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Immigration Law Associates, PC

Meet the Attorneys & Legal Staff of Beach-Oswald Immigration Associates

Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates is a multilingual law firm located in Washington, DC. We handle all types of immigration and visa needs and we genuinely care to achieve success for each and every client. Our clients win legal status and we will walk you through every step of the way.

Meet our highly experienced staff members, pictured below. Click on the individual’s name to read a detailed bio. We look forward to working with you!

Attorneys at Beach-Oswald

Danielle Beach-Oswald

Danielle Beach-Oswald

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Patricia A. Wonder

Patricia A. Wonder

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Holly Klein

Holly Klein

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Staff/Legal Assistants

Helena Coric

Helena Coric

Legal Assistant

Monique Cherry

Monique Cherry

Legal Assistant

Colleen Torralba

Colleen Torralba

Bookkeeper
Legal Assistant

Murielle Bontemps

Murielle Bontemps

Office Assistant

Danielle Beach-Oswald

Danielle Beach-Oswald

Managing Partner

Ms. Danielle Beach-Oswald, JD is President and Managing Partner at Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates. She has used her 25 years of experience in immigration law to help individuals immigrate to the United States for humanitarian reasons. Born in Brussels, Belgium, Ms. Beach-Oswald has lived in England, Belgium, Italy and Ivory Coast and has traveled extensively to many countries. She is fluent in French with limited expertise. She advocates for clients from around the world who seek freedom from torture in their country, or who are victims of domestic violence and trafficking. Ms. Beach-Oswald has litigated for family reunification and presenting employment-based petitions for professionals who qualify as having an extraordinary ability and whose work in the U.S. is considered to be in the national interest. She has worked with numerous expert witnesses who have testified on her cases for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), forced marriage, illegal organ transplants, female genital mutilation, and political country experts for various countries all over the world.

 

Ms. Beach-Oswald has represented clients from over eighty countries. With her extensive experience in family-based and employment-based immigration law, she not only assists her clients in obtaining a better standard of living in the United States; she also helps employers obtain professional visas and petition for family members. As such, Ms. Beach-Oswald handles many complex naturalization issues and numerous waivers for non-immigrant and immigrant visas.

Ms. Beach-Oswald has unique expertise representing clients in immigration matters pending before the Federal District Courts, Circuit Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals and Immigration Courts. She has won over 1,000 humanitarian cases in the United States.  Ms. Beach-Oswald is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Maryland, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Maryland, and five of the U.S. Circuit Courts.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association (1992-Present)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (1992-Present)
  • Sustaining Member, DC Women’s Bar Association (WBA) (2011-Present)
  • Section Counsel At-Large for Maryland State Bar Association (2016-2019)
  • AILA Washington Executive Office of Immigration Review Chair (2012-2013 and 2015-2016)
  • AILA State Legislation Co-Chair– MD (2011-Present)
  • Co-Chair and Editor of Raising the Bar for DC Women’s Bar Association ( 2011-2012)
  • Expert Immigration Witness at Trial for Kalbian Hagerty, LLP (2011)
  • Legislative Chair for Immigration: Maryland State Bar Association to Maryland General Assembly (2010-Present); 2011 Maryland Dream Act
  • Committee member for American Immigration Lawyers Association to Maryland Motor Vehicles Association (2010-Present)
  • President, Home Owners Association, Kings Rowe, Alexandria, VA (2009-2012)
  • Judge, National ABA Moot Court on White Collar Crime; Georgetown Law Center Moot Court Trials (2007-2014)
  • Chair, AILA Liaison for Washington DC area to: Office of Chief Counsel; Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( OI and DRO); Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) (2007-2008)
  • Legal Clerk with Maryland State Bar Teacher’s Association, Baltimore, MD (1991-1992)
  • Legal Internship with Governor Schaefer’s Office in Baltimore, MD (1991-1992)
  • Judicial Internship with Circuit Court Judge Leonard Ruben, Rockville, MD (1990)
  • Adjunct Professor of writing and literature classes California State University, San Bernardino, CA; Riverside Community College, CA

