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Suzan deSeguin-Hons

also known as Suzan de Seguin des Hons

Practice areas:

Immigration, Criminal Defense

About Me

Colorado immigration attorney, SUZAN DESEGUIN-HONS,  is passionate about providing immigrants exceptional legal representation. As an experienced Denver immigration lawyer, her philosophy is to educate and empower immigrants, while providing them support and strong legal advocacy for their immigration,  asylum, citizenship or deportation case.



In political asylum cases, Ms deSeguin has successfully represented asylum seekers from over 25 different countries including regions of Africa (Saharan and sub-Saharan), Asia, the Middle East and Eurasia.  She also represents immigrants in deportation defense, family-based immigration, naturalization, VAWA, consular processing and hardship waivers, where she applies the same zeal and knowledge of immigration law.  She represents individuals before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Asylum Office, in deportation or removal cases before the Denver Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and US Federal courts. She cares about the immigrants who come to her for legal assistance and provides attention to detail and exhaustive case preparation to insure the best possible results for her immigration clients.


After earning a BS at Stanford University and an MS at Cornell University in chemical engineering,  she lived in Zurich, Switzerland with an employment visa.  There she worked at the the ETH (Swiss Institute of Technology). Next, she lived in Paris, France first on a student visa and then with the French equivalent of lawful permanent resident status.  In Paris, she worked in the international taxation section of Peat Marwick Int'l (KPMG).  Finally, before returning to the US, Ms deSeguin lived in Adelaide, Australia where, she completed the law degree that she had begun at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley.

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Languages Spoken: French, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Immigration: 99%
    22 years, 300 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 1%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-315/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

68 total 

  • Brian C Freeman

    I endorse this lawyer. Suzan is one of the leading attorneys in the area of immigration law and is well known throughout the country for her expertise.

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    Brian Freeman Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Donald Garrett

    Suzan is a talented and well respected immigration attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law, truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

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    James Garrett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Saltrese, Faville & DeSeguin llc

2635 Seventeenth St
Denver, CO, 80211

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199304/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superb Lawyer RatingAVVO2013
LawQA VerifiedLawQA2013
Excellent Lawyer RatingAvvo2013
Chevron Oil Tuition ScholarshipChevron Oil of California1976

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner/Co-FounderSaltrese, Faville & DeSeguin llc2009 - Present
Design & AcquisitionsBond Construction Management Inc2001 - 2007
AttorneyLaw Office of Suzan deSeguin-Hons1994 - 2009
Legal InternJustice Information Center1993 - 1995
Tax SpecialistKPMG, Paris France (Formerly Peat Marwick)1984 - 1988
Research Assistant - Applied Physics/ChemESwiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)1981 - 1984
Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering DeptCornell University1977 - 1980
Undergrad Research Assistant, Surface Science UHVStanford University1976 - 1977

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair - Colorado Asylum Liaison Committee2014 - Present
AILA (Colorado Chapter)CBP Liaison Committee Member2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationColorado Asylum Liaison Committee2013 - Present
Amnesty InternationalMember1995 - 1998
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Colorado Bar Associationmember1994 - 1996
US Court of Appeals for 10th CircuitBar member1994 - Present
US District Court ColoradoBar member1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re M- P- (2011)Asylum granted
In re E-M- (2012)Asylum granted by immigration judge
68 F.3d 484 OKAFOR v. INS 68 F.3d 484 (10th Cir, 1995)Prevailed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
http://bolderimmigration.comPermanent residence: Is it permanent?2011
BolderImmigration.comGuide to Asylum in the United States2010
The Journal of Physical ChemistryAdsorption on catalyst surfaces studied by enhanced Raman scattering.1985
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer StructuresRaman characterization of catalysts1985
J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans.Surface-enhanced Raman scattering and the preparation of copper substrates for catalytic studies.1984
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer StructuresFabrication of submicron crossed square wave gratings by dry etching and thermoplastic replication techniques.1983

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
LawlineEthical Scenarios Attorneys Must KnowCertificate2013
RMIANAsylum IssuesCertificate2013
AILAUS CitizenshipCertificate2012
University of Adelaide Law School (Australia)LawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1991
l’Université Paris-Sorbonnelitterature francaise pour l'etrangerCertificate1984
Cornell UniversityChemical EngineeringMS - Master of Science1982
College of IdahoN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1978
Stanford UniversityChemical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1977
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law1980-81UnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Coctails and BordersRefugees and Asylees2014
PresentationNO absorption on Ir(111)1982