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Naima M Said

Naima M Said

Practice areas:

Immigration, Family

About Me

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

  • Member, New York state bar

  • Member, Maryland state bar

Awards and honors

  • Excellence in Service Award, Immigration Section, Maryland State Bar (2012-2013)

  • Baltimore’s Best Lawyers, Baltimore Magazine, 2003

  • Recipient of Advocacy Division Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009

  • Outstanding Service Award as AILF Ambassador, AILA DC Chapter, 2007-2008


  • Harvard University, LL.M., 1990

  • University of Nairobi, LL.B., 1979

Professional Memberships

  • Chair-Elect, American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter 2014-2015

  • Vice Chair,American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter 2013 – 2014

  • Secretary, American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter 2012 – 2013

  • Chair, Maryland State Bar Immigration Section, 2012-2013

  • Treasurer, American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter 2011 – 2012

  • Secretary, Maryland State Bar Immigration Section, 2011-2012

  • Treasurer, Maryland State Bar Immigration Section, 2010-2011

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Maryland State Bar Association



  • Fluent in English, Swahilli conversant in Arabic


Languages Spoken: Arabic, Spanish, English

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Immigration: 90%
    24 years
  2. Family: 10%



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Cynthia Groomes Katz

    Intelligent, passionate, zealous, advocacy. Naima Said is the first immigration attorney that I met upon entering this area. In addition to being an excellent attorney, she is a truly nice person, as well. Submitted by: Cynthia Groomes Katz, Attorney


    Cynthia Katz Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thanh Van Thi Doan

    Naima is a tireless advocate for her clients and the immigrant community at large. Her knowledge of immigration law, creative application of the law, and zealous pursuit of justice and fairness, epitomizes her work ethic of "where there's a will, there's a way." I feel very honored to know her both professionally and personally.


    Thanh Doan Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ste 219
5513 Twinknolls Rd
Columbia, MD, 21045


NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lead Counsel Rating in Immigration LawLead Counsel2014
State Legislation Co-ChairAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2010
Advocacy Division AwardAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2009
Top Lawyers, BaltimoreBaltimore Magazine2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyNaima Said & Associates1991 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Chair-Elect2014 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Vice Chair2013 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Secretary2012 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2011 - 2011
Maryland State Bar AssociationSecretary2011 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Special Juvenile ImmigrantsN/A
State-side WaiversSuccess!

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Publication NameTitleDate
Baltimore MagazineBaltimore's Best Lawyers2003
Harvard Law NewsThree Delegates to Rome1998

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard Law SchoolLawLL.M - Master of Laws1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Maryland State Bar AssociationNavigating Potholes to US Citizenship2011
Maryland State Bar AssociationCriminal and Non-Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility2011
AILA-DC 2010 Chapter ConferencePractical and Creative Immigration Solutions in Tough Times2010