Christopher Worth is an immigration attorney who lives and works in East Quogue, New York.
Christopher has been practicing immigration law since 2013. During that time, he has appeared in immigration courts in New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, California, Washington, and Michigan, and has submitted numerous appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Christopher has represented clients detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities throughout the United States, including facilities rated nationally as among the most difficult in which to obtain relief, such as those located in Lumpkin, Georgia (Stewart) and Oakdale, Louisiana. In those facilities, and others nationwide, he has experienced a high rate of success in securing release for his clients on bond or parole. He is also proud of the work of his firm in obtaining relief for clients in the form of asylum, special immigrant juvenile status (SIJ), prosecutorial discretion, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), adjustment of status, advanced parole, and naturalization (U.S. citizenship), as well as his own efforts while employed with My Sisters’ Place, a nonprofit in White Plains, New York, in securing for clients U nonimmigrant status (U Visa) and relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
In order to better understand the interaction between immigration law and the criminal justice system (“crimigration”), Christopher has handled a small number of criminal matters, including a jury trial in East Hampton Justice Court for an individual charged with their first DWI where the jury found the defendant not guilty after considering a novel defense strategy including expert witness testimony that the defendant may have been involuntary intoxicated due to exposure to solvents (paint fumes). Christopher is frequently called upon by the defense bar to provide advice and counsel on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and pleas.
Prior to practicing immigration law, Christopher was an associate with Clifford Chance US LLP. From the firm’s Washington, D.C. office he helped to represent the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in the U.S. government’s $34 billion loan guarantee program for renewable energy projects, and from the New York office, represented a pro bono asylum client, as well as various banks, financial institutions, and funds.
For the year prior to joining Clifford Chance, Christopher was welcomed as a pro bono law clerk to Peter W. Hall, associate justice on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Christopher earned his juris doctorate (J.D.) from Brooklyn Law School and his bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from Boston College.
Between college and law school, Christopher lived in Cairo, Egypt, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he learned basic Arabic and worked preparing conferences for road safety and the Islamic finance/insurance industries. Christopher also speaks basic Spanish.
Christopher Worth feels proud to be fighting to keep families together. He is grateful for the privilege of empowering others to realize the American dream and is mindful of his responsibility as an attorney and an American to defend the sanctity of that dream by litigating for immigrants’ rights.
- Second Judicial Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York
- District of Columbia Bar
- U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
- Suffolk County Bar Association
|Staff Attorney||My Sisters' Place||2013 - 2014|
|Associate||Clifford Chance US, LLP||2010 - 2013|
|Judicial Law Clerk (Pro Bono)||United States Court Of Appeals For The 2nd Circuit||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Suffolk County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|The Suffolk Lawyer||Plea Bargaining, Criminally Speaking, Without Immigration Status||2015|
|Brooklyn Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
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