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Jeffrey Dean Joseph

also known as Jeff Joseph, Jeff D. Joseph

About me

Joseph Law Firm, P.C. has been Colorado’s leading immigration law firm since 1998 with offices in Aurora, Colorado Springs and Edwards, Colorado. Joseph Law Firm, P.C. has a national reputation for excellence in providing legal services to individuals, families and businesses. We use our knowledge, teamwork, professionalism and expertise to serve our clients and provide them with the personalized attention that they deserve.

Personal Touch and Superior Customer Service

Immigration and nationality law is a complex and constantly changing area of law. A knowledgeable and trained immigration attorney can effectively advise and represent individuals before the Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security and Immigration Court. Joseph Law Firm, P.C. prides itself on getting to know the clients with whom we work and understanding our clients’ cultures, ambitions and concerns. We offer a personal touch and superior customer service to each individual that we represent. Each case is assigned to a team of professionals that includes an attorney and paralegal with knowledge and expertise in immigration law.

Immigration Lawyers in Denver Colorado

Our attorneys are all members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the national association of immigration attorneys. We have won numerous awards and frequently appear as experts in the courts and the media. We have successfully represented clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Federal Courts. In addition, we have successfully represented businesses on I-9 audits and employer compliance issues.

Services We Provide

Family & Citizenship

Business Immigration

Entrepreneurs & Investors

Employer Compliance

Deportation Defense

Processing Visas at Consulates

Appeals & Federal Litigation

Vulnerable Populations

LGBT Issues

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA)

Global Outbound Immigration




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    18 years, 2.66 thousand cases



Hourly ($175-425/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Matthew Breitigam

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeff and his firm have an outstanding reputation.


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  • Roland Yin-Chia Ho

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Joseph is a very seasoned and knowledgeable immigration attorney.


    Roland Ho Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Joseph Law Firm, P.C. - Denver Metro Office

