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Kristin A. Knudson

Immigration Attorney at Lakewood, CO

5.0   22 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

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Kristin Knudson and Associates represent businesses and individuals in their immigration matters. Her expertise stems from intensive experience practicing immigration law and representing diverse clientele, and her substantial involvement in the Spanish-speaking and immigrant communities.

Kristin started her career in immigration law at SafeHouse Denver, coordinating its immigration program to help immigrant victims of domestic violence. She represented asylum-seekers fleeing torture and persecution in their home countries. Kristin then spent a few years in federal business and securities litigation before returning to the field of immigration and nationality law.

Before starting her own practice, Kristin gained valuable experience in employment and family-based immigration, removal defense, and employer sanctions litigation.

Kristin specializes in helping employers bring employees of extraordinary ability to the United States, advising and representing businesses on transferring workers to the U.S., and preparing petitions for investors and entrepreneurs. She provides high quality, compassionate representation to families, victims of crimes and immigrants in removal proceedings. Kristin speaks fluent Spanish and is able to provide efficient, effective service to Spanish-speaking clients.

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 13 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/04/2022

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Kristin received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by Ayman | July 24, 2013
Excellent Immigration Attorney
I recently received my Green Card and Kristin was my attorney through the entire process. My experience with Kristin was excellent. I moved to the US from Canada at the end of 2009 when I got hired by my current employer. Kristin started my application for classification as a person of extraordinary ability in my field of expertise in the spring of 2012, the application was approved, and I received my green card in the spring of 2013. Throughout the entire process Kristin was very knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and professional. Before starting the permanent residency application, she carefully reviewed all the documents I provided and recommended a proper course of action. She kept me informed in a very detailed and easy to understand manner. She was always available via phone or email to answer any questions I had. Kristin was always on top of things and one step ahead of what the case required. She knew what documents are needed. She reviewed every piece of documentation carefully and everything was submitted in a timely fashion. She followed up on the case on regular basis and updated me on the status all the time. I highly recommend Kristin to anyone that may need her advice or service!
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Posted by Ana | July 26, 2013
Best Immigration Lawyer!
Kristin is the Best Immigration Lawyer I have known so far. I was coming from two other lawyers that didn't do anything for my case. When I found Kristin, she gave me confidence right away. She was very honest and very knowledgeable on what was going on with my case. She did everything the best way she could and within six months or so, I was able to get my Resident Card. I'm really Grateful to Kristin and would recommend her Greatly! Thank you Kristin!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2020
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Fantastic Immigration Attorney
I found Kristin on "avvo" back in 2014 to work on my H1B petition and ever since she had worked on my H1B extension and the permanent residency applications. She is very knowledgeable , thorough and always easy to reach out. For past six years she had done an excellent job on my case and recently i've received my green card thanks to her hard work. I highly recommend Kristin for anyone who is seeking for immigration petition.
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Posted by Lilian | February 20, 2020
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Great experience
After attempting to apply for adjustment of status many times before, I finally got the sense to seek some professional advice, and I’m glad I did! Kristin and associates offered all of their knowledge and guided my husband and I through the whole process and made it stress free for us. It wasn’t long after, upon acquiring her services, that I got the answer from immigration that I have been waiting to get for years! I am sure happy and will be back to seek her services when I am ready to become a citizen.
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Posted by Adam | July 13, 2019
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You're in safe hands with Kristin Knudson!
When your ability to stay with your family is at stake, you need a lawyer that you can depend on 100%. Kristin Knudsen is that lawyer. She represented me in my immigration process, which resulted in obtaining permanent residency. She was very thorough, responsive, and kind throughout. I highly recommend Kristin. She’s a brilliant lawyer. Also, the law firm’s staff, from the front desk to the paralegals, are super helpful and make you smile even during what can be a stressful process.
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Posted by Ivan | February 5, 2019
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Superb Business Immigration Work
Kristin handled my E2 investor visa to start operations of my startup in the US. I was lucky to find her after contacting several business immigration attorneys in Denver and she made the difference since the beginning. She quickly and precisely responded to all my questions and I started working with her right away. During the first weeks gathering all the documentation she was always very strict and detailed to ensure all the necessary documentation was in place, and by the end of the application process she put a lot of effort to review and double check that the package was consistent and complete. She finally provided good advise for the embassy interview and handed me a paper copy of the entire package to bring in with me at the interview. Thanks to her, when I got to the embassy a few weeks later, I had that confidence you need before passing a difficult exam or winning an important game. We nailed it!
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Posted by Guido | November 2, 2018
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Super efficient and honest lawyer
Kristin was a super professional since the first day we met. She was always clear with the possible outcomes of our case, she provided guidance, support and permanent feedback throughout the process. Our case was always developing exactly as she said, there were no surprises and we always knew what was going on. Kristin was always submitting enough information to cover all possible questions and concerns about our case. It was painstaking work to collect all the info she asked us, but it was totally worth it and we always knew we were in best hands. Not only she provided her expertise as an attorney, she also coached us through the process and understood how the case affected our personal & professional lives. What I like most about her is how detailed-oriented she is. You can be sure that she will spot any mistake/typo error or some wording that could generate confusion, and fix it. What you can expect from her is, full attention and dedication to your case, an explanation of all possible outcomes, to be told the true and the best professional advice you can get. She delivered excellence by the way she treated us, by the way she managed our case and by the way she used her experience and lessons learned. In addition she has an outstanding team, they were always in permanent communication with us, and picked up the phone when we needed most. They respond 24/7 to your questions and it is a fact that she passes her passion to her team. She had everyone engaged, on the same page and you always feel you are at home and surrounded by people you can trust 100%. For all the above mentioned I strongly recommend Kristin services to anyone who needs the best attorney
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Posted by Mary | August 31, 2017
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Thank you
