Catherine A. Chan, JD/MA

Catherine Chan is the Managing Attorney at the Chan Law Firm. Her practice focuses on complex removal (deportation) cases, appellate immigration litigation, civil litigation against government agencies in immigration, and business immigration.

Catherine is a second-generation immigrant to the United States. She is Chinese, Filipina, and Iranian. She has lived and studied in Iran, Spain, and the United States. She is fluent in Farsi and Spanish, in addition to English.

Catherine counts as a distinct life honor the fact that she is trusted with matters of great importance to the individuals, families, non-profit organizations, and corporations she serves. She is determined in her quest to find solutions to complex immigration questions, and she has resolved many “impossible” cases in her clients’ favor.

Catherine has litigated immigration cases at every state and federal court and administrative agency level in the state of Colorado. She has also represented clients across the United States before USCIS and immigration courts, and internationally before American consulates abroad. Catherine has testified as an expert in immigration matters in state and federal court in Colorado. She has taught immigration law classes to the community and to attorneys. She has been published on professionalism issues and immigration law. She is licensed in the State of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

As counsel to the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition she worked at the Colorado state capitol testifying on immigration-related legislation and proposing text and amendments for the legislation. She has served the boards and commissions of many Colorado organizations, including the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Faculty of Federal Advocates, the Colorado Lawyer’s Committee, the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, and the Denver Women’s Commission, among others. Through her community activism and individual cases, she has fulfilled the Colorado Supreme Court’s Pledge to Pro Bono service for over a decade.

For her dedication to her field and community, Catherine has been repeatedly recognized by Law Week Colorado, Super Lawyers and 5280 Magazine. Of special importance to her, her law practice has led to the enjoyment of many friendships with her peers, her clients, and her colleagues.