Chris is a Senior attorney in Murray Osorio's Fairfax office. His practice focuses on complex immigration issues including P and O visas for individuals including noncitizen athletes and coaches and providing legal counsel to both amateur and professional noncitizen athletes with respect to change of status petitions and how to navigate and take advantage of name, image, and likeness (NIL) opportunities. As a former professional and collegiate athlete, Chris possesses a uniquely valuable perspective in his representation of international athletes.
Chris has extensive experience with other thorny immigration matters including removal defense and defensive applications including asylum, withholding of removal, cancellation of removal, as well as complex crimmigration and inadmissibility issues—in addition to Motions to Reopen and appeals with the Board of Immigration Appeals. He also has extensive experience with unlawful presence, fraud, and crime waivers, along with family-based processes and a range of nonimmigrant visa petitions. Before joining Murray Osorio, he worked as an immigration attorney at Zeman and Petterson, PLLC for 6 years.
Chris is a graduate of George Washington (GW) University law school, where he participated in GW's Moot Court and Immigration Clinic. Before his law career, he played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as a cornerback from 2005 - 2013. Since 2018, he has served on the Board of Directors at Brain Injury Services, a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers survivors of traumatic brain injuries in Northern Virginia. He also has been a member of GW's Clinical Law Advisory Council since its inception.
- Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
- 2017 - The George Washington Law School
- 2005 - Boise State University, Pat Fuller Memorial Academic Award winner
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Obtained fraud waiver for Bolivian noncitizen who entered the United States with a fraudulent passport and appeared for her tourist-visa interview with a fake husband.
- Successfully extended U visa nonimmigrant status for a Salvadoran noncitizen whose U visa nonimmigrant status had been expired for one and half years.
- Obtained U.S. citizenship for a Trinidad and Tobago noncitizen by demonstrating in a request for evidence (RFE) that USCIS misapplied the "marital union" requirement under INA §319(a).
- Successfully reopened the removal proceedings of a Salvadoran women who did not receive proper notice of her court hearing.
- Successfully terminated the removal proceedings for a Bahrain lawful permanent resident (LPR) by showing that a conviction for theft under Section 7-104 of Maryland’s criminal code is not a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT).
- Secured non-LPR cancellation of removal for a Salvadoran man whose three U.S. citizen children had no medical issues.
- Chris' favorite kind of food is Italian, he's has visited 46 states, and loves beating his children at Jenga.