Christina Haines

Managing Attorney

Christina Haines is a Managing Attorney at Erickson Immigration Group. She manages one of the firm’s Labs teams, which focuses on intricate US work visas, including O-1 nonimmigrant visas for individuals of extraordinary ability, L-1 nonimmigrant visas for intracompany transfers of managers/executives and employees possessing specialized knowledge, as well as the related immigrant visas (green cards) for individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, and multinational managers/executives (EB-1A, EB-1B, and EB-1C).

Christina’s legal career began at a multinational law firm in Washington, DC, where she helped businesses of all sizes and industries secure talent, including some of the country’s leading think tanks and non-profit research organizations. She is well-versed in the preparation and filing of a wide range of immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions such as H-1B, L-1, and O-1 petitions. She specializes in visas for individuals of extraordinary ability in diverse fields of endeavor, from world-class ice dancers to nuclear policy experts, engineers, artists, and entertainment industry professionals. Her experience also includes family-based immigration and asylum, applications to adjust status, citizenship, and complex appeals and motions to reopen. 

Christina has guest lectured on immigration law topics at George Washington University School of Law. In addition, she taught constitutional law to a Philadelphia high school class as a Fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. During law school, Christina was the Managing Editor of the Drexel Law Review and Founding Member & VP of the Drexel Women’s Law Society.

Christina has drafted federal judicial opinions, having served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and as a Legal Intern for the Immigration Judges of the Arlington Immigration Court.

Additionally, Christina has authored articles for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and The Green Card, the Federal Bar Association’s immigration law newsletter. Christina also co-authored a chapter of the book Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and Its Human Impact.

Education:

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Juris Doctor
Washington University in St. Louis, Bachelor of Arts

Languages:

English, Intermediate French

Admitted to:

Virginia State Bar

Community Involvement:

Christina has volunteered for AILA’s Citizenship Day and served as pro bono counsel for families detained in ICE custody.

Outside the Office:

Christina is the granddaughter of Greek immigrants. Outside of the office, Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children and exploring new areas around the nation’s capital.

Christina Haines is a Managing Attorney at Erickson Immigration Group. She manages one of the firm’s Labs teams, which focuses on intricate US work visas, including O-1 nonimmigrant visas for individuals of extraordinary ability, L-1 nonimmigrant visas for intracompany transfers of managers/executives and employees possessing specialized knowledge, as well as the related immigrant visas (green cards) for individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, and multinational managers/executives (EB-1A, EB-1B, and EB-1C).

Christina’s legal career began at a multinational law firm in Washington, DC, where she helped businesses of all sizes and industries secure talent, including some of the country’s leading think tanks and non-profit research organizations. She is well-versed in the preparation and filing of a wide range of immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions such as H-1B, L-1, and O-1 petitions. She specializes in visas for individuals of extraordinary ability in diverse fields of endeavor, from world-class ice dancers to nuclear policy experts, engineers, artists, and entertainment industry professionals. Her experience also includes family-based immigration and asylum, applications to adjust status, citizenship, and complex appeals and motions to reopen. 

Christina has guest lectured on immigration law topics at George Washington University School of Law. In addition, she taught constitutional law to a Philadelphia high school class as a Fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. During law school, Christina was the Managing Editor of the Drexel Law Review and Founding Member & VP of the Drexel Women’s Law Society.

Christina has drafted federal judicial opinions, having served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and as a Legal Intern for the Immigration Judges of the Arlington Immigration Court.

Additionally, Christina has authored articles for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and The Green Card, the Federal Bar Association’s immigration law newsletter. Christina also co-authored a chapter of the book Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and Its Human Impact.

Christina Haines

Managing Attorney

Education:

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Juris Doctor
Washington University in St. Louis, Bachelor of Arts

Languages:

English, Intermediate French

Admitted to:

Virginia State Bar

Community Involvement:

Christina has volunteered for AILA’s Citizenship Day and served as pro bono counsel for families detained in ICE custody.

Outside the Office:

Christina is the granddaughter of Greek immigrants. Outside of the office, Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children and exploring new areas around the nation’s capital.