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Catherine A. Chan

Immigration Attorney at Denver, CO

4.8   63 reviews
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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2003
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About Catherine

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  1. Immigration
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    The Chan Law Firm is a full-service law firm specializing in providing solutions to individuals and corporations in all matters related to immigration law. We are a results-oriented firm that is completely invested in our clients and their cases. We specialize in customer service and we use the benefit of our experience and reputation to win difficult cases that no one else takes chances on. Our clients would tell you that your investment is a sound one and that you will enjoy the relationship.

    20 years

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Catherine Chan is the Managing Attorney at the Chan Law Firm. Her practice focuses on complex removal (deportation) cases, appellate immigration litigation, civil litigation against government agencies in immigration, and business immigration.

Catherine is a second-generation immigrant to the United States. She is Chinese, Filipina, and Iranian. She has lived and studied in Iran, Spain, and the United States. She is fluent in Farsi and Spanish, in addition to English.

Catherine counts as a distinct life honor the fact that she is trusted with matters of great importance to the individuals, families, non-profit organizations, and corporations she serves. She is determined in her quest to find solutions to complex immigration questions, and she has resolved many “impossible” cases in her clients’ favor.

Catherine has litigated immigration cases at every state and federal court and administrative agency level in the state of Colorado. She has also represented clients across the United States before USCIS and immigration courts, and internationally before American consulates abroad. Catherine has testified as an expert in immigration matters in state and federal court in Colorado. She has taught immigration law classes to the community and to attorneys. She has been published on professionalism issues and immigration law. She is licensed in the State of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

As counsel to the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition she worked at the Colorado state capitol testifying on immigration-related legislation and proposing text and amendments for the legislation. She has served the boards and commissions of many Colorado organizations, including the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Faculty of Federal Advocates, the Colorado Lawyer’s Committee, the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, and the Denver Women’s Commission, among others. Through her community activism and individual cases, she has fulfilled the Colorado Supreme Court’s Pledge to Pro Bono service for over a decade.

For her dedication to her field and community, Catherine has been repeatedly recognized by Law Week Colorado, Super Lawyers and 5280 Magazine. Of special importance to her, her law practice has led to the enjoyment of many friendships with her peers, her clients, and her colleagues.

The Chan Law Firm in Denver, Colorado focuses on winning individual and businesses immigration cases in the United States. We serve clients all over the United States and from throughout the world.

Serving clients with personal attention and service since 2004, this firm is not like other law firms. We are known for taking and winning cases that other attorneys previously lost, or declared impossible. We build close relationships with our clients, fighting for each case as if it were our own.

At the Chan Law Firm, we believe the practice of law involves an intricate mix of advocacy, technicality, and art. To that end, we aspire to be bold, effective, and visionary artists.

We litigate at every court level in the state of Colorado, including trial courts, municipal courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court. We litigate in both federal courts in Colorado, including the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. We have even petitioned a case for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. We represent clients in immigration courts across the United States, and through to every level of immigration appeals in the federal system.

We leave no stone unturned in our urgency to find solutions for our clients’ cases. Our tenacity and competence form the basis of our legal successes. Our devotion and empathy form the basis of our client relationships.

If you’re seeking an immigration attorney, you can hire anyone, or you can hire your best advocate. Winning your case, and achieving your desired result, are our primary motivation. Call us today.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
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Location

CHAN LAW FIRM, P.C.

