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Sandra A. Grossman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Bethesda, MD

Grossman Young & Hammond
4922 Fairmont Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 240-403-0913
Fax: 240-630-8948
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Immigration: Consumer, International
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Sandra Grossman is a founding partner of Grossman Young & Hammond, a full-service immigration and international human rights law firm in Maryland. She is a skilled practitioner with over a decade of experience in all matters related to the practice of immigration law. She has earned her reputation as a pragmatic and creative lawyer, who gets the job done even in the most complex of cases.

Sandra has developed a unique practice representing clients before INTERPOL, in politically sensitive matters with difficult foreign policy implications.  In 2019, Sandra testified before a bi-partisan Congressional committee (the “Helsinki Commission”) as a national expert on how to curb abuse of INTERPOL by autocratic nations.  She also has expertise in complex inadmissibility cases.  

Sandra has successfully represented individuals in diverse aspects of immigration law before the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in Federal District Courts. She also represents clients in deportation defenses, detention and bond issues, the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), waivers of inadmissibility, asylum, and adjustment of status and naturalization applications, among other matters.

Washingtonian Magazine has repeatedly recognized Sandra as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers.” She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and serves on AILA’s State Department Liaison Committee. Sandra is a former adjunct professor in immigration law at the Washington College of Law at American University and is a member of the Editorial Board of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin. Sandra presents and publishes frequently on the topic of immigration law and INTERPOL matters, and she has been an invited commentator on CNN, CNN Español, Fox News, the BBC, and C-Span. Sandra regularly handles pro-bono client matters.

Sandra is fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

About Sandra A. Grossman

First Admitted: 2005, Maryland

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Representative Clients

  • Sucessfully obtained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") for dozens of clients in the DC/MD/VA area. DACA provides protection from deportation and work authorization for individuals who came to the United States as minors and graduated high school or obtained their GEDs.
  • Reopened Removal Proceedings and Rescinded In Abstentia Removal Orders for clients ordered deported from the Immigration Courts in Boston, Harlingen, and Arlington.
  • Successfully filed a Motion to Reopen Removal Proceedings based on ineffective assistance of counsel before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Client, a citizen of Ivory Coast, lost a meritorious asylum case due to his former attorney's inadequate representation. After the Board's decision in favor of the Client, the case was remanded back to the immigration court for further proceedings and the Client was granted asylum.
  • Successfully obtained removal of numerous Clients from INTERPOL databases. Made arguments that inclusion of negative information regarding the subject was a violation of INTERPOL's constitution.  , 2014
  • Prepared and filed successful Asylum Applications both before the Arlington Asylum Office and the Immigration Courts in Baltimore and Virginia for individuals from El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Pakistan, Iraq, Venezuela, and Iran, among many other nationalities.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Served as Co-Chair to the Baltimore Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), DC Chapter. (2011-2013)
  • Pro bono screener attorney for the American Immigration Council. Screen applicants to determine eligibility for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), 2013
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Pro Bono Project, through the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). The BIA Pro Bono Appeals Project matches vulnerable immigrants with pro bono counsel to defend their cases before the BIA.  
  • Member, Asylum and Refugee Committee 2015-2016, for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (since 2006)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (since 2005)
  • Maryland Court of Appeals (since 2005)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (since 2005)
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia (since 2013)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (inactive since 2009)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings


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Office Location for Sandra A. Grossman

4922 Fairmont Avenue
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814

Last Updated: 8/26/2022

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