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Courtney D. Sommer
Courtney D. Sommer

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Biography

Courtney D. Sommer grew up in Independence, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology and minors in Journalism, Spanish, and Women's & Gender Studies in 2011. She earned her J.D. at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, IL in 2014 with a Pubic Interest Law Certificate.

After law school, Courtney moved to Colorado and began practicing immigration law in 2016. She joined Hernandez & Associates, P.C. in June 2019 where she currently focuses on removal defense, appellate work, and naturalization cases.

 

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Public Interest Law Certificate
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Sociology

Pro-Bono Activities

  • RMIAN, 2014-2016
  • Heartland Alliance, 2013

Past Positions

  • Joseph Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 2016-2019
  • Bell & Pollock, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2015-2016

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Chair - Immigration Law Section, 2020
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Colorado LGBT Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • AILA, 2014-Present

Current Employment Position

  • Associate Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Immigration Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2020