It was pleasure working with Ms.Kristin. She worked endlessly on my case and was always available to answer any questions regarding my case. The highlight of her help was when I finally reunited with my child after so many yrs. Don't know what I would have done without her help. Thank you Kristin.
Posted by Matt | August 31, 2017
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An excellent experience with a great team
Kristin, Jaime and the team assisted myself, my family and employer through the green card process in Lakewood Colorado. They were fantastic from the first meeting where everything was clearly explained and all options given, until the successful receipt of our green cards. We needed temporary authorisations (red cards) along the way through the GC process. This was for all six members of the family and the team communicated all information and assisted us through the process - they made it easy for us. Having Kristin and the team working for the family and my employer was a great decision. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Elizabeth | January 20, 2017
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Great Outcome
Kristin took my case when other lawyers wouldn't and worked for years to get my documents approved. Great lawyer, great staff. Have recommended her to friends family.
Posted by Henk van Wyk | November 15, 2016
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Astounding effort
This has been a great experience working with Kristen and Eric. They understood exactly what was required to meet the myriad of regulations. In my case they also succeeded in getting a National interest waiver for my previous work. This was done efficiently and with the utmost sympathetic guidance and support to me and my wife. I am so grateful ! Hendrik
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Posted by Michael | November 10, 2016
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Impressive knowledge and work in Business Immigration
Our pharmaceutical company retained Kristin Knudson and her firm to assist us in immigrating our scientist and his family into the United States. We had previously worked with another larger firm who continuously gave us the run-around and essentially over-billed, pushed paper and did not get the job done. We were frustrated and defeated and then were introduced to Kristin Knudson through her partner Eric Johnson. At that moment, everything changed for the better with respect to our ultimate goal of relocating our scientist to the US. Kristin met with us initially and gave us a number of different options to pursue to achieve our goal as well as a thorough explanation of the pros and cons of each type of action. From the get go, she and her firm took the time to ensure that we had a clear understanding of the process, the amount of time and commitment that would be required on all fronts to complete the process. She ultimately was able to achieve the granting of a successful EB2 and National Interest Waiver allowing our scientist and his family to immigrate to the United States which is critical to our future success as a company. I cannot give high enough accolades to convey the spectacular service we received from Kristin and her firm. Anyone thinking that they will get better service somewhere else is mistaken. She succeeded where a large global firm failed and for a fraction of the cost. Professional, compassionate, efficient and three words that I would use to describe Kristin's work. If you have any needs in the business immigration services space, definitely consider Kristin.
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Posted by Margaux | April 11, 2016
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Really great lawyer
Kristin Knudson helps to obtain a E2 Visa for 5 years in USA. She was great, really clear in her explanations and in her documents. She followed me in every step of my case, answered any questions quickly and help me to be confident. I'm really satisfied and recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Carlos & Andrea | December 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Kristin helped us with my husband's AOS. Kristin is knowledgeable with current immigration affairs and was very helpful and professional from the day of our initial consultation through the day our case was approved. We will definitely recommen hiring Kristin as your lawyer as she will guide you and give you the best advice possible for your immigration case. Awesome job. Thank you!
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Posted by Jonin | October 23, 2015
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Excellent Work!
Kristin was my attorney to get my O-1 visa. She did an amazing job! Highly motivated, competent, well versed, she guided me through the whole application process. The two attorney letters, she wrote for the work petition were magnificent. It was her great skill and expertise that made the visa possible for me.
Posted by Anjana | May 18, 2015
Very helpful and professional
Kristin helped with getting me my H3 visa. Due to the relatively complex nature of the visa, the documentation and procedures were slightly longer and more cumbersome. That being said Kristin simplified the process as much as was possible, for me. I was coordinating matters with her from overseas, and her responses to emails were always prompt, and she clarified any and all doubts I had. we even had a Skype session before my visa interview, prepping me for the sort of questions likely to be asked. It made a significant difference to have Kristin working with me on my case, and I would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for help with their non-immigration (or immigration) visas.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2015
Kristin is a Excellent Lawyer, i highly Recommend her
Kristin handled my H1B Petition and she was great. Always kept me and my company informed (even if it was weekend) and when it comes to the document preparation she is well organized ,detailed and well focused. I finally got approved April 28th which was way earlier than i was expected. I highly recommend she as an immigration lawyer. she is very friendly welcoming always smiling and wont rip you off as most does.If you are looking for immigration lawyer she is one who would make your dream come true.
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Posted by Mustafa | March 2, 2015
Excellent Service!
From my experience with Ms. Knudson working on my naturalization case; overall I can say that she is intelligent, well informed, responsive, and very dedicated lawyer. Something that distinguishes Kristin from the rest is that she genuinely cares about her clients, she was always available via phone or email to answer questions, works diligently with attention to details, and always achieve results. I am impressed with her excellence in providing top quality legal representation and I highly recommend her to anyone that needs immigration legal advice or service.
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Posted by Vitaly | September 24, 2013
Thanks from Vitaly's family for help us win asylum case!
Kristin was God's hands for us during this period of time. She provide us great help in preparation and representation of our asylum case. She always was polite, sincere and showed genuine interest to our case and needs. She has done a great work in order to prepare questions, find support material, find amazing expert Dr. Marsh (whose testomony was crucial for the winning of the case). I could communicate with her at any time. None of my letters or suggestions were ignored. I beleive that she will serve to many other people with excellence. She is trustworthy person. God bless, Kristin!!!! Thanks a lot for everything you have done for us!!
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Posted by Adilenep Gomez | August 7, 2013
Best Lawyer
Kristin knudson is one of the best lawyers I've come upon with. She helped me with my immigration case and did an exceptional job. She works fast and hard to get what you need, within a month I was all set. She takes very good care of her customers and is very dedicated to their needs. Would I recommend Kristin Knudson? Of course I would because i had a great experience with her and I know she does an excellent job.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Knudson & Associates LLC (formerly Johnson Knudson Law)
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Knudson Immigration Law Firm, LLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Allott Immigration Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dyer & Berens LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008

