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Christianna J. Lyford

Christianna J. Lyford

also known as C.J. Lyford

Practice areas:

Adoption, Immigration, International Law

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Immigration: 40%
    18 years
  2. Adoption: 40%
    18 years
  3. International Law: 20%
    18 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Desiree Welborn Wayne

    A foreign adoption can be a long and complicated process. CJ is highly regarded by her peers for providing skilled representation at all stages in these complex cases. In addition to the U.S. adoption and immigration process, I often refer clients for general information about international adoption, and advice on choosing an adoption agency.


    Desiree Wayne Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of C.J. Lyford

632 Germantown Ave.
Lafayette Hill, PA, 19038




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of C.J. Lyford1997 - Present
AttorneyRawle and Henderson1987 - 1995
Manager Attorney: Product Liability and FDASmith Kline1982 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAmerican Immigration Council Ambassador, Phila. ChapterN/A
Immigration Comm., Montgomery County Bar AssociationVice ChairpersonN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of PennsylvaniaPublic PolicyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaNursingDiploma (R.N.)1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Practical Aspects of ImmigrationChanges in International Adoption2011
Immigration Law for the General PractitionerPotential Minefields as a Result of the Hague Adoption Convention2011
TeleseminarChanges in International Adoption2010
Family Building ExpoAsk the Expert2010
Phila., Regional Immigration ConferenceInternational Adoption2009