More Than 15 Years of Immigration Law Experience

Since 2000, the Law Offices of Mark J. Shmueli has provided dedicated representation to clients struggling with immigration concerns. As a small office, we are very accessible to our clients.

Mark J. Shmueli

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Phone: 301-270-2640
Fax: 301-270-2642
Email: E-mail Me

Attorney Mark Shmueli manages a solo practice dedicated exclusively to immigration law. He represents clients with complex family petitions, including VAWA applications and litigates before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and federal Circuit Courts. Attorney Shmueli represents asylum seekers before the Asylum Office and EOIR as well as handles employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions. He is fluent in spoken Spanish.

Mark Shmueli has authored articles on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and the Violence Against Women Act for the Maryland Bar Journal and is a frequent lecturer at national and local conferences on immigration law. Attorney Shmueli also mentors and prepares University of Baltimore clinical law students for court appearances before EOIR. He often speaks to local community and academic organizations on immigration issues.

Areas of Practice and More Information

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration & Naturalization Law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. – December, 1996
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • M.A. – December, 1989
    • Major: United States History
    • Minor: Latin American History
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1987


  • Guest host on WPFW’s Latino Media Collective on Immigration Related Topics, 2008 – Present
  • Speaker, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Debated Federation for Immigration Reform, 2008
  • Testified Before Maryland House of Delegates and Senate on Various Immigration Bills, 2008
  • Testified on the Use of Taser’s Against Immigrant Detainees in Maryland, Maryland Commission on Electronic Weapons, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Annual Pro Bono Service Award – Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Governor’s Commission to Study the Impact of Immigration on the State of Maryland, Current Member
  • AILA National Pro Bono Services Committee, Vice Chair, 2010 – 2011
  • AILA USCIS Office of Field Operations Liaison Committee, Chair, 2010 – 2011
  • AILA National Pro Bono Services Committee, Member, 2008 – 2010
  • Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition, Co-Founder and Executive Board Member, 2007 – 2009
  • AILA National EOIR Liaison Committee, Member, 2004 – 2006
  • AILA DC Chapter, Pro Bono Coordinator, 2004 – Present
  • AILA DC Chapter Baltimore CIS Liaison, 2002 – 2004

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of David Garfield, Attorney, 1999
  • Maggio & Kattar, P.C., Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD, Immigration Law Apprentice, 1998 – 1999
  • Public Justice Center, Baltimore, MD, Staff Attorney, 1997 – 1998
  • Catholic Charities, Silver Spring, MD, Maryland Public Interest Fellow, 1995 – 1996
  • San Luis Valley Christian Community Services Immigrant Assistance Project, Summer Legal Intern, 1995
  • ProBAR – South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project, Harlingen, TX, Legal Intern, 1995
  • Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, DC, Legal Intern, 1994
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Graduate Teaching Fellow, 1987 – 1989
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, 1986

Tina R. Goel

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Phone: 301-270-2640
Fax: 301-270-2642
Email: E-mail Me

Tina Goel is an attorney practicing all areas of immigration and nationality law.  She drafts appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, files complex family-based petitions and employment-based petitions, litigates in the immigration courts, and represents clients throughout the naturalization process. Prior to joining the Law Office of Mark Shmueli in 2011, Tina was a student attorney in the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University (Washington College of Law).

During her undergraduate studies, Tina also served as an intern in the Department of Justice working in a division focused on human smuggling and trafficking.  She is fluent in spoken Hindi.

Tina has authored an article discussing corporate compliance with the E-Verify Program and is anticipating the publication of chapter entitled “Ethical Issues Arising in the Practice of Immigration Law” in an upcoming American Bar Association book entitled  “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Law”.

* Tina’s practice in Maryland is limited to federal immigration and nationality law.

Areas of Practice and More Information

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration
  • Nationality Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2012


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) – May, 2011
  • The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) – May, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • AILA DC Chapter, DC/VA CIS Field Office Liaison Committee, Vice-Chair, 2014-Present
  • AILA National, Military Assistance Program (MAP) Task Force, Member, 2013-2014
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2012-Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2012-Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), DC Chapter, Member 2012-Present

Speaking Engagements

  • Careers in Small Firms, WCL-OCPD 1L/Alumni Private Sector Networking Lunch (Friday, Nov. 8, 2013)
  • Practice of Immigration Law in a Small Firm Setting, WCL-IRC Careers in Immigration Law Panel (Wednesday, Oct. 31 2013) (with co-panelists Honorable Judge Quynh Vu Bain, Arlington Immigration Court (in her personal capacity); Shanti Martin, Kinds in Need of Defense (KIND); and, Stephen Pattison, Maggio & Kattar)
  • Practice of Immigration Law in a Small Firm Setting, WCL-IJC Career Panel (Thursday, April 18, 2013) (with co-panelists Jessica Salsbury, Tahirih Justice Center; Lindsay Jenkins, Assistant Protection Officer at UNHCR; and, Manpreet S. Dhanjal, Refugee Desk Officer at US Department of Homeland Security)
  • Post-Graduate Career Options, WCL-OCPD Alumni & Practitioner Luncheon (Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012)

Published Works

  • forthcoming L Visa Chapter in Non-Immigrant Visas in Immigration Law (co-authored with Monique van Stiphout)
  • forthcoming Ethics Chapter in What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Law (co-authored with Mark J. Shmueli)
  • The Post-DOMA Immigration Law Landscape, THE FEDERAL LAWYER, Dec. 2013 at 15  (co-authored with Mark J. Shmueli)
  • “Same-Sex Marriage and Family-Based Immigration Law” in Family-Based Immigration Law:  A Lawyer’s Guide (July 2013), published by the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program (co-authored with Mark J. Shmueli)
  • Ensuring Corporate Compliance: E-Verify and I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, BLOOMBERG L.R.: LAB. & EMP, June 2010 (co-authored with Peter Asaad, a visiting professor)
  • Finding the Balance: Harmonizing Renewable Energy with Wildlife Conservation, SUSTAINABLE DEV. L. & POL’Y, Spring 2010
  • U.S. Climate Change Policy v. International Trade Rules: Complying with GATT, SUSTAINABLE DEV. L. & POL’Y, Winter 2010

As experienced immigration lawyers, we will explain all of your options and advise you on the best way to accomplish your goals. If you are struggling with a family immigration concern, facing deportation, or would like guidance for the naturalization process, we encourage you to call 301-270-2640 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

At the law offices of Mark J. Shmueli, our attorneys help clients find solutions to their immigration matters in the Washington, DC metro area, including Takoma Park, the District of Columbia. Silver Spring, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, as well as nationwide and around the world.

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