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Maria Fuster Glinsmann

Immigration Attorney at Gaithersburg, MD

5.0   132 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 27 years
    Maryland - MD 30 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

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Practice area

Call us to explore your immigration options. Since 1993 I have worked to help 1) businesses acquire and retain foreign talent and 2) helping families and individuals navigate the complex and lengthy immigration process. I consider my proactive approach to client matters to be my distinctive trademark.

I have extensive experience successfully handling:

- Work permits and visas for executives, professionals, and their family members i.e. H1B, L1 and Labor Certification

- Extraordinary Ability (EB1) and National Interest Waiver (EB2 NIW) based self petitions

- Complex U.S. Citizenship

- Family Based Immigration i.e. spouses, parents, children and siblings

- Complex Provisional Waivers based on Extreme Hardship to a US Citizen or Green Card Holder

- Complex Fraud Waivers based on Extreme Hardship to a US Citizen or Green Card Holder

- Recapture of Priority Dates and Reopening Denied Petitions and Applications

- Enter Appearance on Pending Applications filed by Other Attorneys now faced with a Notice of Intent to Deny

- Enter Appearance on Pending Applications filed by Other Attorneys now faced with a Request for Evidence

- Appeals of Complex Immigration Matters

- Parole in Place for Military Family Members and Other Humanitarian Situations

 

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Location

Glinsmann & Glinsmann, Chartered
12 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD, 20877-2912

