Christine Swenson

Christine Swenson

Realizing your immigration dreams!
  • Immigration Law
  • Colorado
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Summary

Christine has loved the law since a rather young age. Her career, though varied, has one theme: helping others, especially victims of crime. Christine opened her law practice and chose to exclusively handle US immigration law for two reasons. First: her own experience with the US immigration system because she and her husband adopted their daughter. During that long process, she lived through – and survived! – the very same immigration system her clients do today. Several parallels can be drawn between her family and her clients’ families. Like so many of her clients, she brought her child to the US for the opportunities it can provide that her daughter’s home country could never provide. Second: Christine grows increasingly vexed that many cannot experience the same freedom of movement she has. She is motivated by her clients’ aspirations for a better, safer, and freer life so she uses her expertise and legal skills to help them improve their lives. Please visit us at www.immigrationlegaladvice.com to learn more.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most immigration cases are handled with a flat fee so you know exactly how much you are paying for legal services up front and without any surprises.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Colorado
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Immigration Attorney & Owner
Swenson Law Office, PC
- Current
We specialize in making dreams a reality for our clients through the practice of immigration law.
Professor & Program Coordinator
Arapahoe Community College
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Deputy District Attorney
18th Judicial District Attorney's Office
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I practiced in Arapahoe and Douglas county and district courts, prosecuting a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. Between this position and the similar position in Tucson, I tried close to 80 criminal felony jury cases, well over 100 misdemeanor jury and bench trials, and conducted hundreds of evidentiary, restitution and sentencing hearings.
Deputy County Attorney
Pima County Attorney's Office
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In addition to prosecuting the gamut of criminal cases in Colorado, in Tucson, my areas of expertise included arson and collisions, usually those relating to DUI. I've prosecuted a wide variety of misdemeanor cases and felonies, including vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, assault, arson, narcotics, theft, burglary, identity theft, sexual assault, and forgery.
Education
California Western School of Law
J.D. / Law
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Honors: *Academic Achievement Award *American Jurisprudence Award, Trial Practice *Wiley W. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal Services *California Western School of Law Pro Bono Honor Society
University of Arizona
B.A. / Political Science & Spanish
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Honors: Honors graudate Magna cum laude graduate
Awards
Education & Immigration Consultancy of the Year - Colorado
Acquisition International's Global Mobility & Immigration Awards
Best of the Best: Attorney
Colorado Community News
Professional Associations
Museo de las Americas
Member, Board of Trustees
- Current
Activities: Museo De Las Americas is dedicated to educating our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver
Member
- Current
Activities: The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver is a membership driven organization comprised of small-business owners, corporate representatives, community leaders, and association members representing various professions. With over 2,500 members, the Hispanic Chamber is the state’s largest minority Chamber, and one of the top four chambers of commerce in Metro Denver.
Colorado Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Douglas/Elbert Bar Association member Immigration Section member
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Member of Colorado Chapter
U Visa Working Group
Member
- Current
Activities: This group focuses on education and local advocacy regarding the U visa process. Chair: 2013 & 2014.
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)
Volunteer Attorney & Mentor
- Current
Activities: I handle some pro bono children's and U visa cases from this organization. I also mentor other volunteer attorneys upon request.
Littleton Immigrant Integration Initiatie (LI3)
Member, Board of Directors
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Activities: The Littleton Immigrant Integration Initiative (LI3) raises funds to support programs that assist documented immigrants and refugees in the greater Denver, Colorado. LI3's vision is to create a community in which immigrants feel they are welcome, belong and can contribute. It's mission is to assist immigrants to make Colorado their home and to build mutually respectful relationships within the community.
Publications
Articles & Publications
10 Crucial Concepts About US Immigration for International Athletes
Law in Sport
Immigration Reform Explained (Part 2)
Latino Lawyers
Immigration Reform Explained (Part 1)
Latino Lawyers
Padilla Advisement: What is that?
Latino Lawyers
Different legal systems
Latino Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
5 Things Every Sports & Entertainment Attorney Should Know About Immigration, CLE Presentation, Denver
Colorado Bar Association
Give the alphabet soup nature of immigration visas and the variety of criteria for those visas, I imparted five indispensable insights that will help sports & entertainment attorneys identify when the O and P visa may be viable options for clients. I highlighted the roles and purposes of the visas, their benefits over other immigration options, agents as petitioner and employer, and the evidentiary requirements.
Getting Creative with U visas: Other Authorized Signers, CLE Presentation, Denver
Colorado Bar Association
Even though we rely on the big three (police, prosecutors, and judges) for signing certifications, some clients' situations don't fit into those options. In this CLE, I discuss the other state and federal agencies that would be great resources for obtaining the required I-918, Supplement B certification. Thinking out of the box in this way can be very effective for clients.
What is a U visa? And why should I care?, CLE Presentation, Denver, CO
Colorado Judicial Education Webinar
This detailed webinar provides judges throughout Colorado the unbiased information necessary to participate in the U visa certification process. We address what the certification does and does not mean and whether signing the certification impacts the criminal justice process.
Advanced U Visa Issues, CLE Presentation, Denver, CO
Colorado Bar Association
In this Continuing Legal Education program, I provide attendees a look at the more complicated aspects of the U visa process and offer various options designed to help their clients finish the process.
Social Media
Contact & Map
New Office beginning 1/4/2016
5161 E Arapahoe Rd
Suite 120
Centennial, CO 80122
USA
Telephone: (720) 414-2027
Fax: (888) 439-9599