More Than 18 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

As an  immigration lawyer with two decades of experience, Iwill 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, please 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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