David K. McHaffey
Lecturer in Law
Mr. McHaffey graduated Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 and later earned his law degree at Boston University School of Law in 1995. Mr. McHaffey was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1995 and has practiced immigration law exclusively since that time. Prior to joining Barker, Epstein & Loscocco as an associate in 2003, Mr. McHaffey was the staff immigration attorney at Catholic Charities from 1996 until 1998, and then specialized in asylum law as the asylum attorney at the Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project (PAIR Project) from 1998 until 2003. Mr. McHaffey has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 1996. He served as the AILA Asylum Office Liaison from 2001 until 2003.
Mr. McHaffey has also been a frequent guest speaker at Boston area law schools, AILA meetings and has served as a faculty member at numerous immigration law trainings sponsored by PAIR Project and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). In his nine years as an immigration attorney, Mr. McHaffey has successfully represented numerous clients in proceedings before the INS (now USCIS), the US Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals. Mr. McHaffey also represents clients in Massachusetts courts in criminal and probate matters when necessary to advance their immigration objectives. Additional professional activities include serving as a mentoring attorney for the PAIR Project and teaching asylum law at immigration law trainings sponsored by the PAIR Project and AILA.