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Christopher J. Flann

Immigration Attorney at Shepherd, MT

5.0   71 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MT
    Acquired 1996
    Status
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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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  1. Immigration
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    As an immigrant myself, I saw the need for immigration attorneys who understand the system from the outside and the inside.

    28 years

Christopher Flann founded and is the principal attorney behind Immigration Law of Montana, P.C. His practice is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses with immigration matters, principally those located in Montana. As a first-generation immigrant who is a naturalized United States citizen, he understands the immigration system here in the United States from the inside and the outside. Christopher Flann therefore has a unique insight that he uses to help his clients in the most effective way.

As an attorney who enjoys helping people solve problems, Christopher Flann has pursued solutions to his client’s immigration problems be they small or large. Once he accepts a client, he works to provide peace of mind by resolving any issues that complicate the immigration benefit the client desires.

Christopher Flann became a member of the American immigration lawyers Association in 1996 when he graduated from law school so that he could immediately start to gain the experience necessary to successfully represent clients.

Rather than having a classic legal education, Christopher Flann started life as a chemist. He pursued this discipline through a Bachelors degree in chemistry and a Masters degree in biochemistry in the United Kingdom. Sensing the pull of the United States of America, he entered graduate school in the U.S. and graduated with a PhD in 1984 from the University of Rochester, NY. Postdoctoral study prepared him to be a professor of chemistry at the University of Montana. Teaching for five years convinced him to explore alternative careers. He enrolled at the University of Montana School of Law in 1993 graduating with honors in 1996. While at law school he discovered the analytical thinking about abstract concepts he employed as a chemist was readily applicable to the study of law. However, he also learned that the life of an academic is not necessarily a good preparation for the writing required in law school. He sought to remedy this deficiency through Law Review, and was co-editor-in-chief for the University of Montana Law Review.

After graduation, Christopher Flann was hired by the Billings law firm Moulton, Bellingham, Longo & Mather, P. C. as an associate attorney where he worked on administrative matters related to hospitals, commercial litigation, and started an immigration law practice. Through the mentorship of a managing partner, he learned about the business of law as well as the practice of law. Utilizing this invaluable experience, he decided to start his own practice Immigration Law of Montana, P.C. in May 2001, and can honestly say he has enjoyed almost every minute of it since then.

Christopher Flann is admitted to the Montana bar, and is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Montana.

If Christopher Flann can assist you, please contact him for consultation or strategy session to review your issue in depth.

Location

Immigration Law of Montana, P.C
8400 Clark Rd
Shepherd, MT, 59079

Reviews

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Posted by Alexandru | February 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and professional
I had a great experience with ILM, specifically with an I-751 petition. Christopher and his team were very knowledgeable, organized, prompt, and supportive. I highly recommend them for immigration-related cases.
Posted by Svetlana | January 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely recommend!
Thank you so much Immigration Law of Montana, Christopher Flann and Kim for helping with my naturalization. I absolutely recommend them if you need anything regarding immigration. They were very knowledgeable, did all work very fast and it was very easy to communicate. I am very satisfied
Posted by Lindy | December 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Getting my permanent residency
I was very pleased with this firm. I contacted Christopher a year before with inquiries and after the year he was still willing to help me. they always answered any of my questions and made getting my permanent residency so easy. I couldn't have done it without them. They are very knowledgeable and super nice people. Thank you for the help
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Posted by Bailey | September 26, 2023
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I've had the best experience with this Immigration Firm
I am so thankful to have had Immigration Law of Montana, P.C help over the past 6 years! Chris Flann and his Legal Assistants assisted with all 3 of my immigration processes (adjustment of status, removal of conditions and citizenship). They are timely, responsive, professional, kind, and truly care about you and the work they are doing, and I have and will continue to highly recommend them to anyone looking for immigration assistance.
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Posted by Alice | September 18, 2023
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Green card renewal and citizenship
Mr Flann and his team were absolutely amazing. They guided me through two different processes ( my green card renewal and citizenship) and... made it happen with few to no hiccups ( the few I had didn't depend on them but the process itself). The fee is super fair. I especially need to thank Collette, the assistant that literally held my hand during the entire process. She was always there for me when I had a question and was always able to point me in the right direction. I would absolutely recommend them when thinking about an immigration law firm! Thank you again!
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Posted by Anastasiia | September 2, 2023
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We have used the service twice. Everything was very well organized, all our questions were answered. I would highly recommend the firm.
Posted by Kevin | August 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Canadian candidate for employment by VISA in USA
Yellowstone Pathology Institute engaged Mr. Flann's practice to bring a well qualified employee candidate to us from Canada. They did great work! They explained everything thoroughly and outlined the costs and timeline so we knew what to expect. Even when we experienced a hiccup at the border for our new employee, at no fault of ILOM, they promptly assisted us in the next steps so we could smoothly work through the obstacles and get the candidate cleared for work. They communicate very well and are timely with their work and accurate. I will use them again if the need arises, without hesitation. They understand the law well when it comes to employee VISA's and I felt confident in their preparation and product.
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Posted by Tamara | August 5, 2023
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Great Experience!
We tried to process the paperwork on our own and didn't seem to be getting anywhere. After reaching out to Immigration Law of Montana, things started moving along. Not only did they apply in our behalf, but they kept us informed along the way. There was always someone to answer our questions. Best decision we made!
Posted by Justin | June 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Would 100% Recommend
I am so thankful for Chris and his team. My family made the decision to immigrate to the United States, and from the first conversation down to the final congratulations, they were incredibly helpful, resourceful, and able to answer and help us with all of our questions and complications! Blessed to have these guys in our corner and would ask for their help all over again. No regrets!
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Posted by Stacey Pozdnekoff | April 3, 2023
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Highly Recommended
We were very lucky to find such a great immigration lawyer in MontanaPC. My husband James wanted to become a permanent resident. Christopher & Gabriela were very knowledgeable & helpful in explaining every aspect of the immigration process so we knew what was going on every step of the way. If we had questions they were always answered right away. I would recommend Immigration of Montana PC to anyone needing help to get through the immigration process.
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Posted by Marie | March 25, 2023
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Answer to my prayers
I am so thankful for Chris and his staff at ILOM. They were friendly and professional in my quest for my AOS and green card. I felt Chris and Rock were there to answer my questions and communicate through emails and phone calls. Their guidance and help in filling out forms was a God send. I would highly recommend Chris and his services to anyone seeking immigration expertise and advise. He can be an answer to your prayers.
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Posted by Wanda | March 16, 2023
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Attitude of Gratitude
The honest open communication blended with top professional action has brought about the awesome success on my journey to Permanent Residency. A dream come true to join my loved ones. I cannot express enough our gratitude to Christopher and Collette for everything you did to get us to the finish line. With out any hesitation I would recommend this firm that definitely deserves a 5 star rating.
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Posted by Rosana | January 10, 2023
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I-751
I 100% recommend this firm, the entire process was clear, simple, with access to email, text, or call inquiries when needed. It gave me a lot of confidence that it is a Montana firm because this was important to me. I would not hesitate to hire them again if necessary.
Posted by Terry | December 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Imigration process
I defiantly recommend this law firm for your Immigration needs.They were a 100% from start to finish.
Posted by Kate | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I appreciate all the excellent advice I got from Christopher Flann. Because of his knowledge, especially regarding Canadians in the US, I was able to extend my stay with complete confidence that Christopher had everything covered. I especially liked the prompt, informative responses to my queries, from Christopher and his Legal Assistant, Giovanni. I definitely recommend Immigration Law of Montana to anyone planning on extended travel or work in the US.
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Posted by Mathieu | July 5, 2022
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Excellent and indispensable
Christopher was very efficient, knowledgeable and absolutely essential in acquiring my investor status. Brooke and Collette have been very responsive, structured and very pleasant to work with. I would recommend this firm to anybody.
Posted by Elizabeth | June 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Experience!
Thank you so so much to Christopher and all of ILOM. They worked with my husband and I through my Green Card application process, and we absolutely could not have done it without them. All of the staff were so friendly and helpful whenever we needed them. A huge thank you especially to Collette, our legal assistant, who guided us, answered our questions, and kept us up to date of everything going on through the process. You truly made this daunting process so simple and straightforward. We would highly recommend them to our friends and family who may be immigrating or moving to the USA. Thank you all so much again.
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Posted by Michael | May 15, 2022
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Another happy green card recipient
Great service. I'm a very happy green card recipient and I couldn't have done it without the help of Chris and the team. The team were with me on the whole journey, always thinking multiple steps ahead, keeping me well prepared and well-coached, and helping me avoid the multiple potential missteps and pitfalls. Thank you team!
Posted by Jose Alejandro | May 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very very good job
Exelente atención. Muy profecionales confie en el proceso con ellos los resultados fueron asombrosos en el tiempo esperado definitivamente los recomiendo my familia y yo estamos muy agradecidos con los resultados la atención Super amables y cada llamada o pregunta sabían responder con certeza
Posted by Aidan | March 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible!
Christopher, his legal team, and office staff, were all top-notch and very well versed and efficient in their work. Though they were busy at times, I never felt that our questions and concerns were pushed aside. I know that they are busy for good reason! If you are looking to immigrate to the US, look no further. I contacted them based on a recommendation and I recommended them to two others who also used their services. A sincere thank-you to them from my wife and I for all their good work. When it comes time to apply for my "permanent" green card or citizenship, I'll be sure to be back!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 45-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Immigration Law of Montana, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • Moulton Bellingham, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2001

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Rochester
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1984

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • 12th Annual Montana Labor and Employment Seminar
  • Best Practices for Public and Private Employers
  • 2017
  • 5th Annual MASDA School Law Seminar
  • “And Now for Something Completely Different”
  • 2016
  • Montana Bar, Annual Meeting
  • Immigration Law
  • 2012
  • Montana Agriculture: Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Immigration For Agriculture
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Immigration Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Flann for approximately 17 years. Mr. Flann and I worked at the same law firm when he began his immigration law practice. He has extensive knowledge and experience with immigration law matters and has served his immigration law clients in an extremely professional manner I highly endorse Mr. Flann with regard to immigration law matters."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Chris Flann since we attended law school together. When I have a client who has Immigration needs, Chris is my first referral choice."
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Shepherd Immigration Lawyer Christopher J. Flann
Christopher J. Flann
Immigration Attorney
Shepherd, MT
Licensed for 27 years