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Brian Ross Murray

Immigration Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2008
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Brian Murray is the original founding partner of Murray Osorio PLLC and a tireless advocate for individuals in immigration proceedings. His particular areas of focus include complex waiver issues and legal challenges to charges, as well as prospective charges of inadmissibility or removability. Attorney Murray is looked to as an authority by criminal defense counsel and their clients in the DC area and across the country.
Brian has represented a range of individuals with various backgrounds, complications, and needs. He has represented former heads of state, prominent diplomats from a range of countries, multinational executives, and others with seemingly intractable immigration problems.
Brian has been listed as a Rising Star in immigration law by SuperLawyers Magazine for Virginia and D.C. since 2016. He has also been an appointed Member of the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens’ Advisory Council since 2008.

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Murray Osorio PLLC
4103 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 300
Fairfax, VA, 22030


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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and detail-oriented
About a year ago, I walked to Brian's office with a heavy heart. I consulted him for a stressful situation related to a relative on a visitor visa. Brian analyzed the situation and told me the likelihood of the worst outcome. But he seriously doubted it based on the information I provided. And he was right (as I found out afterward)! He also told me what to do next in order to confirm if there would be any negative impact on my relative. He told me to use the right words. I did what he suggested and it turned out everything was alright! Through the consultation, I also understand how important lawyers are as a profession in providing "insider" knowledge about what would or would not happen. Thank you, Brian, for relieving me of the burden!
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Posted by Claudia | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
We hired Brian for a criminal case my husband was facing since he practices immigration as well. I personally was really pleased with him always contacting me right back and answering all my questions. I felt at ease having him as a lawyer since he always seemed to be available or make time to call me back. Brian was able to give us a verdict on my husband's case that would keep our options open for my husbands immigration case. We used Brian to help us out of another sticky situation and he was able to get the charges dropped. Thank you Brian! We will forever be thankful.
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Posted by Rafael | April 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Lawyer and Staff
Brian Murray and his staff were extremely dedicated in bringing resolution to an immigration/deportation case involving my son in law. The first day that my son in law was detained my daughter and I started looking for legal representation. The law offices that we initially called were either unable to meet with us immediately or required money in advance for a consultation. The law office of Murray Osorio contacted us right away after we had called inquiring about a consultation, and offered us an appointment that same day in their Fairfax office with Mr. Brian Murray. We were told we would not be charged anything for the consultation, and Mr. Murray met with us for over an hour to discuss our case. We were given a contract and told to take it home and read it over, which we did, even though we already knew that we wanted to retain Mr. Murray's services. Mr. Murray also gave us his cell phone number and asked that we have my son in law contact him as soon as possible. Before we had even returned the signed contract the following day, we had learned that Mr. Murray had already begun looking into my son in law's situation and had spoken to my son in law personally. Mr. Murray genuinely cares. He was always very patient and even took the time to respond to emails or calls after his regular office hours. Mr. Murray brought a successful resolution to our case months earlier then we were expecting it would take. We were lucky to have found Murray Osorio. It is because of Mr. Murray and his staff, their dedication and hard work, that my son in law is now back home with his wife and sons. Our family can not thank them enough, and we highly recommend Murray Osorio.
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Posted by Johanna Ortega | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Caring
I am very pleased to write for such a wonderful lawyer, Brian Murray. As many of us know it is very hard finding a lawyer that cares more about you and your legal problems than just taking your money, and I say this because Brian has been straight up with me since the beginning and since the first day I had a consultation with him about my immigration case he never charged me a dime until we opened my case. He has responded all my questions, calls and emails even after hours and has been very dedicated and hands-on with my case, which I really appreciate. I am and feel very blessed to have him and his team working on my immigration case, after having been lied to and taken advantage of from other lawyers out of desperation to obtain legal status in this country. Brian and his team have become very important to me, especially after getting approved by USCIS. I will always be thankful and will highly recommend Brian to my family and friends for any legal advice without a doubt. Thank you Brian and hopefully many out there learn from you that is not just about MONEY, but helping us immigrants find the American Dream and not be afraid. God Bless You and your Team ALWAYS....
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2015
Highly Recommended
Our family moved back to Europe, leaving our 19 year old in the US to work for a year. Unfortunately during that time his passport and green card were confiscated due to 2 minor drug possession convinctions. He then could not leave the US to join us as his case (and travel documents) were referred to the Immigration court, which had a huge backlog (around a two year wait!). With Brian's intervention we were able to recover our son's documents and he was finally allowed to leave the US without a hearing.
