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About me

Immigration law has always interested me, because both of my parents immigrated to this country.  I enjoy working with interesting people from around the world who seek to establish lives in this country that gave an opportunity to my own family.


I also enjoy working as a criminal defense attorney, helping to protect one of the fundamental principles that defines America -- that a person is innocent unless the government can prove otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Contact info

Hanes & Bartels, LLC

102 S. Tejon Street
Suite 800
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
  3. General Practice: 5%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Alexander Dunne McShiras

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a passionate advocate who comes up with creative solutions for his clients. I would highly recommend him.


    Alexander McShiras Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alexander Arthur Berry

    Eric is a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer, I recommend him for any immigration issue.


    Alexander Berry Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys - Immigration Law (2015)Colorado Springs Style magazine (voters: El Paso County Bar Assoc. members)2015
Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicated ServiceAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado state chapter2015
Top Attorneys -- Immigration Law (2014)Colorado Springs Style magazine2014
Silverman Community Service AwardUniversity of Arizona2007
PILO fellowshipPublic Interest Law Organization2007
Rogers FellowshipUniversity of Arizona College of Law2006
Graduate Research Fellowship - Cultural AnthropologyNational Science Foundation2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyHanes & Bartels, LLC2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorMiami University of Ohio2010 - 2010
Associate AttorneyBrandabur, Bowling, & Crehan LPA2010 - 2011
Law ClerkWebb & Pillich, LLC2009 - 2009
Law ClerkOffice of the Federal Public Defender, Tucson, Arizona2008 - 2009
Legislative Fellow: Environmental & Native American AffairsOffice of U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance ProgramVolunteer Attorney2014 - Present
United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado chapter)Committee member2014 - Present
Asylum Committee - American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado Chapter)Committee member2013 - Present
El Paso County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionCo-chair2013 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)Vounteer attorney for pro bono cases2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Volunteer Lawyers Project, Legal Aid of Greater CincinnatiAttorney volunteer2010 - Present
Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado chapter)Committee member2013 - 2014
Butler County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Adjustment of StatusApproved
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)Approved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Center for American and World Cultures: Sixth Annual Human Rights and Social Justice Program. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.“U-visas and T-visas – Special Immigration Law Provisions for Crime Victims.”2009
Tucson Citizen (newspaper)Two simultaneous articles: “Progress and Pavement: Resistance to a Coastal Tourist Highway in Sonora, Mexico” and “Betting on a Pipeline: Puerto Libertad, Sonora.”2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of ArizonaAnthropologyMA - Masters2005
Bowdoin CollegeGeology and Anthropology (double)BA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education PresentationUSCIS - Field Office Practice Tips and Mock Interview (co-presenter)2015
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic ChurchColorado's New Driver License Laws - Impacts for Immigrants2014
Coninuing Legal Education seminarPresident's Executive Action on Immigration: What, Who, and When2014
El Paso County Bar Association, CLEImmigration Law for Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Volunteer Lawyers Project - Immigration Law CLECancellation of Removal and Alternative Strategies2011
Guest panel: Indigeneity and BordersMobility rights of native peoples within their homelands on the US-Mexico border2010