The Honorable Ronald G. Sonom
Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Wayne State University, 1970
J.D., University of Miami, 1974
Ronald G. Sonom began his law career as an associate attorney for Korner and Sampson, P.A., in Coral Gables, Florida, where he was involved in general civil practice. In 1975 he became an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Joseph Fitzgerald in Miami. The following year, Judge Sonom began serving as a general attorney for the Department of Justice within the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). As a trial attorney responsible for representing the District Director of the INS at various proceedings before state, federal, and other immigration courts, Judge Sonom also appeared in hearings involving personnel matters, and he received outstanding performance awards from the Attorney General. Since 1994, Judge Sonom served as a United States Immigration Judge for the Department of Justice. Appointed by the United States Attorney General, he was responsible for holding hearings and rendering decisions in all immigration and nationality matters, including matters of national interest. Judge Sonom retired from the U.S. Immigration Court and public service in January 2006, and presently is an immigration and nationality law consultant. He also teaches immigration law courses at St. Thomas University School of Law.