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Posted by Muna | April 17, 2015
A life Saver
I do not know where to start, but my case was so complicated that i gave up on hope, i was out of states with a pending charge against me in the states, the embassy refused to give me visa to get back to the states and answer the charges.. i consulted many lawyers , all what they care was Money, Brian was the first to step up and gave me hope before asking for money, he was so dedicated and professional, because i was out of state , most of our communications were in emails, he answered most of my emails, even when it was at night his time, he was so patient with me . After all I am glad to let you know all that I am now in the states with my family and I am a green Card holder :) yay ... i received my green card within a month of my arrival to the states :) Thank you Brian for all your hard work... you are a truly a life saver :)
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Posted by Humberto | March 23, 2015
Excellent lawyer!!
Brian Ross Murray is a very hard working attorney. I had a problem on getting my citizenship he fought my case and we won. i Really strongly recommend him and his team. he made me feel really important.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2014
Immigration Court Master!
I hired Mr. Murray to handle my wife's case. She was detained by immigracion and was about to be deported to Honduras and he was able to file a motion with the court and after a long process we find out recently that we won. Other lawyers told me it was no possible without even hearing her story or they told us we had to pay big money and would not even tell us what they were going to do. Mr. Murray spent a lot of time with me at the beginning getting all the details and then took a lot of time to explain everything. And every step of the way his assistant called me to update me. Everyone in his office really works hard and cares! I would recommend him any day.
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Posted by Jean Pierre | August 28, 2012
Best Immigration Attorney
My 4 year nightmare has finally come to an end. I am a Colombian Citizen that came to this country 12 years ago. I got married 4 years ago to an American citizen and hired an Attorney to file my case to change my status, he said that it was a really straightforward case. It took several months to finally get an answer from USCIS they came back with a second interview for me and my wife. After the interview things started to look more complicated than he had assured us. It was really hard to get in touch with his office was set-up to dodge customers calls. And all he seemed to do was send me to an Info Pass Appointment. It was so frustrating to see that he did not seem to care. Eventually I received a letter denying my petition and the attorney asked for more money and sent me and my wife to get more documents together to file a Waiver application but he never really explained why this was necessary. Finally after almost 4 years we received a letter from USCIS saying that the petition and the waiver were denied and that I needed to leave the country in 30 days or I would be subject to removal proceedings. My wife was frustrated and determined to find a new attorney, we visited approximately 7 attorneys and they all had a different opinion. Just about 5 days were left for me to leave the country and we had just made a choice about the attorney we wanted. The day that we went to pay for his fee he asked for more money because we where making a no-appointment visit, my wife decided that all he cared about was the money and she decided to not hire him. She went home and found a new attorney, his office heard our case and set us up for an immediate appointment with Mr. Murray, he stayed after office hours to talk about our case and gave us a vey clear advice. I must say that he did not charge us for all the time we spent that day at his office the appointment time was for only 30 minutes but we spent well over an hour at his office, at no time he seemed rushed instead he seemed very interested and willing to help. He also offered his services for a very reasonable fee . My wife and I had much to do, Mr Murray gave us detailed instructions on all the documents we needed to put together for him to properly present our case, and he said that he had much to do too. The following days I was constantly in touch with him directly even at late hours into the night and in the morning, I was continuously receiving emails from his office, and almost every day I was getting a new document and information from Mr. Murray. He worked on our case even from his home. When he called me to sign the file that he had prepared I was astonished with the size of the file, it was approximately 5 times bigger than the one my previous attorney had put together over almost 4 years and it included important new documents and evidence that I had never been asked for before. Over the following weeks we received emails from Mr. Murray's office that he had sent to different people to follow up on my case, he kept pushing and inquiring every week and told me about his plans in case that what we sent did not work. Finally about 10 days ago I received a notice to go and get my fingerprints taken, then just about a week later I received a vey long awaited letter that our motion had been granted and my green card finally approved. Today I got my green card in the mail. Of course, I heard the news first from Mr. Murray's office. My wife and I are so glad that we made the decision to retain Mr. Murray's office. I don't believe any other attorney could have done a better Job.
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Posted by Richard | January 13, 2011
Conscientious & Principled
Brian explained the applicable laws and the chances of getting a favorable decision from the Court. He analyzed the case from a pro and con basis, and discussed legal options. He was well-prepared, and ensured his client was informed and ready when we appeared in Court.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Murray Osorio PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Brian Murray PLLC
  • 2008 - 2014


