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Benjamin L. Simpson



  • Skidmore College, B.A., 1998
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2011

Memberships & Admissions

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA)
  • Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)
  • Association of Deportation Defense Attorneys (ADDA)

Benjamin L. Simpson


Ben Simpson is a partner at Cohen Forman Barone, P.C.. With CFB since 2009, Ben is passionate and tireless in his representation of our firm’s clients. An experienced immigration lawyer, he focuses on deportation defense as well as family-based green card petitions, visas and humanitarian petitions. Ben is a seasoned litigator, with over a dozen years of experience in U.S. immigration courts successfully defending clients against removal proceedings and before Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).

As a creative and dogged criminal defense attorney, Ben has represented clients in prosecutions and at trail in federal courts and across all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester and other outlying counties. A student of the nuances of both the law and human nature, who believes in first outworking and then outsmarting the adversary, Ben has garnered numerous jury trial victories in felony and misdemeanor cases and secured a host of dismissals on a variety of procedural grounds well. Ben is a post-conviction relief specialist who has successfully litigated scores of CPL 440 Motions for CFB clients. Ben is also a specialist in a host of administrative and quasi-criminal proceedings that relate to both criminal and immigration law, the vehicle and traffic law, including licensing matters with the New York City Office of Administrative Trial Hearings (OATH), before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and litigating risk level determinations for registered sex offenders in SORA Hearings in Supreme Court. Attendant to his representation of non-citizens and individuals around the globe, Ben has also secured victories with the Commission for Central Files (CCF) of INTERPOL in canceling official red notice and diffusion notices issued against them by other nations.

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Comprehensive Legal Experience

Ben’s representation includes a relentless dedication to all firm clients and a “stop at nothing” philosophy in protecting their rights both in and outside of the courtroom. A bitter opponent of unlawful law enforcement and governmental conduct, Ben has also successfully settled many civil claims against the New York City Police Department for clients who have been falsely arrested. Providing vital research and analytical skills as well as diversified real-world experience, Ben brings his acumen to each case whether as lead attorney or co-counsel with Cohen Forman Barone, PC’s senior partners and associates. Over the last 12 years, Ben’s representation has saved countless CFB clients from imminent deportation, secured citizenship, green cards, asylum approvals, U Visas, J Visa Waivers and hosts of other immigration benefits including release on bond from incarceration by immigration officials.

A long time and active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where he previously served as a multi-year Co-Chair of the New York Chapter’s ICE/ERO Liaison Committee, Ben remains an active lecturer teaching other immigration attorneys to be stronger advocates for their clients while continue to remain a full-time litigator and defender in immigration and criminal courts.

Ben has been a member of the Association of Deportation Defense Attorneys (ADDA) and the Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA). Ben has also donated his time working in an advisory capacity with civic organizations on the East End of Long Island advocating for immigrant-friendly legislation and policy at the town, county and state-levels. Ever a supporter of the underdog, Ben is sadly a hapless, long-suffering, New York Mets fan, who nevertheless keeps the faith and holds out hope for brighter days ahead.

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Our Testimonials

Former Clients Share Their Experience with Our Firm

    “Benjamin Simpson is a remarkably Immigration lawyer. He’s trustworthy and caring, and most of all he’s a fighter. My immigration case was a difficult case I thought I would never become a U.S citizen because I had serious charges. Since the first day I walked into his office I explained my case to Benjamin and he said we could fight for this and sure enough we did. It was stressful at times, but with his hard work and dedication to my case, I became a U.S citizen. Thank you, Benjamin Simpson.” - L.G



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