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COVID-19 Update: SDP&A cares about our clients, community and the public during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

SDP&A cares about our clients, community and the public during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are offering complimentary consultations with our experienced attorneys via phone, Skype, FaceTime and Zoom to anyone – individuals, businesses and organizations – with a situation and/or questions related to immigration and nationality law. We can advise or offer second opinions on family-based and employment based immigration options, employer compliance, maintenance of non-immigrant status and employment authorization, political asylum, removal defense, remedies through federal court litigation or other U.S. immigration matters. Please contact us 24/7 at (312) 444-1940 or consult@lawfirm1.com.

Attorney

Christina J. Murdoch

Ms. Murdoch has over 9 years of experience practicing immigration law and joined the firm in 2007. She concentrates her practice in employment-based immigration, federal court practice, and family-based immigration.

She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, where she was an articles editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law. From 2005-07, she was employed as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where she worked on numerous immigration and other appellate matters. While in law school, she also worked for the regional office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington, D.C. She received her A.B. degree with honors in English literature from the University of Chicago.

More About Christina

Ms. Murdoch has served as Co-Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chicago Chapter Litigation Committee as well as a member of the AILA National Amicus Committee.

In November 2010, Ms. Murdoch published an article in the CBA Record, a publication of the Chicago Bar Association, titled The Danger of Motor-Voter Laws.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2007 – present:
    • Chicago Chapter Litigation Committee Co-Chair, 2013 to present
    • National Amicus Committee Member, 2013 to present
    • Chicago Chapter CLE Committee Chair, 2012 to 2013
  • Member of the Society of Human Resources Professionals (SHRM) Legislative Committee

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2005
  • University of Chicago, B.A. with Honors in English, 2000

View Ms. Murdoch’s CV

Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuit

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