Douglas A'Hern is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer. Mr. A'Hern is nationally renowned for his brilliant criminal defense advocacy and extraordinary skills as a lecturer and teacher. Mr. A'Hern is responsible for congressional testimony during times of national terrorism legislation.
I possesses a unique combination of formal legal education and experience, senior U.S. government service and operational field experience.
I am a successful litigator who engages in federal and state criminal defense, visa and immigration benefits, immigration removal defense, administrative law defense and a wide variety of complex civil litigation.
Before joining in the private legal field, I served with the United States Customs Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These positions consisted of all levels of the organization; National Director, interim Border Enforcement Coordinator, Assistant Port Director, Chief Inspector, Supervisor, and Senior Inspector. I served in these positions throughout the United States/Mexico Border region, internationally, and in Washington, D.C.
I focused my highly decorated field career on all aspects of federal law enforcement special operations, interdiction, immigration, investigations and intelligence. My enforcement experience includes counter terrorism, international narcotics trafficking, weapons trafficking, intellectual property rights enforcement, fraud, money laundering, bulk cash smuggling, human trafficking and others.
I have developed, taught and supervised advanced inter-modal interdiction training for military and law enforcement officials from the United States, Latin America, Eastern European countries, Russia, Hong Kong and others. This work focused on counter-proliferation and arms trafficking interdiction, as well as systems processing problems identification and enhancement.
I am a veteran of the United States Navy and has been awarded the Armed Services Expeditionary Medal
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
Supreme Court of Texas
Federal Southern District of Texas
Federal Eastern District of Texas
Nationwide Immigration Courts
Juris Doctorate - South Texas College of Law
Master of Laws - International Law - University of Houston Law Center
Master of Laws - Intellectual Property and Information Law - University of Houston Law Center
Masters Degree in Security Studies - Angelo State University
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice major Communications minor - University of Houston Downtown magna cum laude