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Kelly Lynn Ryan

Immigration Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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Kelly works from RIG's Denver and Grand Junction offices. She practices exclusively immigration and naturalization law to ensure that clients have access to the best, most recent legal developments.  She is accepting new clients for  naturalization, adjustment of status, family based petitions and applications, Violence Against Women Act petitions and defenses, U non-immigrant status petitions, waiver applications and deportation defense. She is involved in the American Immigration Lawyer's Association at the national and state levels.


Ryan Immigration Group
3033 S Parker Rd
Ste 820
Denver, CO, 80222

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Posted by Fergie | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Choosing Kelly will be one of the best choices you'll ever make
Kelly and her entire team are some of the most caring, intelligent and all around good people that I've ever met. She helped me step by step through some crucial legal decisions in my case and never failed to inform me as to what kind of risks I could come across. Without her advice, I would have missed out on a major opportunity that could have impacted my life for many years to come. With her knowledge and passion to help others she truly stands out from the rest. You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Cathee | July 30, 2014
Great, compassionate, intelligent Immigration Lawyer
Kelly is handling our case and she is so thorough with all the documents. I would definitely recommend her because I know she is very well educated in her practice with immigration law. Very approachable, you can ask her anything and she will be honest with you. I am so happy I have researched first, and found her. We love her, she is absolutely great and her staff are so nice too. Don't settle for anything less always do research before you choose an immigration attorney. Kelly is very reputable in her field of practice. She is definitely one of the best.
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Response from Kelly Ryan August 14, 2015
Thanks, Cathee! I am so glad you enjoyed working with us as much as we enjoyed working with you.
Posted by David | June 8, 2014
Absolutely in your corner
We went to Kelly seeking a simple third party review and feedback on a green card for a very close friend. Kelly has been very helpful in coming up with alternative ideas and very patient in walking through all the questions and 'what ifs' that come up. We expected to walk away with 'yep, that's what you got - good luck kids'. Instead, we left with a couple of alternate, actionable plans and confidence that Kelly is in our corner to help through a solid path to success.
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Response from Kelly Ryan August 14, 2015
Thanks, David! It has been a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Lorena | February 21, 2014
Best attorney EVER!
Kelly Ryan had an impressive knowledge of how to handle my citizenship case. I became a proud citizen shortly after she took my case. She is smart, knowledgeable, and passionate about what she does. I will be forever grateful to her.
Response from Kelly Ryan August 14, 2015
Thanks for your comments Lorena. I am so proud of you for becoming a US citizen! It was the best decision you could have made for yourself and your family.
Posted by Natalya and Romeo | November 4, 2013
She is Superb Immigration Attorney!
We hired Kelly Ryan as our Immigration Attorney in 2008. Before that we worked with two immigration attorneys who did not obtain any results for us. Kelly is an excellent attorney! My husband received his green card shorty after he hired her to work on his case. She is very result oriented, hard working, organized, intelligent attorney who does care about your case. We strongly recommend Kelly Ryan to other people who need help with Immigration Law.
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Response from Kelly Ryan August 14, 2015
Natalya, Thank you for your review. I am so happy that we got everything sorted out for you. I wish you and your family the best! Kelly
Posted by Dana | October 15, 2010
Kelly Ryan delivers
Kelly was very professional, helpful and had a great attitude. Kelly guided us through a very technical process and made it seamless. Kelly's dedication and sincerity comes through in her work. I would highly recommend Kelly Ryan.
Posted by William | October 11, 2010
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Kelly Ryan provided excellent advice on the legal matters I required. Furthermore the outcome was much more than satisfactory.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2010
Amazing jon on the Asylum case from Belarus
I had Kelly Ryan for my Immiration case from Belarus. it was a difficult case, which I transferred from a different state. She took my asylum case and did an amazing job winning it. She is knowledgeable and pays attention to details. She is a reliable lawyer and always on top of what she is doing. She isnt not afraid of challeges and i'm grateful that i had her as my lawyer. I would recommend her to everyone who has any immigration issues or just needs a consultation. If you have her as a lawyer it means you are in good hads and will not be dissapointed. She will do her best to win it!
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Posted by Fabrice | October 10, 2010
A great experience
I got my citizenship with kelly as my Attorney, she was great and had a great experience with her! I will always recommend her!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Ryan Immigration Group (formerly Kelly Ryan Law, LLC)
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stern Elkind Curray & Alterman, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009


  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • AILA National Practice Management Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
  • Volunteer
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • AILA Colorado Practice Management Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Chair, Immigration Law Section
  • 2013 - 2015
  • AILA-USCIS Liaision Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, Immigration Section
  • 2010 - 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado Chapter)
  • EOIR Liaison
  • 2010 - 2011
  • The Denver Center for Crime Victims
  • Supervising Attorney
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Michael Maggio Pro Bono Honoree
  • AILA
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Commitment Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 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
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  • Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner
  • "Adjustment of Status"
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Brown Bag CLE
  • Family Immigration and Deportation Defense
  • 2010
  • Annual Conference
  • It Takes a Village: FGM in Asylum Cases
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Kelly
Immigration Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Ryan's knowledge of immigration law can be seen through her insightful answers. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"When it comes to ethics and concern for clients, this attorney goes above and beyond, I highly endorse this attorney for legal representation. Not only are they a well respected member of their community but a respected member in the legal field."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Ryan's regular advice on the avvo website are proof of her astuteness as a sharp-thinking yet compassionate attorney. As a fellow immigration attorney, I endorse her with pleasure."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly was a pleasure to work with. She possesses an extremely upbeat, friendly disposition. I look forward to working with her again in the future. All the best."
Immigration Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is an incredibly intelligent and competent legal professional. Her proficiency in Spanish allows her to assist the large Hispanic community in need of legal help. She has given me countless insights on some of the most difficult cases I have handled."
Denver Immigration Lawyer Kelly Lynn Ryan
Kelly Lynn Ryan
Immigration Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 16 years