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Beth Padilla focuses on family law, immigration law, and juvenile law issues. Beth is often representing clients in Court at least three days per week.
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 focuses on family law and all aspects of immigration and nationality law. Ms. Padilla is licensed in the state of Colorado and is currently accepting new clients.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Hourly ($150-175/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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|NM||Authorized to practice law||2013||10/17/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Oral Arguments - Colorado Court of Appeals||N/A|
|Temporary Protection Order||TPO granted.|
|Permanent Protection Order||Granted|
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|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2011|
|Indiana University||Spanish, Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru||N/A||Study Abroad Semester||N/A|
|Universidad Complutense de Madrid||N/A||Study Abroad Semester||N/A|
|Tecnologico de Monterrey - Cuernavaca||N/A||Study Abroad||N/A|
|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|
|Catholic Church||Know Your Rights||2012|
|Catholic Church||General Immigration Law||2012|
|Centro San Juan Diego||General Immigration Law||2011|