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R. JOEL HATCH

Attorney

Background

Joel’s practice is dedicated to exclusively immigration and naturalization law.  He specializes in representing foreign nationals in removal proceedings before immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Fluent in written and spoken Spanish, he manages all of the firm’s immigration litigation cases.

Joel is dedicated to providing high-quality, ethical, and personalized legal services to his clients.  His work ethic, diligent case preparation, effective communication, writing skills, and trustworthiness have helped him earn the respect of clients, colleagues, opposing counsel, and judges.  Joel speaks on removal defense as part of Continuing Legal Education courses.  Joel’s areas of practice are:

Expertise:

  • Removal Defense including:
    • Cancellation of removal
    • Asylum
    • Prosecutorial discretion requests
    • Motion Practice
    • Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals
    • Circuit Court Appeals
    • Bonds
  • NACARA
  • Adjustment of status (green card applications)
  • Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA)
  • Family-based immigrant visas
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Work permits

Education:
Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
J.D., 2006

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
B.A.
Major: American Studies

Bar Admissions:
Nebraska Supreme Court, 2006
U.S. District for the District of Nebraska, 2006

Hobbies:
Joel has worked with the Boy Scouts of America.  He served as Scoutmaster and also Varsity Coach.