Catherine A. Chan, JD/MA
Catherine consults regularly for local non-profit agencies, churches and international consulates in presenting immigration-related information to the community. She demonstrates her commitment to the community through publications and involvement in pro bono efforts and legal clinics.
She has successfully represented clients from all over the world before the Colorado Supreme Court, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and various international consulates.
Catherine litigates difficult cases for her clients in the context of asylum, deportation defense and naturalization. In her civil cases, she negotiates large settlements for clients in employment law matters and in sub-contractor cases against general contractors.
James Lamb is Senior Associate Attorney at the Chan Law Firm, where he practices in the areas of immigration law and federal and state civil litigation. He has many years of experience working on immigration cases, including removal (deportation) defense, family-based applications, and business / employment issues.
James was born in Albany, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in English Literature and in History, at the St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 1997. Subsequently, he became a high-school teacher and taught in Japanese public schools for three years through the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program. Afterward, he taught middle and high school students at a private school in Tokyo, spending a total of almost a decade living and working in Japan.
Josh Russcol is an Associate Attorney at the Chan Law Firm, practicing immigration law.
Josh was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the surrounding suburbs. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Spanish, from the University of Virginia in 2003. After graduating, Josh spent three years living in the Dominican Republic as a Peace Corps volunteer, where his primary projects were working with rice-growing cooperatives and building composting latrines.
Sandra Geiger joined the Chan Law Firm in January 2015 as a Paralegal. Sandra was born and raised in Mexico. She knows and understands from her own personal experience what the immigration process is like. It was a journey that she describes as absolutely worth it when finally being able to be with your significant other. Sandra’s passion to help and serve the community, the families that want to reunite with their love ones, men and women that want a better future for their families; for this and much more Sandra does not call this her job but her chance to put her heart on what she loves most doing.
Carolina was born in Cartagena, Colombia, South America. She has lived in the United States for over 17 years. Carolina joined Chan Law Firm on January 4th 2016, as a paralegal. Her attention to detail and own personal experience with immigration, Carolina, strives to serve clients needs towards obtaining their personal goals in this country. She is a Business Administration major with emphasis in Finance, fluent in both English and Spanish. Her experience working in a multicultural environment from previous positions and the upbringing in a hardworking family in Colombia shaped her professional culture where Respect, Integrity and Stewardship are key fundamentals.
Marcelina truly believes that living in this country we have the potential and opportunity of helping others reach their dreams. Being a child of immigrant parents she has been able to see both sides of how a person can influence the outcome of an immigrant’s life. Marcelina is thankful for those experiences good and bad because this led to her decision of going to school and getting a certification that has now allowed her to work with a great group of people that think alike and want to help others.
Petra Rodriguez joined Chan Law Firm in August of 2017, as a Bilingual receptionist and case specialist. Petra is a proud Mexican-American, born in Texas and raised in Denver, Colorado. She earned an associate’s of science at the Community College of Denver and currently is working toward her bachelor’s degree in business administration at the Metropolitan University of Denver.
Vivian Lemus is originally from Guatemala, and has lived in Denver for over 17 years. She has ample experience in administration and teaching, having interacted with people of different cultures and backgrounds, not only in her own professional development but also in the way she was raised. After undergoing her own immigration journey and finally becoming a US Citizen, Vivian joined Chan Law Firm in May 2018. Her personal experience has provided her with a deep understanding and appreciation of what an immigration process requires. She deeply recognizes the challenges that many clients face as they undergo their own processes, which is what motivates her to seek our client’s best interest every day
Maria Flores came to the Chan Law Firm in June 2014. Maria is a native Spanish speaker and she is also fluent in English. Maria is originally from Mexico. Maria immigrated to the United States as a child and she is a naturalized United States citizen. From personal experience she encountered the many adversities immigrants face in this country, which inspired her to work within the legal immigration realm to help her community. She loves to spend quality time with her family. She grew up in New Mexico. She has more than eleven years of experience as a secretary. She enjoys helping others, takes pride in her work and being a part of the team here at Chan Law Firm.