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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


 


 

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

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

Payment

Fees:

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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jennaweh A. Hondrogiannis

    It is difficult to quantify Jeff's capacity to interpret the law. He has a brilliant legal mind, which is why it is no surprise that he is a leader and nationally recognized expert on immigration law. He is sincere, hardworking and fearless. He is an incredible mentor to many and works tirelessly to achieve fairness and equal access to justice for the immigrant community. He is a phenomenal attorney and advocate.

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    Jennaweh Hondrogiannis Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Aaron Clarke Hall

    Jeff is a nationally recognized immigration lawyer, and for good reason. He brings unparalleled knowledge of the law and agency policies, but also recognizes areas where he can push for change or expanded interpretation on behalf of his clients. His comprehensive knowledge, outside-the-box creativity, and willingness to be aggressive when needed make Jeff one of the top immigration lawyers in the country.

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    Aaron Hall Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199706/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
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
Associations
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 Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Immigration CouncilTrustee2006 - 2012
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy NetworkBoard of Directors2000 - 2003
University of Denver, Sturm College of LawAdjunct Professor of Immigration Law2000 - 2010
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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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Conference“Hottest BIA Cases of 2015”2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association and Florida Bar Association, South Florida Chapter“Pointers and Pitfalls of the Provisional Waiver Process: Tips for a Successful I-601A”2015
Federal Court Litigation Institute, Manual and MaterialsContributing Author, Federal Court Litigation Institute2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference, Minneapolis, MN,“When Your Client Tells a Lie; Advanced Concept on the Use of the 212(i) and 237(a)(1)(H) Waiver”2015
Latin American and Caribbean Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,“Inadmissibility Clauses for the Consular Practitioner”2015
South Florida Bar Association and South Florida Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Immigration Law Update“Writing Successful Motions and Memos Based on Descamps, Moncrieffe, and Other Important Case Law,” Contributing Author2014
New England Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference“In Depth Review of Certain BIA and Federal Court Cases,” Contributing Author2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference Practice Pointers“Cleaning Up Your Client’s Mess,” Contributing Author2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference“Advanced Form I-9 Issues and Employer Compliance,” Contributing Author2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mexico City Chapter“Is There Any Hope for the Terminal Consular Case?” Contributing Author2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York City Chapter), “Proactive Employer Compliance in a World of Increased FDNS Investigations,” Contributing Author2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida ChapterContributing Author, “Holding the Government to the Burden of Proof and Challenging the Admissibility of Documents to Meet the Burden of Proof”2013
Federal Court Litigation Institute, Manual and MaterialsContributing Author, Federal Court Litigation Institute2013
Federal Bar Association, Immigration Section, Annual CLE“Pointers and Pitfalls of the Provisional Waiver Process: Tips for a Successful I-601A Application,” Contributing Author2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference“Overview of Burden of Proof Considerations in Removal Proceedings,” Contributing Author2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference“Overview of Burden of Proof Considerations in Removal Proceedings,” Contributing Author2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Bar AssociationContributing Author, “Holding the Government to the Burden of Proof in Removal Proceedings and Challenging the Admissibility of Documents to Meet the Burden of Proof”2012
Conference Manual for the 2012 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceContributing Author, “Inadmissibility Issues for the Business Practitioner”2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado ChapterContributing Author, “Holding the Government to the Burden of Proof and Challenging the Admissibility of Documents to Meet the Burden of Proof”2012
Colorado Bar Association, Employment Law CLE Conference Manual“What Every Human Resources Professional and In-House Counsel Needs to Know about Immigration Law,” Contributing Author2011
Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention“Representing Employers in Federal Employer Compliance Debarment Actions”2011
Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention“Demonstrating Hardship in Cancellation of Removal Cases”2011
Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fall Conference“Holding the Government to the Burden of Proof in Removal Proceedings and Challenging the Admissibility of Documents to Meet the Burden of Proof”2011
Immigration Law for Colorado Practitioners, Colorado Bar AssociationContributing Author, “Board of Immigration Appeals Review of Immigration Court Removal Decisions”2011
Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner, Colorado Bar AssociationContributing Author, “Federal Court Review of Deportation and Immigration Court Removal Decisions and Other Federal Court Challenges to Agency Actions”2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention“’Knowledge’ in the Context of Suspect Documents,” Contributing Author2010
Texas Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter Annual Conference Manual“When the Honeymoon Comes to an End, Representing Foreign Nationals in I-751 Removal of Conditions Cases”2010
Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention“Representing Employers in Federal I-9 Enforcement Actions,” Contributing Author2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention“Thinking Outside the Bureaucratic Box, Using the Federal Court to Challenge Unlawful Agency Action”2009
Central Florida and South Florida Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association Florida Chapter Annual Conference Manual“The Slow and Painful Death of the Categorical Approach in Immigration Cases”2009
South Florida Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association South Florida Chapter Annual Conference Manual“The Importance of Being Earnest to Find the ‘Right’ Circuit to Litigate your Immigration Case”2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention“Getting Out More: Challenging Unlawful Detention in Immigration Court”2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Contributing Editor, Litigation Toolbox2007
Florida State Bar, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference“Waivers and Relief from Removal: Recent Developments in Removal Defense and Waiver Law”2006
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention“Getting Out More: Challenging Unlawful Detention in Immigration Court”2006
Journal of the Colorado Bar Association“Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions”2006
Contributing Editor Colorado LawyerImmigration Edition of the Colorado Lawyer2006
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)“Practice What you Preach, Preach What You Practice: The Top Ten Tips for Advocacy”2005
AILA Northwest Regional Immigration Conference“Attacking the Notice to Appear and Holding the INS to the Burden of Proof”2002
Journal of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar“Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions”2001
American Immigration Lawyers Association“Attacking the Notice to Appear and Holding the INS to the Burden of Proof"2001
Journal of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association“Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions”2001
Journal of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association“Attacking the Notice to Appear and Holding the INS to the Burden of Proof”2001
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Washington D.C.“Advanced Issues in Worksite Enforcement and Compliance,” Contributing AuthorN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Wake Forest UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Spring CLE Conference“Growing Forward with Your Practice"2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Spring CLE Conference"Entrepreneurship 101: How to Be Successful in the Business of Law"2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Conference“Advanced Concepts in Naturalization"2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Conference“BIA and Federal Court Update”2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association, 13th Annual New England Immigration Law Conference“Trends in Federal Court and Appellate Practice”2016
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