About Us

 Meet Your Immigration Legal Team

 

Christine Swenson and Patricia Peña work together to provide you personable, effective, and affordable advocacy for you, your family or your business. Each of them brings their own passion for immigration that drives them to excel in this field.

 

Photo of Christine SwensonChristine Swenson, Esq. – Attorney & Owner

Christine has practiced law for more than 20 years. More than five years ago, Christine opened her law firm and chose to exclusively handle US immigration law. The most important reason is because of her own experience with the US immigration system because she and her husband adopted their daughter. During that long process, she lived through – and survived! – the very same immigration system her clients do today. Just like so many of her clients, she brought her child to the US for the opportunities it can provide that her daughter’s home country could never provide.

In addition to her years of experience in criminal court as a prosecutor, when she handled hundreds of motions , and presented more than 100 jury trials and even more bench trials, Christine is passionate about educating fellow attorneys, judges, and the general public. Christine is honored to be a frequent conference presenter on issues relating to immigration law, particularly U visas, with prestigious organizations such as ASISTA, the Colorado State Judicial Education Department, and the Colorado Bar Association. She is also the Chair of the Colorado U Visa Working Group, which is a volunteer group that promotes education and advocacy of law enforcement agencies. Since the 2016 election, Christine has given “Know Your Rights” presentations to more than 100 people in schools and community organizations, and, in January 2017, she participated with a team of immigration attorneys who worked at the Denver airport to help those affected by the first Muslim ban. You can also hear Christine as a regular guest on Arriba Mi Negocio on Denver’s Radio Luz 1650 AM where she often shares the latest information about US immigration to its Spanish-speaking listeners.

Away from work in her top immigration legal firm, she enjoys spending time with her family enjoying all that Colorado has to offer. She is an enthusiastic college basketball, college and pro hockey, and pro cycling fan. Christine enjoys snowshoeing during the winter months and freely admits skiing is not her sport; she pokes fun at herself saying “it’s better for everyone else that I don’t ski!”

 

Photo of Patricia PeñaPatricia Peña – Legal Assistant

Patricia was born and raised by a loving family in the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In Mexico, her background in hospitality gave her the tools to put the needs of others first. Upon arriving in the United Sates she broadened her skills in customer service. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
As an immigrant herself she desire to help others achieve their dream of a better life in the United States. Her first step began as an interpreter for immigration lawyers and fell in love with the experience. Seeing the joy in their eyes was such a moving experience that drew her to join the team of Swenson Law Office as Legal Assistant.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading a book with a nice cup of coffee and working out at the gym.