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Clete P. Samson


Clete focuses his practice in immigration law, worksite compliance, employment law, and litigation. Having previously served for seven years as a federal trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he has extensive knowledge of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, including the proper preparation and maintenance of the Form I-9, the civil penalties for improper compliance, the civil and criminal penalties for hiring and employing individuals without employment authorization, worksite enforcement and other related issues. Clete also has experience in P-1B visas for internationally recognized entertainment groups performing in the United States. He has been a frequent presenter on a variety of immigration and worksite compliance issues.

Clete provides clients with key preventative advice to help them avoid liability associated with improper I-9 compliance; and if there has been an action filed by a governmental agency, he represents clients to ensure the government action is lawful and the matter is resolved fairly and expeditiously. Clete also has extensive knowledge in the areas of immigration removal and custody proceedings, criminal/immigration matters, and visa compliance. His experience includes commercial litigation.

Speaking Engagements
  • "Form I-9 and Worksite Compliance," Iowa/Nebraska AILA CLE, September 2014, 2016
  • "Preparing Clients for, and Strategies After, a Visit from ICE," Nebraska State Bar Association CLE, May 2010

  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Barristers