12203 E. 2nd Ave
Aurora, CO, 80011

Joseph Law Firm, P.C. - Colorado Springs Office

963 East Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Joseph Law Firm, P.C. - Eagle County Office

97 Main Street
Suite W206
Edwards, CO, 81632



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Recognition Award, 2006-2016Colorado Supreme Court2016
Super Lawyer, 2006-2016Colorado Super Lawyers2016
Top-rated law firm, immigration, 2010-2016U.S. News and World Report2016
Top Lawyers in Colorado, 2006-20165280 Magazine2016
Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2016Best Lawyers in America2016
Best Immigration Lawyer of the Year, 2015Best Lawyers2015
Top Lawyer, Immigration, 20145280 Magazine2014
Presidents Commendation Award, 2011American Immigration Lawyers Association2011
Forty under 40, 2008Denver Business Journal2008
Finalist in the Best of the Bar Awards, 2005Denver Business Journal and Denver Bar Association2005
Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer of the Year Award, 2004AILA2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerJoseph Law Firm, P.C1998 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Ann Allott1997 - 1998
Law ClerkCenter for Human Rights Advocacy1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mile High Young ProfessionalsPhilanthropy Committee2015 - Present
Colorado Hispanic Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Balanced Legal Career CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Bar AssociationPractice Monitor2013 - Present
Urban Nights DenverCo-chair2012 - Present
Mexican Cultural CenterBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Joseph Family FoundationBoard Member2007 - Present
American Immigration CouncilTrustee2006 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy NetworkBoard of Directors2000 - 2003
University of Denver, Sturm College of LawAdjunct Professor of Immigration LawN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Riley v. INS, 310 F.3d 1253 (10th Cir. 2002)Granted petition for review in our client's favor
Nahatchevska v. Ashcroft, 317 F.3d 1226 (10th Cir. 2003)10th Circuit found that the mailbox rule does not apply to immigration appeals
Vo v. Greene, 109 F. Supp. 2d 1281 (D. Colo. 2000)Case was successful. Client was ordered released from custody.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Wake Forest UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Florida Chapter“Advanced Issues in Removal Defense and Waivers”2015
South Florida Chapter“Hottest BIA and Federal Court Cases of 2014”2015
Rocky Mountain Youth Development Conference“President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration and What it Means for Undocumented Youth and Their Families”2015
Rocky Mountain Regional Conference“Bringing Your Clients Into Compliance and Starting a Worksite Enforcement Practice”2015
Mexican Cultural Center“DACA and DAPA under President Obama’s Executive Action Announcement and Options for Immigrant Families”2015
Latin America and Caribbean Chapter, Annual Conference“Inadmissibility Issues for the Consular Practitioner”2015
Immigration Section Annual CLE“Advance Parole and Travel after Arrabelly and Yerrabally”2015
Hospitality Human Resources Association“What Every Human Resources Professional Needs to Know about President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration”2015
Federal Bar Association, Immigration Section Annual CLE“Developments in Prosecutorial Discretion”2015
Colorado Livestock Association“When ICE Comes Knocking: Rights of an Employer in a Worksite Investigation”2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference“When Your Client Tells a Lie: Fraud, Misrepresentation and Waivers”2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association“Advanced Issues in Worksite Enforcement and Compliance”2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association“Hot Topics and Open Forum with AILA Liaison and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Leadership”2015
1150 AM Radio“Obama’s Executive Action Announcement and Immigration Options, Q&A”2015
Teleconference"The Three C’s: Citizenship, Card and Claims"2014
Student Legal Services"Immigration Options for Foreign Students"2014
Rocky Mountain Youth Development Conference"Immigration Reform and Prospects for Undocumented Youth"2014
New York Chapter Conference“Proactive Employer Compliance in a World of Increased FDNS Investigations”2014
New England Chapter Annual Conference"Federal Court and BIA update"2014
Mexico City Chapter"Is There Any Hope for the Terminal Case at the Consulate"2014
Immigration Law Section"Waivers and Relief from Removal and Analyzing Crimes in Immigration Cases after Moncrieffe and Descamps"2014
Immigrant Pathway Institute"Identifying Immigration Solutions and The Role of the Advocate and Interview Skills"2014
El Paso County Bar Association"Immigration Analysis of Crimes after Moncrieffe, Descamps and Silva Trevino"2014
EDUCA Radio“Obama’s Executive Action Announcement and Immigration Options”2014
Annual Immigration Law Update"Crimmigration"2014
Annual Conference"Cleaning Up Your Client’s Mess"2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association Rocky Mountain Regional Conference"Advanced Issues in Worksite Enforcement"2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association"Federal Court Challenges to Agency Action"2014
1150 AM Radio“Obama’s Executive Action Announcement and Immigration Options”2014
Web Seminar"An Ethical Look at Accepting Fees Before Immigration Reform"2013
Web Seminar"I-601A Provisional Waivers: What You Need to Know"2013
School of Continuing Education"Lecture to Immigration Policy Class on Immigration Reform"2013
Legacy Denver"Immigration Reform 2013"2013
Immigration Lawyers on the Web"Removal Grounds and Defenses to Removal"2013
