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Zachary New

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Zachary R. New is a Partner at Joseph & Hall, where his practice focuses on employment-based immigration and federal litigation. At Joseph & Hall, he’s worked on large scale immigration litigation ranging from class and mass-actions to individual lawsuits for companies and individuals who have received improper treatment by the immigration agencies. His employment-based practice covers all areas of the business-immigration world, from temporary work visas for companies, to start-ups, to individuals of extraordinary ability, and more. Through Joseph & Hall, he is a member of IMMPact Litigation, an award winning band of lawyers and law firms dedicated to bring large-scale impact litigation.

Mr. New has worked on the representation of clients at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and various Federal courts, both at the district court and appellate levels.


Mr. New writes academically on changes in immigration law, and the effects of these changes on immigrants, and his works have been published in such law journals as the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law’s Interdisciplinary Law Journal and the Yale Law Journal Forum. He enjoys speaking on broad policy issues related to immigration and advocating to bring lasting change to systemic problems in the immigration system. In his practice he especially enjoys working with individuals and employers to bring lawsuits in Federal Court over erroneous denials, delayed adjudications, and unlawful policies.

In his free time, Mr. New enjoys spending time with his family, going on long road trips with his wife, and volunteering at local animal rescues.


  • University of Colorado School of Law – J.D.
  • Western Washington University – B.A.


Bar Associations:

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Affiliations:

  • Board Member, Federal Bar Assocation, Colorado Chapter
  • President, Federal Bar Association, Colorado Chapter (2021-2023)
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter (2023-2024)
  • Benefits Litigation Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2023-2024)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Co-Chair, Citizenship Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Assocation, Colorado Chapter (2020-2021)
  • Chair, New Members Division Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Assocaition, Colorado Chapter (2021-2023)
  • Member, USCIS Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter (2020-2021)
  • Federal Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, New Lawyer’s Division Committee
  • Chair, New Members Division Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter

Honors & Awards:

  • Rising Star Award, American Immigration Lawyers, Colorado Chapter (2022)
  • Newer Lawyer of the Year Award, Federal Bar Association, Immigration Law Section (2022)
  • Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Litigation in the Field of Immigration Law (IMMpact Litigation Team), American Immigration Lawyers Association (2022)

News & Media


  • “Silence and the Second Wall,” Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 27, 2019
  • “Ending Citizenship for Service in the Forever Wars,” Yale Law Journal Forum, Vol. 129, pp. 552, 2020
  • “The Failures of Good Moral Character Determinations in Naturalization Proceedings,” University of Colorado Law Review, 93 U. Colo. L. Rev. 367 (2022).

Speaking Engagements:

  • “The Administration of Immigration” C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, October 2019
  • AILA University Roundtable, Litigating EAD Delays: Card Production and H-4 EAD Delays
  • AILA Colorado New Members Division, Nuts and Bolts of Bringing an Administrative Procedure Act Lawsuit
  • Re-Imagining Citizenship, Law and Society Association 2021 Annual Meeting
  • “Introduction to H-2 Applications,” Federal Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, Newer Lawyers Division (2022)
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