Meet Our Team


Jennifer M. Smith


Jennifer M. Smith is a problem solver and passionate about serving her clients and the community. In more than 15 years of private practice, she has gained time-tested skills for finding solutions within the complex web of immigration law.

She has opened new doors for small and large businesses, children, family members, refugees and asylees, victims of crime and abuse, and entrepreneurs of all types. After successfully resolving thousands of immigration and naturalization cases, she continues to love the challenge that comes from convincing the government to grant her client’s cases, no matter how unique the situation.

When she is not working, Jennifer is enjoying the great outdoors with her family.


  • University of Colorado, School of Law – Juris Doctorate (May 2000, with distinction)
  • University of Washington – International Business Certificate (July 1997)
  • Intensive Skills Development with Harvard Negotiation Project (January 1995)
  • Connecticut College – Bachelor of Arts: International Relations (May 1995)


  • Chair of the Colorado chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, National Immigration Project
  • Member, Ninth Judicial District Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter and Author, AILA Colorado, Fall Conference, 2014, 2015, 2016, on Violence Against Women Act, Consular processing, Waivers, Marriage cases, U and T visas
  • Presenter and Author, AILA National Conference, 2016, on Violence Against Women Act
  • Author, CLE Colorado, “Change of Status,” most recently updated 2016
  • Presenter, CLE Colorado, H-1B visas”
  • Presenter, Latino Youth Summit, 2010
  • Presenter, Four Corners Immigration Conference, 2009
  • Presenter, Center for the American West Board of Directors Retreat, 2008
  • Presenter, Bizopoly Symposium, 2007
  • Presenter, Ninth Judicial District Bar Association, “Immigration Law for Other Attorneys,” 2012
  • Source on Immigration Law for Aspen Public Radio and Post Independent Newspaper, ongoing
  • Presenter on immigration for community organizations, including the public library, safehouses, schools, attorneys, and non-profits, ongoing

Awards & Recognition

  • AILA’s Michael Maggio Pro Bono Award for her volunteer work at the family detention center in Artesia, NM, 2015
  • Athena International Award for Young Professionals from the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Pro Bono Service Award from Alpine Legal Services and Ninth Judicial District Bar Association, 2012
  • Jackie Morales Community Service Award, 2010
  • Outstanding Programs Committee Member Award from the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, 2002
  • Governor’s Service Award, State of Colorado, 1993


  • Honorable Judge Kapelke, Colorado Court of Appeals


  • “Change of Status,” Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner, 2011, updated 2013
Meet Our Staff
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Monica Alvarado


Diana Gomez


Hilary Garnsey


Emelie Piper

Office Manager
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