About Us

Laurel Herndon - Founder, Executive Director & Managing Attorney


Licensed Colorado Attorney (35691)
J.D. University of Illinois, B.S. Purdue University, Political Science and French
Laurel is proficient in Spanish and specializes in immigration law.

Awards include:
RMPJC "Peacemaker of the Year" Award (2017)
Boulder County Aids Project "Legends" Award (2011)
Family Learning Center "Penfield Tate" Award (2004)
Boulder County Community Action Program "Partners" Award (2002)

Belen Pargas Solis - Paralegal & OLAP Accredited Representative


Belen Pargas Solis is a graduate of Longmont's Skyline High School, where she participated in activities focusing on immigrant rights. After high school Belen worked as a customer service representative in Monterrey, Mexico, assisting Spanish-speaking clients. Belen is fully bilingual and bi-cultural.

Francisco Javier Maldonado Martinez - Paralegal


Francisco Javier Maldonado Martinez is a May, 2017 graduate of the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Political Science. While at CU Francisco participated in the INVST Program and worked as an intern at the Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County. Francisco is fully bilingual and bi-cultural.

Maria Gordillo Villa - Office Manager


Maria Gordillo Villa joined the Immigrant Legal Center in August, 2017 as Office Manager. Maria is a graduate of Boulder High School, is an immigrant rights activist and a talented artist. Maria is fully bilingual and bi-cultural and welcomes clients and community members to a Spanish-first environment.