Beth practices in southwestern Colorado, northern New Mexico, and before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. She litigates and has argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals. Beth was chosen as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015.
Beth is very involved in the communities of southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico. She was a board member and is an ongoing volunteer for Companeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center. In addition, she served on the Executive Council for the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division from 2013-2015.
Prior to joining Padilla Law, Beth was Of Counsel at the Van Der Jagt Law Firm in Denver, Colorado. While there, Beth handled Family & Domestic Law and Immigration & Naturalization Law cases, representing clients in Adams County District Court, Denver County District Court, Douglas County District Court, and before the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Aurora and Denver.
Beth is originally from Rockville, Indiana, and has resided in Colorado since 2008. Since re-locating to the Rocky Mountains, Beth has taken full advantage of the active Colorado lifestyle. She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and taking her dogs hiking.
Beth received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. During law school, Beth participated in the Asylum Practicum, taught by Professor Regina Germain. Through the Practicum, Beth provided direct representation to an affirmative asylum seeker and won his case to remain in the United States.
Beth was the Co-President of the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Association. She tutored the daughter of a Spanish speaking university employee, volunteered at Mi Casa and Centro San Juan Diego as an interpreter for Denver Legal Nights, and assisted individuals seeking citizenship during the Ya Es Hora Citizenship Drive. Beth also attended the human rights trial of ex-Peruvian President, Alberto Fujimori, in Lima, Peru, as an international observer on behalf of the Sturm College of Law in January 2009.
Beth interned with the law firm of Marval O’Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and she also worked with prominent immigration firms in Denver, including the Joseph Law Firm and Elkind Alterman Harston, P.C., as well as the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, a non-profit organization. Beth also interned with Judge Michael Martinez in Denver District Court.
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