Rachel Ullman began practicing immigration law in 1988. During her first few years of working with immigrants she filed amnesty appeals and assisted immigrants in obtaining green cards based on employment and family relationships.
For more than a decade she has been defending immigrants in immigration court, many of whom have been convicted of criminal offenses. She works closely with criminal defense attorneys to try to achieve immigration friendly results for her clients. Rachel often gives educational talks on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
During the past few years Rachel has been helping children who entered the United States without a parent obtain legal permanent residence in the United States. She helps them apply for asylum and also Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. She also defends children in immigration court.
Rachel provides pro bono legal services to children through Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) and the Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation.
Rachel is an active member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland as well as the Maryland State Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been a mentor to other attorneys for many years.
In July 2013 Rachel opened The Law Office of Rachel S Ullman, PC., a Rockville, Maryland immigration firm located in the same building as the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.
From 2008 until July 2013 Rachel practiced immigration law with Ms. Yun Yang at the law firm of Yang & Ullman, PC in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Languages Spoken: Tagalog, Spanish
Licensed since 1983
Rachel Ullman is an outstanding removal/deportation defense attorney. She has a brilliant legal mind and a wonderful manner with clients that puts them at ease in the most difficult of immigration situations: clients facing deportation from the United States. I have had the pleasure of knowing her and working with her for almost 20 years and regularly refer my own clients to her if removal defense is required.
Maria Glinsmann Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Rachel Ullman is one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with. She is incredibly knowledgeable and able to find solutions where there seem to be none. I wholeheartedly recommend her to handle any immigration matter with the utmost level of professionalism.
Rebecca Cosca Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|certificate||Board of Immigration Appeals Pro Bono Project||2011|
|Distinguished Service||National Institute of Municipal Law Officers||1990|
|membership||Phi Beta Kappa||1980|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Rachel S Ullman, PC||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Yang & Ullman||2008 - 2013|
|Attorney||Law Office of Rachel S. Ullman||2005 - 2007|
|Attorney||Johnson & Yang||2000 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member, Immigration Section Council||2013 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association of Maryland||member||2005 - Present|
|Bar Association of Montgomery County||Member||1996 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Removal Proceedings - Burglary||Client retained green card|
|Removal Proceedings - 2nd degree assault||Proceedings terminated - client retained green card|
|Naturalization - Drug Distribution Conviction||Naturalization granted|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) DC Chapter, Fall Chapter meeting materials||Moncrieffe, Descamps, and Crimes of Violence in the Fourth Circuit||2013|
|44 MD ST. B.J.||Employment Based Adjustment of Status: How to Combat USCIS Fraud Findings In Immigration Court||2011|
|International City/County Management Association, The Municipal Year Book||Judicial Decisions Affecting Local Governments||1992|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of California - Berkeley||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|[March 11, 2014] Inn of Court, Montgomery County Maryland||Crimmigration||2014|
|[July 18, 2014] Maryland Office of the Public Defender Immigration Team Training||Crimmigration [faculty]||2014|
|[April 10, 2014] Bar Association of Montgomery County Immigration Section monthly meeting||section 245(i)||2014|
|[November 25, 2013] Crimmigration Update (Designed for Criminal Defense and Immigration Lawyers)||Immigration Consequences of Crimes||2013|
|[November 13, 2013] American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter) Fall Chapter meeting||Crimmigration||2013|
|[November 2012] Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation||Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About the Immigration Consequences of Crimes||2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Division||Litigation Primer for Master Calendar and Individual Calendar Hearings||2011|
|Crafting Immigration Friendly Pleas||Crafting Immigration Friendly Pleas||2010|
|2010 Maryland State Bar Association, Annual Meeting||Immigration Friendly Pleas||2010|
|Masters, Merits and Beyond: Practical Advice for New Immigration Court Attorneys||Immigration Court||2009|
|[October 24, 2008] MICPEL's Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity||2008|
|2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference||Child Status Protection Act||2008|
|[April 27, 2007] Immigration Law: Basics and More||Practicing Before the Immigration Court||2007|
|[April 13, 2007] The Nuts and Bolts of Deportation and Removal||Deportation and Removal||2007|
|[November 12, 2006] American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter Fall Annual Conference||Child Status Protection Act||2006|
|Law School for the Public||Naturalization||2006|
|[March 19, 2005] Prince George's County Annual Alan Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2005|
|[March 11, 2005] The Nuts and Bolts of Deportation and Removal||Deportation and Removal||2005|
|Maryland Partners for Justice Conference||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2005|
|Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2005|
|[January 29, 2004] Workshop, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington||Impact of Criminal Activity on Immigration Status||2004|
|Training, Montgomery County Public Defenders||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2004|
|[November 21, 2003] American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter 2003 Fall Conference||Relief and Waivers from Criminal Convictions||2003|
|Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers||Domestic Violence||2003|
|Expert Testimony, Immigration Benefits for Victims and Criminal Deportation Issues||Immigration Benefits for Victims and Criminal Deportation Issues||2003|
|[October 25, 2002] American Immigration Lawyers Associaton 2002 Basics of Immigration Law Practice Conference||Immigration||2002|
|The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Practice||Immigration||2002|
|The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996: The First Six Months||Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996||1997|