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 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!”


Jenna Dolecek, Senior Legal Assistant

Jenna is a returning employee of Swenson Law Office, PC who has worked and studied all over the world which has given her the ability to work with people from any country and background. She has recently received her Master of Laws in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex in England. While there, she had the opportunity to spend time at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

She has also obtained a Master of Human Rights Law and Policy from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. While completing her Master’s degree, she interned for legal aid centers in Australia and New Zealand assisting refugees with gaining asylum and reuniting refugees with their families.

Jenna also has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies with a focus on Russia and the Middle East from Wichita State University in her hometown of Wichita, Kansas. She hopes to one day be fluent in Russian, Arabic, and Spanish. She has worked and studied abroad in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific. Seeing countless violations of human rights abroad, she hopes to help as many people as possible. Outside of work she likes to learn and explore by reading, watching documentaries, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.


Laura Sanchez – Legal Assistant

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.


Zailyn Prada-Blackburn – Administrative Assistant

Zailyn Prada-Blackburn has had the opportunity to experience a rich career which has provided her with several years of experience working with different cultures. She is a native of Costa Rica, and immigrated to the USA with her family when she was only 3 years old. Zailyn not only has firsthand experience as an immigrant, but also has a professional background in International Business, Corporate Level Administrative Support, and Chief Legal Counsel Executive Support. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Transpersonal Studies. Zailyn is professionally bilingual in Spanish and English and loves yoga, kayaking, and fishing with her family. She grew up in Southern California and is a recent transplant to the Denver area.