Theresa A. Vogel


Theresa Vogel has a diverse practice that includes construction defect, gig-economy, premises liability, immigration, and insurance defense matters.  She represents companies, property owners, architects, engineers, and contractors in complex civil litigation and appeals before Colorado appellate courts and the Tenth Circuit.  Ms. Vogel also represents businesses and individuals in immigration proceedings with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, and immigration courts and in I-9 compliance audits conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Ms. Vogel has been an Adjunct Professor with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, co-teaching the Civil Litigation Clinic and teaching the course, Immigration Law & the Workplace.  Previously, she was a Research Assistant at the Jagiellonian University Human Rights Centre where she taught courses on human rights and refugee law and implemented projects funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.


Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202


JD: The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2005, International and Comparative Law
BA: Macalester College, 2000, Classics and Religious Studies


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Career Distinctions & Honors


  • Commission Member, Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission, 2024-present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law: Immigration Law & the Workplace, 2018; Civil Litigation Clinic, 2017
  • Law Clerk, 2nd Judicial District Court, Hon. Shelley I. Gilman, Denver, Colorado, 2005-2007
  • Intern, Delegation of the European Commission to the United States, International Development Section, 2004
  • Legal Intern, Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative of the American Bar Association, Legislative Assistance and Research Program, 2003
  • Research Assistant/Instructor, Jagiellonian University Human Rights Centre: Human Rights and Refugee Law, 2000-2002
Professional Associations
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Presenter, “Asylum and Domestic Violence,” Social Work Policy and Advocacy Course, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, May 2022 & February 2020
  • Presenter, “The Impact of Populism on Asylum Seekers in America,” Populism and Constitutional Crises in Europe Seminar, Jagiellonian University Faculty of Law and Administration, Krakow, Poland, June 2019
  • Author, “Critiquing Matter of A-B-: An Uncertain Future in Asylum Proceedings for Women Fleeing Intimate Partner Violence,” University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, March 2019
  • Presenter, “Changes in Asylum Law for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence,” University of Michigan Law School, March 2019
  • Presenter, “I-9 Compliance Update,” High Country Human Resource Association, February 2017
  • Presenter, “I-9 Compliance and Tips for Avoiding Potential Pitfalls,” High Country Human Resource Association, Edwards, Colorado, February 2016
  • Presenter, “Immigration Advisements Post-Padilla,” Colorado Criminal Justice Act Panel, December 2014
  • Presenter, “Green Building – Exposure Risks v. Benefits,” 2012 ALFA International Construction Law Seminar, July 2012
  • Co-Author, “Tenth Circuit,” ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits, 2012
  • Co-Author, “Expert Witnesses in Colorado Construction Defect Litigation,” Colorado Construction Litigation and Coverage, 2010 & 2012
  • Co-Author, “Attorney Fees in Colorado Construction Litigation,” Colorado Construction Litigation and Coverage, 2010 & 2012
Business & Community Service

Regularly provides pro bono representation on immigration matters.