Hon. Michael C. McGoings, Esq. (Ret.)
Michael C. Mcgoings retired from the U.S. Immigration Court as the Principal Deputy Chief Immigration Judge in 2017. In that capacity he played a vital role in establishing operating policies and procedures and providing overall program direction and priorities for approximately 350 immigration judges located in 58 courts throughout the U.S. During his 22 years on the Court, Judge McGoings, among other responsibilities, presided over immigration court custody proceedings, removal proceedings and adjudicated asylum claims for immigrants. He was guided by a strong belief that all individuals appearing before the court, regardless of background or where they came from, should be treated with respect and afforded due process of law. Immediately prior to joining the Court, he served as Associate General Counsel for Enforcement in the Office of General Counsel at the former Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). He served a total of 47 years in the federal service, serving in numerous management and executive positions. His insight and judgment in the practice of immigration law has proven to be invaluable to our practice. He is a member of the District of Columbia bar. He enjoys saltwater fishing, reading, watching old cowboy movies, and sharing his life’s experiences with young men and women.