrimination.  He has also advised education professionals on helping immigrant students to feel safe in school.

In law school, William was selected for his school’s prestigious Moot Court Honor Society.  As a participant, he earned the Joseph T. Tinnelly Best Brief Award for his year and was twice chosen to argue in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, the largest and most respected moot court competition in the world.  While an undergraduate, William worked for the Claremont Courier, a Los Angeles-area newspaper, where he covered U.S. Congressional campaigns, immigration in Southern California, healthcare and abortion rights, and more.  He also interned for a New York labor and employment law firm and worked as a public relations representative for the Harlem Children’s Society, a New York-based organization that helped bright children from underprivileged backgrounds and communities pursue college degrees and careers in math and science.

Education
  • St. John’s University School of Law
    • J.D., 2012
  • Claremont McKenna College
    • B.A., Government, 2009
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court
    • Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit
    • Third Circuit
  • First Judicial Department Executive
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