Phil Curtis has practiced immigration law for more than 30 years and is a founder of Chin & Curtis, LLP. He has guided Chin & Curtis for the last seven years and now serves as Co- Managing Partner. With more than 40 professionals dedicated to serving the immigration needs of the business community, Chin & Curtis is New England’s largest independent immigration law firm.
Phil has represented and worked with businesses ranging from multi-national public companies to the most recent entrepreneurial start-ups, as well as nonprofits ranging from private secondary schools to large research institutions. He has helped clients to realize the vision of attracting the best talent from around the world. Phil also has a broad range of experience in family-based immigration, naturalization, worksite compliance, and federal and state litigation. Phil is a frequent lecturer and author at national and local conferences sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., and the Boston Bar Association (BBA). He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and formerly served as Media Liaison for the New England Chapter of AILA.
Prior to joining the practice that became Chin & Curtis, Phil was an attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, where he specialized in business immigration matters, labor and employment, and employment litigation. Before becoming a lawyer, Phil spent seven years as an air traffic controller.
Phil has an A.B. in Political Science from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Phil is an avid skier and also enjoys cooking and travel.