Christopher Owens is a Litigation Fellow at Sanford Heisler Sharp.
Chris received his law degree from New York University School of Law, his master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and his undergraduate degree from Brown University. While at NYU, he was Senior Notes Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics and Editor-in-Chief of the Supreme Court Forum. He spent his law school summers interning with Human Rights First and in the chambers of the Honorable Juan Toruella of the First Circuit Court of Appeals in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was awarded the Schulte Roth & Zabel Price for Excellence in Employment and Employee Benefits Law, and participated in NYU’s Housing Rights Clinic and Immigrant Defense Clinic.
Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Chris was a Justice Catalyst Fellow with Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, Texas, where he represented asylum seekers before the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal circuit courts.
Chris is a member of the Maryland and New York State bars.
When Chris is not lawyering, he enjoys spending time with his daughter, playing violin, and learning languages. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.