About Us

Meet Your Immigration Legal Team

We work together to provide you personable, effective, and affordable advocacy for you, your family or your business.
Each of us brings our own passion for immigration that drives us to excel in this field.

Christine Swenson, Esq. – Attorney & Owner

Christine Swenson Immigration Attorney
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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 running, paddle boarding, SCUBA diving, and, during the winter, snowshoeing. Why snowshoeing? She freely admits skiing is not her sport; she pokes fun at herself saying “it’s better for everyone else that I don’t ski!”

Lindsay C. Mims, Of Counsel*

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Lindsay joined Swenson Law Office PC as an attorney in 2018. Prior to joining our team, Lindsay practiced in multiple areas of law. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Lindsay began practicing immigration after seeing a need for immigration attorneys in her community.  She began one of the first immigration practices in her hometown of Mobile, Alabama, and quickly fell in love with the clients and the work.

In addition to representing businesses and individuals in immigration matters, Lindsay has experience consulting with other attorneys on how immigration matters can affect other types of cases (domestic relations, criminal, civil, etc.). Additionally, Lindsay has extensive courtroom experience. She served as an Assistant Prosecutor, has tried numerous bench and jury trials, and was named “Top 40 under 40 in criminal defense law” by the organization of National Trial Lawyers in 2018.

When she is not working, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband, Nate, and their cats, Penny and Maddie. She also owns and operates an art and greeting card company, which she affectionately refers to as her “side hustle.” When she isn’t painting and creating, you can find her watching/listening to sports radio, sports podcasts, and sports television, especially if they involve University of Alabama football.

*Of counsel is a an attorney who participates on a case by case basis in the activities of a law firm but is not an associate or full-time employee of the firm.

Laura Sanchez – Senior Legal Assistant

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Laura’s background is very diverse and this makes her a great asset to the firm. While working as a Police Dispatcher for a local police department she provided immediate help to individuals who were need of immediate, urgent police assistance. During these years, her love for community service and customer service grew with every opportunity to help every person who called 911. Later she transitioned into law enforcement for several years, where she had the opportunity to work with victims of many crimes in person. Through her sympathy and understanding of victimization she now helps our clients get through, what sometimes can be a very difficult, stressful immigration system. Her strong bilingual traits are a wonderful asset because she is able to tailor the customer’s needs individually.

Laura is no stranger to the immigration system herself. She successfully assisted her Spanish-speaking mother through her citizenship application from beginning to end. She and her husband also successfully completed his Legal Permanent Resident process. Her passion to serve the Hispanic Community in regards to immigration is contagious, and that’s what brought her to join the firm.

Outside of work Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends doing challenging activities such as obstacle course race’s, snowboarding in the winter and going for runs with her German Shepherd, Zerk.

Jennifer Rhyans – Senior Legal Assistant

Jennifer has a love and passion of helping people. She uses this passion daily to assist our client’s through, what can at times be, a very daunting immigration process. Jennifer was drawn to the area of immigration law after witnessing an immigrant being taken advantage of while trying to navigate the immigration system. Witnessing this treatment sparked in her a desire to learn all she can about the immigration system to help keep others from having a similar experience.

With a background in legal administrative work combined with legal training, Jennifer brings both experience and knowledge to the table. She has gain direct immigration experience assisting immigrants through several family and humanitarian processes. These experiences and her passion for being of service to other make her an asset to our team.

Being a Colorado native, in her free time, Jennifer loves being outdoors. You can often find her with her family hitting a trail or just taking a leisurely walk. She is an active member of her church and enjoys volunteering through its community service department.

Aldo Meraz – Intake Legal Assistant 

Aldo is a first-generation Latino and has been exposed to the processes of legal immigration at a young age. Ever since his father was naturalized, he had a seed embedded in him; that seed was a desire to better the system one way or another. He knows the difficultness a person may have through what some may consider a confusing and tedious immigration system and feels a need to use his skills as a tool for those people open to letting him help.

He completed the Paralegal Program at Community college of Denver the summer of 2019 and has been trained in all areas of paralegal work. He carries a high level of professionalism with him due to the fact he’s been in managerial positions his whole working life: he was a supervisor for UPS for three years where he learned to manage a high paced environment, later on he became an assistant manager and corporate trainer for a large marketing and communications company, Onnit Marketing Group, where his focus was assisting low-income communities. While working in those communities Aldo really learned how to better communicate, and properly help, with an abundance of diverse social groups. He was a well-blended professional demeanor with just the right amount of compassion needed to best service your immigration needs.

Apart from a first-generation Latino, he is also a Colorado native. He lives up to that name with his love for Colorado and all the beauty it offers. He spends his winters snowboarding and all the other seasons hiking the Rockies. All the while, he has his best friend Bear, a German-Shepherd mix, with him.

Mayra Cartagena – Administrative Assistant

Mayra joined our team recently in 2019 to help our Hispanic families communicate with our team as an Administrative Assistant. She gained her experience working for many years in an insurance company in Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, she studied for Executive Secretary, and is currently studying to become Medical Administrative Assistant in the Community College of Denver.

Mayra was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Colorado in 2005, and dedicated her time to raise her family, and help them in their transition into a different culture, and lifestyle. After helping her family grow, she decided to develop her own knowledge, and attend college. Having moved to a different country helps her understand the different situations the Hispanic Community has to face on an everyday basis.

In her free time, she likes riding her mountain bike with her husband Guillermo, crocheting, baking, enjoy activities with her kids and grandkids, and travel. She has two Siberian Huskies and she enjoys their company very much. She is also a professional photographer.