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Kirby Gamblin Joseph is a graduate of the University of Denver, College of Law. Ms. Joseph is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and served on the Executive Committee for the Colorado Chapter of AILA from 2002-2007. Ms. Joseph has also served on the National Board of Governors for AILA and as an Ambassador to the American Immigration Council. In 2010, Ms. Joseph was appointed to serve on the national AILA Ethics and Law Practice Management Committee. In 2012 she became chair of the national AILA Law Practice Management Committee and continues to serve in this capacity working with attorneys from around the country on management, marketing, finance and technology issues that impact law firms.


 


Prior to co-founding Joseph Law Firm, P.C., Ms. Joseph worked for the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office as a criminal defense attorney. Ms. Joseph is a frequent lecturer on immigration topics and law office management on a local and national level. She has been nominated by the Denver Business Journal, Wells Fargo Bank and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) for the Outstanding Women in Business Awards. The Outstanding Women Business Awards recognize women for excelling professionally through innovation, perseverance, and leadership. Ms. Joseph was named a Colorado Super Lawyer by Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine (reserved for the top five percent of all licensed attorneys in the State of Colorado) in 2009 and 2010. 5280 Magazine also named Ms. Joseph a “Top Lawyer” in the area of immigration law in 2009 and 2010.


 


In 2015 Kirby Gamblin Joseph founded Strategy4Success, a Law Practice Management Consulting group. Kirby provides consulting services to law firms interested in changing the way that they practice law. Kirby’s personal desire to create balance in her own life, without sacrificing law firm profitability, sparked her quest to improve the systems in her own law firm, motivate employees to be the best that they can be, and improve client services. This success led to the desire to help other law firms to achieve best practices to maximize law firm potential and success without sacrificing client services. She has developed systems and formulas that have improved efficiency, and has developed compensation systems that reward hard work while acknowledging that today’s employees seek greater work/life balance. She is an expert in law firm management, revenue generation, law firm systems, strategic planning, branding and marketing, employee hiring and retention, and management systems. She is asked to speak frequently both locally and nationally on law firm practice management and represents law firms of all sizes throughout the United States.


 


In addition to her rewarding career, Kirby is the mother of two sets of twins, and enjoys participating in their activities, volunteering at their schools, donating her time to nonprofit work, cooking, traveling, and outdoor activities

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Contact info

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

12203 East Second Avenue
Aurora, CO, 80011-8302

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

963 E. Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-3776

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

97 Main Street
Suite W206
Edwards, CO, 81632

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jennaweh A. Hondrogiannis

    Kirby is recognized as a national expert on law practice management. She is regularly asked to speak, both locally and nationally, to share her philosophy on law firm management. In additional to managing the Joseph Law Firm, P.C., Kirby also provides consulting to law firms across the country seeking to increase profitability while at the same time ensuring job satisfaction. Kirby has original and successful strategies for the development and management of a productive law firm. Additionally, Kirby is an incredible mentor and resource. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jennaweh Hondrogiannis Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Aaron Clarke Hall

    Kirby does not believe that things should be done a certain way in the legal industry just because "that's the way it's always been done." She constantly questions whether there are better and more efficient approaches with the goal of producing a highly successful firm comprised of attorneys and staff who are satisfied professionally and can have a healthy life/work balance. She frequently presents around the country and is nationally recognized for her innovative approach to law practice management.

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    Aaron Hall Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199806/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyer2010
Top Lawyer5280 Magazine2010
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyer2009
Top Lawyer5280 Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerJoseph Law Firm, P.C.1998 - Present
AttorneyColorado State Public Defender's Office1997 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Law Practice Management Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Joseph Family FoundationBoard Member2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado chapter)Member1997 - Present
Strategy4SuccessFounderN/A
Ethics and Law Practice Management Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2006 - 2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado chapter)Executive Committee2001 - 2007
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rocky Mountain Fall ConferenceThe Importance of a Mission Statement in Determining How Clients Perceive Your Firm2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceLife and Death Consequences--Case Management in Removal Proceedings2015
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationHiring and Retaining the Right Employees for Your Firm2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationProtect Your Firm with the Right Financial Policies2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationFinancial Management: Stay Out of the Red and In the Black2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association, (Central Florida Chapter)What benefits and creative compensation packages can you offer to retain top talent?2014
16th Annual AILA New York CLE HandbookConsiderations in Hiring Staff and Other Attorneys2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationScaling Your Practice and Preparing for Growth2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Rome District Chapter Website)Selecting the Right Case Management System for Your Practice2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationSelecting the Right Case Management System for Your Practice2013
AILA Immigration Practice NewsHiring and Retaining the Right Employees for Your Firm2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association60 Practical, Profitable and Ethical Practice Tips2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Rome District Chapter Website)Revenue-Based Compensation Plans for Associate Attorneys2012
Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)Top Tips to Build a Practice Full of Great Clients2012
Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)The Business Side of Running a Law Practice - The Importance of Strategic Planning and Partnering with Professional Consultants2011
AILA Immigration Practice NewsThe Business Side of Running a Law Practice2011
AILA Downloadable RecordingCreative Compensation for Attorneys2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)•Win-Win Compensation - Revenue-Based Compensation Plans for Associate Attorneys2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)The Entrepreneurial Lawyer: How to Run a Successful Immigration Practice2011
Immigration and Nationality Law HandbookAttracting, Retaining and Promoting Legal Support Staff and Associates2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Attracting, Retaining, and Promoting Legal Support Staff and Associates2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Diversifying Your Practice and Increasing Profitability2010
13th Annual New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium HandbookTips on How to Survive and Even Grow in a Struggling Economy2010
Immigration and Nationality Law HandbookThe Immigration Law Firm Stimulus Package: Diversifying Your Practice and Increasing Law Firm, Profitability Through Effective Billing Procedures2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Kenyon CollegeBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Nevada chapter)Shiny Happy People: Attracting and Retaining the Best Talend for Your Law Firm2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Nevada chapter)Show Me the Money: Best Practices for Getting Paid2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rocky Mountain Fall ConferenceStrategic Business Planning for Immigration Practices2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association, PodcastSpeaker, Cases of Early Termination – Financial Conflicts & Ethical Issues2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015 Paralegal ConferenceThe Role of a Paralegal in Immigration Practice2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015 Annual ConferenceModerator, Case Management in Removal Proceedings2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas/New Mexico/Oklahoma Chapter Spring 2015 ConferenceSpeaker, Ethics and Practice Management in the Digital Age2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association Rome District Chapter, PodcastSpeaker, Growing Your Practice: Recruitment Issues2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association 2015 Annual ConferenceSpeaker, Networking and the Art of the Schmooze2015
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationFee Structures in the Modern Reality of Immigration Law Practice2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter60 Practical Profitable and Ethical Practice Tips2013
6th Annual American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNew York Chapter Symposium, Speaker2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association2012 Annual Conference, Speaker2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)When a Lawyer Leaves a Law Firm: Ethical and Practical Issues for All, Podcast Speaker2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)2011 Annual Conference, Speaker2011
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationSolo & Small Practice Business School CLE Conference & Webcast, Conference Chair and Speaker2011
14th Annual American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNew York Chapter Symposium, Speaker2011
2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceImmigration Law Office Management2010
13th Annual American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNew York Chapter Symposium Speaker2010
2009 American Immigration Lawyers Assocation ConferenceImmigration Law Practice Management2009
2008 AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law ConferenceNaturalization and Citizenship2008