Christopher John Stender
Immigration Attorney at Phoenix, AZ
Immigration Attorney at Phoenix, AZ
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
I have been practicing law in Arizona and California since 1990, and have devoted my career to helping people who need immigration help. My practice includes all types of immigration matters. We handle deportation cases, bonds, appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, family petitions, work permits, and labor certifications and non-immigrant visas.
It is my goal to serve the needs of my clients, and to solve their problems as best I can. I also speak Spanish and German.
I have had experience trying cases throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Texas and New York, including Federal District Court and several Circuit Courts. I have in-depth experience before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on a number of appellate cases.
I am a member of the following Professional Associations: Former Vice-President, American Immigration Lawyers Association, AZ Chapter; Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Diego & Arizona Chapters; Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, AILA, AZ Chapter; Former Member, Immigration Section, State Bar of Arizona
Being a lawyer has helped me contribute to my community in many ways. I had the privilege of serving with the following organizations and charitable activities: Board Member, Foster Care Review Board (FCRB), Grace Point Church, Usher, Audio/Visual, Honduras Mission, Kids Choir, Tijuana Schools Mission, Homeless Outreach, Salvation Army, Cesar Chavez School Mission, Homeless Outreach; YMCA, Florence Immigrant Rights Project (FIRRP); Feed My Starving Children, Red Mountain Christian Center, Adult Bible Study; 2007, California Public Defenders Association: Representing Noncitizen Criminal Defendants, San Diego, CA; 2007, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Juveniles, Gangs, Immigration, San Diego, CA; 2014, Judge, Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, Scottsdale, AZ.
I have had the following published opinions in immigration law:
Moris Quiroz v. Sessions, No., 13-73967 (9th Cir. Aug. 29, 2018)
Pritam Kaur Taggar v. Holder, 736 F.3d 886 (9th Cir. 2013)
Vasquez de Alcantar v. Holder, 645 F.3d 1097 (9th Cir. 2011)
Eneh v. Holder, 601 F.3d 943 (9th Cir. 2010)
Chawla v. Holder, 599 F.3d 998 (9th Cir. 2010)
Uppal v. Holder, 605 F.3d 712 (9th Cir. 2010)
Trejo-Mejia v. Holder, 593 F.3d 913 (9th Cir. 2010)
Turcios v. Holder, 582 F.3d. 1075, (9th Cir. 2009), opin. wthdwn, 608 F.3d 491 (9th Cir. 2010)
Escobar v. Holder, 567 F.3d. 466 (9th Cir. 2009), vacated 572 F. 3d 957 (2009)
Marmelejo-Campos v. Mukasey, 519 F.3d 907 (9th Cir 2008)(en banc)
Aragon-Munoz, 520 F.3d 82 (1st Cr. 2008)
Nath v. Gonzales, 467 F.3d 1185 (9th Cir. 2006)
Salvatierra-Cermeno v. Gonzales, 404 F.3d 1119 (9th Cir. 2005);
Diaz-Ramos v. Gonzales, 404 F.3d 1118 (9th Cir. 2005);
Martinez-Garcia v. Ashcroft, 366 F.3d 732 (9th Cir. 2004);
Murillo-Espinoza v. INS, 261 F.3d 771 (9th Cir. 2001);
Albillo-Figueroa v. INS, 221 F. 3d. 1070 (9th Cir. 2000);
Cardenas-Uriarte v. INS, 227 F. 3d. 1132 (9th Cir. 2000);
Magana-Pizano v. INS, 152 F. 3d. 1213, as amend, 159 F. 3d. 1217, cert. granted, 526 U.S. 1001 (1999);
Magana-Pizano v. INS, 200 F. 3d. 603 (9th Cir. 1999)(Magana II);
Lafarga v. INS, 170 F.3d 1213 (9th Cir. 1999);
Sebastian-Sebastian v. INS, 195 F.3d 504 (9th Cir. 1999);
Kalaw v. INS, 133 F.3d 1147 (9th Cir. 1997);
Mendez-Tapia v. Sonchik, 998 F.Supp. 1105 (Dist. AZ 1998);
Matter of Escobar, 24 I&N Dec. 231 (BIA 2007);
Matter of A-S-B-, 24 I&N Dec. 493 (BIA 2008)
Matter of Andazola-Rivas, 23 I&N Dec. 319 (BIA 2002)
Matter of U-M-, 20 I&N Dec. 327 (BIA1991)
I enjoy being a lawyer, and I hope that I have a chance to help you with any legal needs you may have.