Palmer Polaski Welcomes New Of Counsel Attorney Joy Athanasiou


Barbara M. Pineda, Office Administrator
Elkind Alterman Harston, PC
Telephone: 303.736.6650
Fax: 303.736.6655

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Palmer Polaski Welcomes New Of Counsel Attorney Joy Athanasiou

Denver, Colorado, February, 3rd – We are pleased to announce that attorney Joy Athanasiou has joined our firm as Of Counsel. Prior to joining our firm, Joy owned and managed the boutique firm Athanasiou Law Firm, LLC, with a practice focusing exclusively on immigration and naturalization law.

Joy has practiced immigration law for over 10 years with a focus on complex removal and family immigration cases. Prior to her immigration practice, Joy worked in the field of family law for approximately three years, which has enhanced her understanding of complex family immigration issues. In 2005, Joy was named a finalist in the Denver Bar Association/Denver Business Journal Best of the Bar Awards. Recently, one of Joy’s Pro Bono cases was featured in the Denver Westword.

Joy graduated from the University of Denver in 1998 with a Juris Doctor and a Masters in International Studies and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1993.

In addition to her practice, Joy is a steadfast advocate for immigration reform and active in local, state and national political advocacy. Joy serves as the Co-Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Colorado Chapter. She has lobbied at the state and federal level, testified at the Colorado legislature, lectured and written articles on immigration law and policy and worked on state and local political campaigns. Joy is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association and Colorado Women’s Bar Association and served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Lobby of Colorado for over 10 years. 

We are proud to have her as a member of our team.

About Palmer Polaski

Palmer Polaski located in lower downtown Denver at Blake Street Terrace, offers a full line of services to fulfill employment-based and family immigration, deportation defense, asylum and refugee law. The partners bring more than 70 years of combined experience dealing exclusively with the complexities of the immigration process.  All three partners are former Chapter Chairs of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association.  U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers ranked Palmer Polaski in the top tier of Colorado immigration law firms in their 2010, 2011,  2012, 2013, and 2014  issues of Best Law Firm rankings.  The attorneys are supported by a eight-person staff that has decades of experience working in the government, non-profit and corporate immigration law sectors. The ever-changing world of post 9/11 America requires keeping up with all aspects of the flux of immigration law.  Elkind Alterman Harston takes a high-touch approach to every case, serving as client advocates and educating employers and individuals as they navigate through the immigration process.  The firm regularly represents clients throughout the state of Colorado including Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Pueblo, Summit County and throughout the United States and around the world.  To learn more or to schedule a consultation, visit or call 303-736-6650.

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