Judge DeVitto was appointed as an immigration judge in March 2008. He received a bachelor of business administration degree in 1978 from Eastern Michigan University and a juris doctorate in 1990 from Western State University College of Law. From 2003 to March 2008, Judge DeVitto served as attorney for the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, DHS, in Tucson, Arizona. During this time, he worked as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. From 1998 to 2003, he served as sector counsel for the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in Tucson. From 1996 to 1998, Judge DeVitto was an assistant district counsel with the former INS in Los Angeles. From 1995 to 1996, he served as deputy district attorney with the District Attorney’s Office of Madera County, California. From 1990 to 1995, Judge DeVitto was in private practice and, during that time, also served as a law clerk with the District Attorney’s Office in Orange County, California. In 1989, Judge DeVitto worked with Orange County Fair Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. From 1981 to 1987, he worked as a deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Judge DeVitto is a member of the California Bar.