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Sylvia E. Ontaneda-Bernales

Sylvia E. Ontaneda-Bernales

Practice areas:

Immigration, Arbitration, Intellectual Property

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Immigration: 87%
    10 years
  2. Arbitration: 10%
    11 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 3%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($160-340/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

1349 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive200307/14/2015
DCInactive 200505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Maryland's TOP 100 WomenThe Daily Record2008
Educator AwardMaryland Volunteer Lawyers Service2007
Public Service Award/Outstanding Contribution by an IndividualMaryland Hispanic Bar Association2007
Women on the Move through History, Honor RollNevada Women’s History Project1997
Women's Role Model Award- Frankie Sue Del Papa, Nevada Attorney General1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Sylvia Ontaneda-Bernales2010 - Present
CommissionerGovernor's Commission on the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland2010 - 2011
AssociateOber, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, A Professional Corporation2004 - 2010

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland Hispanic Bar AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaN/A2005 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
AsylumAsylum granted
Refugee Seeks Waiver of Grounds of ExcludabilityWaiver granted

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Maryland Bar JournalWalking a Tight Rope: Ethical Considerations and Pitfalls in the Representation of Both Employer and Employee2008
Health Law Alert, Ober|KalerA Wake Up Call: The SSA 'No-Match' Letter and the Safe Harbor Rule2008
Construction OberView, Ober|KalerVerifying Employment Eligibility2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Nevada-RenoJournalismMA - Masters1996
University of Nevada-RenoJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
University of Nevada-RenoSocial PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993