My Background

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As a father of two and the head of the immigration law department of the law firm of Lane & Nach, P.C., I value nothing more than family and the pursuit of a dream. Whether you’re coming to the United States to be with family or to work, you will need the help of an experienced immigration attorney.

I began my career with the U.S. Department of Justice, and I have seen firsthand how complicated the U.S. immigration system can be. While still a law student at California Western School of Law, I performed an internship with the Las Vegas Immigration Court in 2006, and caught my first glimpse into the immigration system by drafting immigration judge orders and recommending rulings on motions. I went on to graduate law school with high honors, earning the top grade in five courses. Upon graduating, I was hired through the U.S. Attorney General Honors Program, and from 2007 to 2009, I clerked at the Los Angeles and Miami immigration courts, where I wrote hundreds of immigration judge orders and learned the ins-and-outs of the immigration court system.

After my clerkship, I transferred to the Office of Immigration Litigation in Washington D.C., and from 2009 to 2015, I litigated immigration appeals before every circuit of the U.S. Courts of Appeals. In that capacity, I routinely consulted with other immigration agencies — such as the Board of Immigration Appeals and ICE — and received five favorable published decisions:

  •  Barajas-Salinas v. Holder, 760 F.3d 905 (8th Cir. 2014);

  • Guo Shou Wu v. Holder, 741 F.3d 211 (1st Cir. 2013);

  • Goromou v. Holder, 721 F.3d 569 (8th Cir. 2013);

  • Higgins v. Holder, 677 F.3d 97 (2d Cir. 2012);

  • Cruz-Samayoa v. Holder, 607 F.3d 1145 (6th Cir. 2010).

Notably, while employed with the Office of Immigration Litigation, I performed a detail from 2010 to 2011, where I litigated habeas cases filed by Guantanamo Bay detainees, and received another favorable published decision as a result:  Khan v. Obama, 741 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D. D.C. 2010).

After nearly eight years of working for the federal government, I decided to move to the Phoenix area to head the immigration law department of Lane & Nach, P.C.  During my time in private practice, I have enjoyed helping people on an individual level, and I look forward to exploring how my experience with the federal government can help you and your family.

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