Charles A. Tievsky
Member and Managing Attorney
Charles A. Tievsky practices immigration law with a passion for achieving his client's objectives, and with a clear understanding of the importance to his clients of every immigration, no matter how simple or complex. His clients include well-known multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, software and technology companies, retail businesses, and individuals, providing representation in regard to the full range of employment and family-based matters. He has limited his practice to business and family immigration law since 2003, and has practiced federal administrative and regulatory law since 1984.
Mr. Tievsky has held leadership roles in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and served as Chair of AILA's Washington, D.C.Chapter, representing 1,000 immigration attorneys practicing in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. As Chapter Chair, he was a member of AILA's Board of Governors (2014-2015), responsible for the association's overall governance. In recent years, Mr. Tievsky has also served on the AILA USCIS Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee (2012-2014) and Social Security/State Department of Motor Vehicles Liaison Committee (2011-2012). He has also held several other AILA Washington, D.C. Chapter Executive Committee offices (2010 - 2015), and was Chair of the D.C. Chapter's USCIS Washington District Office Liaison Committee (2008-2010).
Mr. Tievsky has been widely quoted in the media on immigration law policy issues, including the Washington Post and other newspapers, and has actively lobbied and testified on immigration and border issues before national and local elected officials. He believes strongly in public service, and played a key role in organizing numerous pro bono legal clinics in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. to provide guidance to potential beneficiaries of USCIS' Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program established in June 2012.
Mr. Tievsky was the 2005 recipient of the Fairfax Bar Association's Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award. He also received the 2006 Chairman's Award from the Herndon-Dulles Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Tievsky earned his J.D. and B.A. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the District of Columbia. He and his family live in Oakton, Virginia
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Virginia State Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Reston Chamber of Commerce
- Canadian Business Network
- Canadian American Business Council
Christina M. Ennis
Christina Ennis joined Tievsky Immigration Law as an Associate Attorney in August 2021.
Driven by her passion for international affairs and love for humanity, Christina earned her J.D. with a concentration in International Law from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. During law school, she actively participated as a Board Member and Delegate with the Hastings-to-Haiti Partnership. In this role she interviewed Haitian migrants in Tapachula, Mexico and subsequently conducted meetings with key Mexican immigration officials. Christina was also a Student Attorney in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic in which she successfully represented a client seeking asylum.
Through her work with multiple international organizations, including Accountability Counsel and Tetra Tech International Development, Christina has shown her dedication to amplifying the voices of global communities. She is eager to utilize this passion and knowledge in her work with Tievsky Immigration Law.
Christina recently passed the D.C. bar examination and is currently awaiting admission.
Claire Bright is the immigration paralegal for Tievsky Immigration Law. She manages the preparation of applications and petitions for immigration benefits from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of State, and various other government agencies. Claire has a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Affairs, with a minor in Russian and East European studies, awarded by the University of Virginia. Claire enjoys working through complex issues with her team and clients in order to reach the best outcomes. She also enjoys the opportunity to connect with people from different backgrounds.