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  63 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Suzanne | April 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Catherine Chan -When Only the Best Will Do
Not only does CATHERINE CHAN of the CHAN LAW FIRM in Denver, Colorado know her stuff and then some as an Immigration Attorney - AND gets the job done - but she is also an absolute delight as a person. If you are looking for someone with a heart and the expertise to solve your Immigration issue, I strongly urge you not to go past Catherine Chan. She is tenacious and will fight tirelessly for justice, using her vast knowledge of Immigration Law and her many years of experience. Her credentials are impeccable; her professionalism outstanding. I know all this because I have witnessed a family member’s successful journey with Ms. Chan. This family member can now move forward without the stress and pain of a situation that was unfair and debilitating. A life has been given back, all because Ms Chan knew what to do. It’s as simple as that. Our family is forever grateful to Catherine Chan. We truly believe you will not go wrong if you choose this Immigration Attorney. THANK YOU, CATHERINE CHAN. Suzanne Langland
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Posted by Nathalie | November 12, 2023
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Amazing law firm, the best in Denver
No one wanted to take my case until I came across Chan Law Firm on the google. I sent them my case, I had my first interview and within two weeks Ms Catherine Chan agreed to take on my case. They are very knowledgeable of immigration law, very professional, very attentive and proactive. From the receptionist, paralegals and lawyers, everything was always done with so much professionalism. I loved their positivity and they were always so encouraging. I’m so grateful to God that I came across Chan Law firm.
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Posted by Fabiola | May 25, 2023
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Excelente servicio
100% recomendada, ella nos ayudo muchísimo después de consultar con varios abogados que no quisieron tomar el caso de mi esposo porque solo le faltaban 2 meses para la corte Master ella nos recibió en su oficina y después de 2 horas de consulta tomó el caso de mi esposo y gracias a su gran trabajo y a Dios después de 6 años ahora mi esposo recibió su residencia!!! Le estamos muy agradecidos!
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Posted by Kfir | February 20, 2023
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The best immigration lawyer!!!
Catherine Chan is Attorney who is not only professional and knowledgeable but also kind and compassionate. She was able to provide the right advice and support i needed to achieve my goal. Positive experience! I would recommend her to my friends and family!
Posted by Donald | December 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Attorney
I am so glad I contacted Chan Law Firm to handle such a difficult immigration case like mine.Catherine and her experince team won my case, and due to her excellent knowledge of immigration law I became a permanent resident of the U.S I would highly recommend A Good Immigration Attorney Like Catherine! She is extremely knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. She was patient with me throughout my entire case, kept me updated at each step and answered all my questions. She always had a calm demeanor even when I was very nervous. And just in general the best Immigration Attorney. Thank you to you and your great team, I can't thank you enough.
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Posted by Dave | December 4, 2022
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The best immigration lawyer anywhere!
From the moment I had my first meeting with Catherine I knew that here was a Lawyer how cred about the people she represented. Catherine and her team did a fantastic job on my behalf. I don't know if I have the right words to express how grateful I am for all the firm of Chan law has done for me.
Posted by Ralph | November 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent! Highly recommended!
Catherine is all you can want from your immigration attorney. She helped me both with my green card and citizenship cases. Very knowledgeable and professional, great communication and you really have the feeling that everything is under control. Sandra and the rest of her team are there for you to make the whole process smooth. A big thank you!
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Posted by anair | December 4, 2020
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Highly competent immigration attorney
I was very fortunate to have Catherine Chan as my immigration attorney. Attorney Catherine and paralegal Sandra were kind, patient and empathizing, not to mention extremely knowledgeable. I would like to thank paralegal Anarely as well for preparing and sending out the required documentation accurately and on time. The Chan law firm means every word of what they say on their website: they do build close relationships with clients and they did treat my case as if it were their own. I can not thank Catherine enough for being so friendly and approachable, and also for being so prompt in responding to my emails. She took the time to address my concerns and put my mind at ease, while being very forthright in explaining the legal points of my case. Thanks to Catherine, I am now a permanent resident of the United States. I would highly recommend the Chan law firm for immigration-related cases.