Immigration Law Section Annual CLE"USCIS Hot Topics, Matter of Silva-Trevino and Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude"2013
Denver Quality After School ConnectionPresentation on Immigration Reform2013
Colorado Chapter, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference"Burdens of Proof in Immigration Proceedings and Adjudications"2013
Colorado Chapter, New Members Division"Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude, Matter of Silva Trevino, and the analysis after Moncrieffe and Deschamps"2013
Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association"Representing the Criminal-Alien Respondent"2013
Annual Conference"USCIS Hot Topics Panel, Burdens of Proof in Immigration Adjudications"2013
Annual CLEBIA and Federal Court Update, Developments in “Crimmigration”2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado chapter), New Members Division"Federal Court Challenges to Agency Action"2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationFederal Court Litigation Institute2013
Web Teleconference"K-1 Fiancee Visas"2012
Web Seminar"Law Practice Management and Electronic Forms Programs and Storage"2012
Viva Colorado"Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals"2012
South Florida Bar Association Chapter Meeting"Immigration Consequences of Drug Offenses"2012
South Florida Bar Association Annual Conference"Burdens of Proof in Immigration Adjudications and Proceedings and Speaker Child Status Protection Act"2012
Small Practice Section"Show Me the Money: Best Practices for Getting Paid"2012
Immigration Lawyers on the Web"Criminal and Federal Court Issues in Immigration law"2012
Immigration at a Crossroads"Overview of Immigration Law and Procedures"2012
Immigrant’s List CLE, Miami, FloridaAdvanced Issues in Naturalization and Naturalization Claims in Federal Court2012
Hospitality Human Resources AssociationProactive Employer Compliance and I-9 Presentation2012
First Annual Regional Conference"Burdens of Proof in Immigration Proceedings and Adjudications"2012
Federal Court Conference"Administrative Procedures Act Cases"2012
Federal Court Conference"Federal Court Challenges Under the Freedom of Information Act"2012
Enrichment Program"Immigration Issues in the 2012 Election"2012
El Paso County Bar Association"Immigration 101"2012
Educa Radio Program"Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals"2012
Criminal Defense Bar DUI Think Tank"Immigration Consequences of Alcohol Offenses"2012
Annual Conference"Inadmissibility Issues for Business Immigration Attorneys"2012
Annual Conference"Post Conviction Relief Post Padilla v. Kentucky"2012
Annual Conference"Federal Court Challenges to Agency Action"2012
Adams County Bar Association"Crimmigration"2012
Webinar"Crimes and Vices: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions"2011
Sports and Entertainment Law Section"Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Foreign Athletes, Artists, Entertainers and Models"2011
Solo and Small Business Conference"Growing Forward with your Practice"2011
Practicing Immigration Law in the Absence of Immigration Reform"Detention Issues"2011
Paralegal School"Hot Topics in Immigration Law"2011
National Teleconference"Employment Based Immigration and Employer Compliance"2011
Migrant Resources Center"Immigration Law 101"2011
Institute for Public Policy"Creating the Perfect Immigration System"2011
Immigration Policy Class"Immigration Issues in Criminal Cases"2011
Immigration Law Section"Supreme Court Decisions on Immigratoin from 2010"2011
Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner"Federal Court Challenges to Agency Action"2011
Fall Conference"Rules of Evidence and Trial Practice in Immigration Court Proceedings"2011
Extension Program"Proactive Employer Compliance"2011
Denver Kids"Immigration Issues Facing Undocumented Youth"2011
Colorado Chapter Monthly Meeting"Matter of Silva-Trevino and the Categorical Approach to Crimes"2011
Colorado Chapter Monthly Meeting"Rules of Evidence and Trial Practice in Immigration Court Proceedings"2011
Annual Employment Law Update"What Every Human Resources Manager and In-House Counsel Needs to Know About Immigration"2011
Annual Conference"Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions"2011
Annual Conference"Federal Court Immigration Update"2011
Annual Conference"Hot Topics in Immigration Law"2011
Teleconference"Custody, Voluntary Departure and Judicial Review"2010
Presentation"Arizona SB-1070"2010
Presentation"Hot Topics in Immigration Law"2010
Presentation"The Arizona Immigration Law and Its Implications for Colorado"2010
Presentation"Naturalization Basics"2010
Presentation"I-9 Issues and Proactive Employer Compliance"2010
Presentation"Immigration 101"2010
New York Chapter Annual Conference"Motions to Reopen Removal Proceedings"2010
Global Health Symposium"Issues Involving Immigrants with HIV and AIDS"2010
Federal Practice CLE"Immigration Update"2010
Fall Conference"Advanced Issues in Employment-Based Adjustment of Status"2010
Annual Immigration Law Update"Cross Circuit Issues in Immigration"2010
Annual Immigration Law Update"Sophisticated Defenses to Removal"2010
Annual Immigration Law CLE"Immigration 101"2010
Annual Conference"Representing Employers in I-9 Enforcement Actions"2010
Annual Conference"Advanced Removal Defense Strategies"2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association Spring Conference"When it's not happily ever after, I-751 Developments"2010
Seminar"Overview of Immigration Law"2009
HIV Symposium"HIV Issues for Non-Citizens"2009
Fall Conference"Advanced Business Issues in Immigration"2009
Crimes Conference"Criminal Grounds of Removal"2009
Annual Immigration Law CLE"Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions"2009