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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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Practice areas


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



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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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

Contact info

Hanes & Bartels, LLC

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


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