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Response from Catherine Chan December 5, 2020
Anu, it was absolutely our pleasure to meet you and help you complete your goal to residency. On behalf of our whole team, thank you for sharing your kind words. We look forward to when you complete your path towards citizenship, and towards all your goals. Happy holidays!
Posted by David | September 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Wonderful Law Firm
My wife and I have been attempting to help an incredibly nice young lady from Ukraine. Her name is Hanna, and she is a hard-working and extremely nice person. Hanna was facing an uphill battle to extend the duration of her residence in the United States. I had accompanied her to the U.S. Immigration Office for an interview to remove the conditions of her residence and extend the time limit of her Green Card. I was not allowed to be present in the room for her interview, but after an hour had passed, she came out of the interview in a rather shaken state. She was told that she would eventually receive a letter with a decision on whether she would be able to remain in the United states. Several weeks passed, and the letter eventually arrived. The Immigration Office turned down her request to extend her time in the United States. Their explanation contained many false accusations about Hanna, and I knew that she would have to hire a law firm in order to fight the decision of the U.S. Immigration Office. I immediately began looking for an attorney to help Hanna with her fight to remain in the United States. After doing some research to find a great law firm, I decided to contact the Chan Law Firm. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. From day one the Chan Law Firm was supportive, helpful, empathetic, and extremely compassionate and friendly. Everyone Hanna and I encountered was absolutely wonderful. Catherine Chan and Daisy Dorado handled Hanna’s case, and they immediately went to work fighting for Hanna. Through their amazing effort they were able to get the USCIS to reverse the earlier decision to deny Hanna the ability to remain in the United States. The USCIS approved Hanna’s request to remove the conditions on her resident status. Hanna will now be receiving a new Green Card which allows her to remain in the United States. I highly and heartily recommend the Chan Law Firm to anyone in need of assistance with immigration issues. Everyone from the receptionists to the attorneys are fantastic. These are the kinds of people one needs to hire when facing difficult situations. Five stars is not a high enough rating! They deserve an A++.
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Posted by Claudia | February 28, 2020
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Best immigration attorney.
We hired Catherine to help with my husband's cancellation of removal. His case was difficult but she helped and gave us hope after our previous attorney abandoned our case. Catherine and her team were extremely professional and hands on when it came to his case. She guided us through everything. We will forever be grateful to her because today on 2/28/2020 his cancellation of removal was granted. Please don't doubt on giving her a call to help with your case. I highly recommend her. When you walk into her office they make you feel like family and treat you with the outmost respect. Catherine, the Ronquillo-Lozoya family will always be grateful for what you did for us. May God bless you and your team. Since you were a God sent to us. We will hold a special place for you in our heart.
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Response from Catherine Chan March 1, 2020
Claudia and Rigoberto, what a wonderful and emotional day we had together on 02/28/2020! What a welcome relief to know that we succeeded together in our effort to win in Immigration Court. We look to families like yours as inspiration for how healthy families function, and it is our absolute privilege to work to maintain your family unity and success. Thank you for trusting us with your case, and for taking the time to write such kind words about your experience with our Firm. May God bless you and your family, and know that you will also remain in our hearts. Congratulations, from all of us at Chan Law Firm.
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Posted by Fr. Gerardo | December 20, 2019
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Very professional for my case
Catherine is an amazing person. She has been very professional during the whole process adjusting my immigration status to residency step by step. Now I can exercise pastoral ministry in this country as a permanent resident so I can continue my mission within the Archdiocese of Denver. I just wanted to post my gratitude and recommend her to everyone. She and her team will work seriously in your case for sure combining at the same time kindness and professionalism. Catherine, God bless you for everything you have done in favor of your clients.