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Reviews

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Posted by Michael | December 19, 2023
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Maria is a superstar
We used Maria and her team during our immigration process and citizenship. We could not have found a better lawyer. Maria and her team are great communicators, we always knew what was going on and what to expect next. Maria and her team are experts in the field of immigration law, they addressed all of our questions and answered questions we did not know we had. Maria and her team are very professional and friendly. We highly recommend Maria for an immigration attorney.
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Posted by Aldo | November 20, 2023
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A Safe Harbor in Your Legal Journey
Maria and her team were a true safe harbor during my immigration process. They provided clear, practical advice and were always available for a chat when I needed them. Their support made a complex process smooth and understandable. I'm already recommending them to my Italian friends for their immigration needs. Highly recommend for anyone looking for reliable and effective legal assistance.
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Posted by Juanita | October 20, 2023
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6 Star Experience!
We were beyond impressed with the professionalism, service, and experience that Maria and her team provided to us. The experience was outstanding from beginning to end, with the Glinsmann team treating us just like family and consistently demonstrating they genuinely cared! I can’t say enough good things about Danny. Whenever he picked up the service line, I was immediately at ease. His calm and sweet disposition providing help, resources and answers to all of my questions made my life so much easier. Ana and Karla’s support and attention to detail during collection and review of our case evidence set us up for success. And Maria.. where to begin. She is just a dream to work with! Very personable, extremely knowledgeable and supportive from beginning to end. We will definitely refer and recommend coworkers, friends and family to Maria’s team from now on. The attention to detail and care provided by Maria and her team is stellar! Lastly, on a personal note, I must add that the Glinsmann’s experience stood out to me because I’ve previously worked with other firms that are larger and more renowned but, unfortunately, those experiences felt very impersonal, I was just another number and case. We highly recommend Maria Glinsmann and team! Thank you!
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Posted by Mervat | August 26, 2023
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The best lawyer ever
Maria Glinsmann is a very intelligent immigration lawyer, I found her through google search and I am so glad that I have found her. I hired her as my immigration attorney for the Removal of Condition and the Naturalization. Due to her excellent knowledge of immigration law I became a U.S. citizen, she advised to file for the removal of condition the I751 application and when it is time to apply for naturalization, she would file for the N400 even though the I751 was not determined yet by the USCIS, so after 9 months from filing the N400 i was invited for the interview for both applications and i had the immigration test on the same day, i passed the exam and I became an American citizen. During my entire immigration process, Maria and her awesome team Ana, Juan, and Karla, are highly professional, very meticulous and caring. My family and I are extremely grateful to have her as my attorney. is truly the Best Immigration lawyer and a wonderful person. I recommend her services to all people who need immigration assistance. Mervat Khawaja, from Maryland
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Posted by Juliana Irine | July 9, 2023
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A citizen at last
I hired Maria and the Team about a year ago. I was only giving 30 days to react fast. The USCIS were going to deny my application and I had no time to waste. My case was very complex. I contacted 3 others lawyers before I decided to hire Maria and the Team. They handled my case so professionally and promptly, I was such a wreck but the team was very understanding and supportive. I am very impressed and would definitely recommend them. Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me!!!
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Posted by Wayne | June 27, 2023
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Great service
I wanted an experienced immigration attorney and based on previous reviews I chose Glinsmann. They were professional and thorough throughout the entire process. Not inexpensive but all things considered well worth it.
Posted by Hiba | June 11, 2023
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A lawyer that will fight for you and your needs
I don't know if I have enough good things to say about Maria Glinsmann. She came highly recommended from a family friend and after working with her it is obvious why. After our first meeting with her it is clear that she is an expert in her field. Our case was a complicated immigration case to say the least and she proved that she was well equipped to handle the load. She is professional yet personable and took the stress out of a stressful experience. She is communicative and does a good job of translating legal jargon into layman's terms. You can trust Maria with any of your immigration needs.
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Posted by Maritza | May 2, 2023
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Excellent Job Glinsmann Team!
Glinsmann & Glinsmann Chartered, and our attorney, Maria Glinsmann, have been the best immigration attorneys for our immigration process. We want to express our profound gratitude for the exceptional support and service you provided to our family throughout our case. Your superb dedication, professionalism, and expertise were essential in achieving a successful outcome, reuniting our family. We are forever grateful for the beyond positive experience we've had working with you and your supportive team (Ana, Karla and Juan). We will always remember the kindness you showed us, and we will recommend your services as a trusted immigration firm. Sincerely, Carmen, Gerardo, Maritza and Rebeca.
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Posted by Eduardo Romero | April 24, 2023
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Glinsmann law review
The best immigration lawyers in the DMV. The prosetures and well prepared staff make it so easy to their clients to fill out and comprehend forms and procedures. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Posted by Norbert | April 20, 2023
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Recommendation
Don’t know how I would gone through with my immigration case without the service of Maria Glinsmann and her paralegal Ana,Juan and Karla my case was so complicated but they were able to get my case approved I strongly recommend Maria and her team to anyone having immigration issues
Posted by Milliscent | April 18, 2023
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Green card holder
It's been amazing getting to know Maria and the team. My family and I can proudly say, we got an extension to our family through Glinsmann immigration. From the time we met Maria, our case looked complex and quite stressful. Maria assured us and was with us every step of the way. The team kept two-way communication and gave us feedback every step of the way. Any correspondence would be well communicated and articulated to us. We never felt anxious along the way for we always knew what was going on. I am proud to be a green card holder today. My family and I are grateful for the Glinsmann law firm and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a seamless immigration process.
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Posted by Maria | April 5, 2023
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La mejor abogada
Es una persona muy especial amable responsable respetuosa pero sobre todo una muy buena atención
Posted by Bessy | April 3, 2023
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Increíble servicios
Muchas Gracias por sus servicios y atención en mi caso de residencia, en todo momento estuve informada por el grupo de especialistas que trabajan en este lugar, después de 25 años logre obtener mi residencia, mi familia seguirá solicitando sus servicios porqué nuestra experiencia fue excelente, los recomiendo para cualquier trámite de immigration.
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Posted by Remington | March 27, 2023
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Amazing immigration lawyer through the entire process!
We hired Maria to help us obtain a greencard. She walked us through a hardship waiver, through an admission bar waiver, helped collect all of the neccessary paperwork, and submitted the package on our behalf. Once processing had been initiated, she kept us updated on our progress and direct us at each step. With the help of her team of Ana, Juan, Danny, and Karla, we were able to successfully complete the process without an interview. We highly recommend Maria and her team and will surely work with her in the future for all of our immigration needs!
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Posted by Vladimir | March 14, 2023
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Top-notch
My green card looks much greener thanks to Maria and her team. Her professionalism and empathy made my immigration process a rather pleasant affair. Kudos to her and her capable and courteous team: Ana, Juan, Karla, Danny, et al. No wonder Maria was chosen as the best immigration lawyer in 2023.
Posted by Rim | February 16, 2023
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A million thanks to Maria, Ana, Juan!
Ana, Juan and Maria, Thank you all very much for you help during this process. Tim and I are forever grateful for your support and for driving my green card application forward — which was approved in record time! I also want to personally thank both Ana and Juan for their incredible support to my case. They both remembered every single detail at all times, and were on top of everything. It really made it so much easier for us. I canot recommend this amazing team enough!
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Posted by Marielos | February 7, 2023
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Great service
From the begining to the end, Maria Glinsman and her team were amazing. We started with an intro session in which we were given a choice of just getting the documents we need and applying alone or going with Maria and her team. The services, expectations, and pricing was all very well explained and transparent. After we decided to use the services Maria and her team provides, it took us about 2-4 weeks to fill out the necessary paperwork, provide the necessary proofs of marriage, and actually file our request. Once filed Maria and her team took care of everything. Once filed we awaited documents to arrive. A few documents arrived to our house and others directly to the law firm. With every notice or new action needed Maria and her team were with us advising and directing the next move to ensure a speedy process. In the end our case was succesfully accepted in just 7 months without a confirmation interview! (We were told this was ahead of the curve and not the norm for time expectations) We could not be happier with the representation Maria and her team provided and would highly recommend them to anyone who just needs information or wants legal reprsentation for their immigration case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2022
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Excellent service.
Very professional, methodical and detailed. Anticipates various possible situations that could happen and prepares her client to be ready to handle them.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2022
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Green card procedure - amazing team!!
These people are the real go to when it comes to immigration. Always available always coming up with a solid plan. They exceeded my expectations and helped me get my green card in record times!!! Highly recommended.
Posted by Betty | October 31, 2022
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Service Excellence
Maria and her entire team is wonderful to work with, they are courteous, and made my entire experience easy to understand and stress free. Maria and her team is worth every dime
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Glinsmann & Glinsmann, Chartered
  • 1995 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • International Data Products, Corp.
  • 1993 - 1995

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Maryland
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Associations

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland
  • Immigration Section Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Immigration Section Chair
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firm, Tier 1, Immigration, National Recognition
  • US News and World Report
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Best Law Firm, Tier 1, Immigration, National Recognition
  • US News and World Report
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firm, Tier 1, Immigration, National Recognition
  • US News and World Report
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm, Tier 1, Immigration, National Recognition
  • US News and World Report
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Section Chair - Immigration
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • 2001
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • AILA Annual Conference
  • Ethics in Employment Based Immigration
  • 2009
  • Immigration Law: Basics and More
  • Naturalization and Atuomatic Acquisition of US Citizenship
  • 2008
  • AILA Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC
  • Business Ethics
  • 2008
  • Law School for the Public
  • New Developments in Immigration Law
  • 2001
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Gaithersburg Immigration Lawyer Maria Fuster Glinsmann
Maria Fuster Glinsmann
Immigration Attorney
Gaithersburg, MD
Licensed for 30 years
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