About Us


Maria Belen Albuja

María Belén Albuja, Owner and Managing Attorney

María Belén’s vision in the field of immigration law is to offer the best client service to the immigrant community and provide legal education as well.

María Belén was born in Quito, Ecuador and came to Denver, Colorado in 2003, with the dream of living and working. Unlike most attorneys, María Belén Albuja felt firsthand the stress and fear of confronting the immigration system and starting from scratch. She has never forgotten her roots. She is a proud Ecuadorian, an immigrant, and since 2008, a United States citizen.

Maria Belen Albuja

María Belén Albuja studied at the Catholic University of Quito School of Law and has earned several postgraduate studies in Financial, International and Comparative Law. Because of her academic record, bilingual skills, and work experience she had the opportunity to work in various law firms specializing in immigration in the city of Denver while attending law school at the University of Denver where she received her Juris Doctor Law degree. After passing the bar examination, she opened the doors of ALBUJA LAW LLC in 2011. She is an active member of the Bar Association of Colorado, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association at the local and national level.

She is a legal resource to the community and has participated in the widely-heard radio news program, “Hablemos Hoy”, for the past 8 years. She continuously participates in immigration conferences, gives community presentations, and actively participates in social networks, social media and television news programs

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James Flanagan, General Manager 

James is the General Manager of operations and finance and came on board Albuja Law LLC in January 2013. James works closely with María Belén on cases that involve delicate issues and immigration court matters, such as U visa certifications and Deportation cases.

Under his guidance, Albuja Law LLC integrated immigration case management software to secure client confidentiality that has improved office production. He has also spearheaded an environmental and recycling policy which has reduced paper and material consumption. Albuja Law LLC has plans to be virtually paper free within a few years.

James is a native of Denver, Colorado. He attended college at Metropolitan State College of Denver and the University of Colorado. James graduated with a double major in history and political science. He began his career in the personal injury and defense field of law as an intern and quickly advanced to upper management. For 16 years, James was responsible for case assessment, client settlements and management of office personnel.

Due to James’ extensive years of experience serving the Latino and Asian community, he became increasingly interested in immigration law and joined Albuja Law LLC. James is a key component of our office organization and client relations.

Fernanda Perez Vazquez

Fernanda Perez Vazquez, Paralegal

Fernanda specializes in family cases including Consular Processes, Waivers, VAWA, DACA, and Naturalization, among others. She enjoys helping families together and believes that all the hard work and time that goes into each case is always worth it in the end.

Fernanda started as a receptionist in our office, then became an administrative assistant, legal assistant, and now works as a paralegal. Fernanda’s positive attitude and her ability to solve problems fast make her a very important member of the firm.

She is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. During her educational career, Fernanda made the honor roll for her high-grade achievement. She is currently attending Front Range Community College majoring in Business Management and her plans include attending to law school to become a defense attorney.

In her free time, Fernanda enjoys spending time with her family, hiking in the beautiful Colorado outdoors and playing with her five dogs.


Natalie Plata, Paralegal

Natalie grew up in Houston, TX, then moved to Denver, Colorado in 2018 to pursue a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and is scheduled to graduate in 2022. She has been working in the immigration field since 2012 and brought her expertise to Albuja Law LLC in December of 2018.

Natalie understands the hardships our clients face, which is why she strives to provide the best outcome for each individual client. Natalie specializes in Asylum, Waivers, U-Visas, and Business Visas, among others. Her attention to detail and ability to research information quickly helps Albuja Law LLC move our client cases faster. In addition, her multicultural background and exceptional bilingual skills makes her an asset in our team.

Outside of work, Natalie spends her weekends tutoring students from elementary through college in math and science. She also enjoys running and hiking in the mountains of Colorado.

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Mía and Teddy

Mía is originally from Quito, Ecuador. She moved to Denver in 2011. She enjoys greeting clients, chasing tennis balls and taking naps in the waiting room.

Teddy is a Colorado native. He is currently the most popular attraction in our office. He enjoys any and all tummy rubs.

Mía and Teddy have a mind of their own and understand both English and Spanish. They have different schedules and only work part time.

Immigration is hard, not only because of the amount of work involved, but it can also be stressful for clients. Mía and Teddy give us all a reason to take a five-minute break to recharge so we can serve our clients better.

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Let us know If you are allergic to dogs so we can make the appropriate accommodations.

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