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At the Law Firm of Van T. Doan, LLC, our practice is focused on
immigration law and family law. We have a comprehensive understanding
of the complex nature of immigration law and the implications that may
arise from emotionally charged domestic matters. The firm is routinely
called upon to either consult or handle immigration matters where the
parties may be separated or going through a high-conflict divorce. We
also frequently receive referrals from domestic law attorneys where one
of the parties is a foreign national and concerns have been raised
regarding lawful status, child custody and visitation, and domestic

As a certified mediator and collaborative law practitioner, I believe in
negotiation and that eventually, calmer heads will prevail. However,
when the situation demands immediate action such as when a child has
been removed from the home without notice or consent, I have
successfully petitioned for the Court to take action for the safe return
of the child.


Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 70%
  2. Family: 30%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Rachel S Ullman

    I endorse this lawyer. I know her well and can say without hesitation that she is terrific. She has a wonderful grasp of immigration law and works very hard for her clients. She is a leader in the legal community.


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  • Jac E Knust

    I endorse this lawyer. Thanh is an excellent choice for a lawyer. She is easy to work with and very skilled in her hard work.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Van T. Doan, LLC

10440 Little Patuxtent Pkwy
Suite 300
Columbia, MD, 21044


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Presidential Best Section Project To Benefit Its MembersMaryland State Bar Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Van T. Doan, LLC2003 - Present
N/ALaw Clerk to the Honorable Susan Souder2002 - 2003
N/AJudicial Intern to the Honorable Diane O. Leasure, Chief Administrative Judge2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) DC ChapterCo-chair DMV/MVA committee2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionChair2010 - 2011
Education/Conference Committee for AILA D.C. ChapterMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (MD DC VA Chapter)Co-chair State LegislationN/A
Howard County Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A
Family Law Section of MSBAMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The BarristerDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - Implications for the Family Law and Criminal Law Practitioner2012
MSBA Bar BulletinHow Immigration Laws May Effect Your Law Practice2010
ImmigrationFamilyLawyer.comIs My Child Already a U.S. Citizen?2010
ImmigrationFamilyLawyer.comE-Verify or E-Deny2010
ImmigrationFamilyLawyer.comVirginia Attorney General Concludes State Law Enforcement Officials May Inquire Into Immigration Status2010
AvvoI-864 Affidavit of Support - Part I2010
AvvoI-864 Affidavit of Support - Part II2010
ImmigrationFamilyLawyer.comChild Support Payments Do Not Count Towards U.S. Citizen’s Obligation to Support Spouse2010
Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association NewsletterWelcome to America – Immigration Facts and Myths2008
Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association NewsletterHow to Hire the Right Attorney2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Maryland, BaltimorePharmacyBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Maryland School of LawFamily Immigration2013
University of Maryland School of LawNavigating the Immigration Labyrinth2013
Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)Inadmissibility & Waivers - Putting Theory to Practice2013
Maryland State Bar AssociationSpecial Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Process in Maryland2013
Judicial Institute of MarylandImmigration Law in Maryland Courts2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter) Fall Conference 2013Home Alone - Children In the Immigration Process2013
Maryland State Bar AssociationDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - – Representing DREAMers in an Evolving Process2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington, DC chapter) Fall Conference 2012DACA & Other Possible Remedies for Immigrant Youth2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter) Fall Conference 2012Evidentiary Requirements for DACA Applicants2012
Legal Aid Bureau Annual TrainingImmigration Issues in Divorce & Custody Matters2011
Fall ConferenceImmigration Law Jeopardy2011
Bar Association of Baltimore CityHow Immigration Law Effects Family Law2011
2011 Fall ConferenceHow Immigration Law May Affect Your Law Practice2011
MSBA Immigration Law SectionEssential Resources to Building A Successful Immigration Practice2010
AILA D.C. Chapter Fall Conference 2010Intersection of Family Law & Immigration Law - A Jurisdictional Perspective2010
Summer 2009 meeting of the Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationChildren in the Eyes of Federal Immigration Laws2009
Fall 2009 meeting of Family Law Section of the Howard County Bar AssociationFamily & Immigration Law – At the Crossroads2009
2009 MSBA Annual ConventionThe Children’s Hour – Children and Immigration Law2009