Community Involvement

  • Vice-Chair, Alexandria Human Rights Commission (2014-Present)
  • Commissioner, Alexandria Human Rights Commission (2011-Present)
  • Member, Daughters of the American Revolution (2001-Present)
  • Co-President, Alexandria Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) (2013-2018)
  • Member, American Association of University Women (1999-Present)
  • Mentor, University of Baltimore Law Student Mentor Programs (2010-2011)
  • Mentor, International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the Washington, DC area (2009-2011)
  • Mentor on Immigration for Bread for the City (2008-2009)
  • Legal advisor volunteer for Homeless Women Shelters in Maryland (1991-1992)

Educational Background

  • 1991 – Juris Doctor, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 1981 – Master’s of Art in Comparative Literature, University of California, Riverside
  • 1975 – Bachelor of Arts in English, Loma Linda University, California
  • 1971-73 – Newbold College, Berkshire, England

Awards

  • Nominated as Superlawyer in Washington Post and DC Magazine (Top 5% of lawyers) for 2012 through 2016
  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated, 5.0 out of 5.0 on client reviews
  • Certificate of Recognition, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Avvo rates her 10 out of 10. View her listing at https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/20006-dc-danielle-beach-634276.html.

Areas of Concentration

  • Humanitarian-based immigration (Asylum)
  • Waivers of inadmissibility
  • Family-based immigration
  • Employment-based Immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Removal proceedings
  • Federal litigation
  • Consular processing
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Patricia A. Wonder

Patricia A. Wonder

Attorney

Patricia A. Wonder, Esq. has been in the immigration field for more than eighteen years. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.  She has been employed with BOILA since January 2014 specializing in employment immigration law.  She represents clients with complex immigration cases, including those in removal proceedings.  She also works with clients with waiver applications and motions to reopen/appeals.

She graduated from The College of NJ, Trenton, NJ in 1995. In 1996, she began working for the former INS as a District Adjudications Officer in Newark, NJ where she determined the eligibility of green card applicants. In 1997, she began employment with Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy as a paralegal. She attended Rutgers University Newark Law School and graduated in 2002. During law school she volunteered with American Friends Service Committee in their Immigrant Rights Program, served as a Teaching Assistant for Dean of the law school, was a member of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic working on immigration cases, as well as the Race and Law Review journal. In 2002, upon graduation from law school, she was accepted into the Attorney General’s Honor Program and began a judicial clerkship with EOIR (Executive Office for Immigration Review) Immigration Court. She was employed as a Judicial Law Clerk for immigration court in Newark, NJ and then as an Attorney Advisor for immigration court in New York, NY. From 2004 to 2009, she was employed as an Associate with Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy in New York City.

Ms. Wonder teaches Immigration Law online at CUNY SPS since 2005. She lives in DC and is a mom to a curious and adventurous four year old boy.  Ms. Wonder loves to go to the beach any chance she gets as well as travel internationally.

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Holly Klein

Holly Klein

Associate

Holly M. Klein, Esq. is admitted to practice in Virginia.

She has been employed with BOILA since January 2014 where she began working as a Law Clerk.  Holly attended American University, Washington College of Law graduating Cum Laude.

At BOILA, Holly has experience in a wide variety of immigration cases, specifically focusing on humanitarian matters before the U.S. Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Federal Circuit Courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Consulates abroad.  Holly has extensive expertise with complex asylum claims, bond and parole requests for detained clients, motions to reopen, waivers of inadmissibility for unauthorized presence, crimes, and fraud or misrepresentation, as well as removal proceedings and appeals.

Holly represents clients seeking Asylum, Withholding, Convention Against Torture, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Cancellation of Removal for LPRs and Non-LPRS, U-Visas, T-Visas, and Violence Against Women Act as well as other humanitarian forms of immigration relief.  Additionally, Holly represents clients in Virginia seeking divorce, custody, and guardianship.

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