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Courtney E. Butler

Immigration Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 13 years
    Vermont - VT 12 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State VT
    Acquired 2012
    Inactive No misconduct found

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I graduated from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, first in my class. While in law school, I was the president of the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Association, and I interned with a private local immigration law firm, the Denver Immigration Court, a corporate law firm in Caracas, Venezuela, and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, where I continue to volunteer as a pro bono attorney.

After law school, I clerked for the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Vermont Environmental Court. I then spent two years working for a private Vermont law firm before returning to Colorado, my native state. While in Vermont, I provided volunteer legal assistance to several immigrant and refugee nonprofit organizations.  I have practiced exclusively immigration law since my return to Colorado in 2014.

I am an active member of the Executive Committee of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). I am also a past chair and current member of the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. I have represented clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  My immigration practice includes family, business, asylum, and removal defense.

I have lived in Argentina, Ecuador, and Venezuela, and I am fluent in Spanish. In my free time, I enjoy international travel, long distance running, ultimate Frisbee, camping, hiking, snowboarding, and photography, and I am attempting to learn Russian.


Elkind Alterman Harston, PC
Hudson's Bay Centre
1600 Stout Street, Suite 700
Denver, CO, 80202

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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Mitra | September 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
It is a great experience to work with her. My case was taken care so carefully by her, and each step she has reviewed personally including documents , references needed for each step. And amazingly the case was approved in quick around of time which is really goes beyond expectation . Kudos to her expertise. Thanks Courtney for being there.
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Posted by Natalia | July 31, 2022
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Highly Recommended
Courtney Butler is an amazing immigration attorney. She successfully worked with me for 5 years, so she is incredible attorney! I am very grateful for work with my case. At any time I had a questions, Mrs Butler always available to help quickly. Mrs Butler has the High level of professionalism, Knowledgeable,Great Communication, Responsiveness, Patience, Great Listening Skills (even my English is not very good, Courtney always understood me), Hardworking and Persevering. Thank you, Courtney! Sincerely, Natalia S. Denver, Colorado.
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Posted by Khamroz | May 14, 2019
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Expert in the field
Courtney is the nest attorneys I’ve ever met and made business with. Her professional approaches to the cases are great! I am highly satisfied with her help.
Posted by Pam | January 22, 2018
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Very Pleased!
Courtney and the firm prepared an excellent, thorough case in a short time frame, and were very responsive to questions and concerns. Most importantly, they focused on building the best case possible, and the result was the best available, truly beyond expectation!
Posted by Edgar | January 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Expert in field
Courtney Butler took my case short notice. In a very careful, speedy plan she was able to help me prevent a cancellation of removal. Courtney guided me in detail the whole way being available for clarification and proper steps to take. Worth every penny. Thank you.
Posted by sarah | December 31, 2016
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Services greatly appreciated
JLF and especially Courtney was so helpful, they also told us directly what would happen good or bad. She doubled checked everything with us and always kept us informed. She always answered any of our questions and was extremely caring and concerned about are situation and our case. I will definitely advise on others to use JLF and Courtney as their legal hand with immigration situations.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2016
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Friend of client
Courtney was knowledgeable, professional, and approachable. We felt completely prepared to deal with our issue and the result was better than we had hoped for.
Posted by Milton | April 9, 2016
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The Best
Everyone at the Jeff Joseph Law Firm was helpful, positive and encouraging, from the receptionist, Sally, to the paralegal, Lindsey, and the attorneys Jeff Joseph, Kim Tremblay and Courtney Butler. Courtney made me feel confident because I perceived that she had a lot of experience, knowledge and professionalism. I am thankful for all the help I was given and for the way they treated me. I feel that no one could have done better.
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Posted by Seema | March 20, 2016
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Thank you
Thank you for the fantastic service we received from Joseph Law Firm and both of our attorneys. We always received prompt replies to all of our queries and excellent advice. Thank you again for helping us to gain permanent residency.
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Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Elkind Alterman Harston, PC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Joseph Law Firm, PC
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Joseph Law Firm, PC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Chan Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Vermont Immigration and Asylum Advocates
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Writing Advisor
  • Univeristy of Denver Bar Success Program
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Monaghan Safar Ducham, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney and English Tutor
  • Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Vermont Environmental Court
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Colorado Court of Appeals, Judge Gale Miller
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Intern
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Denver Immigration Court
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Joseph Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Hoet, Pelaez, Castillo & Duque
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Office Assistant
  • Office of the City Attorney
  • 2003 - 2003
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  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Law School Si Se Puede
  • Mentor
  • 2015 - Present
  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law Mentoring Program
  • Mentor
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Our Courts and Our Courts Hispanic Outreach Program
  • Team Leader and Presenter
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lawyers and Non-profit Organizations Throughout Denver
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • 2009 - Present
  • Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee, Colorado Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Young Lawyers Division, Denver Bar Assoication
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Thread Magazine
  • Copy Editor
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Human Rights Outreach, Quito, Ecuador
  • Teach
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Palmer High School Cross Country Team
  • Volunteer Coach
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Denver University Law Review
  • Baze v. Rees: Lethal Injection as a Constitutional Method of Execution
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Northeast Elementary
  • Annual Bilingual Night
  • N/A
  • Mexican Consulate
  • Spanish Speaking Lawyer Committee, Pro Bono Outreach and Program
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Courtney
Immigration Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Courtney--she is an excellent immigration attorney and well-respected in the community."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Courtney is brilliant and extremely passionate about the law and her clients. I give her my highest endorsement."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Courtney is an intelligent and passionate advocate for her clients. I value her as a colleague and individual. Her motivation and dedication never fail to impress."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Courtney is a passionate advocate for her clients. Her clients keen intellect, creative thinking, and intuitive sense of justice help her achieve her clients' objectives."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Courtney is an excellent attorney. She is smart, thoughtful and thorough. I value her as a co-worker and would trust her opinion and analysis on any immigration matter."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Courtney is an outstanding lawyer with broad experience in all areas of immigration."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Courtney is an excellent immigration attorney. Her zealous advocacy for her clients is amazing. I highly recommend her."
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Denver Immigration Lawyer Courtney E. Butler
Courtney E. Butler
Immigration Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 13 years