Christopher F. Bagnato

Founding Partner, Shareholder and Chief Financial Officer of Jensen Bagnato, PC.

Phone: (215) 546-4700

Christopher F. Bagnato, Esquire is the Founding Partner, Shareholder and Chief Financial Officer of Jensen Bagnato, PC. Chris earned his Law Degree from Indiana University School of Law, he later went on to obtain an LL.M in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Chris has specialized in all aspects and areas of Litigation; including Immigration, Criminal, Family and Civil Litigation.

His law firm is a general practice law firm that handles all legal matters, up to and including; Personal Injury, Workers Comp, Bankruptcy, Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights and Employment Law.

  • Education

    • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
      Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Trial Advocacy, 2010.
    • Indiana University School of Law– Indianapolis, IN
      Juris Doctorate (J.D.), 2009;
    • Law Review / Journal Article Publication:
      A Research Article, titled Change is needed; How Latinos are Affected by the Process of Jury Selection within the United States Criminal Justice System. Originally published in the  Chicano- Latino Law Review (UCLA LAW), Volume 29,  [29 CHICANO – LATINO L. Rev. 59 (2010) ]
    • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA
      3rd year Visiting Student (Fall 2008 – Spring 2009)
    • West Chester University, West Chester, PA
      Bachelor of Education (B.S.E.D.) in Spanish, Spring 2005; (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania, 2010
    • New Jersey, 2010
    • United States District Court District of New Jersey, 2010
    • Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2012
    • Federal Immigration Court, 2015
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2020
  • Legal Experience

    • Jensen Bagnato, P.C. – Founding Partner/Shareholder of Firm (8/1/17 – Present) Philadelphia, PA
    • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law –  Adjunct Professor of Law (March 2021 – Present) for the new “Spanish for Lawyers” Course teaching upper level law students and future bilingual attorneys how to represent Spanish Speaking Cliental in different areas of law.
    • Law Offices of Erik B. Jensen, P.C. – Attorney At Law (5/11 to 7/17) Managing Attorney of Litigation Philadelphia County, PA
      General Practice Law Firm, Managing Attorney of Domestic Relations, Criminal, Immigration, Civil Litigation
    • Awards – Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40 for Excellence in Family Law, American Society of Legal Advocates, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys “10 Best” Attorneys in PA, National Institute Association of Distinguished Counsel- Top 1 %, American Academy of Trial Attorneys “Primer 100 Trial Attorneys in PA.
    • Legal Analyst for Telemundo62- NBC10 News (11/15 to Present) – Provide Legal Opinions on Live Newscast in Spanish on matters such as Child Sexting arrests in Chester County and the use of civil depositions as evidence against Actor Bill Cosby for Sexual Assault.
    • Law Offices of Christopher F. Bagnato, Esquire-  Delaware County/Philadelphia, PA
      Criminal Litigation; Family Law/ Divorce, Contract Breach, Personal Injury and Estate Planning, (Offices in Philadelphia -1429 Walnut St, Suite 1001 and Newtown Sq)
  • Bar Associations

    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Delaware County Bar Association (Prior Court Appointment Lists)
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association of Philadelphia (Board Member), Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • Special Skills or Interests

    • Proficient/bilingual in Spanish, born in Colombia, Studied Abroad in Spain & Latin American;
  • Christopher Bagnato Interviewed by Telemundo, NBC & Fox News

    Attorney Christopher Bagnato Discusses Immigration and Borderwise
    Interview with Telemundo in regard to actor Bill Cosby’s arrest
    Discussing the Bill Cosby Sexual Assault case progress on Telemundo62
    Sexting newscast on Telemundo in Philadelphia
    Representing the family of a 14-year-old boy who is fighting for his right to live and not be removed off life support. | View video on
    Fox 29 – Second Interview of Child Life Support Case | View video on
    Fox 29 – A second New Jersey family fights CHOP to keep their son on life support | View on
    NBC 10 – Mom Battles Hospital to Keep Her Son on Life Support | View on
    NBC 10 – Expert Says More Testing Needed Before Boy Removed from Life Support | View on