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Laura L Lichter

Laura L Lichter

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Laura L. Lichter, Founder/Managing Partner, se habla español

Laura Lichter is national President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), the premier bar association of immigration lawyers and law professors in the U.S. She has been an elected member of AILA’s national leadership for over a decade and has served as the association's top liaison to the key immigration enforcement bureaus of the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is responsible for immigration investigations, prosecution, detention and removal operations, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), which oversees the nation’s immigration court system. Ms. Lichter is AILA’s liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration and serves on the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section Advisory Board. Ms. Lichter recently served on the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) Task Force on ICE’s Secure Communities program, reporting to findings on the ICE enforcement initiative to DHS Secretary Napolitano. Based in Denver, she is the former Chair of AILA’s Colorado Chapter. Ms. Lichter’s practice focuses on the representation of foreign nationals in removal proceedings, contested family and naturalization applications, administrative appeals, and related federal district and appellate court litigation. A nationally-recognized mentor and immigration law expert, Ms. Lichter is a respected author who lectures throughout the United States on cutting edge immigration issues. Her commitment to community outreach, education, pro bono representation of indigent clients, and access to counsel has been demonstrated through various awards, projects, and related initiatives. Ms. Lichter is an avid equestrian, runner, and part-time farmer.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    21 years, 3.4 thousand cases



Hourly ($175-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Steven Trexler

    Ms. Lichter is a smart, no-nonsense lawyer and fierce advocate for her clients. She also has a passion for immigration law and immigrants' rights. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Joshua L. Goldstein

    I endorse this lawyer's attorney's work. When a family friend in Colorado needed representation, I referred them to Laura and she did an awesome job.


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Contact info

Lichter Immigration

1601 Vine Street
Denver, CO, 80206


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Managing PartnerLichter Immigration1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationPresident2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationAdvisory Board2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re N-A-M- , 24 I&N Dec. 336 (BIA 2007)Litigated at 10th Circuit and Supreme Court (Cert Denied); pursing other avenues of relief
N-A-M- v. Longshore, 1:08-CV-01834-WYDCase settled by securing client's release; legal fees awarded
Sosa-Valenzuela v. GonzalesClient released from custody and case remanded for a hearing on applications for relief.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic RelationsImmigration Issues in Family Law2012
Immigration Policy CenterDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Swarthmore CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration Law BootcampIntroduction to Removal Defense2012