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Laura L Lichter

Immigration Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Laura Lichter is the founder and managing partner of Lichter Immigration, a Denver-based law firm, where she focuses on complex removal defense, contested family and naturalization applications, administrative appeals, and federal immigration litigation, as well as the intersection of immigration and domestic relations (family law) and criminal defense.

    30 years, 3,400 cases

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.


Lichter Immigration
1601 Vine Street
Denver, CO, 80206

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Posted by Sali | May 1, 2014
My family had a deportation order, all of us ( my father was already picked up & in immigration jail and waiting to be deported back to Jordan) She was not only able to get my father out of prison but got my whole family out of our deportation order!! We are FINALLY LEGAL after 22 years of paying lawyers that completely scammed & lied to us!!!! We are free! All thanks to Laura Lichter!!! We cannot thank this amazing woman enough!
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Posted by Leticia | August 18, 2013
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Ms. Lichter is one of the best immigration attorneys in the United States. My husband and I have known her and her team for the past two years. My husband and I came to the United States about eight years ago to be with our kids and about two years ago, we had an incident, which later on, allowed us to apply for the U visa. We had heard very good comments from different folks in the community about Ms. Lichter, so we decided to make a consultation to see if she'd be able to take the case. Frankly, our case was extremely challenging. We did not know if we were going to be approved or not, it was more like a 50-50 chance. There was a lot of paper work that had to submit and after 13 months of waiting time to get a decision on the approval, I received a call from one of her staff members notifying me of the great news that our U visa had been approved!! My husband and I always believed that our U visa was going to be approved because we had an excellent attorney who knew the right steps to take to make our case successful. Today, thanks to Lichter immigration, I have been able to get my driver's license, received my social security number and am able to finally live freely and find a job anywhere I'd like. I am planning on having Ms. Lichter help me in the next few years with the green card process. I am and will always be grateful to Ms. Litcher and her whole staff. Without her knowledge and hard work, it wouldn't have been possible to get our U visa approved- she changed our future forever. It is very hard to find a reliable immigration attorney- especially when putting your future in the hands of someone you don't know . But rest assured , if you choose to work with Laura Lichter, you will not be disappointed. She and her professional staff, will do their best to help you in whatever your need is. Sincerely, Polo and Leticia
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Partner
  • Lichter Immigration
  • 1994 - Present


  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Swarthmore College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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-WYD
  • Case settled by securing client's release; legal fees awarded
  • Sosa-Valenzuela v. Gonzales
  • Client released from custody and case remanded for a hearing on applications for relief.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Advisory Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2009


  • The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations
  • Immigration Issues in Family Law
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Law Bootcamp
  • Introduction to Removal Defense
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Laura
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Lichter's office is detail-oriented and effective. She is my go-to referral source for Immigration matters in Federal Court and removal cases when time is of the essence."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is a great attorney and she was a very effective President of AILA."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer strongly. I enjoy working with Laura because she demonstrates such a high level of professionalism every time we work together."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as she is one of the leading names in the field of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lichter is one of our premier immigration lawyers and I endorse her without any reservations. As a long time member of the American Immigration Lawyers Ass'n I know of many instances where she has helped her fellow immigration lawyers who had complicated and difficult immigration questions."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Other
"Without question Laura Lichter is the best of the best when it comes to immigration law, particularly defense of deportation/removal cases. I have worked with Ms. Lichter for more than a decade. She approaches each case with a personal commitment to her client and according to the highest ethical standards. I strongly endorse Laura Lichter."
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