Lisa Elaine Battan

Lisa Elaine Battan

Managing Partner
Boulder, Colorado

I am a third generation Colorado native. Although I have not strayed far from home, I have a lifelong interest in learning about people from other places and other cultures.

Licensed to practice law in 1994, I work exclusively in the area of immigration law. I am active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and served as Chair of the Colorado Chapter of AILA. I also served on the Board of Governors of AILA, and as a member of the family immigration committee.

I feel greatly rewarded by my work in immigration law. I have a tremendous opportunity to meet extraordinary people from all over the world. It is truly rewarding to help people overcome the hurdles of our immigration laws in order to live their lives and fulfill their goals and dreams in the United States. Personal contact with my clients and responding to their individual needs has become the hallmark of my practice.

In addition to my work in immigration law, I also teach and dance Argentine Tango. Tango is a complex dance formed out of the immigrant culture of Argentina at the turn of the 20th Century. Colorado has a thriving Argentine Tango community, of which I am proud to be a part. I have been fortunate to join my passion for tango with my work. I secure visas for most of the world’s best tango dancers and musicians who come to work in the U.S.

I also practice yoga and meditation, ride horseback, listen to music from other countries, walk my dog and try to enjoy special moments with my beautiful daughter and family.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration
  • Naturalization Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1997


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Law Journal: Environmental Law Journal, 1993 - 1994
  • University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
    • B.F.A. - 1990
    • Honors: Outstanding Senior Student
    • Major: Fine Arts - Painting & Drawing
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    • B.A.
    • Major: Philosophy


  • Family Immigration, Colorado Bar Association, 1998 - 2000
  • Family Immigration, Boulder Bar Association, 1998 - 2000
  • Health Care Professionals, Colorado Bar Association, 2004
  • Health Care Professionals, Boulder Bar Association, 2004
  • Divorce for Immigrants, Colorado Bar Association, 2000
  • Divorce for Immigrants, Boulder Bar Association, 2000
  • Immigration for Family Lawyers, Boulder Bar Association, 2006
  • Immigration and Employment Laws, Colorado Bar Association, 2006
  • Immigration Law Overview, Colorado Bar Association, 2007
  • Immigration for Employment Lawyers, Colorado Bar Association, 2007
  • Family Immigration Fundamentals, Colorado Bar Association, 2007
  • Employment Immigration, Colorado Bar Association, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, Chair, May 15, 2005 - May 15, 2006
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, Family Immigration Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Lisa E. Battan, P.C., Attorney/President, 2000
  • Lichter & Associates, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1997 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Numerous Religious Workers
  • Battered Spouse Cases

Ancillary Businesses

  • Dance Teacher
  • Horse Back Riding Teacher/Trainer


  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • French