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Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi

Immigration Attorney at Laurel, MD

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Mayabanza S. Bangudi, Maya Bangudi


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About Mayabanza

Learn Mayabanza’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    50%

    13 years

  2. Family
    40%
    International family law Divorce Custody Child Support Adoption Guardianship Mediation

  3. Business
    10%

    13 years

Licensed for 17 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Mayabanza

Bangudi Law LLC
603 7th Street.
Suite. 301
Laurel, MD, 20707

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Posted by vanessa B | April 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bangudi Law -- Ms Mayabanza Bangudi Absolutely 10stars
Ms. Bangudi and her team were not judgemental. They patiently explained the immigration process. Assisted me with completing forms and answering all questions that I had. On the day of the interview she was right there. I was so nervous but she put me at ease with her confidence and knowledge of the immigration system in the US.
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Posted by Elizabeth | November 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Expert Testimony helped get petitions approved
I have collaborated with Ms. Bangudi for the past several years as we have both served in leadership positions in the American Immigration Lawyers Association and I know her well as hard-working, detailed oriented and extremely knowledgeable colleague. I always look for opportunities to work with her and when the need recently arose in one of my cases for expert testimony on issues that overlap immigration and Maryland family law, I immediately thought of her. Ms. Bangudi provided a well-written, concise and extremely persuasive opinion letter that was key to the success of the case. I am very grateful for her assistance and look forward to working with her again soon.
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Posted by Stella | March 26, 2021
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The real MVP!
I cannot thank Ms. Bangudi enough for giving me hope again. She got me through a very long and stressful divorce and child custody case. Not only is she highly knowledgeable about the law, she also displayed a high level of skill and confidence during my divorce trial. I won my divorce case 100% with full legal and physical custody of my children. If in need of an attorney that will walk you through the ins and outs of your family or immigration law case, please seek the help of Ms. Bangudi. She is truly gifted in her field.
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Posted by Susannah | September 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could not have chosen a better Lawyer
Maya was great! She helped me before I agreed to be her client. She's very good at what she does. Thank you so very much!
Posted by Genet d | June 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
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I'm so happy to work with MS Mayabanza. She is really perfect and excellent lawyer .she is kind and respectful. She make to understand as in comprehensible way. Really I admire her!!!
Posted by Natasha ogundare | April 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
Attorney Bangudi has been awesome. Out of all the immigration lawyers I have consulted she’s the first one that actually listened. She took immediate action and really advocated for me. It’s obvious, that she she compassion and empathy for her clients and will not stop until results are reached. I highly recommend Attorney Bangudi for assistance with navigating the immigration process.
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Posted by Rose and J. | March 13, 2020
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Happy....
Ms Bangudi recently worked on our immigration process, showing very good knowledge about it with very tranquility. Everything went well.
Posted by Dan | January 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding !!
There may many good attorney out there but Maya is one of best especially for immigration matter, she is knowledgeable and knows in and out the current immigration situation,she has successfully helped my wife removing the conditional PR , she is very thorough and very attentive.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration law
Immigration laws are currently one of the most important issues in our Country, and our family was in need of a legal expert. It is refreshing to work with an attorney that cares about her client's needs while having full understanding of the tribulations of being an immigrant and helping navigate the legal pathway to US residency. Ms Bangudi is the legal expert we needed, with the compassion and understanding of human rights that we should all be entitled to. Years ago I hired Ms Bangudi for a family law issue and I'm happy we came back to her again!
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Posted by Uchenna | July 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
She got me my permanent resident card faster than i expected without no issues. I will say she is the best .
Posted by Lucky | July 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best of the best
I consulted Attorney Maya when I was experiencing delay in my N400 Naturalization case, she gave me the best professional advise and guided me through the necessary step taken. I am now a United States Citizen!
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Attorney Bangudi helped me obtained my green card and I just became a US citizen with her relentless help as well. She is highly professional, easy to reach and she kept me informed throughout the entire process. She has been a blessing to me and my family and I cannot thank her enough. She is the best!
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She saved my kids!
She was diligent and meticulous. She supported me and kept me informed every step of the way. I can't recommend her highly enough. 85% of all single parents are mothers. I got custody as a Dad. She's a godsend.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney M. Bangudi
I hired Attorney M. Bangudi for my family cases not only that she helped me settle the case.. but Her expertise and clear advice.. gave me a peace of mind ..
Posted by David C. | January 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Professional and Dedicated Lawyer
My family has found Lawyer Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi to be a thorough professional who is both knowledgeable and skillful in her law practice as well as being an excellent communicator with her clients, explaining complex matters to her clients in a clear and simple way. In dealing with my personal immigration, marriage and other family issues, Maya was meticulous in dealing with the complex legal documentation processes, ensuring that deadlines for submission were met. She demonstrated the highest degree of competence and it was clear that she is highly respected by others in her profession and by government administrators with whom we dealt. We also found that Maya was highly trustworthy in dealing with sensitive personal information and keeping to the highest ethical standards. Without hesitation, I would recommend Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi as a highly professional and dedicated lawyer for immigration, marriage and family legal matters.” D.C.H.
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Posted by Michael | June 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Freedom
I was detained with a criminal conviction. Every other immigration attorney I spoke to were not able to give me any ideas as to how they could help. All they wanted was to quote me a sum of money. But Ms. Bangudi was honest and straight forward about the hard road we were facing. She did not sugar coat anything to get me to attain her as my attorney and she had ideas to start with. She worked hard to do the research and prepare for my case and I am thankful for her as I have been released from detention with all proceedings dismissed. My family and I are forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VICTORY!
Maya represented me on a hotly contested custody and child case. Her preparedness and swift action before and during trial made me feel confident and reassured during the process. I have never been through this before and Maya was very transparent. Detail is important to her as I saw during my own case when she made sure no witness or evidence went without thorough inspection and cross-examination where necessary. Do your self a favor and hire Maya so you leave this process with understanding and piece of mind.
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Posted by Axel | September 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
I fought for almost a year with Immigration and the US Passport agency to obtain proof of my citizenship. I went to Bangudi law, and within a week, my US passport was in my hands, and all my troubles became a distant memory. Mrs. Bangudi was available for short notice appointments, which was great! She listens carefully, is precise, clear, and extremely worth the $! I can't believe I waited so long to meet with her!
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Asylum won :)
I hired Maya for help with my asylee case and she had many meetings with me to clarify questions I had. I could book meetings at last minute and she did her best to source many extra things I needed to fill up my case. She had another court case booked an hour before mine and she did her best to reach to mine as well even though the distance was far. Her price is very reasonable and I highly recommend her. She even worked out a payment plan and was not pushy or bossy. I won my Asylee and i'm glad she was able to help.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Lawyer
I sought the assistance of Maya Bangudi in my divorce and immigration cases. I can say that she is truly knowledgeable in her field. Her expertise is evident in those matters where she has represented me. Atty. Bangudi gives great advice and she is very proactive during the legal process. I am grateful to her for being very reliable. Likewise, i appreciate her affordable payment options. C.E.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bangudi Law LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney/Associate
  • Hudson Cook, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associtate/Attorney/Law Clerk
  • Dla Piper Us, LLP (And Predecessors)
  • 2002 - 2006

