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Retired attorney

Far Rockaway, NY
March 18, 2023

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Oleh R. Tustaniwsky

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Far Rockaway, NY 11691


Strengths Multilingual, experienced litigator, excellent writer, effective interviewer, able researcher, detail-oriented, requires minimal supervision, works well in teams or independently, computer literate.

Languages Fluent in Ukrainian, Polish. Russian, Spanish, German; Reading Knowledge of French; Studying Chinese.

--Polish Interpreter at legal depositions for Legal Interpreting Services, Brooklyn, NY (2002, 2015)

Seasonal Sales Associate at Macy's Herald Square, New York, NY (Oct.--Dec., 2022)

Professional Experience

Yangguang Law Offices, New York, NY (3/2010-2022)

Hualian Law Offices, New York, NY (8/2006-3/2010)

Law Offices of Andrew P. Johnson, New York, NY (5/2005-8/2006)

--Freelance and Staff Attorney: Immigration cases, primarily dealing with asylum and including appeals.

Law Offices of Timothy L. Bompart, Rego Park, NY (2002-2003)

--Staff Attorney: Plaintiff personal injury litigation: trials, depositions, and motions.

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, Frankfort, KY (1981-2001)

Assistant Public Advocate (Public Defender) [Director of branch office (1984-1986)]

--Extensive criminal trial, appellate, and post-conviction experience: heavy emphasis on capital cases, including the development of mitigating evidence (several jury verdicts of less than death). Numerous published and unpublished opinions—of the Kentucky and federal appellate courts (granting relief to the defendant/client in criminal cases, including several reversals of death sentences).

Community Service

Amnesty International, USA (1986-Present)

AIUSA Distance Voting Working Group 2018-Present); Delegate to ICM (2017); Strategic Planning Committee (2015-2016); AGM Planning Committee (2013); Member of National Resolutions Committee (2007-2013); ICM Volunteer (2007, 2009, 2011); Member of Group Local Group 11 (2001-Present); Member of Refugee Steering Committee; Area Coordinator for New York City; Member of National Area Coordinator Steering Committee; Area Coordinator for Kentucky.

Volunteer at Rio Olympics (2016)


Wayne State Law School (Juris Doctor)

Wayne State University, B.S. in Psychology

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