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Our Team


Karen McCarthy


Attorney Karen McCarthy is the founder of Elevation Law, LLC. Karen has extensive experience in all areas of immigration law, including naturalization, green cards, visas, deportation, and asylum. Karen thrives on the challenges of immigration cases and the complexity of handling a variety of legal issues. Throughout her legal career, Karen has helped clients with affirmative and defensive petitions, permitting individuals and families to live in the United States lawfully and qualify for better jobs. LinkedIn


Bar Admissions

  • Colorado

  • Hawaii

  • New York



  • Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., 2009

  • College of William and Mary, B.A. 2004

  • University of Morelia, Michoacán, 2002


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

  • Colorado Bar Association  (CBA)

  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA)

  • Continental Divide Bar Association (CDBA)

  • Summit Chamber of Commerce


Community Service and Leadership

  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)

  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)

  • AILA Access to Services Committee

  • CBA Environmental Sustainability Program


Katherine Popper

Katherine Popper practices immigration and deportation law with Elevation Law in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. Her practice includes defense in deportation, citizenship and naturalization, green card and adjustment of status, and related immigration legal services.


Before joining Elevation Law, Katherine opened the Denver office and served as the managing attorney of another immigration law firm from 2017-2020. Katherine's passion for immigration law began as a paralegal when she worked on a pro bono U Visa case, providing translation services, case assistance, and communicating with the client. During law school, she was a student attorney with the Women and the Law Clinic where she provided pro bono representation for a T Visa client. After passing the bar, Katherine joined a law firm practicing transactional securities litigation while continuing to provide pro bono immigration legal services to clients in Colorado.


Katherine grew up near Washington, DC. She received her bachelor's degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado in 2009. She spent six months of her undergraduate program studying abroad at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico and a summer studying Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied law at the American University Washington College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2014. While in law school, Katherine wrote for the Legislation and Policy Brief, represented clients with the Women and the Law Clinic, and published a tax policy article in the Bloomberg Tax Management and Real Estate Journal. Katherine is a member of the Minnesota Bar and an active participant in the Denver immigration legal community.



J.D., American University Washington College of Law 2014

B.A. International Affairs, University of Colorado Boulder 2009



Minnesota 2016

Colorado Admission Pending 



Micah Laplante

Micah is a paralegal for Elevation Law. Originally from Maine, Micah became interested in the Spanish-speaking community after extensive travel to Central and South America. She has a degree in International Spanish for Business from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Certificate in Translation Studies from the University of Denver. She has worked in Nicaragua educating communities on the importance of nutrition, and is also a Spanish interpreter for the Summit School District. She is passionate about immigration law and the significant role it plays in helping our diverse mountain community. When not in the office, you can find her skiing, rafting, or traveling.


Bianca Nuanes

Bianca is a paralegal at Elevation Law, LLC in Aurora, Colorado. She is from Tucson, Arizona and loves living in Colorado. Before joining Elevation Law, LLC she held positions with an environmental advocacy group, a small immigration law office, and also ran her own business. She is currently pursuing her paralegal certificate. Bianca’s passion for unity and community gives her great motivation for the work she is doing with us today. 



  • Bachelor’s of Public Management 

  • Associate’s of General Studies

  • Associate’s of Liberal Arts


Norma Camunez 


Norma Camunez was born and raised in Vail, Colorado. She moved to Summit County in April 2018. Norma is bilingual and has experience working with Law Enforcement, including the Eagle County Sheriffs Office and Police Explorer Program. She volunteers at events ranging from Wild West Day, National Night Out, Camp 911, and coaching soccer with the Youth Foundation. Norma loves to be involved with events in the community. For her to be part of Elevation Law has been her biggest motivation so she can use her knowledge to make a positive impact and build trust with our community.