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Beth Padilla

Juvenile law Attorney at Durango, CO

5.0   1 review

also known as Beth Padilla

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 12 years
    New Mexico - NM Licensed
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State NM
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Beth

Learn Beth’s areas of practice.

Beth Padilla focuses on immigration law, juvenile law, and criminal defense. She is also a professionally trained mediator. Ms. Padilla is often representing clients in Court at least three days per week. She was chosen as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2014, 2015 and 2019. She was a finalist for the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2015. In 2018, Ms. Padilla was chosen as the Jim Corvino Advocate of the Year, which is a peer nominated award through the Colorado Office of the Child's Representative.

She was Of Counsel with the Van Der Jagt Law Firm in Denver, Colorado prior to launching her own firm, Padilla Law, P.C., with her husband. She has varied immigration experience and most recently volunteered with Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN). While working with RMIAN, Ms. Padilla provided general immigration information to detainees located at the GEO Detention Facility in Aurora, Colorado. 

Ms. Padilla obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While in law school, she studied family law, immigration law, juvenile law, and trusts and estates. Ms. Padilla drafted estate documents under the supervision of Professor Lucy Marsh. Further, she successfully represented an asylum seeker throughout the affirmative application process and represented the applicant during the asylum interview with United States Customs and Immigration Services.

In addition, Ms. Padilla  was an immigration law clerk for Elkind Alterman Harston, located in Denver, Colorado and assisted immigration clients with adjustment of status, asylum, cancellation of removal, defending marriage-based immigration cases, a fiancée visa application, and assisted the attorneys present viable defenses before Denver immigration judges. In addition, Ms. Padilla also volunteered as an immigration law clerk for the Joseph Law Firm, located in Aurora, Colorado. She assisted with asylum, cases involving the Violence Against Women Act, and argued that membership in an organization was not a terrorist organization.

In addition to her immigration experience, Ms. Padilla was also a volunteer judicial intern for Judge Michael A. Martinez in Denver District Court. She also clerked for Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, a large international law firm in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

During Ms. Padilla’s first year as a law student at the University of Denver, she attended the human rights trial of ex-Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori as an international observer representing DU law school and the Denver legal community.

Prior to moving to Colorado, she graduated from Indiana University with her B.A. in Spanish and Criminal Justice.  She had two minors in Latin American Studies and Western European Studies. Ms. Padilla studied at Tecnologico del Monterrey in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in Lima, Peru, and at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

Ms. Padilla is bilingual in English and Spanish and is licensed in the state of Colorado and New Mexico. She is currently accepting new clients.

Location

Padilla Law, P.C.
PO Box 2835
Durango, CO, 81302

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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration
My husband and I hired Beth for the immigration process. All throughout the process Beth kept us updated promptly and was very knowledgeable with everything about immigration. She also was very kind and definitely wanted to do what was the best for us. Even through the pandemic we still got our end goal we wanted. Thanks be to God and Beth! I would for sure recommend Beth to anyone who is looking for an immigration lawyer as she is not only knowledgeable but personable! We will So be coming back to her for the next process. Thank you Beth for all your help through that very stressful time.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Padilla Law, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Van Der Jagt Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Volunteer Immigration Law Clerk
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Immigration Law Clerk
  • Elkind Alterman Harston, PC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Volunteer Immigration Law Clerk
  • Joseph Law Firm, PC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Intern
  • Denver District Court, Criminal Division
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk, Trademark Division
  • Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Study Abroad Semester
  • N/A
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey - Cuernavaca
  • Study Abroad
  • N/A
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
  • Study Abroad Semester
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Oral Arguments - Colorado Court of Appeals
  • U Visa
  • DACA
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Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Mexico State Bar
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Jim Corvino Advocate of the Year
  • Office of the Child's Representative
  • 2018
  • Nominated for The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 40.
  • The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 40
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nominated for 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Colorado
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nominated for Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • OCR Faculty for "Representing the Entire Child"
  • 2018
  • Doubling Down on Your Legal Advocacy for Children
  • Excellence in Independent Investigation Pursuant to CJD 04-06
  • 2017
  • Advanced Legal Advocacy for Children & Youth
  • Reasonable Efforts, Indian Child Welfare Act
  • 2016
  • Pagosa Springs
  • Deferred Action
  • 2012
  • Macos, Colorado
  • Deferred Action
  • 2012
  • Fort Lupton Round Table
  • Immigration Law
  • 2012
  • Farmington Public Library (NM)
  • Immigration Law Basics
  • 2012
  • Farmington Mayor's Teen Advisory Council
  • Deferred Action
  • 2012
  • Durango, Colorado
  • Deferred Action
  • 2012
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Immigration Law
  • 2012
  • DACA
  • Immigration
  • 2012
  • Catholic Church
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2012
  • Catholic Church
  • General Immigration Law
  • 2012
  • Centro San Juan Diego
  • General Immigration Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse Beth
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Padilla is a dedicated and skillful immigration attorney who gives thoughtful and insightful guidance in her Avvo answers. She is a valued member of the Avvo community who is generous in sharing her time and expertise by spending considerable time participating on this site. It is my pleasure to endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you need a lawyer who will tirelessly advocate for you, Beth is for you. Her dedication to her cases is unparalleled. I've had the pleasure of watching Beth in court and she is great at communicating with judges and getting results."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Beth is an extremely competent immigration attorney. She has fantastic communication skills and is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. I have personally observed her work ethic and abilities and would recommend her for any immigration matter."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Nuetzel is an outstanding attorney and a strong a zealous advocate for her clients. She is a credit to the legal profession and I highly endorse her legal services."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Beth is an impressive immigration law attorney and I highly recommend her work."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Beth is a fantastic immigration attorney. She expertly defends her clients in deportation hearings. If you are facing deportation, Beth should be the first call you make."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beth has a deep understanding of immigration law and seems to be particularly adept at defending people in deportation situations and at getting clients a more secure visa/citizenship status. She has a great personality and is a joy for clients to work with."
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Durango Juvenile law Lawyer Beth Padilla
Beth Padilla
Juvenile law Attorney
Durango, CO
Licensed for 12 years