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Response from Catherine Chan January 2, 2020
Father Gerardo, thank you for taking the time to leave your kind comments. We are blessed to have met you and to have worked on your case. Your kindness and bright smile always brought sunshine to our days and we thank you for that. Don't forget, naturalization coming up in a few years! Let's finish this process for you and make sure you have no other matters in immigration ever again! God bless you Father, que le vaya bien.
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Posted by Yulia | April 4, 2019
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The best immigration attorney in Denver
Catherine and her team are simply the best! Experienced, well-seasoned immigration attorney that will fight for you and win. Compassionate on all levels, quick thinker and beautiful human being inside out. Cannot thank you enough for the help with my case. Her staff is excellent and we recommend this firm to everyone. Give them a call first and you won't have to make any others.
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Posted by Ernesto | December 7, 2018
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A great help
She was very patient and made sure we understood every step of the process for my parents case. Always had time for questions and the process was as smooth as possible. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer.
Response from Catherine Chan December 14, 2018
Thank you Ernesto! It was our pleasure to meet you and your family and to successfully complete your parents' process to residency. We're thrilled that you can all travel internationally now as a family and that you're closer to your best goals here in the United States. Congratulations from all of us at Chan Law Firm!
Posted by Mundra | November 29, 2018
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Very Grateful
I lived in overseas separate from my family so many years because of my parents illegal status! I just came here couple months ago and can't be happier than this with my family. Right after came here i had a chance to see ms Catherine in person and she is most wisest humbled person i ever met! Thank you Catherine so much for everything you have done to me and my family.
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Response from Catherine Chan December 14, 2018
Mundra, you have no idea what a fulfillment it was for us to be able to reunite you with your family. Your family suffered greatly in the separation from you for so many years, but what they did was very courageous, and they did it all to be able to create a better and safe life for all of you. There are bonds that we make as human beings in life that can never be broken, and I know the bond we share together is one of those. I'm delighted for this life gift, and to be a part of your beautiful family. Thank you.
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Posted by Thao | November 26, 2018
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Favourite lawyer
I wanted to take this time to thank Catherine and her law firm for her hard work.She and her staff is helpful and responsive to all my questions and concerns.She is very knowledge about immigration processes; everything she told me would happen throughout the process did. Her knowledge and advice can be trusted.I strongly recommend her to everyone.Attorney Catherine, I can never thank you enough.
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Response from Catherine Chan November 27, 2018
Thao, you're a successful business woman and wife. More than that though, you're a sweetheart and a gem of lady. I'm so happy to have met you and I know we'll be in each other's lives for many years to come. Thank you for trusting me with your case Thao.
Posted by Soghra | November 25, 2018
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Best immigration lawyer in the world
When we hired Catherine the new administration was trying to stop all immigration by Iranians. We thought we had no chance. Even though she is in Denver and we are in Michigan, she was able to help us. She was available by Skype, email and phone and she flew out to Detroit to prepare us for our interview at USCIS and to be at the interview with us. Because of her, we are residents now. She was always honest, responsive and completely professional. We interviewed a bunch of lawyers before hiring Catherine. We chose her because she handled our panic and didn’t try to sell us anything. From the beginning she promised only to work hard and fight for us and that is what she did. It’s clear she has the intelligence and know-how to handle tough cases and stressed clients. We made the right choice and our success proves that. We recommend Catherine Chan 100%
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Response from Catherine Chan November 27, 2018
Thank you Soghra. You have a choice as a client, and we are thrilled that you chose us for your immigration needs. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Posted by Masumeh | November 24, 2018
