Chris Setz-Kelly

Staff Attorney

Chris joined NSC in 2014 where he serves as the Staff Attorney to NSC’s Anti-Human Trafficking project and a member of the Protecting and Promoting Rights Department.

Working in tandem with the Project Coordinator and Case Manager Chris helps coordinate legal services for the trafficking survivors that the agency serves through multiple federal programs. Additionally he sits as the co-chair of the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition’s Labor Trafficking committee where he seeks to improve access to services for foreign nationals who have been trafficked in to the United States to work and trains service providers on victim identification. In addition Chris regularly represents immigrants before the Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Immigration Court where he defends them in removal proceedings and assists them in applying for a wide array of immigration relief.

In 2013 Chris graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, NJ. Chris cares deeply about local issues of inequality, spending much of law school interning at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, and through his law school’s Immigrant Justice Clinic he became inspired to dedicate his career to assisting undocumented immigrants obtain legal status to live and work in the United States.