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Christopher J. Lavery, Esq.

Founder, Immigration Attorney


Chris Lavery is an immigration attorney from Belfast, Northern Ireland with strong ties to the Irish community in the New England area. Lavery is well known because of his many years of providing legal advice to immigrants at regular free legal clinics throughout New England. After working with several immigration law firms in the Boston area. In 2007, Lavery began a partnership that founded Sedna Law, P.C. before opening his solo practice in 2010. Lavery's practice has received significant community recognition over the years for its compassionate approach to immigration representation.

Lavery is a graduate with Honors from Portobello College, Dublin, Ireland (LLB) and from Boston College Law School (JD). He also holds a Doctorate of Laws (LLD) (honoris causa) from St. Anselm's College, New Hampshire. 

Lavery has spoken on immigration issues before the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers and the American Immigration Lawyers' Association. He has also contributed articles on immigration practice to the publications of those organizations. In recognition of his non-profit work, Lavery is the recipient of the Charitable Irish Society's Silver Key Award, the Irish Immigration Center's Appreciation Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, and the PAIR Project's Detention Attorney Award. Lavery is also a past chair of the Irish Pastoral Centre. He was recognized in 2011 in the Irish Echo's "40 under 40."