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Couldn’t be more thankful to Catherine
My mom is elderly and suffers Alzheimer’s and dementia. With patience and the kindness of a family member Catherine guided her through successfully getting a green card, and later to getting her citizenship. We never thought this could be possible but it’s true and only because Catherine cares enough and is smart enough to do the right thing. Not all lawyers are kind, or honest, or fair. Catherine is all of those things. We can’t recommend anyone better. It doesn’t exist. Thanks from all of us, forever
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Response from Catherine Chan November 27, 2018
Masumeh, I've found over the years that persons with special needs need to fight harder for their rights in immigration. The immigration agencies are especially tough on this community, for no good reason. As a result, aggressive representation is especially critical in these cases. My firm specializes in forcing the government to comply with the law, and we're so happy we we were successful in your mom's case. Please send her my best, she's an amazing woman.
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Posted by Emmanuel | November 24, 2018
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An Attorney with a Human Heart
In attorney Catherine, I encountered an exceptionally gifted, intelligent, experienced, and compassionate legal luminary. Catherine and her wonderful team handled my application for change of status from F1 to R1, and eventually my application for Permanent Residency. They were not only great in their work, but had the uncommon characteristic of excellent professional relationship. Needless to mention that my applications were approved, and much earlier than expected. With the Chan Law Firm you are assured of proficiency, kindness, and courteous treatment. I strongly recommend attorney Catherine to anyone with immigration issues, no matter how difficult and critical it may seem.
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Response from Catherine Chan November 27, 2018
Dear Emmanuel, it's such a gift in life to meet new friends. Every day I'm grateful that through my work I meet the most wonderful human beings and get to learn about their lives and cultures. Our friendship is a happy side-effect of our work together, and I'm so thankful for that. I look forward to cheering you on in all your life endeavors. Thank you.
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Posted by Bakhytjan | October 14, 2018
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She knows what she is doing
I had outstanding experience Catherina Chan since the day I arrive in her office . They pretty much take care of everything for you. The stuff was very professional and friendly. They always make sure you got best experience with their service.
Response from Catherine Chan November 27, 2018
Bakhytjan, it was absolutely our pleasure to meet you and your wife and to complete your case successfully. We wish you two the very best and thank you for the opportunity to serve you. If we can be of any assistance to you in the future, please don't hesitate to call on us.
Posted by Luis | April 1, 2018
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A Force To Be Reckoned With
I came to Catherine Chan several years ago, I presented to her my case and we discussed my options during my consultation. The way she explained things and the way she made me feel during our meeting gave me the confidence I needed in order to actually hire her on as my attorney and help me with my case. I am happy with my decision on hiring her because not only is she honest and straight forward she is also very thorough. Her office is also extremely helpful, whenever I had questions I could always call and speak with her receptionist and get my answers in a timely fashion. Catherine really does go above and beyond for her clients and truly explains the immigration process step by step. I am beyond happy with my outcome in my case because Catherine was able to win my case for me and provide me and my family the results we were looking for. I highly recommend her because she truly is a force to be reckoned with.
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Response from Catherine Chan November 27, 2018
Hi Luis! I can count on two hands how many times you wanted to give up and abandon your case. Thankfully, you didn't, and the results are excellent! You're brave and smart for fighting for your rights. I'm grateful for your trust in me to represent you, even though the odds looked long. They were long, but worth the bet. I'm cheering you on from afar now Luis, but if you need me again, you know how to reach me. Ps, I want to see baby pictures when it's time!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • CHAN LAW FIRM
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • UNIVERSITY OF DENVER-KORBEL SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Michigan, Dearborn
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ortega v. Kerry
  • Our client was declared a UNITED STATES CITIZEN FROM BIRTH
  • Castillo Hernandez v. Holder
  • Bond Hearing was provided to our client

