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I'm an immigration attorney working with a great team at Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Maschler, PLLC, a boutique immigration practice in DC ranked by U.S. News and World Report on a list of "best law firms" for immigration law nationwide. I am ranked AV "preeiminent" by Martindale-Hubbell.  I  have represented immigrants from around the world, and have presented on immigration law and policy in the U.S. and Costa Rica.  I am experienced in family-based cases, removal defense, asylum, and business matters such as L-1 and Religious Worker cases.  Appellate successes include achieving reversals of erroneously denied cases initially handled by other attorneys. Thorough documentation has enabled my clients to obtain grants of waivers and petitions which had been previously denied.  I am awaiting the result of a case of first impression regarding U.S. immigration regulations which, in my opinion, violate the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 by imposing barriers to citizenship for adopted children.  I am the daughter of immigrants, and formerly worked as a teacher. From relatively simple cases to those that involve researching foreign law at the law library of Congress, I do my best for each and every client. As the daughter of immigrants, I was very moved to be admitted to practice before the Supreme Court bar by Justice Sotomayor shortly after she was sworn in.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 60%
    11 years
  2. Asylum: 40%
    11 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Todd Pilcher

    Toni Maschler is smart, caring, knowledgeable, and extremely hard working. She is one of the best immigration attorneys in town. I endorse her enthusiastically.


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Contact info

Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Maschler, PLLC

2011 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20006


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Superb" rating; 10 out of 10Avvo2016
Best Law Firms in America (Immigration)US News and World Report2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Law Firms in America (immigration)US News and World Report2015
Best Law Firms in America (immigration)US News and World Report2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV-rated preeminentMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Law Firms in America (immigration)US News and World Report2013
AV-rated "Preeminent"Martindale-Hubbell2012
Best Law Firms in America (immigration)US News and World Report2012
Dean's FellowUDC David A Clarke School of Law2002
Jean Camper and Edgar Camper Cahn AwardUDC David Clarke School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBromberg, Kohler Maya & Maschler, PLLC2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Richard S. Bromberg2006 - 2010
Contract AttorneyLaw Offices Of Richard Seligman2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Catholic CharitiesMentor2012 - Present
United States Supreme CourtBar member2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Conference Committee member2015 - 2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Vice Chair, Conference committee2014 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)Nominating Committee2013 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington, DC chapter)Conference Committee2013 - 2013
David A. Clarke School of LawPanelist2012 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter)Speaker, AILA DC chapter2011 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationInvited Speaker, DC Chapter2010 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers FoundationEssay Contest Committee Chair2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Reversed negative credibility finding at BIABIA sustained our appeal and remanded to court, which granted asylum
Demonstrated good faith of marriage after consular visa denialUSCIS stood by its I-130 approval and consulate granted visa
Mandamus action after unreasonable delaygovernment approved case
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Publication nameTitleDate
DC AILA 2013 conference materialsIt's not Romance; it's immigration law2013
Maryland Bar BulletinSame-sex relationships in U.S. Immigration Law2013
Derecho en Sociedad (Law in Society)What is a "family" in U.S. immigration law?2012
CrimmigrationBIA: Person leaving on “advance parole” not subject to 3 or 10 year unlawful presence bars2012
Bromberg, Kohler Maya & MaschlerNotary publics--what you think you know can hurt you2012
Blog Post2nd Circuit overturns law prohibiting lawful non-immigrants from obtaining pharmacy licenses2012
Bromberg, Kohler Maya & MaschlerDefinition of "household member"2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
School for International TrainingESOL and SpanishMaster of Arts in Teaching1991
University of Massachusetts, AmherstAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CultureNOW TV programImmigration Law2016
Federal Bar Association webinarFamily-based immigration and naturalization2015
Immigration Law/DACA panelImmigration Law2012
Guest LecturerImmigration Law2012
Guest LectureImmigration Law2012
5-College Undergraduate Anthropology ColloquiumKeynote address: Applied Anthropology in work outside the Academy2011
Women in the Law lecture seriesImmigration Law, a personal persective2010
DC-AILA conferenceIntersection of Family and Immigration Law2010
guest lecturer "Human Rights/Human WrongsFraming "Particular Social Group"2009