Ari Nazarov

Portrait of Ari Nazarov
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Ari Nazarov has spent two decades representing the United States government in both affirmative and defensive litigation. For the past 15 years, he has been a trial attorney with the US Department of Justice’s Civil Division Office of Immigration Litigation (in both the trial and appellate sections) and litigated cases in the District Courts and Courts of Appeal involving both affirmative and defensive immigration-related matters including asylum, denaturalization, naturalization, habeas, mandamus, class actions, national security, and passports cases. 

Prior to joining the US Department of Justice, Mr. Nazarov was an attorney with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, where he litigated cases on behalf of that agency in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In addition, he has served as an instructor in immigration and civil trial advocacy courses both in-house and at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina.


BS, JD, University of Connecticut