Allison Heimes is an immigration lawyer with Carlson & Burnett in Omaha, Nebraska. With both a Master of Science degree in Government Organization and Leadership and her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University, she possesses the knowledge to take on the detailed, heavy issues of government and administrative law. She is licensed to practice law in both Nebraska and Iowa. She practices immigration law in various forms and case types, including immigration court defense cases and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Heimes also handles Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions, which include participating in county and/or district court proceedings in family court and probate court.
Allison is driven by the idea that “no human is illegal.” She has deep empathy for people who desire to live, work, thrive, and grow their families in the United States. She is filled with a deep sense of pride and joy in helping immigrants achieve the American Dream. “I was fortunate enough to have been born here. I hope to help other people succeed through the opportunities that life in the U.S. can give them.”
As a humanitarian, Allison has an especially soft heart for immigrant children. Understanding that they have experienced so much in their lives, she aims to help them make the U.S. their permanent home. Ever the big sister to these children, Allison helps them eventually naturalize and often attends their citizenship ceremonies. “If I am their lawyer, I am going to completely invest my time and energy in their continued success.”
Criminal Defense Litigation & Casework
As an avid student of the ever-changing landscape of national and state laws, Allison also practices criminal law. She enjoys the challenge of criminal defense in matters involving misdemeanors, traffic violations, DUI/OWI/OUI defense, and felonies. While working on her Master’s Degree, she worked on a high-profile murder case at Offutt Air Force Base just south of Omaha. While still in law school, she successfully presented an argument in front of the Nebraska Court of Appeals, walking away with a win.
Allison is most in her element in the heat of litigation. Observed as keeping her cool during high-stress moments by her peers, she has been called “fearless.” She pays great attention to her presence and demeanor, understanding the impact it can have on a case’s flow and her clients’ confidence and stress levels.
- Iowa State Bar
- Nebraska State Bar
- Federal District Court of Nebraska Immigration Court
- 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (NCDAA), member
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), member
- Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA), member
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