Hans Christian Linnartz
is the lead attorney at the Linnartz Immigration Law Office. He has taught Immigration Law at Duke Law School for 10 years, where he also founded and directed the Summer Institute for Law, Language and Culture. Hans has been certified an immigration law specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization, N.C. Bar, since 2005. He has testified as an expert witness in Immigration Law in North Carolina Superior court and has taught many Continuing Legal Education programs on immigration for organizations including: the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Wake Forest University Continuing Legal Education, the N.C. District Court Judges Association, and the Center for International Understanding. Although he has handled all kinds of immigration cases, he specializes in deportation defense, immigration consequences of criminal cases, and appeals from denials of benefits.
At other times in his life, Hans has been an Associated Press newswriter, a pastor, a professor of Old Testament at the Indonesian Bible Institute in East Java, Indonesia, and a singer with Triangle Opera Theatre, the Durham Savoyards, the North Carolina Opera Company, and the North Carolina Master Chorale. He and his wife, Ann Robertson, also a North Carolina board certified immigration specialist, are members of Raleigh Mennonite Church and live in Historic Oakwood, Raleigh, N.C.