We are proud to welcome Chris Carr to Zeman and Petterson as our first Summer Associate! Chris is a rising third year law student at the George Washington University Law School (GW), where he served as a student-attorney in the Immigration Clinic in the spring of 2016. During his time at the Clinic, Chris represented clients in asylum claims and before the Arlington Immigration Court. He also interviewed potential clients, filed applications before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and conducted research on various types of immigration relief. This summer, Chris will be working with us on a number of cases, including asylum, U Visas, waivers of inadmissibility, consular processing, and motions to reopen.
We met Chris last year at GW after speaking to Professor Alberto Benitez’s Immigration Law I class. We were initially impressed with Chris’ thoughtful questions about the practice of immigration law. After meeting with Chris several times, we were even more impressed with his work ethic and passion for representing immigrant clients. He told us that his favorite part of being a student-attorney at the GW Immigration Clinic was helping his clients achieve their goals, which is also why we love being immigration attorneys. We knew then that Chris would be a great fit for our office.
Chris is originally from Reno, Nevada. In 2005, he graduated from Boise State University, where he earned a degree in political science and was awarded the Pat Fuller Memorial Award for Academic Achievement. After graduation, Chris spent nine years as a cornerback, punt returner, and kick returner in the National Football League (NFL). He played for multiple teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, and Oakland Raiders. In 2014, Chris retired from the NFL and started his 1L year at GW. Chris is married and has two children.
We are very happy to have Chris with us for the next few months and look forward to a busy and exciting summer.