LGA Immigration

Staff

Our Team

 
 
 
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Attorney

Lisa Green

Over the past 30 years, Lisa has represented many clients from all over the world in front of USCIS, ICE, Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Lisa’s goal is to ensure that those involved in the immigration system receive the best legal representation possible in a rigorous and compassionate fashion. Lisa’s career in immigration law began back in 1984 when she was awarded a full scholarship to the Urban Morgan Institute for International Human Rights at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Serving as a staff editor of the Human Rights Quarterly, Lisa reviewed manuscripts from leading human rights attorneys and academics from all over the world. After graduating in the top ten percent of her class, Lisa clerked for a judge in Boulder, Colorado.

From 1987 to 1990, she taught at Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts where she also worked with an organization aiding asylum seekers from El Salvador and Guatemala. Thereafter, Lisa joined the law firm of Stern and Elkind in Denver where she specialized in immigration law from 1990 until 2006. During that time, Lisa was instrumental in starting the Young Lawyers Division of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, an advocacy organization of which she has been a member since 1990.

Lisa opened her own firm in Boulder, Colorado in October 2006 and continues to specialize and limit her practice to immigration law. She has lectured on various areas of immigration law throughout the United States and has published nationally on topics related to asylum law.  Since 2011, Lisa has taught Asylum and Refugee law at the University of Colorado School of Law as an Adjunct Professor.

Lisa is a member of the National AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee where she has served for many years, including terms as Vice-Chair and Co-Chair. In addition, Lisa has served on Colorado AILA’s Asylum Committee since its inception, serving as both chair and vice-chair of this committee. Lisa was instrumental in starting the Colorado Asylum Project, a clearinghouse for indigent asylum seekers. Lisa also serves as a mentor attorney for the Rocky Mountain Immigrant and Advocacy Network (RMIAN) and from 2013-2014, Lisa was the Director of Immigration Law at the Colorado Health Equity Partnership.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
J.D. Law

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
B.A. Political Science

Activities & Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado School of Law

  • National American Immigration Lawyers Association Asylum and Refugee Committee

  • Colorado American Immigration Lawyers Association Asylum Committee

  • Admitted to Colorado Bar

 
 

 
 
 
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ATTORNEY

Susie Tehlirian

Susie Tehlirian graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 2001. After working as a researcher for the University of Michigan and then living in New Zealand under a work exchange program, she attended law school at the University of Colorado. During law school, Susie studied International Human Rights Law through a semester abroad program at the University of Costa Rica. Following graduation in 2008, Susie clerked for the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals and then worked as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Colorado. Susie is the daughter of immigrants and considers it an honor to work in the field of immigration law at Lisa Green & Associates. She has exclusively practiced immigration law with Lisa Green since 2011.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
J.D. Law

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
B.A. Communications Studies

Activities & Affiliations

  • Admitted to Colorado Bar

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

 
 

 
 
 
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Attorney

Tierney Tobin

Tierney graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2018 in the top ten percent of her class. She focused her studies on immigration law, delving into both academic classes and clinical work. Tierney  joined the Lisa Green & Associates team full-time in August and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in November 2018.

Prior to law school, Tierney received her undergraduate degree from Bates College and her master’s degree in International Education Development from the Teachers College at Columbia University. She spent three years working for Kwah Dao, a non-profit organization in Thailand that provides educational opportunities for stateless Shan youth and Burmese migrants. During two of those three years, Tierney was the director of the Banyan Center, Kwah Dao’s preschool and kindergarten initiative. It was during her time in Thailand that Tierney’s interest in immigration law emerged and she decided to go to law school.

Though Tierney misses the students and families she worked with in Thailand, she is thrilled to be a part of Lisa Green & Associates and have the opportunity to represent impressive and kind clients. She has also loved every second of living in Colorado and tries to take advantage of the beautiful weather and scenery here by hiking and exploring as much as she can.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
J.D. Law

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
M.A. International Education Development

BATES COLLEGE
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • Admitted to Colorado Bar

 
 

 
 
 
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ATTORNEY

Marlise (Mar) Armstrong

After growing up in Hawaii and graduating from McGill University in Montreal, Mar Armstrong worked with a network of community centers throughout the Middle East, where her passion for helping resilient refugees find stability, security, and peace was ignited. During law school, Mar completed internships with the Harvard Immigrant and Refugee Clinic, the East Bay Community Law Center, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project.

Mar graduated with high honors from Northeastern University School of Law in 2016. The following year, she served as a Justice AmeriCorps Fellow at Catholic Charities, representing unaccompanied children before the Denver Immigration Court. Upon completing her fellowship, Mar opened her own practice to assist young people seeking asylum and special immigrant juvenile status.

Mar is honored to be able to continue representing incredible clients as a member of the team at Lisa Green and Associates. She is proficient in Spanish.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Admitted to Colorado Bar

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Education

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
J.D. Law

MCGILL UNIVERSITY
B.A. Philosophy and Psychology


 
 
 
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Paralegal

Megan Berkower

Megan graduated in 2011 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies. Megan works on many different types of cases including asylum, cancellation of removal, naturalization, DACA, family-based petitions, National Visa Center and consular processing, adjustment of status, removal proceedings, employment authorization and certain types of employment-based petitions.

Megan’s exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail are evident not only to the staff at Lisa Green & Associates, but to all our clients.  Megan loves to work in the field of immigration law as it gives her an opportunity to work closely with clients on a daily basis and have a positive impact on their lives.  Megan, a native of Boulder, Colorado, enjoys playing guitar, cooking and the outdoors. She has worked with Lisa Green since 2010.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
A.A.S. Paralegal Studies

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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PARALEGAL

Mariel Hernandez

Mariel graduated from the University of Denver with majors in International Studies and French. She focused her studies on International Development and Human Rights. Through her volunteer and study abroad experiences she worked with migrant workers, refugee youth and with local organizations promoting female education in West Africa. She is an activist for migrants and an advocate for social change and kindness.  Mariel is fluent in Spanish.

 As a daughter of Mexican migrants, she loves all things Latin but also thoroughly enjoys Colorado culture. She likes hiking, camping, backpacking and spending times outdoors. She has worked with Lisa Green & Associates since July 2019

Education

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
B.A. International Studies, French

 
 
 

 
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Office Manager

Sara Williams-Mann

Sara Williams-Mann graduated with a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1994, graduating in the top 10% of her class. Following graduation, she worked for Stern and Elkind, a Denver immigration law firm, specializing in asylum law and various aspects of employment-related immigration law.  While an attorney with Stern and Elkind, Sara not only enjoyed a successful practice representing foreign nationals with immigration applications, but she worked closely with Lisa Green. As Office Manager at Lisa Green & Associates, Sara is able to combine her love for the field of immigration law with a position in management. Sara has worked with Lisa Green since 2012.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Admitted to Colorado Bar

Education

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
J.D. Law

EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies