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Attorney Adam Solow                       

has extensive experience with family-based immigration and naturalization cases, non-immigrant visas, deportation defense, and appellate work. Mr. Solow obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and his J.D. from Villanova Law School in 2006.  During his time at Villanova, he participated in the Clinic for Asylum Refugee and Emigrant Services Clinic (CARES).

He is admitted to both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State bars, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for New Jersey. He is the former Chairman of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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Attorney Alex Isbell

is one of the founding partners of Solow, Isbell & Palladino LLC. Prior to co-founding Solow, Isbell & Palladino LLC, he was employed as a senior attorney a boutique immigration firm in suburban Philadelphia, PA where he worked as a law clerk from 2004-2005 and as an attorney from 2005 until 2008. Attorney Isbell is experienced in representing individuals in immigration court and before USCIS in a variety of matters. Types of cases that Mr. Isbell has handled in immigration court in the past include asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture, adjustment of status, and cancellation of removal. Mr. Isbell also has significant experience with appellate immigration matters such as appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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In addition handling family-based immigration matters and immigration litigation, Mr. Isbell represents individuals and corporations related to non-immigrant employment-based immigration benefits such as H-1B visas; P-1 visas for athletes and their support staff; O-1 visas for athletes, business people, and artists; TN visas for professionals and academics; and students with complex F-1 student visa issues, such as reinstatement of status. He has also successfully helped individuals obtain U.S. permanent residency through the EB-1, EB-2 processes, and EB-2 special recruitment processes.

Mr. Isbell received his J.D. from Villanova University in 2005 and was a member of Villanova’s competitive Environmental Law Journal from 2003-2005. He was also a member of Villanova’s CARES clinic where he successfully represented several clients in removal proceedings and performed independent research related to trafficking in men and boys around the world in at the request of Catholic Relief Services. In 2005 Mr. Isbell received the Villanova Alumni Association’s Award for Pro Bono Service in recognition of the 185 hours of pro bono legal assistance he provided while in law school, and he was selected by Villanova University School of Law’s Legal Writing Faculty to act as a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant in 2004-2005.  Prior to attending Villanova University School of Law, Mr. Isbell received a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College in 1999 and was a Fulbright Grantee at the University of Helsinki in 1999-2000.


Mr. Isbell is admitted to practice law by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals Second, Third, Fourth & Eleventh Circuits, and is also a member of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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Attorney Ricky Palladino

devotes the majority of his practice to immigration law but also practices in the area of criminal law and personal injury. Having worked for the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”) prior to entering the private bar, he brings a wealth of insight and experience into his role as advocate and counselor. Mr. Palladino loves meeting individuals from all over the world and aims to foster relationships with his clients that go beyond the parameters of immigration law. Mr. Palladino thoroughly enjoys being an immigration lawyer and brings his pride and zeal for his job into every case. Mr. Palladino was recognized as a Super Lawyer / Rising Star by Philadelphia Magazine in 2012.

Prior to entering the private bar, Mr. Palladino worked as the District Counsel’s intern for the legacy INS. Mr. Palladino graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law and attended Temple Law School as a visiting student for his final year of law school. While at Temple Law School, Mr. Palladino won a Barrister’s Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy. Prior to founding Solow, Isbell & Palladino, LLC, Mr. Palladino worked as an associate attorney for six years with Bagia and Associates, PC.

Mr. Palladino handles all immigration cases and has appeared in numerous Immigration Courts and USCIS offices across the country. Mr. Palladino’s practice is centered in Philadelphia, PA but he has a significant following in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Baltimore, MD. Mr. Palladino is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association where he serves as the Philadelphia chapter liaison 

to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and is a member of the Military Assistance Program which provides pro bono legal services for members of our armed forces as well as their immediate family members. Mr. Palladino serves as an advisor to the Bilingual Undergraduate Studies for Collegiate Advancement (“BUSCA”) program at La Salle University and sits on the Alumni Board of Directors for La Salle University.
Mr. Palladino has spoken on immigration law topics at various colleges and universities such as: University of Pennsylvania, La Salle University, Wilmington University, Brac University (Dhaka, Bangladesh) and Burlington County College. Mr. Palladino has delivered Continuing Legal Education training seminars to fellow lawyers hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and LawReviewCle. Mr. Palladino has also delivered numerous immigration seminars to organizations including: Pennsylvania Association of Dairy Farmers; Korean-American Grocers Association of Philadelphia.
Mr. Palladino assists individuals in all areas of immigration law including: removal defense, family based immigration, asylum and refugee requests, naturalization, VAWA applications, U visas, F-1 student visas and all other temporary visas (R, O, P, etc). Mr. Palladino assists employers in all areas of immigration law as well, including: Labor Certifications, National Interest Waivers, H1b Visas, H2B & H2A visas, TN Visas. Mr. Palladino represents several companies with I-9 Compliance & I-9 Audits and has a significant following in the agricultural community.
Mr. Palladino is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Attorney Christopher M. Casazza

A persuasive and successful immigration lawyer, Christopher (“Chris”) is well respected by colleagues, clients, and courts alike.  Chris has dedicated his legal career to all aspects of immigration law including removal (deportation) defense, appeals, federal litigation, the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, asylum/refugee law, U-Visas, family-based petitions/waivers, and employment-based immigration.

