Robert G. Heiserman

Robert G. Heiserman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Denver, CO

Robert G. Heiserman P.C.
 | 1660 Lincoln St, Suite 2850
Denver, CO 80264
Phone: 303-629-1065
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Attorney Profile
Robert G. Heiserman practices only immigration and nationality law in his Denver, Colorado office (since 1972). His practice includes family, corporate, professional, scientific, engineering, computer, professional sports, and arts matters. He has frequently lectured and written articles in his field. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). In 1986, he received the Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award from AILA. He was a founder and former president of its Colorado chapter. He has been a nationally elected member of its Board of Governors and former national Chairman of its Professional Ethics Committee.

About Robert Heiserman

Admitted: 1972, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.heiserman.com/

Honors and Awards:

  • American Bar Association, 1984 Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants; commendation for serving as coordinator for the Haitian pro bono project to secure legal representation for Indigent persons seeking admission to the United States
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1986 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for excellence in advancing the practice of Immigration law
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 award for editorial excellence As Immigration Editor

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. District Court for New Mexico (inactive)
  • All courts in the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of New Mexico
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Tenth Circuit)
  • Admitted to Practice: Supreme Court of the United States

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Rhone-Brackett American Inns of Court in the Denver Metropolitan Area, Treasurer, 1993-2000
  • World Trade Center Board of Directors, 1989-2000
  • Immigration and Nationality Law and Professional Responsibility courses, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (former Adjunct Professor of Law)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Comments on United States Immigration Law, May 2010, German-American Chamber of Commerce and Denver University Club, 2010
  • “ETHICS: DUAL REPRESENTATION AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT ISSUES” AILA’s 2002 Annual Conference on Immigration Law, San Francisco California, June, 2002
  • “CIVIL LIBERTIES AND NATIONAL SECURITY FROM A LAWYER’S PERSPECTIVE” AILA Midyear Meeting, Ixtapa, Mexico, January, 2002
  • “ETHICS IN THE POST SEPTEMBER 11TH ENVIRONMENT” AILA’s 2002 Fall Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada September, 2002
  • “ETHICS IN THE POST SEPTEMBER 11TH ENVIRONMENT” The University of Texas School of Law, 26th Annual Conference on Immigration and Naturalization Law, San Antonio, Texas, October, 2002
  • “ETHICS CHALLENGES BEFORE AND AFTER 9/11”, Oklahoma Bar Association, Immigration Law as the Pendulum Swings, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November, 2002
  • “ETHICS ISSUES AND DILEMMAS:, Fifth Annual AILA New York Chapter Law Symposium, New York, New York, December, 2002
  • “AC21 AND DUAL REPRESENTATION”, 2001 AILA National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, June, 2001
  • “ETHICS AND IMMIGRATION PRACTICE”, Federal Bar Association, Colorado Chapter, August, 2001
  • “IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE”, World Trade Center, Denver, Colorado, February, 2000
  • “THE LAWYER AS TARGET OR WITNESS, OR HOW NOT TO BE PIERCED BY YOUR OWN SHARP TONGUE”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter, Boston, Massachusetts, March, 2000
  • “THE LAWYER AS TARGET OR WITNESS”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Seattle, Washington, April, 2000
  • “THE LAWYER AS TARGET OR WITNESS”, New York State Bar Association, Year 2000 Immigration Law Update, New York, New York, May, 2000
  • “PRACTICAL LEGAL ETHICS IN COLORADO: Issues & Answers”, National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, September, 2000
  • “THE FIXED FLAT RETAINER VS. HOURLY FEES”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, June, 1999
  • “Lying in a Bed of Your Own Making:  Immigration Law Leaves Few Options for Colorado Resort Employers”, Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, October, 1999
  • “ETHICS, LIABILITY AND MALPRACTICE ISSUES”, Panel discussion, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1998 AILA Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, June, 1998
