Catherine A. Chan, JD/MA
Catherine consults regularly for local non-profit agencies, churches and international consulates in presenting immigration-related information to the community. She demonstrates her commitment to the community through publications and involvement in pro bono efforts and legal clinics.
She has successfully represented clients from all over the world before the Colorado Supreme Court, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and various international consulates.
Catherine litigates difficult cases for her clients in the context of asylum, deportation defense and naturalization. In her civil cases, she negotiates large settlements for clients in employment law matters and in sub-contractor cases against general contractors.
Josh Russcol is an Associate Attorney at the Chan Law Firm, practicing immigration law.
Josh was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the surrounding suburbs. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Spanish, from the University of Virginia in 2003. After graduating, Josh spent three years living in the Dominican Republic as a Peace Corps volunteer, where his primary projects were working with rice-growing cooperatives and building composting latrines.
Adriana graduated college in May of 2021 as a first-generation student. A proud daughter of two Mexican immigrants, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Anthropology. Adriana interned with the Chan Law Firm in 2019, and upon graduation joined the team.
Her passion for immigration came from her family’s personal challenges within the immigration system. She vividly remembers the long, systemic hurdles of filling out immigration paperwork: particularly the language barriers, economic challenges, and sheer lack of understanding of the process.
She hopes to one day become an immigration attorney and help families like hers be able to understand and obtain immigration relief. She keeps the stories shared with her close to her heart, and fully believes it is these stories that are her drive and fuel to continue to advocate.
Sammy Jo Apodaca
Sammy Jo Apodaca (she/her/ella) was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and moved to Denver in August 2019. She earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso and is pursuing law school. Sammy is passionate about immigration and civil rights and is committed to bridging the gap between fear and immigration. She finds pleasure in working with people of different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities and takes honor in supporting these diverse group of individuals. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has had a passion for helping people who don’t speak English for as long as she can remember. These early experiences helped shape her relationship with immigration, and she is eager to dedicate her career to serving individuals of different backgrounds. In her free time Sammy Jo enjoys spending time with her dog, hiking, and trying new food.
Carolina Covo is an Accounting Manager at the Chan Law Firm.
Carolina was born in Cartagena, Colombia, South America. She has lived in the United States for over 17 years. Carolina joined Chan Law Firm on January 4th 2016, as a paralegal. Her attention to detail and own personal experience with immigration, Carolina, strives to serve clients needs towards obtaining their personal goals in this country. She is a Business Administration major with emphasis in Finance, fluent in both English and Spanish. Her experience working in a multicultural environment from previous positions and the upbringing in a hardworking family in Colombia shaped her professional culture where Respect, Integrity and Stewardship are key fundamentals.
Maria Flores is an Executive Administrative Assistant at the Chan Law Firm.
Maria Flores came to the Chan Law Firm in June 2014. Maria is a native Spanish speaker and she is also fluent in English. Maria is originally from Mexico. Maria immigrated to the United States as a child and she is a naturalized United States citizen. From personal experience she encountered the many adversities immigrants face in this country, which inspired her to work within the legal immigration realm to help her community. She loves to spend quality time with her family. She grew up in New Mexico. She has more than eleven years of experience as a secretary. She enjoys helping others, takes pride in her work and being a part of the team here at Chan Law Firm.