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MEET THE TEAM

River Mountain Immigration provides individual, family & business immigration legal services. Serving Montana, the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. and the world

RANDALL 
CAUDLE

Immigration Attorney

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     I moved to Missoula, Montana in 2017 with my family. I started River Mountain Immigration, a boutique immigration law firm that focuses on family, sports immigration and crimmigration (the intersection of criminal law & immigration law). I really like representing couples in marriage green card cases and fiance(e) visa cases and have successfully obtained green cards & U.S. legal permanent residence for over 500 foreign national spouses. I have represented professional athletes, models, business owners, victims of crimes, domestic abuse victims, DACA individuals brought into the U.S. as children and once represented the winner of a reality TV show. 

     I have extensive experience in both Naturalization to U.S. Citizenship cases and complex I-751 removal of conditions cases. I was the national liaison between AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) and the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services) California Service Center I-751 division for 2 years. 

     Before moving to Montana, I ran a 4-attorney, 8-person firm called Caudle Immigration in San Francisco, CA. Caudle Immigration received over 100 5-star Yelp reviews. Every year since 2005, I have received a "BV Distinguished Very High Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards" from Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally I am accredited through BBB with a rating of A+.

   

 I have taught immigration law and paralegal studies as an adjunct law professor at San Francisco Law School, Golden Gate Law School and U.C. Berkeley. I also served on Stanford Law School's Immigration Clinic Board for 5 years. 

     Outside of the office, I like to spend time with my family traveling, watching my kids play soccer, spending time in the Montana outdoors engaging in water activities, and making craft coffee & alcohol drinks for my friends (I am a certified bartender, volunteer barista & Montana food safety certified). I also like reading & watching movies & TV shows about spies and watching sports (both live and on TV). 

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HEIDI
MARTIN

Legal Assistant

    I moved to Missoula four years ago, from Dillon, MT, when I started my undergraduate degree at the University of Montana. I am currently working on a Pre-Law focused B.A. in Sociology, with an Inequality and Social Justice concentration, a B.M. in Piano Performance and a Political Science minor. I’ve done research on mental illness and accessibility, the stigma around miscarriages and underrepresentation in the music world. I am also a member of the Davidson Honors College, UM student government and Global Leadership Initiative. I was elected Student Music Union President, which allows me to work with 16 groups across campus and over 500 students. My senior capstone community based writing project is focused on the citizenship process for refugees and the refugee experience after arrival in the United States.  
   


   I’ve worked in a Preschool for two and a half years, as an assistant teacher. I spent last summer in Washington D.C., interning with a Senator on Capitol Hill, where I was involved in education, health immigration issues. Following graduation, I will be applying to law school, after which I am interested in pursuing a career in family or immigration law.
    When I’m not in school, I love going to trivia nights, playing the piano and going for runs around Missoula. I love reading and I’m currently making my way through all of Agatha Christie’s novels. I also enjoy spending time with my four siblings and trying new desserts around Missoula.

PAIGE MICKELSON

Legal Assistant

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Legal Assistant

I was born in Missoula, MT and have lived here my entire life. I am currently attending the University of Montana and am studying Political Science with a Pre-Law focus and minoring in Business. I hope to attend law school after I complete my undergraduate degree. During my time at UM, I've started the Griz Club Soccer team to give college aged women the opportunity to play soccer and to further develop the Missoula soccer community that I was raised in. Additionally, I was manager of the Sport Club Union at UM and helped reorganize and rebuild club sports at the university after the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Before starting my work with River Mountain Immigration, I worked for the Mansfield Center and helped host participants of international exchange programs funded by the US State Department. This upcoming summer, I will be interning with a Senator on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. I am looking forward to seeing how the federal government functions and am excited to live in the city for the summer. 

When I am not working or in school, I enjoy spending time outside with family, friends, and especially my dogs. I love to listen to podcasts, go on walks and enjoy traveling and exploring new places whenever I can! 

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CHAYSELYN PAULSON

Intern

I was born and raised here in Missoula, MT, and attend the University of Montana studying psychology. I currently work at Liquid Planet Grille across from campus and intern here! Before coming to school here at the University of Montana, I attended Montana State University, after playing lacrosse there, I moved home and became an assistant coach for the Spartan High School women's Lacrosse team. I am excited to work here this summer and open my eyes to a new perspective on law.

 I have yet to figure out where to go with my degree, but I am excited to take this opportunity and learn more! When I am not working or going to school I love to hang with my family and friends. I have three siblings, two nieces, and two nephews. I enjoy spending time with them and watching them grow up! We do many outdoor things, like going to the lake, hiking, or floating in the river! When I am not with my friends or family, I love reading new books or watching new shows! 

ELAN
BADMINTON

Legal Assistant/Creative Director and Social Media Manager

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    Originally from Monteverde, Costa Rica I moved to Montana in 2006 for school. I graduated from Hellgate High School with an International Baccalaureate diploma and honors and later went on the attend the University of Montana and Davidson Honors College as a Political Science and Spanish major. Additionally I earned a certificate in Migration Studies as a pre-law student. I am interested in helping others particularly in the realm of immigration with my Spanish language skills. I absolutely love engaging with people from a diverse array of communities and often do so through the International Rescue Committee which works to resettle refugees in the Missoula community as well as ONE which works to combat extreme poverty and preventable disease globally.

   Through ONE I have met with Montana representatives on multiple occasions in order to engage them on international issues and encourage them to support countries and communities in need. I have also served as one of their representatives at the 2020 Youth United Nations conference in which students from around the world discussed issues pertaining to gender, the environment, and immigration. I worked on campus as president of the UM ONE Chapter and Pi Sigma Alpha which is the only national Political Science Honors Society. 

    In my free time, I love being in the outdoors be it backpacking, biking, or swimming. I also love traveling, I have been to 20 countries! I am an avid reader, especially action adventure! Additionally I am a marathon runner and am currently based out of Costa Rica where I drink lots of great coffee!

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