  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • In Re N.S.
  • Asylum approved
  • In Re J.S.
  • Won, Days from being deported, removal case reopened and 212h waiver granted. Client was granted green card.
  • In Re L.P.
  • Immigration Judge granted TPS and ordered release of client.


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Bar Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Bar Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Bar Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens' Advisory Council
  • Appointed Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • George Washington University Law School, Immigration Law Association
  • Executing Immigration: A Look At Trump's Executive Orders
  • 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Bangkok District chapter)
  • Waiver Updates
  • 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Rome District chapter)
  • Do I Need A Waiver?
  • 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Bangkok District chapter)
  • Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • 2016
  • Crimmigration Update
  • Criminal Bars and Plea Negotiations For Clients Seeking DAPA or DACA
  • 2014
  • Public Information Sessions
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Bangkok District chapter)
  • Updates on Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (12)
Endorse Brian
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Brian is brilliant attorney and tireless advocate for his clients"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Brian. He is a top-notch immigration attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an incredible advocate on behalf of his clients. He is an excellent immigration attorney with a real understanding of the issues and the law. Brian is a great source of knowledge."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Brian Murray is one of only a small handful of immigration attorneys that I would recommend for a client. I have worked with Brian closely on several matters. His skill and knowledge of the law are top notch, but what makes Mr. Murray stand apart from any lawyer I have ever worked with is his unparalleled devotion to his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian is an excellent immigration attorney with a real understanding of crimmigration issues. He is truly relentless and will fight for his clients to get the best result."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian really knows immigration law. He is a great resource when I have questions about the immigration consequences of criminal matters."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is one of the best known immigration and criminal defense attorneys in northern Virginia. He brings together all the qualities you want in an advocate: he is aggressive, creative, intelligent, thorough, and good at managing client relationships. His understanding of the immigration consequences of criminal convictions is unrivaled. In short, Brian wins cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an excellent attorney, and who I go to when I have questions about immigration law. He's smart, hard-working, has strong values, and listens to and cares about his clients. He has all of the skills and traits that a person wants in an attorney."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a sophisticated and innovative advocate for clients with immigration challenges. He's also a well-respected go-to resource for attorneys who lack immigration expertise in the Northern Virginia area. Clients would be well-served by his advice and advocacy."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is an excellent attorney that anyone with immigration questions should consult. I rely on him as a resource when I have immigration questions or concerns in my criminal cases. He is clear and obviously knowledgeable in his explanations, and his familiarity with criminal law make it easy for him to anticipate issues before they become problems."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Murray is highly sought after for his knowledge and experience dealing with the complex interactions between criminal law and immigration law and the consequences of each. He's been asked to testify as an expert on these issues, and done quite well with evaluating the individual needs of each client. I have full confidence in his advocacy and defense of every one of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Mr. Murray the other day and was very impressed with his in depth knowledge on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. He is a very insightful attorney with an excellent understanding of immigration law. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is well known in Fairfax County as being one of the top immigration advocates in Northern Virginia. My law firm has worked with him on several matters and he is always professional, courteous, and effective. I wholeheartedly endorse Brian Murray."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've personally seen Brian at work. He is trustworthy, sincere, and truly has passion for the law and his clients. Anyone would be lucky to have him on their side."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I happily endorse Brian Murray for his ability in both Immigration and Criminal Defense. Whenever a client of mine has immigration issue I give them Brian's number and I know that they are in good hands."
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