Christopher J. Preston

Managing Attorney

Christopher is a Managing Attorney at Global Immigration Associates. His practice focuses on helping businesses and their employees maneuver the U.S. legal immigration and work authorization landscape, including employment-based nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, L-1, O-1, E-2, E-3, B and TN) and employment-based immigration matters (Permanent Labor Certification “PERMs”), I-140 petitions and Adjustment of Status applications. Christopher works with clients in several industries, including data analytics and engineering.

Prior to joining GIA, Christopher worked as an associate attorney at Ogletree Deakins, where he provided full-slate business immigration services to major clients in several high-tech industries, including engineering consulting, mining and finance.

Christopher is based in Colorado where he lives with his wife, Mollie. When not working, Christopher spends his time outdoors in the Collegiate Peaks of the Rocky Mountains, snowboarding in the winter and hiking in the summer.


  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, J.D., with distinction

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Christopher is licensed to practice in Nebraska.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Nordstrom Partner Webinar: Working With Sponsored Talent & Hiring Managers To Enhance The Employee Experience,” February 2020 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)

  • Presenter, “A Beginner’s Guide to the H -1B Lottery,” October 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)

  • Presenter, “The New NAFTA: How USMCA Affects The TN Visa,” September 2019 (SHRM/HRCI Continuing Education credit)
  • 2017 Nebraska State Bar Association Business Law Seminar, September 2017, “Labor & Employment: Introduction to Immigration, ADA, FMLA, and Benefits Issues,” Lincoln, Nebraska

  • 2016 Annual Iowa-Nebraska AILA Chapter Conference, September 2016, “Entries, Inspection, I-94s, & NIV Visas,” Omaha, Nebraska.