Christine Popp Immigration LawyerPlease read below for information about our team: Attorney, Christie Popp; Attorney, Greg Bullman; Legal Assisstant, Alice Harris; and Paralegal Anne Stichter.

Christine Popp (aka Christie) is a partner with Popp & Bullman.  When Christie opened the doors to her first law practice in 2012, she looked forward to running a private firm with a public interest focus. Her background is in the non-profit world, and prior to opening the Popp Law Office, she was the Director of the Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center of Indiana Legal Services, and she worked for several years as an immigration staff attorney for the organization. She is now thrilled to grow the practice with partner Greg Bullman.

Helping immigrants is important to Christie, and particularly the most vulnerable populations, including people seeking asylum protection, U Visas (for victims of crimes), T Visas (for victims of human trafficking), and green cards under the Violence Against Women Act. Christie’s goal is that everyone should receive help, no matter their ability to pay. She devotes many hours each year to pro bono work, she frequently gives presentations to community groups on immigration law, and she serves on non-profit boards.

Christie’s undergraduate background is in Latin American Studies with a minor in Spanish. She graduated from Vermont Law School in 2005 and from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2001.

 Education:

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, B.A. 2001
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., M.S.E.L. 2005

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana State Bar
  • Southern District of Indiana (federal court)
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Association Memberships:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Monroe County, Indiana Bar Association
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

Publications:

  • The 212(d)(14) Waiver for U Visas, in The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Law Practice (AILA 2011)(updated in 2016)
  • Form I-864, Annotated, in Forms and Fundamentals (AILA 2012)
  • Surviving Relatives: New Ways to Resuscitate a Dead Petition or Application (co-author) (AILA 2011)
  • Law for Water Management: A Guide to Concepts and Effective Approaches. (co-author/editor) (FAO 2009).

Selected Presentations:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference 2017, New Orleans (Death, Divorce, and Domestic Violence in Marriage-Based Cases)
  • AILA Annual Conference 2016, Las Vegas (U and T Visas for Human Trafficking and Labor Crimes)
  • AILA, Indiana Chapter, 2015, Indianapolis (Issues in Consular Processing)
  • AILA Paralegal Conference, 2015, Las Vegas (I-601A Provisional Waivers of Inadmissibility)
  • AILA Annual Conference 2013, San Francisco (Non-LPR and VAWA Cancellation of Removal)
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Conference 2013, Memphis, TN (Resuscitating a dead petition under 204(l)).
  • Upstate New York AILA Conference, October 2012, Syracuse, NY (Unlawful Presence)
  • Penn State University School of Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights, September 2012 (Immigration Remedies for Victims of Domestic Abuse).
  • AILA Webinar, March 2012, (I-864 Affidavit of Support)
  • AILA Annual Conference, June 2012, Nashville, TN (Marriage-Based Immigration)
  • AILA Annual Conference, June 2011, San Diego, CA (Widow(er)’s Provision, 204(l) and Humanitarian Reinstatement of Petitions)
  • Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Conference, Memphis, TN, May 2010 (Temporary Protected Status)
  • Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Conference, Memphis, TN, May 2009 (Immigration Remedies for Victims of Domestic Violence).

Volunteer Work/Board Work:

  • AILA Indiana Chapter, Vice Chair, 2017-present; Secretary 2015-2017
  • Indiana Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors, 2015-2017
  • AILA National Board of Publications (Editor) 2015-present
  • AILA National Pro Bono Services Committee 2012-2015 (Vice Chair 2013-2014)
  • Moderator, AILA Message Center: U, T, and S Visas (2008-2013)
  • Moderator, Immigration Advocate’s Board: VAWA Self-petitions, U & T Visas, Public Benefits for Immigrants

Former Employment:

  • Indiana Legal Services, Staff Attorney/Director Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center 2008-2012
  • District 10 Pro Bono Project—2007-2008
  • U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, (Legal Consultant) — 2005-2008

Gregory A. Bullman (“Greg”) is a co-owner of Popp & Bullman, Attorneys-at-Law. Greg is a native Hoosier. He joined the firm in 2017, after practicing for 12 years in Bloomington and 3 years prior to that in Springfield, Vermont. Greg has focused his career throughout that time on civil litigation. Greg’s areas of concentration now include litigation in both state and federal court, debt collections, landlord-tenant, business law, contract preparation, appeals, and trademark registration.

Greg is very pleased to join the Popp & Bullman firm. Popp & Bullman is a family-friendly firm where we strive to treat our clients as a part of that extended family. At the Popp & Bullman law office, you will receive the individual attention that you deserve—and, most days, you will even be able to try some of Christie Popp’s wonderful homemade baked goods.

Greg’s hobbies outside of work include running, playing with his children, and cheering for the IU Hoosiers in all manner of sports.

Practice Areas
Litigation (state & federal)
Collections
Landlord/Tenant
Business Law & Consulting
Appeals
Trademark Registration

Education
Indiana University – B.A. (with distinction)
Indiana University – J.D. (cum laude)

Bar Admissions
Indiana Supreme Court
United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Legal Experience
Practiced insurance defense law in Vermont, 2002 – 2005
Attorney with Andrews Harrell Mann Carmin & Parker, P.C. in Bloomington, 2005 – 2014

Attorney with CarminParker, P.C. in Bloomington, 2014-2017

Attorney with Popp & Bullman, Attorneys-at-Law, in Bloomington, 2017 – present

Community Service
Monroe County Bar Association: Board of Directors, 2011 – present. Served as Bar President 2015 – 2016.
Windfall Dancers, Inc: Board of Directors, 2008 – 2012.

Professional Affiliations
Indiana State Bar Association
Monroe County Bar Association

Publications

Abuse of Female Sweatshop Laborers: Another Form of Sexual Harassment that Does Not Fit Neatly into the Judiciary’s Current Understanding of Discrimination Because of Sex,78 Ind. L.J. 1019 (2003)

A Right Without a Potent Remedy: Indiana’s Bad Faith Insurance Doctrine Leaves Injured Third Parties Without Full Redress, 77 Ind. L.J. 787 (2002)


Alicia “Alice” Harris is the legal assistant to Greg Bullman and Christie Popp.  Prior to joining Popp Law Office in March, 2015, Alice, was employed with an immigration attorney in Bloomington for over 10 years until he decided to retire and close his office.  The move to Popp Law Office, now Popp & Bullman, has provided Alice with the opportunity to continue to grow her knowledge of immigration and other areas of law as well as provide clients with confidence and peace of mind in their decision to hire the firm.

In 2003 Alice and her husband moved from Mokena, Illinois (a small suburb just southwest of Chicago) to Bloomington, Indiana.  While living in Mokena, Alice was employed with an attorney in the Chicago downtown area for over 21 years as the office manager. Her lengthy experience in the operations of a law office has made her a valued member of the Popp & Bullman.

Alice enjoys gardening, traveling with her husband, and spending as much time as possible with her family in Chicago.


Anne Stichter is the paralegal for Greg Bullman and Christie Popp. Anne began working at Popp Law Office at the beginning of 2016 after completing her Masters’ in Arts Administration at IU SPEA, which brought her and her husband to Bloomington in 2015.
Anne grew up in France and England as the child of two missionaries, and is therefore enjoying the increased insight into the legal processes that surround immigration.
Anne enjoys theatre, Shakespeare, and exploring all the exciting things Bloomington has to offer with her husband.