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Sandra P Saltrese-Miller

Immigration Attorney at Boulder, CO

4.2   5 reviews

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SANDRA SALTRESE-MILLER, an experienced immigration attorney,  has fought for the rights of immigrants for twenty years. She has represented scores of clients in immigration court and federal court. Before opening her own immigration law firm, she was the supervising immigration lawyer at one of Denver’s most well established nonprofit immigration clinics, where she defended indigent immigrants against deportation.  This tough immigration lawyer also specializes in appellate litigation both in immigration law and criminal matters.
She filed the first Violence Against Women immigration case in Colorado. She co-counseled the first constitutional challenge against the government’s restrictive immigration legislation in the Tenth Circuit Appeals Court. See Jurado-Gutierrez v. Gonzalez.  This talented immigration lawyer successfully litigated the first illegal disclosure asylum case in Colorado, where she halted deportation of asylum seekers whose asylum materials were illegally disclosed to their country of origin. Ms Saltrese-Miller also specializes in professional visas for scientists, artists, and academic scholars.

Licensed for 31 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Sandra

The Saltrese Law Firm, LLC
1123 Spruce St, Suite 210
Boulder, CO, 80302
Saltrese, Faville, & Deseguin, Ll.C.
2635 17th Street, Ste 200
Denver, CO, 80211
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Posted by Bibek | June 25, 2015
Right person for the right job
Sandra have been working in my case for over 4yrs now and the way she handles the case and the situation is amazing, she is well informed, very knowledgeable and above all kindhearted. she is the best on what she is doing.
Posted by Leslie | June 6, 2015
There is no better...
I contacted Ms. Saltrese-Miller regarding an issue that required immediate attention. I was entirely fraught but she cleared her schedule to meet with me. She went above and beyond, was totally reassuring, took the time to explain the intricacies of the situation and kept me well informed throughout. I have recommended her to others and they have had the same positive experiences.
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Posted by Janice | June 5, 2015
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Ms. Saltrese Miller represented me in court. It was my first time in court and I was extremely nervous. She had open, honest, and clear communication with me before and after my court appearance and also during court proceedings. She was well prepared and extremely knowledgable about the legal process and procedures, so much so that other people asked her for legal advice while we waited. I was impressed with her professionalism and legal expertise.
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Posted by Chris. | August 8, 2013
Great Lawyer.
I have consulted Ms. Miller on several occasions and have always been impressed by her knowledge of the law. Although I have usually consulted her about immigration law, her expertise is not limited to that domain. She listened attentively to me and whenever she did not immediately know the answer to my questions, which was rare, she would quickly obtain the answers for me. She is also a very effective advocate leaving no stone unturned where it comes to promoting the interests of her client. I do not seek out litigation and tend to fear the courts, but having Attorney Miller in my corner went a long way toward bolstering my confidence and assuring a favorable result. I will have no hesitation in retaining Ms. MIller again, if, God forbid, the need arises in the future.
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Posted by Amna | May 8, 2015
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I retained and paid Sandra Saltrese-Miller an INS attorney who abused the funds and never filed any paperwork with INS. This has also happened to my husband and I advise fellow immigrants to be careful when signing any contracts with this attorney as you could face the same consequences
Response from Sandra Saltrese-Miller February 22, 2018
It is unfortunate that you believe your case did not go the way that you wanted. I have helped countless clients obtain their goals.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/attorney
  • Saltrese, Faville & De Seguin, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Legal and Social Policy Director
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance For Nonviolence
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Colorado School Of Law
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Naropa University
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Denver University College Of Law (immigration clinic)
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Founder/Attorney
  • Law Office of Sandra Saltrese-Miller
  • 1995 - 2009
  • Supervising attorney
  • Justice Information Center
  • 1993 - 1996
  • LAW CLERK/INVESTIGATOR/ATTORNEY
  • Philip Dubois
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Contract Attorney
  • Appellate Division of the Colorado State Public Defender
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • Denver Public Defender
  • 1991 - 1993
  • LAW CLERK
  • Pima County Public Defender
  • 1990 - 1991
  • LEGAL INTERN
  • Colorado State Public Defender, Denver Office
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Student Intern
  • University Of Colorado School Of Law
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Law Clerk
  • Rothstein, Hughes, Bennett, Daly, and Donatelli
  • 1988 - 1988
  • Interpreter
  • University of Colorado, School of Law, Legal Aid
  • 1988 - 1988
  • Law Intern
  • Edwards, Terrill & Mygatt
  • 1986 - 1986
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Sage Publications, Inc
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Editorial Assistant & Reader, Trade Division
  • MacMillan Publishing Co
  • 1967 - 1969
  • Reader
  • Random House Publishing
  • 1966 - 1967
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Education

