WHO WE ARE

Kelly L. Ryan, Attorney (English/Spanish)

Kelly has practiced US immigration and naturalization law exclusively since 2007. She has represented clients in matters with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Department of State and the Tenth Circuit. The Colorado Supreme Court and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network have recognized Kelly for her dedication to pro bono services. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Colorado Bar Association.

 

Kelly earned her juris doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She has bachelors’ degrees in Spanish and International Relations with Latin America as well as certificates in International Agriculture and Global Studies from the University of Georgia. Her studies and interest in other cultures took her to Argentina, Cuba and Costa Rica. She is fluent in Spanish.

Lory Pounder, Attorney (English/Spanish)

Lory, who joined the firm’s satellite office in Grand Junction in August 2018, has been a licensed attorney working in immigration law since 2016. She has represented clients in matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the Department of State, the Board of Immigration Appeals and Colorado state courts. Lory became interested in immigration while assisting clients as a case manager at a domestic violence and rape shelter. She attended Arizona Summit Law School on a full scholarship, graduating first in her class in December 2015. Prior to law school, Lory spent five years as a newspaper journalist after graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Then, in 2008, while volunteering for an advocate crisis organization, she became inspired to learn Spanish and left her writing career in order to teach English and learn Spanish through the English Open Doors program in Chile. 

Celeste Lopez, Paralegal (English/Spanish)

Celeste was born in El Paso, Texas. When she was three years old, her family moved to Colorado. She is a first generation Mexican American and is the oldest of five children. Celeste is experienced in immigration applications and procedures such as removal relief, as well as other areas of law such as criminal and family.

 

In addition, she served in the Army Reserves for six years. Celeste is currently attending the Community College of Aurora to pursue her degree in Paralegal Studies. She enjoys hiking, shopping and spending time with her daughter and boyfriend.

Christine George, Paralegal (English/Spanish)

Christine, born and raised on the East Coast, attended Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Spanish. In 2015, when the opportunity arose to teach English to immigrants and refugees in Denver, Christine moved to Colorado where she quickly fell in love with the state's beautiful landscape and welcoming community. Motivated by the desire to make a larger impact in the lives of her students and their families, she began working directly in the immigration legal industry in early 2018.

 

In her free time, Christine enjoys exercising outdoors, learning, reading and watching stand-up comedy. She also serves as a volunteer interpreter and translator for a handful of non-profit organizations in the Denver area such as Rocky Mountain Immigration Advocacy Network, Mi Casa Resource Center and El Centro San Juan Diego.

Marisol Del Campo, Office Manager (English/Spanish)

Marisol, raised in Fort Morgan, Colorado, is a first generation American of Mexican decent. As the oldest of four siblings and first bilingual Spanish-English speaker in the family, she grew up helping her parents run their town's only tortilla factory. She excelled in college and completed a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing from Johnson & Wales University becoming the first in her family to attend and graduate college. 

Marisol is a foodie and enjoys trying out new cuisines and small establishments. She also loves photography, dancing, traveling and above all spending time with her family. 

Martha Padilla, Administrative Assistant (English/Spanish)

Martha was born in Santa Rosa, California and has lived in Colorado since she was three months old. She is the eldest of four siblings and had to learn English on her own as she is a first generation American of Mexican descent. She is very family oriented since her and her siblings are no more than two years apart from each other. Growing up, she helped her parents with the language barrier they faced and has since cared deeply for helping others in the same situation.  

Martha enjoys various forms of art, particularly tattoos and sculptures. She loves spending time with her family, cooking vegan meals and playing softball on the weekends.

Angelo Alcantar, Receptionist (English/Spanish)

Angelo Alcantar is a Mexican DACA recipient  who was born in Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit and was raised in Denver, Colorado. The oldest of four siblings, he grew up learning Spanish and English rapidly at the same time; eventually taking an interest in French, studying the language for seven years. He is proud to have come from a family with a strong Mexican identity and grew up using his English to help his family.

 

He took an early interest in the fine arts and technology. He's currently working towards a degree in graphic design. Angelo spends his free time working on his portfolio, designing video game concepts, and playing with his two cats-- Rin and Ichi.

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DENVER 

3033 S Parker Rd.

Suite 820

Aurora, CO 80014

GRAND JUNCTION

2470 Patterson Road

The Office

Suite 6 #20

Grand Junction, CO 81505

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Denver: 303.997.9799

Grand Junction: 970.778.4844

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