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J. Christopher Keen

J. Christopher Keen

Practice areas:

Immigration, Criminal Defense

About Me

I thoroughly enjoy working in the field of immigration and criminal law.  Each case to me symbolizes a person who wants to stay (or come) to the United States.  I like to plan out a strategy (which can evolve through the case) to achieve my clients' goals, and then to implement it.  My professional practice is devoted to immigration and criminal law.  


 


I enjoy spending time with my family or on the lake.  I love to travel especially to immigration conferences.  


 


I work best with clients who want to win their case, who have compelling reasons to be in the United States, and are willing to do what it takes.  

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Immigration: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gregory Charles Ashcraft

    I worked for Chris when I was just an undergrad. He cares about his clients and fights for their rights. I loved working for him and learning from him and his associates.

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    Gregory Ashcraft Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Keen Law Offices, LLC

491 South Orem Boulevard
Orem, UT, 84058

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
UTActive200205/10/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerKeen Law Offices, LLC2002 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyer's AssociationNational Committee Member2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyer's AssociationBoard of Governors2012 - 2013
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Central Utah Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Contreras-Bocanegra v. Holder, 678 F.3d 811 (10th Cir. 2013)Client was restored to his Permanent Resident States and permitted to return to the United States to pursue his immigration claim.
Fernandez-Vargas v. Ashcroft, 394 F.3d 881, 10th Cir., 2005Dismissed by the 10th Circuit
Fernandez-Vargas v. Gonzales, 126 S.Ct. 2422, U.S., 200610th Circuit affirmed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
BlogSalt Lake City Immigration Court has a new Immigration Judge - What does that mean to YOU?2013
BlogUtah's Plea in Abeyance Law and Immigration Law2013
F 3d-2007, WL 4111986, 10th Cir.Lorenzo v. Mukasey2007
126 S.Ct. 2422, U.S.Fernandez-Vargas v. Gonzales2006
126 S. Ct. 544 2005 WL 871058, U.S.Fernandez-Vargas v. Gonzales2005
394 F.3d 881, 10th Cir.Fernandez-Vargas v. Ashcroft2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Brigham Young UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Solo Small Firm PracticeSolo and Small Firm Practice for New Attorneys2013
AILA CLERepresenting the Immigrant on Appeal, Before the Appeal2013
AILA CLE - 10th Circuit Appeals10th Circuit Appellate Practice2012
Law Practice ManagementManaging your law practice2009
"Immigration Consequences of Criminal Law"Immigration and Criminal Law2009
"What Businesses Need to Know about Immigration Trends"Immigration Law2008
"Practical Immigration Law Tips For Criminal Defense Lawyers"Criminal and Immigration Law2008