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David Andrew Harston

About David Harston

About me

Mr. Harston is a Founding Partner and the Managing Partner of the law firm of Elkind Alterman Harston PC where he practices immigration law, including business, family, asylum, and removal defense.   Since 1999, Mr. Harston's practice has focused primarily on business immigration, representing small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.  He also has worked with hundred's of families in the areas of family immigration, asylum, and removal defense.  Mr. Harston served on the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Colorado Chapter's Executive Committee from 2004 to 2009 and served as the Chapter Chair for AILA Colorado and on the AILA Board of Governors from 2007-08.   He also served on the Executive Council for the Immigration Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association from (2009-11) and as Chair of the Section (2009-10).  Mr. Harston has been a member of the AILA USCIS Denver Field Office Liaison Committee since 2009 and served as Chair of the Committee (2012-13).  He is an author and one of the Managing Editors for "Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner, " a two-volume treatise published by the Colorado Bar Association and he speaks frequently around the country on immigration law issues.  Mr. Harston is a member of AILA and the Immigration Committee of the Colorado Bar Association and has traveled to Washington, DC to lobby Congress for immigration reform.  Mr. Harston earned a juris doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law as well a master's degree from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.  While completing his degrees, Mr. Harston interned in the Human Rights Program at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia founded by former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.  He also was a recipient of a Public Interest Law Group clerkship to work at the Center for Human Rights Advocacy in Boulder, Colorado.   Mr. Harston received a bachelor's degree in history and philosophy from Allegheny College where he won the Don M. Larabee Prize for best senior thesis on history and the Philosophy Faculty Prize for excellence in the study of philosophy.  He has studied abroad in Spain and Costa Rica and is fluent in Spanish.  Mr. Harston is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and limits his practice to Immigration and Nationality law.  Law Week Colorado named Mr. Harston an "Up-And-Coming" lawyer in 2007.