Andrew Thomas headshotAndrew Chess Thomas

Associate Attorney

Phone: 215-925-0705 Ext. 3820
Fax: 215-258-9001

Andrew represents individuals and businesses in a full range of immigration matters, with a particular focus on asylum, removal defense, and federal court litigation. He is guided by a passion for working with immigrants and a desire to achieve favorable results for his clients.

Andrew’s practice is informed by his diverse legal background, which includes extensive immigration law and civil litigation experience. As an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Justice at Work (formerly Friends of Farmworkers), Andrew provided free civil legal services, including in the areas of immigration and employment law, to low-wage migrant workers throughout Pennsylvania. Andrew also worked for several years in New York City as an immigration law paralegal, both at a small immigration law firm and in the Asylum Legal Representation Program at Human Rights First. In addition, Andrew brings five years of federal court clerkship experience to his practice.  After graduating Order of the Coif from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2013, Andrew served as a law clerk to the Honorable David R. Strawbridge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as a law clerk to the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and as a staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Andrew is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and he can practice immigration law in any state. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Andrew is fluent in Spanish.

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