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Joel Hatch

Attorney

Background

Background

Joel’s practice is dedicated exclusively to immigration and naturalization law.  He specializes in representing foreign nationals in removal proceedings before Immigration Judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Joel manages all of the firm’s immigration litigation cases.  He has been working in the field of immigration law for over 16 years.

Joel is dedicated to providing high-quality, ethical, and personalized legal services to his clients.  His work ethic, diligent case preparation, effective communication, and writing skills, and trustworthiness have helped him earn the respect of clients, colleagues, opposing counsel, and judges.  Joel is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

Expertise

  • Removal defense, including:
    • Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals
    • Asylum
    • Bonds
    • Cancellation of removal
    • Motions to reopen and reconsider
    • NACARA
    • Termination of proceedings
    • Waivers
    • Voluntary departure
  • Adjustment of status (green card applications)
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA)
  • Family-based immigrant visas
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Work permits

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska Supreme Court (2006)

Education

Brigham Young University, B.A. American Studies, minor in Spanish, magna cum laude (2003)

Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2006)