Associations

  • Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • U Visa Working Group
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Denver Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair
  • 2019 - 2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter
  • Chair, Access to Services Committee
  • 2013 - 2015
  • U Visa Working Group
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Japanese

Awards

  • Order of St. Ives Honor Society
  • University of Denver
  • 2009
  • PILG Clerkship
  • Public Interest Law Group
  • 2007

Publications

  • Colorado Bar Association publication
  • The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law, Chapter 30: Immigration Issues in Family Law
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado District Attorneys Conference
  • U Visa Certifications for Law Enforcement
  • 2017
  • Nightly News
  • Confirmation of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • Community Immigration Nights
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • 2016
  • Immigration Law Forum for Community Questions
  • Immigration Law
  • 2014
  • 26th Annual COVA Conference
  • U Visas for Law Enforcement & Victim Advocates: Essential Considerations for Immigrant Crime Victims
  • 2014
  • Sí Se Puede Ir a la Universidad
  • Becoming an Immigration Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Immigration Reform Forum
  • Immigration Reform
  • 2013
  • Sí Se Puede Ir a la Universidad
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Colorado ASSET Bill
  • 2013
  • Naturalization Workshop
  • Citizenship and the Naturalization Interview
  • 2013
  • Webinar
  • U Visa Law Enforcement Certifications
  • 2013
  • Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • U Visa Basics
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Immigration Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kristen as an excellent immigration attorney in the community."
Immigration Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Kristin on a complicated asylum case. She is a hard worker who thinks outside of the box in working for the best interests of her clients. She also genuinely cares for her clients, which is exhibited through her advocacy. Kristin's determination and perseverance make her a great choice for anyone!"
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working together with Kristin on a very complicated immigration matter. She came up with a great strategy that resulted in obtaining work visas for our clients. She is also very attentive to detail and responsive to her clients."
Immigration Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Intelligent, creative, efficient. Whether you need assistance with a complicated business immigration matter or routine family matter, Kristin provides excellent service and gets the job done."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Knudson continues to impress and provide excellent, well-reasoned, and common sense advice on Avvo. I learn from her every day and that is definitely saying something. I have been practicing for 24 years and have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney. I would recommend her to everyone and anyone."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Kristin Knudson. Kristin is an excellent, detailed oriented immigration lawyer who has a true passion for her clients and her work. Her knowledge and experience enables her to hold the other side accountable for their actions and responsibilities under the law. Her bilingual ability puts her clients at ease and enhances her honest communication style."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Knudson is a highly skilled immigration attorney whose hard work and diligence are matched only by her compassion and care for her clients. Despite a busy practice, she consistently volunteers her time to community education and pro bono activities, and she does so equally well in both English and Spanish. I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Knudson."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kristin works tirelessly to ensure that each client receives exceptional representation. A zealous advocate, she has successfully helped keep families together by assisting numerous clients to obtain lawful permanent residence and U.S. citizenship. Beyond family-based immigration, Kristin has expertise with a wide array of employment-based visas. Clients enjoy working with Kristin because she is honest, fair, and 100% invested in each of her cases. A rising Denver-based, immigration attorney, Kristin’s clients are in the best of hands."
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Lakewood Immigration Lawyer Kristin A. Knudson
Kristin A. Knudson
Immigration Attorney
Lakewood, CO
Licensed for 13 years
Virtual consultation available