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Christopher M Casazza

Christopher M Casazza

  • Immigration Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Attorney Christopher M. Casazza is a co-founder of Palladino, Isbell & Casazza LLC.

Prior to co-founding Palladino, Isbell & Casazza LLC, he was a partner at a prominent Center City Philadelphia Immigration Law Firm from 2019-2020, and he was employed as a senior attorney at a boutique immigration firm in suburban Philadelphia, PA where he worked from 2009-2019.

A persuasive and successful immigration lawyer, Christopher (“Chris”) is well respected by colleagues, clients, and courts alike. Chris has dedicated his legal career to all aspects of immigration law including removal (deportation) defense, appeals, federal litigation, the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, asylum/refugee law, U-Visas, family-based petitions/waivers, and employment-based immigration.

Chris’s success as an immigration attorney is due to the fact that he enjoys his work and believes in what he fights for. He is energized by difficult cases and strives to find favorable solutions to complex matters. As a litigator, Chris has been extremely successful defending individuals and families from removal (deportation), on appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and in Federal District and Circuit Court, including Oral Argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Chris’s passion and dedication for immigration law has been recognized by both the media and his clients. In 2017, Chris was honored as one of the “16 young minds shaping Philly’s legal landscape” by Billy Penn news. Chris has been featured as an immigration expert by multiple news outlets, including the New York Times, NPR, Telemundo, VICE News (Showtime), the Immigration Nerds Podcast, BuzzFeed News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY, The Philadelphia Tribune, Catholic Philly, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. As a client testimonial puts it, “Chris is a great guy full of passion and absolute dedication to his job.”

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Video Conferencing
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 309567
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. District Court for District of Columbia
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U.S. District Court for District of North Dakota
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U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Villanova University School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honors: Dean Merit Scholarship
Activities: The Clinic for Asylum, Refugee & Emigrant Services (CARES Clinic). Research Assistant to Professor Michelle Pistone.
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16 young minds shaping Philly’s legal landscape
Billy Penn
In 2017, Chris was honored as one of the “16 young minds shaping Philly’s legal landscape” by Billy Penn news.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania  # 309567
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American Immigration Lawyers Association, Philadelphia Chapter
- Current
Activities: Chris is a proud member of the Philadelphia AILA Chapter, previously serving as the chapter’s Office of the Chief Counsel liaison co-chair (2015-2016), the chapter’s EOIR/Immigration Court liaison co-chair (2016-2018), and the chapter’s EOIR/Immigration Court liaison emeritus.
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Speaking Engagements
Success with U-Visa Applications, AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2012 CLE
Emerging Issues with Humanitarian Relief, AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2016 CLE
Administrative and Judicial Review – Board and Circuit Case Law, 2016 Pennsylvania Bar Association, Immigration Law Forum
Immigration Law Under the New Administration, 2017 Chester County Bar Association
Immigration Law Issues, 2018 SWAN Statewide Winter Conference
Representing Individuals with Final Orders of Removal, AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2018 CLE
Websites & Blogs
Palladino, Isbell & Casazza Website
Contact & Map
Palladino, Isbell & Casazza, LLC
1528 Walnut St
Suite 1701
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: (215) 576-9000
Cell: (215) 990-7741
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Saturday by appointment only.
Palladino, Isbell & Casazza, LLC
Delaware County (Media) Office
1 West 3rd St
Ste 200
Media, PA 19063
Toll-Free: (215) 576-9000
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