 

Chris’s success as an immigration attorney is due to the fact that he enjoys his work and believes in what he fights for.  He is energized by difficult cases and strives to find favorable solutions to complex matters.  As a litigator, Chris has been extremely successful defending individuals and families from removal (deportation), including on appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and in Federal Circuit Court, including Oral Argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

 

Prior to becoming a partner at Solow, Isbell & Palladino, Chris worked as an associate and senior associate attorney at an Immigration Law Firm in the Philadelphia area for over 9 years. Chris’s passion and dedication for immigration law has been recognized by both the media and his clients.  In 2017, Chris was honored as one of the “16 young minds shaping Philly’s legal landscape” by Billy Penn news.  Chris has been featured as an immigration expert by multiple news outlets, including the New York Times , NPR, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. As a client testimonial puts it, “Chris is a great guy full of passion and absolute dedication to his job.

 

Chris is also dedicated to helping other attorneys and professionals effectively represent their immigrant clients; he has been a featured speaker and lecturer on numerous immigration law topics, including Representing Individuals with Final Orders of Removal (AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2018 CLE), Immigration Law Issues (2018 SWAN Statewide Winter Conference), Immigration Law Under the New Administration” (2017 Chester County Bar Association), Administrative and Judicial Review - Board and Circuit Case Law (2016 Pennsylvania Bar Association, Immigration Law Forum), Emerging Issues with Humanitarian Relief  (AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2016 CLE), and Success with U-Visa Applications (AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2012 CLE).

 

Chris is a proud member of the Philadelphia AILA Chapter, previously serving as the chapter’s Office of the Chief Counsel liaison co-chair (2015-2016), the chapter’s EOIR/Immigration Court liaison co-chair (2016-2018), and is currently the chapter’s EOIR/Immigration Court liaison emeritus.

 

Chris received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.  He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter. 

Attorney Matthew Hartnett

has been with Solow, Isbell & Palladino since 2009, and has extensive experience litigating removal defense cases before the US Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (including asylum, withholding of removal, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status and complex waivers).  Mr. Hartnett also represents clients before USCIS and other DHS sub-agencies in a variety of matters such as, but not limited to: family-based immigrant petitions (marriage adjustments), naturalization, employment-based petitions (PERM, I-140/EB immigrant visas), waivers of inadmissibility, VAWA, nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, R, P, O) and U visas for victims of  crime.

 

While working as a full-time paralegal with Solow, Isbell & Palladino, Mr. Hartnett simultaneously earned his law degree from Rutgers University where he attended night school.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hartnett also obtained a M.A. in Latin American Studies from Universidad de Salamanca in 2008, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University in 2004.  Attorney Hartnett is admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  He is fluent in Spanish.

 

 

Attorney Christina Galvan

has dedicated her legal career to practicing immigration law.  Ms. Galvan is a native Spanish speaker and as a daughter of immigrants, she understands that immigration laws can often seem complicated and burdensome.  She brings her vast experience and compassion to every case.

 

Ms. Galvan was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in October 2009.  Prior to joining Solow, Isbell & Palladino, LLC, she worked as an associate attorney for nearly 8 years at Bagia & Associates, PC.  There, she gained extensive experience with deportation defense, family-based applications, including I-601A waiver applications, asylum, abuse-based petitions, naturalization applications, and non-immigrant visa applications.  She has also worked as a legal intern at Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia, where she worked on family-based petitions, naturalization, and deportation defense; and as a legal intern throughout law school at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) through the Penn Law Immigrant Rights Project.  There, she worked primarily on defensive asylum applications, self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, and policy research. Ms. Galvan participated in the Transnational Legal Clinic at Penn Law, where she represented low-income immigrants on a pro bono basis.

Educational Background:Temple University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies, magna cum laude, 2006;University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2009.

 

 

 

Attorney Andrea Saylor

joined Solow, Isbell, & Palladino after working as Judicial Law Clerk for the Philadelphia Immigration Court from 2015 to 2017. There, she drafted judicial opinions and legal memos dealing with a wide range of legal issues for each Immigration Judge. She assisted the Judges in making determinations regarding removability; applications for relief including asylum, adjustment of status and cancellation of removal; and jurisdictional and procedural issues. Ms. Saylor graduated cum laude from Temple Law School in 2015. As a law student, she completed internships at HIAS Pennsylvania and Nationalities Service Center where she worked with immigrant clients on a variety of applications, with a focus on VAWA self-petitions and U-visas for survivors of domestic violence. She also represented low-income clients in clinical courses at the Defender Association of Philadelphia and Temple Law's Sheller Center for Social Justice.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Saylor worked for a homeless services non-profit organization and spent a year in Egypt volunteering in a girls' orphanage. Ms. Saylor obtained an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from Arcadia University in 2011; the program's focus on international and human rights law sparked her interest in the legal profession. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English from Messiah College in 2005.

 

 

Attorney Caitlin Faye

has a deep-seated interest in immigration law and policy and a wide range of immigration experience. Prior to joining Solow, Isbell, & Palladino, Caitlin worked as an associate at Helmer, Conley, and Kasselman, and as a law clerk to Honorable Francis J. Vernoia of the New Jersey Appellate Division. She graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers School of Law, where she worked in a variety of settings representing immigrants and criminal defendants.

 

In her practice, Caitlin draws on her international experience, including as a Fulbright grantee in Senegal from 2011-2012 and as an exchange student in Bolivia from 2004-2005. She graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University with a B.A. in International Area Studies. Caitlin is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and speaks Spanish, French, and Wolof. She strongly believes in acting as a zealous advocate for her clients.