Associations

  • CENTER FOR LEGAL INCLUSIVENESS
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION--SERVING THE LOW INCOME CLIENT COMMITTEE
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION, IMMIGRATION LAW SECTION
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION-SPANISH LAWYERING COMMITTEE
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Alumni Society
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2008 - Present
  • DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION--ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMITTEE
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION- SOLO/SMALL FIRM SECTION
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • CBA-DBA, Joint Management Committee
  • Chair
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Legislative Policy Advisor
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • CBA-DBA Joint Management Committee
  • 2015 - 2019
  • DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION-BOARD OF TRUSTEES
  • FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT
  • 2014 - 2015
  • DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION- COMMITTEE FOR DIVERSITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Denver Bar Association, Budget Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION-BOARD OF TRUSTEES
  • Trustee
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION-BOARD OF GOVERNORS
  • Delegate
  • 2009 - 2017
  • DENVER WOMEN'S COMMISSION
  • Commissioner
  • 2006 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys in Colorado - Immigration Law
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Barristers Best: Immigration Attorney
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2020
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys in Colorado - Immigration Law
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Colorado--Immigration Law
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys in Colorado--Immigration Law
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys in Colorado-Immigration Law
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • Barrister's Best-Immigration Law
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2016
  • People's Choice-Best Immigration Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • People's Choice-Best Immigration Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Law Week Colorado
  • One Case, Seven Disciplines
  • 2014
  • Sterling Education Services, Inc.
  • Investor Visas--An Overview
  • 2008
  • Immigration law handbooks
  • La Migra y tu...
  • 2007
  • IWSF
  • On Being Multicultural in America
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Family Law Institute
  • ICE Age: When Either Party is a Non-Citizen - The Intersection Between Family Law & Immigration Law
  • 2020
  • Annual Meeting
  • Immigration & Race in America
  • 2020
  • 9th Annual Immigration Conference
  • Federal Court Litigation: Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • 2019
  • United Nations Film Festival in Denver, Colorado
  • Immigrant Exploitation in the Modern Era in the United States
  • 2017
  • Federal Bar Association Annual Immigration Law Conference 2017
  • Competency Issues in Removal Proceedings
  • 2017
  • PRO BONO WEEK
  • Engage in Pro Bono Service to Achieve Yin/Yang Balance in Your Career
  • 2013
  • IB ARMS Student Summit
  • An Immigrant's Path
  • 2011
  • CASO CERRADO
  • Expert Witness - Immigration
  • 2008
  • Annual Meeting
  • Immigration Law--A Global Perspective
  • 2007
  • 11th National Conference
  • The Feminization of Agriculture and Poverty
  • 2004
  • Annual Meeting
  • On Being Multicultural in America
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Catherine
Immigration Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Catherine Chan is a nationally recognized immigration specialist. She has provided me and my law partners with direction and counsel in numerous serious personal injury cases involving immigration and international law questions. Catherine's breath of experience and knowledge have helped us in evaluating settlements, representation, risk of deportation, documentation, and hiring. I have also worked with Catherine while she was a board member of the prestigious Faculty of Federal Advocates. There I learned that for her advocacy, knowledge and skill, Catherine was widely respected by lawyers and by federal judges."
Immigration Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked for Catherine. She was not only a great boss, but an excellent person. I have a lot of respect for her ability in immigration law and her willingness to take tough cases that other lawyers would shy away from. If you hire Catherine, she will fight for you with everything she has and will never give up. You can trust her with even the most difficult and complex immigration cases."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Catherine is a passionate, determined, and aggressive litigator and attorney. She cares about her clients and gives them her best. She has my full endorsement."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Catherine since June 2012. Catherine is an excellent attorney. She is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is an expert in immigration litigation in Federal Court, religious visas, appeals, waivers, post-conviction relief, business immigration, and family immigration. Her practice includes all areas of immigration law. Catherine wins cases that other attorneys have declared impossible. She never gives up. She is a great writer and great mentor. She has excellent trial and appellate advocacy skills. I strongly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Chan is an effective and fierce advocate for her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing immigration relief."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Catherine is at the top of her field in immigration law. She is very smart and a zealous advocate for her clients. I know for a fact that she is not scared to take on the tough fights for her clients. I have called her myself on many occasions for advice and mentoring, and consider her one of the best."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly endorse Catherine. She has been a colleague and friend for about a decade now. She is professional and knowledgable and her clients are in good hands. I never hesitate to refer clients to her office that need referrals. She is a great advocate for her clients in the immigration process."
Immigration Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, because Catherine is not only a bright and energetic attorney, but she is also a truly compassionate person. She really cares about her clients and the work she dose for them. If you need an immigration lawyer you can do no better than Ms. Chan."
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Denver Immigration Lawyer Catherine A. Chan
Catherine A. Chan
Immigration Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available