  • “PRACTICAL LEGAL ETHICS”, National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, June, 1998
  • “I-9’s AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION”, Aspen Chamber & Resort Association, May, 1997
  • “PRACTICAL LEGAL ETHICS & ISSUES AND ANSWERS”, National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, May, 1997
  • “CRITICAL ISSUES IN ELDER LAW & MANAGED HEALTH CARE”, CLE in Colorado, Inc., Denver, Colorado, September, 1997
  • “ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN IMMIGRATION PRACTICE”, Panel discussion, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, February, 1997
  • “IMMIGRANT AND NONIMMIGRANT OPTIONS FOR ATHLETES”, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February, 1996
  • “NEW IMMIGRATION LAWS”, The Employment Laws Seminar, Carbondale, Colorado, October, 1996
  • “THE DO’S & DON’T’S IN HANDLING CLIENT FILES: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THINGS GO WRONG”, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October, 1996
  • “DUAL REPRESENTATION: WHEN THE FORK IN THE ROAD TURNS INTO A KNIFE”, Colorado Bar Association, Keystone, Colorado, September, 1995
  • “ETHICS FOR LEGAL SUPPORT STAFF”, Lorman Business Center, Denver Colorado, July, 1994
  • “Mass Asylum:  Twisted Justice”, (co-author), Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, October, 1994
  • “THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1986”, (State Department Consular Efficiency Amendments), American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June, 1987
  • “PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN IMMIGRATION PRACTICE AND GOVERNMENT SERVICE” Atlantic Coast conference of AILA, Charleston, South Carolina, October 1987 Pitkin County Bar Association, Aspen, Colorado, July 1987 Colorado Military Legal Assistance Officers Conference, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 1987 Immigration Law Conference, Texas Tech University School of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law, Arizona State University College of Law, El Paso, Texas, April 1987 1987 Immigration Symposium, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, April 1987 American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual National Symposium, San Francisco, California, May 1986 Southern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles County Bar, Los Angeles, California, January 1986 American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C. Chapter, October 1985 Ninth Annual Conference on Immigration and Naturalization, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, October 1985 San Francisco Bar Association and the San Francisco Chapter Of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Francisco, California, July 1985 American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual National Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, June 1985 Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston, Massachusetts, December 1983 and March 1986 American Bar Association, General Practice Section, Atlanta, Georgia, July 1983 American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, Denver, Colorado, January 1983 American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual National Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, May 1982. Most recent presentation in July, 1987
  • “THE CHANGING SIGNIFICANCE OF NATIONALITY UNDER NEW U.S. IMMIGRATION LAWS”, California Western School of Law, “Mexico And the United States: Strengthening the Relationships”, San Diego, California, February, 1987
  • “NEW AND STIFF PENAL TIES FOR FRAUD”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June, 1987
  • “THE CHANGING SIGNIFICANCE OF NATIONALITY UNDER NEW U.S. IMMIGRATION LAWS”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June, 1987
  • “COMPLYING WITH EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986”, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., Denver, Colorado, June, 1987
  • “ENTERING AN ALIEN CRIMINAL DEFENDANT’S PLEA OR WHY KNOWING HOW DOESN’T MAKE IT ANY EASIER”, CLE program, Denver District Attorneys, Denver, Colorado, October, 1987
  • “How do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Days?” (co-author), 16 Colo. Law. 58 January, 1987
  • “Entering An Alien Criminal Defendant’s Plea or Why Knowing How Doesn’t Make It Any Easier”, (co-author) presented at the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Denver District Attorneys, October, 1987
  • “WHEN TO CALL IN THE SPECIALIST”, Immigration Law Committee, Section on Federal Practice, the American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 1984 Army and Air Force Reserve, Judge Advocates, Legal Assistance Military, Denver, Colorado, September 1984 and September, 1986
