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Rachel Ullman began practicing immigration law in 1988.  During her first few years of working with immigrants she filed amnesty appeals and assisted immigrants in obtaining green cards based on employment and family relationships.


For more than a decade she has been defending immigrants in immigration court, many of whom have been convicted of criminal offenses.  She works closely with criminal defense attorneys to try to achieve immigration friendly results for her clients. Rachel often gives educational talks on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.  


During the past few years Rachel has been helping children who entered the United States without a parent obtain legal permanent residence in the United States.  She helps them apply for asylum and also Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  She also defends children in immigration court.


Rachel provides pro bono legal services to children through Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) and the Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation.


Rachel is an active member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland as well as the Maryland State Bar Association.  She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been a mentor to other attorneys for many years.


In July 2013 Rachel opened The Law Office of Rachel S Ullman, PC., a Rockville, Maryland immigration firm located in the same building as the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.


From 2008 until July 2013 Rachel practiced immigration law with Ms. Yun Yang at the law firm of Yang & Ullman, PC in Silver Spring, Maryland.





Languages spoken: Tagalog, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Maria Fuster Glinsmann

    Rachel Ullman is an outstanding removal/deportation defense attorney. She has a brilliant legal mind and a wonderful manner with clients that puts them at ease in the most difficult of immigration situations: clients facing deportation from the United States. I have had the pleasure of knowing her and working with her for almost 20 years and regularly refer my own clients to her if removal defense is required.


    Maria Glinsmann Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Rebecca Emily Cosca

    Rachel Ullman is one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with. She is incredibly knowledgeable and able to find solutions where there seem to be none. I wholeheartedly recommend her to handle any immigration matter with the utmost level of professionalism.


    Rebecca Cosca DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Rachel S. Ullman, PC

27 West Jefferson Street
Suite 201
Rockville, MD, 20850


DCActive 198607/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
certificateBoard of Immigration Appeals Pro Bono Project2011
Distinguished ServiceNational Institute of Municipal Law Officers1990
membershipPhi Beta Kappa1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Rachel S Ullman, PC2013 - Present
AttorneyYang & Ullman2008 - 2013
AttorneyLaw Office of Rachel S. Ullman2005 - 2007
AttorneyJohnson & Yang2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember, Immigration Section Council2013 - Present
Women's Bar Association of Marylandmember2005 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyMember1996 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Removal Proceedings - BurglaryClient retained green card
Removal Proceedings - 2nd degree assaultProceedings terminated - client retained green card
Naturalization - Drug Distribution ConvictionNaturalization granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) DC Chapter, Fall Chapter meeting materialsMoncrieffe, Descamps, and Crimes of Violence in the Fourth Circuit2013
44 MD ST. B.J.Employment Based Adjustment of Status: How to Combat USCIS Fraud Findings In Immigration Court2011
International City/County Management Association, The Municipal Year BookJudicial Decisions Affecting Local Governments1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of California - BerkeleyEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
[March 11, 2014] Inn of Court, Montgomery County MarylandCrimmigration2014
[July 18, 2014] Maryland Office of the Public Defender Immigration Team TrainingCrimmigration [faculty]2014
[April 10, 2014] Bar Association of Montgomery County Immigration Section monthly meetingsection 245(i)2014
[November 25, 2013] Crimmigration Update (Designed for Criminal Defense and Immigration Lawyers)Immigration Consequences of Crimes2013
[November 13, 2013] American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter) Fall Chapter meetingCrimmigration2013
[November 2012] Montgomery County Maryland Bar FoundationTen Things Every Lawyer Should Know About the Immigration Consequences of Crimes2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers DivisionLitigation Primer for Master Calendar and Individual Calendar Hearings2011
Crafting Immigration Friendly PleasCrafting Immigration Friendly Pleas2010
2010 Maryland State Bar Association, Annual MeetingImmigration Friendly Pleas2010
Masters, Merits and Beyond: Practical Advice for New Immigration Court AttorneysImmigration Court2009
[October 24, 2008] MICPEL's Immigration Consequences of Criminal ActivityImmigration Consequences of Criminal Activity2008
2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceChild Status Protection Act2008
[April 27, 2007] Immigration Law: Basics and MorePracticing Before the Immigration Court2007
[April 13, 2007] The Nuts and Bolts of Deportation and RemovalDeportation and Removal2007
[November 12, 2006] American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter Fall Annual ConferenceChild Status Protection Act2006
Law School for the PublicNaturalization2006
[March 19, 2005] Prince George's County Annual Alan Goldstein Criminal Law SeminarImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2005
[March 11, 2005] The Nuts and Bolts of Deportation and RemovalDeportation and Removal2005
Maryland Partners for Justice ConferenceImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2005
Immigration Consequences of Criminal ConvictionsImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2005
[January 29, 2004] Workshop, Jewish Community Center of Greater WashingtonImpact of Criminal Activity on Immigration Status2004
Training, Montgomery County Public DefendersImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2004
[November 21, 2003] American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter 2003 Fall ConferenceRelief and Waivers from Criminal Convictions2003
Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of LawyersDomestic Violence2003
Expert Testimony, Immigration Benefits for Victims and Criminal Deportation IssuesImmigration Benefits for Victims and Criminal Deportation Issues2003
[October 25, 2002] American Immigration Lawyers Associaton 2002 Basics of Immigration Law Practice ConferenceImmigration2002
The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration PracticeImmigration2002
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996: The First Six MonthsIllegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 19961997