Naima M. Said

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Columbia, MD

Naima Said & Associates, P.C.
 | 5513 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 219
Columbia, MD 21045-3264
Phone: 410-992-6602
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Attorney Naima M. Said of Naima Said & Associates, P.C., in Columbia, Maryland, has several years of experience representing clients in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metropolitan regions in a diverse range of immigration matters. Ms. Said has been licensed to practice law since 1991.

After graduating from the University of Nairobi, Ms. Said received her law degree from Harvard Law School. Throughout her legal career, she has authored articles on immigration matters for a variety of publications and served in speaking roles at conferences, webinars and podcasts. She is fluent in both English and Swahili and has conversational proficiency in Arabic.

Ms. Said is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland. She is also licensed to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Ms. Said has been recognized for her accomplishments numerous times during her career. She has been featured in Harvard Law News and was named one of “Baltimore’s Best Lawyers” by Baltimore magazine in 2013. She also received an advocacy division award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 2009, an outstanding service award from the same organization in 2007 and 2008 and an excellence in service award from the Maryland State Bar Association’s immigration section.

Ms. Said is a member of many professional organizations including the Maryland State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Washington, D.C., chapter. She has served in a variety of roles within these organizations over the years, including chair, secretary and treasurer of the Maryland State Bar Association’s immigration section.

 
Practice Areas
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Immigration (100%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018

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About Naima Said

Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.naimasaid.com/attorney.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Service Award as AILF Ambassador, AILA DC Chapter, 2007-2008
  • Recipient of Advocacy Division Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Excellence in Service Award, Immigration Section, Maryland State Bar, 2012-2013
  • Three Delegates to Rome, Harvard Law News, 1998
  • Baltimore's Best Lawyers, Baltimore Magazine, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter
  • Treasurer, Maryland State Bar Immigration Section, 2010-2011
  • Secretary, Maryland State Bar Immigration Section, 2011-2012
  • Treasurer, American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter 2011 – 2012
  • Chair, Maryland State Bar Immigration Section, 2012-2013
  • Secretary, American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter 2012 – 2013
  • Vice Chair,American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter 2013 – 2014
  • Chair-Elect, American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter 2014-2015
  • Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter 2015-2016

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Report to the Legislature on The Impact of Immigrants in Maryland: Commission to study the impact of immigrants in Maryland, January 16, 2012 (Joint Commission project)
  • Immigration Law in Maryland Courts – Gaps and Bridges, Judicial Institute (October 2013)
  • Let me out of here! Seeking Bond in the Immigration Court, co-author, AILA National (2013)
  • Nuts and Bolts of Filing I-601 and I-601A Waivers, MSBA Conference May 10, 2013
  • Dear Congress: Do the Math, Maryland State Bar Bulletin, August 2013
  • Special Immigrant Juveniles, (Pending publication in 2014 Trial Reporter publication)
  • Practical and Creative Immigration Solutions in Tough Times, AILA-DC Chapter Conference, 2011
  • Criminal and Non-Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility, Maryland State Bar Association, 2011
  • Navigating Potholes to US Citizenship, Maryland State Bar Association, 2011
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, Maryland State Bar Annual Conference, Ocean City, June 9, 2011
  • Family Immigration Law, Immigration Clinic, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, March 23, 2012
  • Development of US Law and Policy for Women and Children in Immigration and Removal Proceedings, University of Maryland Carey School of Law Symposium, March 29, 2012
  • Investment Visas to the United States, Naima Said & Associates webinar, April 29, 2012
  • Immigration Court Basics, Maryland State Bar webinar, January 10, 2013
  • Tips and Advice When Seeking to Apply for Adjustment of Status in Immigration Proceedings, Maryland State Bar webinar, January 24, 2013
  • After the Love is Gone: I-751 Waivers, Maryland State Bar webinar, February 14, 2013
  • I-9 and E-Verify Compliance, Maryland State Bar webinar, February 28, 2013
  • Advanced Naturalization, Beyond the Basics, Maryland State Bar webinar, March 28, 2013
  • H1B Compliance, Maryland State Bar webinar, April 30, 2013
  • Nuts and Bolts of Filing I-601 and I-601A Waivers, MSBA Conference May 10, 2013
  • Update on Coram Nobis, Crimes with Immigration Consequences and Relief, Maryland State Bar webinar, May 16, 2013
  • Criminal and Fraud-related Grounds of Inadmissibility and their Respective Waivers, Maryland State Bar webinar, May 30, 2013
  • Immigration Law, Maryland State Bar Immigration Section panelist, June 12-15, 2013
  • Joint Labor and Employment and Immigration Law Program, Maryland State Bar Annual Conference panelist, Ocean City, June 14, 2013
  • Responding to PERM Denials: Options and Strategies, AILA DC webinar, August 23, 2013
  • Overview on gang, gender and religious asylum; and local issues at the Asylum Office, AILA DC webinar, September 13, 2013
  • The G-Man Cometh: Defendant employers in non-routine audits and investigations, AILA DC webinar, October 11, 2013
  • Alternatives to Oversubscribed H1B: E-2 Investment Visas, and the O-Visa: Requirements and Limitations, AILA DC webinar, November 15, 2013
  • Getting to EB-2 Without an Advanced Degree, AILA DC Webinar, December 6, 2013
  • Your PERM Does Not Have to be a Hair Raising Experience, Maryland State Bar webinar, December 13, 2013
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Maryland State Bar webinar, December 17, 2013
  • Let me out of here! Seeking bond in the Immigration Court, AILA National podcast (2013)
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: A discussion on recent Fourth Circuit and US Supreme Court decisions for Foreign-Born Clients – Webinar, Maryland State Bar, January 9, 2014
  • Post-Conviction Relief: Bonds, Habeas and Coram Nobis Petitions, AILA DC webinar, January 10, 2014
  • The Most Famous Work Visa of them All – the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa, Maryland State Bar webinar, February 6, 2014
  • Family Immigration – Children (visas, removal proceedings and citizenship), AILA DC webinar, February 7, 2014
  • A Year in Review of the I-601A: Provisional Waivers – Best practices and recent trends: “Reason to believe” denials and tips on how to get reconsideration without filing for one, AILA DC webinar, March 14, 2014
  • Writs of Mandamus and APA Law “When you get nowhere with Infopass inquiries, Maryland State Bar webinar, March 19, 2014
  • Litigation Cases under the Administrative Procedures Act, AILA DC Webinar, March 25, 2014
  • Asylum: Gender and Social Groups, AILA DC Webinar, April 4, 2014
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status – Successful Representation of Children in Family Court and Immigration Court, Maryland State Bar webinar, April 8, 2014
  • Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS) Process and Procedure in Virginia and Maryland, AILA DC Webinar, April 28, 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Nairobi, LL.B., 1979
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5513 Twin Knolls Road
Suite 219
Columbia, MD 21045-3264

Phone: 410-992-6602

 

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