Teuta Norman

PartnerTeuta Norman

Teuta is one of the founding partners of Hecht & Norman, LLP. Since 2001, she has been practicing in all areas of immigration and citizenship law with a special focus on providing pro-active and long term solutions to physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals, athletes, coaches, religious workers, and trainees.  Teuta also provides expertise on business-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas related to investors, national interest waivers, aliens of extraordinary ability, and outstanding researchers.  Her clients include a number of hospitals and health clinics, public and private schools, and information technology and manufacturing companies.  As an immigrant herself she understands firsthand the needs and challenges that foreign nationals face in the highly regulated arena of U.S. immigration law. Teuta enthusiastically participates in various community outreach events and pro bono work with an emphasis on helping children and victims of domestic violence.  She is a frequent speaker on various immigration law issues.

Teuta graduated Magna Cum Laude (equiv.) from University of Tirana, with an undergraduate degree in law, in 1991. She was a visiting scholar at Willamette University College of Law focusing her research on employment and immigration law issues.  Subsequently she received a prestigious World Bank scholarship to pursue a law degree in the United States, which she obtained from Willamette University College of Law in 1998.  During law school she participated in a Summer Law Program at the University of Geneva, School of Law, in Geneva, Switzerland.  Teuta gravitated towards the field of immigration due to her keen interest in Human Rights and Social Justice Law, her strong desire to help others, and the intellectual challenge that Immigration Law presents on a daily basis.  Outside of work, Teuta is loves to read, travel, and learn about photography.

Work Experience

  • Hecht & Norman, LLP, Founding Partner/Immigration Attorney 2006 – present
  • Hecht & Smith, LLP, Partner/Immigration Attorney 2004 – 2006
  • Hecht & Smith, LLP, Immigration Attorney 2001 – 2004
  • HRCentral Corporation, Employment Law Consultant 1998 – 2001

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law, JD, 1998
  • University of Tirana, B.A. Law, Magna Cum Laude, 1991
  • University of Geneva, Summer Law Program, Geneva, Switzerland

Awards

  • World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Admissions

  • Oregon Supreme Court
  • Oregon Federal District Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations and Community Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Children’s Educational Theatre, Board Member
  • CAUSA Volunteer
  • Willamette Valley Literacy Center
  • Speaker, Oregon Employer Council, Spring Conference, May 2017
  • Speaker, NW Immigration Law Conference, March 2015
  • Speaker, Oregon Farm Bureau, January 2015
  • Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, June 2014
  • Speaker NW Immigration Law Conference, 2011
  • Guest speaker – Willamette University College of Law, October 2014
  • Guest speaker – Willamette University College of Law, Immigration Law Class
  • Speaker, University of Oregon, Law School, 2014
  • Speaker, Civil Right Forum, University of Oregon, October 2002
Languages:
Fluent:  English / Albanian
Basic:  Spanish

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