Danielle Beach

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Washington, DC

Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC
 | 888 17th St NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-331-3074
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (90%),
  • Family Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Russian,
  • Italian,
  • German,
  • French,
  • Tagalog
Attorney Profile

Danielle Beach-Oswald is the president and managing partner of the Washington, D.C., firm Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC. Ms. Beach has dedicated her career to aiding individuals who suffer abuse and persecution abroad by helping them obtain a safer, better life in the United States. She focuses her practice on humanitarian-based immigration/asylum, family-based immigration, employment immigration, citizenship, deportation and removal proceedings, federal litigation and counselor processing. While Ms. Beach primarily advocates for clients worldwide who are seeking freedom from torture, domestic violence or trafficking, she also promotes professionals for U.S. employment and both facilitates and litigates family reunification cases.

Ms. Beach works domestically and at U.S. consulates in countries around the world. She has extensive experience in family and employment immigration law and in complex naturalization issues, and she has represented clients before numerous federal courts, the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Over the course of her career, she has won more than 400 humanitarian cases, and her legal excellence has garnered her Martindale-Hubbell's AV-Preeminent* rating.

Admitted to practice in Maryland and D.C., Ms. Beach also practices before the U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Districts of Columbia and Maryland;, the U.S. Circuit Courts for the 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 11th Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Ms. Beach is a frequent speaker and writer on immigration issues and an active participant in a variety of pro bono and charitable activities. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University and the University of California, Riverside. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1991.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (90%)

Family Law (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Danielle Beach

Admitted: 2004, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: http://immigrationlawdc.com/about-us#bio_1


  • Avvo rated 10 out of 10 Superb Lawyer
  • Peer review rated 5.0 out of 5.0. , A.V. Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0, Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate of Recognition, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Legal Internship with Governor Schaefer's Office in Baltimore, MD, 1991 - 1992
  • Legal Clerk with Maryland State Bar Teacher's Association, Baltimore, MD, 1991 - 1992
  • Judicial Internship with Circuit Court Judge Ruben, Rockville, MD, 1990
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1992 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Chair Liaison American Immigration Lawyer's Association for Washington DC area to: Office of Chief Counsel; Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( OI and DRO); Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), 2007 - Present
  • Judge, National ABA Moot Court on White Collar Crime; Georgetown Law Center Moot Court Trials, 2007 -2010
  • President, Home Owners Association, Kings Rowe, Alexandria, VA, 2009 - 2012
  • Member, Maryland and District of Columbia Bar
  • Committee Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association to Maryland Motor Vehicles Association, 2010 - Present
  • Legislative Chair for Immigration: Maryland State Bar Association to Maryland General Assembly, 2011 Maryland Dream Act, 2010 - Present
  • Co-Chair, AILA State Legislation MD, 2011 - Present
  • Member, DC Women's Bar Association (WBA), 2011
  • Co-Chair Editor of Raising the Bar for DC Women's Bar Association, 2011 - 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ms. Beach represents abused women on a Pro Bono basis under the Violence Against Woman Act. , 2011
  • Volunteer Work with Autistic Children in College
  • Summer Abroad Work/Travel in Sweden and Quebec, Canada
  • Legal Advisor Volunteer, Homeless Women Shelters in Maryland
  • Mentor, Immigration for Bread for the City
  • Mentor, International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the Washington, DC area, 2009 - 2011
  • Mentor: University of Baltimore Law Student Mentor Program, 2010 - 2011
  • American Association of University Women, 1999 - Present
  • Amnesty International, 2005 - Present
  • Chairman, Americanism Committee, Daughters of the American Revolution, Historian
  • Commissioner, Human Rights Commission, City of Alexandria,VA, 2011 - 2014, Appointed by City Council

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Ms. Beach has been a speaker for the International Rescue Committee for the past four years. , Speaker, International Rescue Committee, 2007
  • "Twas the Season to be Jolly – The Immigration Consequences of Excessive Libations," Interpreter Releases, 2010
  • Presenter and Guest Speaker, Immigration TV Panel in Dallas, TX, 2002
  • Panelist Speaker on Asylum Law, ILW Panel, 2005
  • Immigration Mentor, Bread for the City 2005 - 2008
  • Guest Speaker on Immigration Law, Rotary Club, 2008
  • Speaker for the International Rescue Committee, 2007 - 2011
  • Panelist Speaker on "Entrepreneurs" for National Convention SWESA-USA, 2011
  • Interviewed by CNN, Politico and The Associated Press, 2011
  • Interviewed by CNN, Politico and The Associated Press, 2010
  • Panelist Speaker on Amnesty Human Rights, Washington Adventist University, 2011
  • "Battlefield of Gendercide: Forced Marriages and Gender-Based Grounds for Asylum Benefits and Related Relief," Immigration Briefings, 2009
  • "Immigration's Definition of "Felony" Not Adopted by the Supreme Court in Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder," Maryland Bar Bulletin, 2010
  • "Gender-Based Discrimination for U.S. Citizenship for Foreign-Born Children?" Maryland Bar Bulletin, 2010
  • "Pecadillos of Persecution – Dire Immigration Consequences of Violence," Immigration Briefings, 2010
  • "Raising the Bar – Arizona Debacle Between Federal and State Authority," Maryland Bar Bulletin, 2010
  • "Material Support Upheld as Terrorism in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project," Maryland Bar Bulletin, 2010
  • "Naturalization: Trips and Traps for the Unwary," Immigration Briefings, 2010
  • "What Do Clients Expect From Their Attorneys," Interpreter Releases, 2010
  • "Waivers of Inadmissibility: Off the Beaten Path," Immigration Briefings, 2011

Representative Clients:

  • Ngengwe v. Mukasey, 8th Circuit remanded
  • Barry v. Gonzalez, 4th Circuit
  • Mbah v. Holder, 4th Circuit Remanded
  • Itoe v. Gonzales, 4th Circuit remanded
  • Djadjou v. Holder, 4th Circuit, 2011
  • Tassi v. Holder, 4th Circuit, 2011


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Educational Background:

  • Newbold College, Berkshire, England, 1971 - 1973
  • Loma Linda University, California, B.A., 1975
  • University of California, Riverside, M.A. in Comparative Literature, 1981

Industry Groups

  • Companies; Individuals
Office Location for Danielle Beach

888 17th St NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-331-3074


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Last Updated: 11/16/2015

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