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Brian Christopher Schmitt

Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
    5 years
  2. Military Law: 10%
    5 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael P. Gerace

    Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Gerace Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hake & Schmitt

P.O. Box 540 (419 Main St.)
New Windsor, MD, 21776


MIActive And In Good Standing200910/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Editorial BoardBender's Immigration Bulletin a LexisNexis Publication2015 - Present
PartnerHake & Schmitt2012 - Present
Associate LawyerBruce A. Hake, P.C.2010 - Present
Judge AdvocateU.S. Army JAG Corps2009 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Medical Graduate TaskforceMember2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
LexisNexisFederal Court Litigation Triggers I-612 Hardship Waiver Victory: Fabry v. Kerry2015
Bender's Immigration Daily, (June 13, 2014).AAO 212(e) (J Waiver Hardship) Victory by Hake & Schmitt2014
October 22, 2014 Panel on A, G, and J visas, AILA Washington, D.C. Chapter Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.A, G, and J Visas2014
Bender's Immigration BulletinJudicial Review of J-1 Waiver Denials Based on Negative State Department Recommendations2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Ohio State UniversityBiologyB.S.2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
AILA Washington D.C. Chapter WebinarJ-1 Waiver Options and Beyond, with Jennifer Minear2015
AILA Philadelphia Chapter ConferenceJ waivers and Beyond, with Jennifer Minear and Eleanor Fitzpatrick2015
Physician Immigration Law Institute, Advanced Issues for J-1 Physician Employers and Practitioners, November 13-14, 2014Conrad 30 & Beyond: J-1 Waiver Options, with Ken Hoogstra, Jan Pederson, and Barry Walker2014
Physician Immigration for ExpertsPhysician Hardship and Persecution Waivers and Green Cards, November 6, 2014, with Jan Pederson, Robert Aronson, Jennifer Minear, and Kristen Harris2014
AILA Washington, D.C. Chapter Conference, October 22, 2014.DIPLOMACY: Tactics and strategies for representing A, G, and J visa holders, with Maria Glinsmann, Amy Novick, and Denyse Sabagh2014
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? An Overview of the New Provisional Form I-601A Waiver and the Traditional Form I-601 WaiverIntroduction to Provisional & Traditional Waivers, with Laura Kelsey Rhodes and Jonelle Ocloo, May 10, 20132013
International Medical Graduate Taskforce bi-weekly callJudicial Review of J-1 Waiver Denials, with Devin Theriot-Orr, November 9, 20122012
American Immigration Lawyers Association-Federal Court Litigation Section, November 19, 2012INA 212(e) Waiver Litigation, with Devin Theriot-Orr2012