  • “ETHICS PROBLEMS FOR IMMIGRATION LAWYERS”, (videotaped scenarios): Practicing Law Institute, San Francisco, California, October 1986; International Institute, Detroit, Michigan, June 1986; AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, May 1986; Wisconsin AILA Chapter, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 1986; Boston MCLE, Boston, Massachusetts, March 1986 Southern California AILA Chapter & the Los Angeles County Bar, Los Angeles, California, January 1986; San Francisco Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Francisco, California, July 1985; Tulane University College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana February 1984; Texas Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 1983; Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Illinois, September 1983, most recent talk in October, 1986
  • “GENERAL ANALYSIS OF ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE PRACTICE OF IMMIGRATION LAW”, Federal Bar Association, 7th Annual Immigration Law Conference, Washington, D.C., June, 1986
  • “LAW OF PERJURY”, Colorado Chapter Federal Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, May, 1986
  • “CONSULAR LAW PRACTICE”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, October, 1986
  • “RECENT SUPREME COURT VIEWS ON THE ROLE OF THE LAWYER: Nix v. Whiteside and Moran v. Burbine”, Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, October, 1986
  • “FOLLOWING THE RULES UNDER THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986”, Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Manzanillo, Mexico, December, 1986
  • “Employer Sanctions Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986”, (co-author), 15 Colo. Law. 2199, December, 1986
  • “LIMITS OF ADVOCACY – ISSUES RAISED BY SANCTUARY OR THE SANCTUARY QUESTION”, Texas Chapter, The American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Padre Island, Texas, Spring Conference April, 1985
  • “IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION REFORMS ON LAW PRACTICE”, Immigration Law Conference, El Paso, Texas, April, 1985
  • “BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO – LAW FIRM DISSOLUTION”, Colorado Bar Association Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October, 1985
  • “DEFENDING THE ALIEN CRIMINAL DEFENDANT”: Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Symposium, Vail, Colorado, August, 1980 National Lawyers Guild and Colorado Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association Seminar, March, 1984
  • “BOUNDARIES OF BEHAVIOR: AVOID MALPRACTICE AND ETHICS GRIEVANCES”, The American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual National Symposium, Los Angeles, California, June, 1984
  • “CHANGING LAW OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY”, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Vail, Colorado, September, 1984
  • “COMMENTS ON THE LAW OF ADVERTISING”, The American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual National Symposium, New York, New York, May, 1983
  • “PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF DETERMINATION OF ALIENAGE”, Texas Chapter, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, November, 1983
  • “ISSUES IN ADVERTISING”, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Denver, Colorado, November, 1983
  • “REPRESENTING THE FOREIGN STUDENT”, National Association of Student Attorneys, Greeley, Colorado, July, 1981
  • “The Case Against Nonlawyer Practice”, 37 Ad. L. Rev. 385, 1985
  • “IMMIGRATION ETHICS: A REVIEW OF NATIONAL STANDARDS”, Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, Denver, Colorado, April, 1980
  • “HOW TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC PROBLEMS IN ETHICS”, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Symposium, Vail, Colorado, August 1980
  • “VICARIOUS DISQUALIFICATION”, Continuing Legal Education, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, January 1981
  • “Defense of the Alien Accused of Crime”, (co-author), 11 Colo. Law. 950, April 1982
  • “Are Nonrefundable Retainers Ethical?”, Immigration J., July – December, 1984
  • “Law Office Management:  Boundaries of Behavior”, 14 Colo. Law. 2185, 1985
  • “Nonlawyers Practice Before Federal Administrative Agencies Should be Discouraged”, 37 Ad. L. Rev. 375, 1985
  • “Professional Responsibility in Immigration Practice and Government Service”, 22 San Diego, L. Rev. 971, 1985
  • “Becoming a U.S. Citizen:  Lessons on Naturalization”, American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, April 1987
  • “Illegal Aliens Desperate to Find the Right Key”, (co-author), Rocky Mountain News, December 6, 1986 at 67, Column 1.
Office Location for Robert G. Heiserman

1660 Lincoln St
Suite 2850
Denver, CO 80264

 

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