Ms. Nguyen focuses her practice on Immigration Law and Maryland family law.
Previously, Ms. Nguyen worked as a family law staff attorney at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., for over three years where she gained extensive litigation experience representing families in contested custody, divorce, child support, and visitation proceedings throughout Maryland. Ms. Nguyen primarily practiced in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Howard County. Ms. Nguyen provided advice and effective representation for clients with complex family law issues including issues of paternity, spousal support, property distribution, custody relocation and modification matters, and child support. Ms. Nguyen also represented survivors of domestic violence at protective order hearings.
Ms. Nguyen is also an experienced immigration lawyer. In 2009, Ms. Nguyen was competitively selected for a Steptoe & Johnson, LLP Equal Justice Works Fellowship where she implemented the Asian Immigrant Youth Assistance Project (AIYA) at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) in Washington, DC. In 2011, the AIYA project was transferred to BPSOS, Inc., in Falls Church, Virginia. The project provided safety, security and permanency for youth and their families through direct immigration legal services, education, and advocacy. Ms. Nguyen successfully represented abandoned, abused, and neglected children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in family and immigration court, clients seeking Violence against Women Battered Spouse Waivers (VAWA), U and T Visas, Naturalizations, Asylum, and Adjustment of Status. Ms. Nguyen has a firm understanding of various non- immigrant and immigrant petitions and substantial practical experience in federal immigration laws.
Ms. Nguyen received her Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and graduated with honors. Ms. Nguyen is currently admitted to the State Bar of Maryland. While at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Ms. Nguyen completed internships with St. Vincent Catholic Charities Immigration Law Clinic in Lansing, Michigan and a law clerkship with the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center in Washington, D.C. Ms. Nguyen has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Calgary, Canada.
Ms. Nguyen is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Maryland State Bar Association. Ms. Nguyen is proficient in Vietnamese.