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Christina A Wilkes

Christina A Wilkes

Practice areas:

Immigration, Guardianship

About Me

Christina Wilkes is an Immigration Attorney with substantial experience handling family and humanitarian based immigration cases before the US Immigration Service, the Immigration Courts, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Wilkes has represented and supervised attorneys handling complex asylum cases on behalf of clients from Benin, Bolivia, Burma, Cameroon, Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mauritania, Rwanda, and Togo, among others. Ms. Wilkes has successfully represented dozens of clients in obtaining crime victim visas and obtaining Lawful Permanent Residency before the Service and the Courts.


 


Prior to joining Grossman Law in 2012, Ms. Wilkes spent seven years with Ayuda, a non-profit legal and social services organization in Washington, DC, where she founded the organization's Children's Immigration Project in 2005 and then went on to serve as the Legal Director from 2008 until 2012. Ms. Wilkes is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and Smith College. Ms. Wilkes is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Immigration: 80%
    11 years
  2. Guardianship: 20%
    10 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Mara Andrea Stein

    I fully endorse this attorney. Christina recently helped to enact Maryland legislation for benefit of unaccompanied immigrant youth.

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    Mara Stein Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward Dosa-Wea Neufville III

    I highly recommend Ms. Christina Wilkes. I first met Christina in 2004 when we worked on a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status application in Baltimore Immigration Court. I found Ms. Wilkes to be very ethical, competent, and detailed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws and statutes and understands how these laws affect the everyday lives of clients. Ms. Wilkes is passionate about she does and zealously represents the interests of her clients within the bounds of the law. If I need a second opinion on an immigration matter, Ms. Wilkes is one of a few attorneys that I can reach out to for additional guidance. I highly recommend Ms. Wilkes.

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    Edward Neufville Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Grossman Law, LLC

4922 Fairmont Avenue
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD, 20814

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200805/25/2015
MDActive200407/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Hall of FameAyuda2014
E. Michael Berger ScholarshipAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyGrossman Law, LLC2012 - Present
Legal DirectorAyuda2005 - 2012
Children's Project DirectorAyuda2005 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Vice Chair CBP Liaison & MD Legislative Comittees2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Asylum for Survivors of Domestic ViolenceGranted
Special Immigrant Juvenile StatusGranted
Crime Victim VisasGranted

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Huffington PostMD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children2014
Maryland Bar BulletinNew MD Law Protects Immigrant Youth2014
The Huffington PostU.N. Recognizes Plight of Slaves in Africa; U.S. Must Do More2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The George Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Smith CollegeGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarSIJS: Advocacy in State Courts2015
The International FamilyFamily Immigration2015
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status TrainingSpecial Immigrant Juvenile Status2014
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status TrainingSpecial Immigrant Juvenile Status2014
AILA-DC Chapter Annual Fall ConferenceUnaccompanied Immigrant Children2014
Migration, Refugees and Human Trafficking CourseUS Asylum Law2013
Richmond Department of Social ServicesImmigration Options for Immigrant Children2012
On Their Own: Annual Unaccompanied Immigrant Children's Annual ConferencePermanency Planning for Immigrant Children2012
Governor's Conference on Combating Human Sex Trafficking in MarylandWorking with Foreign Victims2012
14th Annual Maryland Child Abuse and Neglect Dependency OptionsImmigration 101; Child Welfare and Immigration2012
Training to Mexican DelegationCombating Human Trafficking: US Protections for Foreign Trafficking Victims2011
Training for Pro Bono AttorneysU Nonimmigrant Visas for Crime Victims2011
Prince George's County, MD International Student Guidance OfficeImmigration Options for Immigrant Children2010
Fairfax County Community ForumImmigration 1012010
On their Own: Annual Unaccompanied Immigrant Children's ConferenceSocial Group Strategies: Asylum Based on gang violence, domestic violence, and female genital mutilation2009
DC Superior Court JudgesImmigration Options for Immigrant Children2009
DC Bar, Continuing Legal Education SeriesNavigating the Road to Naturalization: A Guide for Immigration Attorneys2009
DC Bar Training for New AttorneysWorking with Limited English Proficient Clients2009
DC Office of the Attorney GeneralImmigration Options for Immigrant Children2008