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Louisville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • CAD1115355
  • Court vacated divorce based on fraud; court awarded new divorce and monetary award to firm client
  • In Re ***
  • Immigration judge granted asylum based on family as a social group and gang-based persecution
  • CAD1024262
  • International custody and child support order vacated; custody and child support for client grnated; Affirmed on appeal.
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter)
  • Executive Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Immigration Section
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Ethics Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Conference Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Annual Conference & Ethics Committee
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Mayabanza
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Other
"Extremely knowledgeable, caring, and kind. A pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic and knowledgeable fellow lawyer. I would highly recommend."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bangudi is a strident champion for the cause of justice and fairness. She brings an equal mix of passion and compassion to her Immigration and general law practice. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bangudi is a smart, dedicated and passionate advocate for her clients. I had the privilege of volunteering with her on several American Immigration Lawyer Association DC Chapter Fall Conference Planning Committees and her drive, energy and knowledge are impressive."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Maya for more than five years and worked with and supervised countless attorneys over the course of my 10 year legal career. She is overall an excellent attorney. And two of her qualities particularly stand out: 1) She is a first rate legal writer. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find better quality writing in our business. 2) Her professional ethics are unwavering and at the very highest standard. I endorse her without reservation."
Laurel Immigration Lawyer Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi
Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi
Immigration Attorney
Laurel, MD
Licensed for 17 years