The Law Office of Chris Pooley, Esq. provides experienced immigration representation with a commitment to quality of work and optimal results.Chris is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) and has been a speaker at the annual AILA national conference, a contributing author to AILA publications and a member of a national AILA panel.
Chris attended law school on an academic scholarship and graduated with honors while working with a law firm on immigration matters, completing a judicial internship as a clerk for Judge Peter M. Handwork of the State of Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals, and completing a mediation internship with the State of Ohio, Lucas County Juvenile Court.
Chris Pooley first became involved with immigration working for engineering firms that sponsored immigrant workers for temporary work visas and employment-based green cards in the late 1980s. He worked with the University of Michigan International Center as the immigration advisor for foreign faculty and staff during the early 1990s where he prepared hundreds of employment based green card applications and temporary worker visa applications for faculty, researchers and physicians employed with the University of Michigan, including the University of Michigan Medical Center and the Veterans Administration (“VA”) hospital that is affiliated with the U-M.
Before opening his law practice, he represented Fortune 1000 companies in employment-based immigration matters with Shumaker, Loop &Kendrick, LLP, the largest law firm in Northwest Ohio; and Berry, Appleman & Leiden, LLP, one of the largest immigration law firms in the United States. In addition to immigration law, Chris represented defendants in felony cases and juvenile cases. He was also a court appointed guardian ad litem and represented clients in Family Court.
The Law Office of Chris Pooley, Esq. has represented immigration clients in Colorado and nationwide in employment matters, family matters and deportation matters including almost every type of visa. He has represented clients in immigration court in Denver, Detroit and Cleveland. He has had successful appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, USCIS Administrative Appeals Office, and Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals. Chris represents clients with the Office of Administrative Law Judges for matters involving labor certifications with the U.S. Department of Labor and is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Colorado; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits.