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 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.”
Chris is also dedicated to helping other attorneys and professionals effectively represent their immigrant clients; he has been a featured speaker and lecturer on numerous immigration law topics, including Representing Individuals with Final Orders of Removal (AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2018 CLE), Immigration Law Issues (2018 SWAN Statewide Winter Conference), Immigration Law Under the New Administration” (2017 Chester County Bar Association), Administrative and Judicial Review - Board and Circuit Case Law (2016 Pennsylvania Bar Association, Immigration Law Forum), Emerging Issues with Humanitarian Relief (AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2016 CLE), and Success with U-Visa Applications (AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2012 CLE).
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.
Chris is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and The U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. He received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|16 young minds shaping Philly’s legal landscape||Billy Penn Magazine||2017|
|Immigration Clinic Adjunct Professor||Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law||2021 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Palladino, Isbell & Casazza, LLC||2020 - Present|
|Partner||Solow, Isbell & Palladino LLC||2019 - 2020|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of David E. Piver||2009 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)||OCC Liaison, EOIR liaison, & EOIR liaison emeritus.||2010 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Chair, EOIR Liaison Committee||2017 - 2020|
|The Philadelphia Inquirer||Preying in the shadows||2020|
|WHYY||Indonesian parents arrested after two decades in Philly, freed on bond after ICE detention||2019|
|Catholic Philly||Detained by ICE, family longs to be home in South Philly for Christmas||2019|
|The Philadelphia Inquirer||They were detained by ICE, and a friend’s struggle to get info went viral. Now, they’re awaiting deportation.||2019|
|WHYY||Deported from Montco, dead in Mexico: ‘What [he] feared is exactly what happened’||2019|
|Villanova University School of Law||JD||2010|
|Grand Valley State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|SWAN Statewide Winter Conference||Immigration Law Issues||2018|
|Philadelphia AILA Chapter Conference||Representing Individuals with Final Orders of Removal||2018|
|Immigration Law Under the New Administration||In the Crosshairs: Executive Orders and Immigration, What To Do?||2017|
|Philadelphia AILA Chapter Conference||Emerging Issues with Humanitarian Relief||2016|
|Immigration Law Forum||Administrative and Judicial Review - Board and Circuit Case Law||2016|
|Philadelphia AILA Chapter Conference||Success with U-Visa Applications||2012|
|Sorto Bonilla v. Atty Gen||Precedential|
|Jamai v. Attorney General||CAT Granted|
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