Practice Areas


We represent clients from several nations and in doing so, we are well versed in the international policies that impact our clients’ immigration into the United States.  We have more than 30 years of experience in immigration matters, advising individuals, families, and companies.  We vigorously defend our clients against deportation and removal in front of the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Courts of Appeals. 

  • Permanent Residence
  • Nonimmigrant Visas –Work, Visitors, Student, Fiancé, Religious, Artists, Entertainers, Investors, H-1B, H2
  • Defense against Removal
  • Defense against Deportation
  • Labor Certification
  • Obtaining US Citizenship
  • Work Permits
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Suspension of Deportation
  • Mandamus
  • Representation at Interviews
  • Immigration Appeals and Motions
  • Response to Intent to Revoke
  • Response to Intent to Deny
  • Response to Request for Evidence
  • Waivers
  • Consular Processing
  • N 336 Hearings
  • Political Asylum
  • Defense against aggravated felony convictions
  • Defense against convictions involving crimes of violence
  • Defense against convictions of crimes involving moral turpitude
  • Defense against convictions of crimes of domestic violence
  • Defense against convictions of firearms and drug offenses



We have won several personal injury cases on behalf of our clients.  We are experienced in representing clients in D.C., Maryland and Virginia state and federal courts.  We are effective litigators and know the most efficient ways to reach our clients desired objective.  


  • Insurance Defense
  • Auto Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective Products
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Police Brutality
  • False Arrest



We have successfully litigated business matters for our corporate clients.  We also help businesses start from incorporation to drafting contracts and collections.  We are also experienced in helping businesses obtain government contracts and bid protests.



  • Incorporations
  • Partnerships
  • Breach of Contract
  • Drafting Contracts
  • Non-Profit Corporation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Collections
  • Name Change
  • Registered Agent
  • Government Contracts
  • Business Litigation



We have over 30 years combined experience representing the best interests of families.  We are experienced in handling contested and uncontested divorces, settlement agreements, and property rights, all with the patience and understanding you need from a counselor. 


  • Prenuptial Agreement
  • Separation Agreement
  • Custody
  • Paternity
  • Visitation
  • Divorces
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianship



We handle several areas of criminal defense, with a particular focus on the immigration consequences of crimes to noncitizens.



Our attorneys are experienced litigators and have appeared before appellate courts and trained on the appellate level.  We handle all our cases from trial to appeal and can advise and take on appeals for other firms. 



We are a full service firm, which means we can advise you on many areas of law, including labor and employment and decedents’ estates.  We also provide local counsel service for other firms not located in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.



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