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AssociateChristie J. Back


Christie is an associate in SS+D’s Labor and Employment and Immigration practice group. Prior to joining SS+D in 2022, Christie worked as an associate with law firms specializing in immigration law and brings significant experience in that practice area, including employment based immigration, H visas, EB investor visas, and special interest waivers among others. Christie also brings her experience in family law to the firm.

Professional Experience/Focus Areas

Christie received her B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies, with a concentration in Catholic Social Teaching, from the University of Dayton in 2010. After graduation, Christie returned home to her native Cleveland, and went on to earn her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 2014. While at Case, Christie participated in an exchange program during which she studied law with a focus in European Business Law at Comillas Pontifica Universidad in Madrid, Spain.

Following a post doctorate fellowship, Christie was admitted to the Ohio bar in 2016. She is also admitted to the Southern District of Ohio.

With several years of experience in immigration matters, both family and employment based as well as in removal defense, Christie is a strong advocate for her clients and has a breadth of experience in that practice area. Christie  has also been heavily involved in probate and family law matters through numerous volunteer projects such as Wills for Heroes and Wills for Vets, Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project as well as prior work experience.


Christie is bilingual, enjoys participating in and volunteering for various Hispanic events and organizations, and loves to train for long distance running events. She enjoys exploring coffee shops, libraries, parks, and museums with her two kids, and serves as a board member of Gloria Dei Montessori.