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Beach utilizes her 19 years of experience in immigration law to help
individuals immigrate to the United
States for humanitarian reasons. Born in Brussels, Belgium,
Ms. Beach has lived in England,
Belgium, Italy and Ivory Coast and has traveled
extensively to many countries.  Ms. Beach
advocates for clients from around the world who seek freedom from torture in
their country, or who are victims of domestic violence and trafficking.  She has facilitated and litigated for family
reunification and promoted employment for professionals, creating jobs for the
economy.   She has worked with numerous expert witnesses
who have testified on her cases for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
forced marriage, illegal organ transplants, female genital mutilation, and
political country experts for various countries all over the world.

Beach is President and Managing Partner at Beach-Oswald Immigration Law
Associates. She represents clients who suffer persecution and abuse in their native
countries and focuses on helping them obtain a better quality of life in the United States.
Ms. Beach actively advocates for her clients and assists them as they integrate
into United States
culture. She has also represented her clients at U.S. Consulates in Romania, China,
Canada, Mexico, and several African
countries. With her extensive experience in family-based and employment-based
immigration law Ms. Beach not only assists her clients in obtaining a better
standard of living in the United
States, she also helps employers obtain
professional visas and petition for family members.  She also handles many complex naturalization

Beach has unique expertise representing clients in immigration matters pending
before the Federal District Courts, Circuit Courts, Board of Immigration
Appeals and Immigration Courts. She has won over 900 humanitarian cases in the United States. 


Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Tagalog

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 48%
    24 years
  2. Litigation: 47%
    24 years
  3. Asylum: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Tatiana Kadetskaya

    Excellent lawyer. Very well respected.


    Tatiana Kadetskaya Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter Hills Acker

    Danielle is a spectacular immigration attorney who deserves every point of that 10.0 rating. Her care for her clients and her respect for fellow counsel is nothing short of outstanding. She is thorough, knowledgeable, experienced, and makes time for her clients. The list of important decisions she has garnered is a testament to her dedication to the practice of immigration law and her care for immigrants and their familys. I unequivocally endorse her and recommend her to anyone seeking immigration counsel in DC (or elsewhere for that matter).


    Peter Acker Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

888 17th Street NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC, 20006


DCActive 200407/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell to Robert Leon Oswald2010
Certificate of Recognition, Customs and Border Patrol-MDAmerican Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A
Liaison to Office of Chief Counsel/DRO-Washington OfficeAmerican Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBeach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC2006 - Present
Senior AssociateThe Employment Law Group, P.C.2003 - 2006
Managing AssociateNoto and Oswald, P.C.1997 - 2003
AssociateNoto and Oswald, P.C.1992 - 1997
Adjunct ProfessorSan Bernardino State College1985 - 1986
Adjunct ProfessorRiverside Community College1982 - 1985
English TeacherPerris High School1979 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
City of Alexandria HR CommissionVice-Chair Commissioner2012 - Present
Human Rights CommissionCommissioner2011 - Present
Trial for Kalbian Hagerty LLPExpert Immigration Witness2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationCo Chair- AILA for MSBA Legislature2010 - Present
Daughter's of the American RevolutionChairman of the Americanism Committee2010 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationLegislative Chair for Immigration2010 - Present
Committee for Adventist Lawyer's AssociationLiaison2010 - Present
U.S. District Court, District of ColumbiaMember2009 - Present
Bread for the CityMentor2008 - Present
Amnesty InternationalMember2005 - Present
U.S. Circuit Courts; 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11thMember1997 - Present
American Bar Association (Maryland chapter)Member1992 - Present
American Association of University WomenMember1992 - Present
University of Baltimore Law StudentMentorN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair Liaison ICE/DRO2010 - 2010
Home Owner's Association, Kings Rowe, Alexandria, VAPresident2009 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair Liaison CBP-MD2008 - 2008
National ABA White Collar Crime Moot Court, GeorgetownJudge2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland JournalWhere Have All the Children Gone2011
Immigration BriefingsWaivers of Inadmissibility: Off the Beaten Path2011
Interpreter ReleasesWhat do Clients Expect from their Attorneys?2010
Interpreter Releases'Twas the Season to be Jolly - The Immigration Consequences of Excessive Libations2010
Maryland Bar BulletinRaising the Bar - Arizona Debacle between Federal and State Authority2010
Immigration BriefingsPecadillos of Persecut - Dire Immigration Consequences of Violence2010
Maryland Bar Bulletin"Material Support" Upheld as Terrorism in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project2010
Immigration BriefingsNaturalization: Tricks and Traps for the Unwary2010
Maryland Bar BulletinGender-Based Discrimination for U.S. Citizenship for Foreign-Born Children?2010
Maryland Bar BulletinImmigration's Definition of "Felony" Not Adopted by Supreme Court in Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder2010
Immigration BriefingsBattlefield of Gendercide: Forced Marriages and Gender-based Grounds for Asylum Benefits and Related Relief2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - RiversideComprehensive LiteratureMaster's of Art1981
Loma Linda UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
High School and Community College Teaching LicensesN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Entrepreneurs in the U.S.Panelist Speaker on Entrepreneurs in the U.S.2011
IRCMentor on Immigration2010
Rotary Club, Silver Spring MDGuest Speaker on Immigration2008
Multiple Conferences 2008-presentHumanitarian Law2008
Bread for the CityImmmigration Mentor2007
ILW PanelPanelist Speaker on Asylum2005
Immigration TV Panel in Dallas, TXPresenter/ Guest Speaker2002