James D. Brousseau

James D. Brousseau

New York, New York

James D. Brousseau joined Youman, Madeo & Fasano, LLP as an associate attorney in 2017. Mr. Brousseau has gained immigration experience in a variety of capacities since graduating from law school in 2014.

I. Court Admissions and Area of Practice

Mr. Brousseau is a member of the Maryland State Bar. Mr. Brousseau is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Brousseau's focus is on immigration defense, particularly through his frequent appearances before Immigration Courts and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Field Offices located throughout the United States.

II. Background

After obtaining his Juris Doctor, along with a Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law, Mr. Brousseau worked as a visiting legal fellow at the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the General Counsel, Operations and Enforcement Law Division, and with the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary. Following his brief time in government service, Mr. Brousseau decided to enter private practice and the fray of immigration defense. Before joining YMF, Mr. Brousseau worked as an immigration attorney with Leyruta, PLLC located in Herndon, Virginia.

While attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mr. Brousseau served on the Phillip C. Jessup public international law moot court team, and as a member of the Trial Advocacy Board. During his final semester of law school, Mr. Brousseau completed a full-time externship with LSU Immigration Clinic where he worked as a student attorney representing detained individuals in removal proceedings.

III. Dedication to Immigration Law

Mr. Brousseau has taught and lived in Daejeon, South Korea and worked as a consular extern for the Georgian Embassy to the United States. These experiences have fueled his passion for public international law and immigration law. Mr. Brousseau is a dedicated advocate of due process and believes that all individuals at risk of removal from this country deserve their day in court. He has dedicated his legal career to empowering those who feel powerless at the hands of the federal government.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2017

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration and Nationality Law

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2015


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Published Works

  • Frozen in Time: A Fresh Look at the Law of the Sea and Why the United States Continues to Fight Against It, 42.1 S.U. L. Rev. 143 (2014)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member