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About me

I am passionate about the work that I do within the various diaspora populations residing in the United States.  When I represent clients, I am pursuing my belief in justice for all, no matter where one happens to be born.  I am motivated by the fact that I help keep families together, ensure that clients who faced past persecution do not have to return to unsafe situations, and assist small and medium businesses, the backbone of the American economy, to hire the kind of talent pool that will make them successful. I enjoy working with persons from diverse cultures and backgrounds because in the end, we are all global citizens.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
  2. International Law: 20%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Minikon Law, LLC

2275 Research Boulevard.
Suite. 500
Rockville, MD, 20850

Minikon Law, LLC

300 E. Lombard Street.
Suite. 840
Baltimore, MD, 21202

Minikon Law, LLC

6305 Ivy Lane.
Suite. 422
Greenbelt, MD, 20770



DCActive 200607/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Potterman Prize in International LawAmerican University2008
Certificate of RecognitionMontgomery County Commission for Women2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Maryland University College2003 - Present
PrincipalMinikon Law Office1993 - Present
Principal Attorney EditorInterpreter Releases2003 - 2005
Staff AttorneyMinnesota Legal Services Coalition1999 - 2001
AssociateHouston & Howard1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Studies AssociationN/AN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Society of International LawN/AN/A
Urban Coalition of Minnesota’s Immigrant and Refugee Policy CoalitionCo-Chair of the Education Committee2000 - 2001
Publication nameTitleDate
Rethinking Sovereignty and Human Rights after the Cold WarDocumenting Human Rights Abuses Among the Diaspora2009
Interpreter ReleasesInterpreter Releases2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University School of International ServiceInternational Politics, Human Rights Conflict Resolution AfricaMA - Masters2009
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Howard UniversityAdministration of JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Future of African Refugees and Immigrants: A Time for New ThinkingDocumenting Human Rights in the Diaspora2009
Africa Environmental WatchAccess to Clean Water as a Human Right2008