  • The New School for Social Research
  • N/A
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • N/A
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Nagahi v. Reno, 219 F.3d 1166 (10th Cir. 2000)
  • Prevailed
  • Akinwunmi v. Greene, 194 F.3d 1340 (10th Cir. 1999)
  • Prevailed
  • Jurado-Gutierrez v INS 190 F3d 1135, 1148 (10th Cir 1999)
  • Prevailed
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair - Colorado Federal Litigation Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • Bar Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • US District Court Colorado
  • Bar Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Supreme Court of the United States Bar
  • Bar Member
  • N/A
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2004
  • DU Battered Womens Clemency Reform Project
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1998 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Superb Lawyer Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Excellent Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Very good rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • DU Battered Women's Reform Project
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Colorado Lawyer
  • Publications: Crime and Banishment
  • 2000
  • Colorado County Court Bench Book
  • International Treaty law & International Child Abduction (Contributor)
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Presentación Acción Diferida
  • DACA/Acción Diferida
  • 2012
  • Social Justice and Public Interest Conference
  • The Representation of Noncitizen Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • 2009
  • National Conference on COTESOL
  • Immigration
  • 2007
  • Naropa University
  • Prospective Immigration Legislation -- Dream Act
  • 2006
  • UNIVISION (Spanish language television station)
  • Hartford Pilot Project (Detention Program)
  • 2004
  • ACLU, Colorado
  • Patriot Act
  • 2003
  • Naropa University
  • Patriot Act Legislation
  • 2001
  • National Convention, Seattle WA
  • Immigration (panelist)
  • 1999
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  • Constitutionality of new Immigration Laws
  • 1998
  • AILA Colorado CLE
  • Constitutionality of new Immigration Laws
  • 1998
  • National Lawyers Guild Conference
  • Immigration
  • 1997
  • Legal Aid Classes
  • Immigration
  • 1997
  • Immigration class
  • Immigration (guest lecturer)
  • 1997
  • Hispanic Law Society, DU
  • Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.
  • 1996
  • Debated Tom Tancredo on Channel 7
  • Proposition 187 debate
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (41)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Miller. I have read several answers she posted on Avvo and find them very informative. I would not hesitate to recommend her legal services."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Ms. Saltrese-Miller through her activity on Avvo. Ms. Saltrese-Miller is always willing to answer questions and I always learn something from her responses. I would not hesitate to recommend clients to her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandra P Saltrese-Miller’s has a reputation as a strong attorney who fights for her clients. Her practice mainly focuses on immigration and criminal law. I recommend calling her if you or a loved one needs help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Saltrese-Miller is an excellent attorney b oth in her understanding of the law and her dedication to her cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Saltrese-Miller for her legal effort in assisting her legal clients in immigration matters. Sandra is well credentialed and experienced, having 22 years practicing law. I strongly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Sandra is one of the toughest and smartest lawyers I know. She continuously finds windows of opportunity and prevails on seemingly impossible cases. Her record of success in Immigration Court, with the Board of Immigration Appeals, in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and with the United States Citizenship and Immigration is proof that once she accepts a case she will fight until justice prevails. It is an honor to work with someone with such wisdom and spirit. If I had a tough Immigration case I would rely on Sandra without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sandra is a great asset to the AVVO community."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sandra has been an asset to the legal community for over 20 years. She is a true professional in the area of immigration."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Other
"Excellent attorney. True professional."
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