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JOSEPHFAMUYIDEJoseph Rotimi Jibare Famuyide, Esq., a former Law Lecturer at the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 after graduating from the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in Nigeria as the best student in the graduating class of 1988.

At the University of Ife, he won the Faculty Prize as the best student with the best overall result from the graduating class of 1988. He was awarded the Justice Madarikan Prize as the best student with the best all around performance from the graduating class of the same year as well as the prestigious Adewole prize as the best student with the best overall performance in Commercial Law and Laws of Business Associations.

Attorney Joseph Famuyide holds a Master’s Degree (L.L.M.) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

He started his career as an attorney, as the Legal Adviser to the Bridgade Commander, 31 Field Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army. He proceeded thereafter to practice law with Iluyomade & Co., a prestigious law office in Victoria Island, Lagos.   He served as the Head of Chambers and was part of some high profile and well publicized cases during the Military Regime in Nigeria.

Attorney Famuyide later joined the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos as a lecturer before proceeding to the United States.   He wrote the New York Bar examination which he passed within seven months of his arrival in the United States and was admitted to the New York Bar on May 8, 1996.

He joined the Law Office of Fritz Gerald Jean in New York and served diligently as one of the Litigation Attorneys.

He is currently a successful Immigration attorney in New York. Attorney Famuyide is the author of the only book on immigration interview titled “Green Card Interview: Dos & Don’ts. He was a Newspaper columnist on immigration matters with African Abroad- USA for seven years. He appears on Radio and Television programs from time to time to talk about immigration. He conducts continuing legal education lectures for attorneys in New York State from time to time. He is currently the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of U.S. Immigration News, a newspaper he pioneered which circulates about 50,000 copies monthly. He remains a member of the Nigerian Bar, American Bar Association and the Nigerian Lawyers Association in New York.

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2750 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Brooklyn New York 11207

718-647-6767

Fax 718-647-6777

Email: jfamuyide@aol.com