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Caplan & Earnest announced that it has added attorney Ashlyn Kahler-Rios to the 50-year-old, Boulder-based law firm. Ms. Kahler-Rios is a member of Caplan & Earnest’s Immigration Law section, where she represents clients on a range of employment and family-based immigration matters, including I-9 audits and compliance for employers and removal defense for individuals. She also supports the firm’s Education Law and Employment Law clients.
Ms. Kahler-Rios first joined Caplan & Earnest as a summer law clerk, where she conducted legal research, writing and analyses on behalf of the firm’s attorneys. Prior to joining Caplan & Earnest, she drafted appellate briefs and internal agency memorandum on matters of federal-state law conflict as a Legal Intern at the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). She also served as a Legal Intern with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), where she worked on complex legal issues within the federal immigration, administrative and state criminal law context.
The addition means Caplan & Earnest now has 35 attorneys focusing on eight practice areas – Education Law, Health Law, Litigation, Immigration Law, Business Law, Compliance & Workplace Investigations, Estate Planning/Probate/Wills/Trusts and Family/Divorce Law.
“Ms. Kahler-Rios is a talented attorney whose experience working at the USCIS and the Department of Justice’s EOIR gives her tremendous insight that will help our immigration clients more successfully navigate an ever-changing landscape,” said Jim Branum, managing member at Caplan & Earnest.