Owen Kahn

Owen Kahn focuses his practice on appellate litigation in state and federal courts. Representative appellate work includes appeals of final judgments (and interlocutory orders) in Florida divorce cases, appeals of convictions in federal drug cases, and appeals of immigration decisions both within and outside of the federal system controlling immigration. For summaries of some of these cases, see our page on Significant Appellate Cases.

Dr. Kahn also practices immigration law in two key areas:

  • petitioning the government to grant residence visas to clients who are particularly talented in their fields—qualifying as aliens of extraordinary ability, national interest waiver beneficiaries, or outstanding professors or researchers;
  • representing and advising clients (and criminal defense lawyers) on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions for aliens in immigrant and non-immigrant status, and for aliens seeking US citizenship.

For summaries of some of our noteworthy cases and appeals in immigration law, see our page on Significant Immigration Cases.

Dr. Kahn has researched and published on a wide range of subjects in academia and legal practice, including “The Constitutional Foundations of Immigration Law,” in the Matthew Bender/LexisNexis multi-volume treatise, Immigration Law and Procedure. For his other publications, see the Publications page on this website.

Owen Kahn holds a B.A. from Oxford University in England, a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Miami School of Law.

Dr. Kahn previously worked as a policy analyst for the United Nations Development Programme and consulted for the US Department of State. He has taught law and political science at colleges in South Africa, California, and Florida for more than 30 years, and currently teaches graduate courses on International Law and on International Human Rights in the University of Miami’s Department of International Studies.

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