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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

Practice areas


  1. Juvenile: 60%
  2. Immigration: 30%
  3. Family: 10%



Hourly ($150-175/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Guy Henry Haskell

    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.


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Contact info

Padilla Law, P.C.

PO Box 2835
Durango, CO, 81302


NMAuthorized to practice law201310/17/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominated for The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 40.The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 402016
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2015
Nominated for 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for ColoradoAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Nominated for Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year AwardColorado Bar Association2015
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawPadilla Law, P.C.2012 - Present
Of CounselVan Der Jagt Law Firm2011 - 2012
Volunteer Immigration Law ClerkRocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network2011 - 2011
Immigration Law ClerkElkind Alterman Harston, PC2010 - 2010
Volunteer Immigration Law ClerkJoseph Law Firm, PC2010 - 2010
Law InternDenver District Court, Criminal Division2009 - 2009
Law Clerk, Trademark DivisionMarval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Buenos Aires, Argentina)2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionN/AN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Affirmative Asylum CaseAsylum Granted
Will & Testamentary DocumentsN/A
Immigration Bond HearingJudge lowered bond amount.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2011
Indiana UniversitySpanish, Criminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de PeruN/AStudy Abroad SemesterN/A
Universidad Complutense de Madrid Facultad de DerechoN/AStudy Abroad SemesterN/A
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de MonterreyN/AStudy AbroadN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pagosa SpringsDeferred Action2012
Macos, ColoradoDeferred Action2012
Fort Lupton Round TableImmigration Law2012
Farmington Public Library (NM)Immigration Law Basics2012
Farmington Mayor's Teen Advisory CouncilDeferred Action2012
Durango, ColoradoDeferred Action2012
Denver Public SchoolsImmigration Law2012
Catholic ChurchKnow Your Rights2012
Catholic ChurchGeneral Immigration Law2012
Centro San Juan DiegoGeneral Immigration Law2011