Jennifer Casey


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Biography

Biography

Jennifer Casey is a Partner at Kolko & Associates, P.C., where she specializes in the field of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Law.

Jennifer is licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Massachusetts. In 2006, Jennifer received her license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2011, Jennifer received her license to practice law in State of Colorado. Throughout her legal career, Jennifer has exclusively practiced immigration law.

Jennifer grew up in Denver, Colorado. She attended Denver South High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2000, Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies. After graduating from college, Jennifer worked as a fourth grade teacher in a bilingual classroom for Denver Public Schools. As a teacher, Jennifer worked closely with families who recently immigrated to the United States. It was her experience with these families that inspired her to attend law school and focus on immigration law.

In 2003, Jennifer moved to San Francisco, California to attend the University of California's Hastings College of Law. During law school, Jennifer was a judicial extern at the U.S. Immigration Court in San Francisco, California. Working at the Immigration Court, Jennifer gained first-hand knowledge of how the Court functions and developed important strategies for successfully advocating for her future clients before the U.S. Immigration Courts throughout the country.

It was also during law school that Jennifer had the privilege of interning with the internationally recognized Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS). There, Jennifer co-authored an important policy recommendation report, "Getting Away with Murder: Guatemala's Failure to Protect Women and Rodi Alvarado's Quest for Safety." This report, directed at the U.S. Congress, encouraged policy makers to use their considerable influence to put pressure on the Guatemalan government to end the climate of impunity for perpetrators of violent crimes against women in that country. In 2010, a revised version of the article was published in the book, "Terrorizing Women, Feminicide in the Américas."

Following her graduation from Hastings College of Law in 2006, Jennifer and her husband relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. In the greater Boston area, Jennifer worked for several prominent attorneys in the field of immigration law. In 2010, Jennifer and her husband returned to Denver, Colorado to raise their two children at the base of their beloved Rocky Mountains. In late 2010, Jennifer was privileged to join the team at Kolko & Associates, P.C.

Since 2006, Jennifer's work resulted in hundreds of successful cases before the U.S. Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS),  Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) and U.S. State Department.

In her time away from the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, hiking, skiing, swimming, and traveling.

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Law Section 2011-present
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association 2015 – present
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) Mentoring Panel Attorney 2015-2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association 2005 – present
    • Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) National Liaison Committee Member 2015-2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association – Colorado Chapter 2011-present
    • Colorado Chapter Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee Mentor 2015-2016
    • Colorado Chapter Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee Chair 2013-2015
    • Colorado Chapter Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee Member 2010-2012
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association – Rome District Chapter 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association – New England Chapter 2006-2010

Admissions

Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Supreme Judicial Court (2006)
  • Colorado Supreme Court (2011)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2013)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2013)

Education

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D. (2006)
  • University of Colorado (Boulder) B.A. in Spanish/Latin American Studies (2000)

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Super Lawyers, Colorado Rising Star
  • 2016 Super Lawyers, Colorado Rising Star
  • 2015 Michael Maggio Pro Bono Honoree, Presented by American Immigration Lawyers Association to AILA Artesia Project Volunteers
  • 2013 Rising Star, presented by the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Members Division

Selected Speaking Engagements

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "'Personality Goes a Long Way': Controlled Substance Inadmissibility, Civil Surgeons and Panel Physicians," American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Rome District Chapter Conference - Amsterdam, October 19, 2016
  • Panelist, "From HELL to HELLO: Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications," American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Colorado Chapter, November 12, 2015.
  • Panelist, “The ABCs of Non Immigrant Work Visas,” Colorado Bar Association, Spring 2015 Immigration Law CLE, April 21, 2015.
  • Panelist, “Strategies for Suppressing Evidence and Terminating Removal Proceedings for Children and Families,” Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Law Section CLE, March 24, 2015.
  • Panelist, "Rewriting Immigration Narratives: Untold Stories of Family Detention and Deportation," University of Denver Panel Discussion, January 21, 2015.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications and Press

  • Matter of R-C-C-S-D-, Adopted Decision 2016-04 (AAO Oct. 24, 2016)
  • If pot is legalized, it can still have big consequences for certain immigrants, San Diego Tribune (October 14, 2016).
  • Why Denver's Immigration Court Has the Longest Hearing Delays in the US, Colorado Public Radio - Colorado Matters (March 3, 2016).
  • Opinion: A Tale of Two Artesias, Denver Post (November 8, 2014).
  • H-1B Specialty Workers, Colorado Bar Association’s Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner, 2014 Supplement (2014).
  • Opinion: An immigration attorney’s plea to the media - Stop using the 'L' word, Fox News Latino (November 24, 2014).
  • H-1B Specialty Workers, Colorado Bar Association’s Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner, 2013 Supplement (2013).
  • H-1B Specialty Workers, Colorado Bar Association’s Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner, First Edition (2012).
  • Getting Away with Murder: Guatemala’s Failure to Protect Women and Rodi Alvarado’s Quest for Safety,” Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas (2010). (Co-Author).
  • Getting Away with Murder: Guatemala’s Failure to Protect Women and Rodi Alvarado’s Quest for Safety, Hastings Women’s Law Journal (2006). (Co-Author).

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