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Abbie Weibel


Senior Associate Attorney
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Biography

Biography

Abbie L. Weibel (formerly Johnson) is a Senior Associate at Kolko & Associates, P.C. where she specializes in U.S. Immigration Law. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 2010. Abbie's practice is focused on family-based immigration, removal defense, children's immigration issues, and related litigation.

Abbie is recognized as national expert in the field of immigration, particularly with immigration issues affecting children. Prior to joining Kolko & Associates, P.C., Abbie was the Managing Attorney of the Children's Program at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network where she represented child survivors of crime, domestic violence, and human trafficking and their families.  

Abbie grew up in Loveland, Colorado. She attended Claremont McKenna College where she earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish Literature and International Relations in 2004. Abbie also has a Master's degree in Childhood Education from City University of New York. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Abbie developed her passion for serving immigrant communities as a 2004 Teach for America corps member in New York City where she taught first grade in the south Bronx. 

Abbie is fluent in Spanish.  She has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2009 and currently serves on the AILA National Pro Bono Services Committee and the Colorado chapter’s Executive Office for Immigration Review Liaison Committee.

In her time away from the office, Abbie is an avid long-distance runner, yogi, gardener, and world traveler. She is also an American Sailing Association-certified bareboat skipper.

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

American Immigration Lawyers Association (2009-Present)

  • Colorado Chapter Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee Member (2014-Present)

 

Admissions

Admissions

  • Colorado Supreme Court (2010)

Education

Education

  • University of Colorado Law School, Juris Doctor (2010)
  • University of New York - Lehman College, Master of Science - Education (2006)
  • Claremont McKenna College, Bachelor of Arts  in Spanish Literature and International Relations (2004)

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado Chapter Chair Award (2014)
  • University of Colorado Law School Clifford Calhoun Public Interest Award (2010)
  • University of Colorado Law School Clark Endowment Scholarship 
  • University of Colorado Law School Chase Human Rights Fellowship (2009)

Selected Publications

Selected Press and Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Judicial Branch - Colorado Convening on Children, Youth, and Families, “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status,” (April 26, 2016)
  • Colorado Juvenile Defender Center and Office of the Child Representative – Excellence in Juvenile Delinquency Representation, “Immigration Consequences of Juvenile Delinquency,” March 4, 2016
  • Teach for America Education Leadership Summit, “Working with Immigrant Children and Families,” (October 10, 2015)
  • University of Wyoming Law School Clinical Programs (guest lecture), “Immigration Issues Affecting Youth and Families,” (October 14, 2015)
  • El Paso County Court - Juvenile Section, “Working with Immigrant Children and Families,” (October 9, 2015)
  • Arapahoe County Court Bench and Bar, “Responding to Trafficked Immigrant Youth,” (September 11, 2015)
  • Colorado Bar Association CLE, “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status,” (September 3, 2015)
  • Colorado Office of the Child Representative Core Competency Training CLE, “Obstacles and Opportunities on the Path to Lawful Status in the U.S.,” (July 17, 2015)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Web Seminar CLE, “Fundamentals of Representing UACs in Immigration Court,” (July 14, 2015)
  • Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference, “Advocating for Immigrant Crime Victims,” (June 17, 2015)
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Justice AmeriCorps National Training, Washington, DC, “Immigration Ethics 101” and “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status,” (December 10, 2014)

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Kolko & Associates is a full service immigration and naturalization law firm providing professional legal services to individuals and businesses throughout Colorado, the Rocky Mountain West, the United States, and the World. Our professional staff speaks English, Spanish, Korean, German, and Slovak, and we can arrange for translators in any other language.