Denver, Colorado, August 31, 2016 – David Harston, Named 2017 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Denver


Barbara Ingram, Office Administrator
Elkind Alterman Harston, PC
Telephone: 303.736.6650
Fax: 303.736.6655

For Immediate Release:

Denver, Colorado, August 31, 2016 – David Harston, Named 2017 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Denver.

Palmer Polaski managing partner David Harston was recently selected as 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Immigration Law in the Denver area.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


About David Harston

David (or Dave) has been practicing immigration law exclusively, including business, family, asylum and deportation defense, since 1999. David graduated from the University of Denver in 1998 with a law degree and a master’s degree in International Studies. He has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association since 1999, served on the AILA Colorado Chapter’s Executive Committee from 2004 to 2009, and was the Chapter Chair for AILA Colorado from 2007-2008.

David was named an “Up-and-Coming” lawyer by Law Week Colorado in 2007. He served as the vice chair for the government/board/bylaws working group on AILA’s 2008 Strategic Planning Committee and a member of the Bylaws Committee (2008-2009). He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, serves on the Executive Council for the Immigration Law Section (2009-11), and currently serves as the Section Chair (2009-10). He is a recipient of 1998 Public Interest Law Group Grant to clerk at the Center for Human Rights Advocacy in Boulder, Colorado. In 1995, David interned in the Human Rights Program at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, founded by former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. David received his bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and studied abroad in Spain and Costa Rica. David is fluent in Spanish.

When not practicing law, David enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys traveling, trail running, fishing, and an occasional Rockies baseball game.


 About Palmer Polaski


Palmer Polaski located in lower downtown Denver at Hudson Bay Centre, offers a full line of services to fulfill employment-based and family immigration, deportation defense, asylum and refugee law. The partners bring more than 70 years of combined experience dealing exclusively with the complexities of the immigration process. Both partners are former Chapter Chairs of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association. U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers has ranked Palmer Polaski in the top tier of Colorado immigration law firms in their 2010 through 2016 issues of Best Law Firm rankings. The attorneys are supported by a ten-person staff that has years of experience working in the family-based and corporate immigration law sectors. The ever-changing world of post 9/11 America requires keeping up with all aspects of the flux of immigration law. Elkind Alterman Harston takes a high-touch approach to every case, serving as client advocates and educating employers and individuals as they navigate through the immigration process. The firm regularly represents clients throughout the state of Colorado including Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Pueblo, Summit County and throughout the United States and around the world. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, visit or call 303-736-6650.

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