Denise James, Attorney

Denise James - Tanko Law OfficeDenise James, Attorney

Denise James achieved her undergraduate degree in Oklahoma and her Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine University School of Law. Denise also received a concurrent Master’s Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation) from Pepperdine’s prestigious Straus Institute, ranked number one in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Denise is a licensed Attorney in the States of Oklahoma, California and now Montana!

While attending law school, Denise volunteered with Pepperdine’s Center for Community Development and Service, mentoring and tutoring Los Angeles’s inner-city children and lecturing in various venues, including prisons, on the topic of domestic violence. Denise’s name is forever engraved in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Wall of Tolerance” for her work towards a more just America.

Denise and her husband have been married for 11 years and moved to Montana in 2013. They are thrilled to call the Flathead Valley home. While she is not working, Denise spends most of her time writing, motorcycling, relaxing with her four rescue dogs and exploring the outdoors.

Denise is also the assistant coach at Glacier Gymnastics, a published author of both southern and paranormal fiction, a Certified Pet Nutrition Specialist and Canine Massage Therapist.

An avid sports fan, Denise is the President of the OU Club of Northwest Montana and the proudest Sooner in the valley!


For those seeking a better life and more opportunity in the United States, the results of their legal immigration proceedings hold the key to the future. At Tanko Law Office, we strive to use our experience and understanding of immigration law to provide better options and representation for those looking to legally immigrate to the United States and live out the American Dream.

If you’re in need of a green card, a temporary work visa or legal United States citizenship status, Denise James, Esq. of the Tanko Law Office is here to help. With her considerable experience, Denise has guided and assisted many immigrants with obtaining green cards, temporary work visas and naturalized citizenship, allowing them to achieve their goals in the United States.

Denise offers legal guidance for those looking to obtain a green card through relatives, marriage, investment, employment, asylum and the green card lottery, as well as guidance in obtaining a work visa or becoming a United States citizen.