Danielle Beach

Top rated Immigration attorney in Washington, Washington DC

Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC
Danielle Beach
Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC

Practice Areas: Immigration, Family Law

Licensed in Washington DC since: 2004

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC

888 17th St NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20006 Visit website


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 counsular 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 at many AILA and Federal Bar Conferences and is a 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

Immigration: Business, Family Law
  • 90% Immigration: Business
  • 10% Family Law

First Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://immigrationlawdc.com/about-us

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Panelist Speaker on Asylum Law, ILW Panel, 2005
  • Presenter and Guest Speaker, Immigration TV Panel in Dallas, TX, 2002
  • Ms. Beach has been a speaker for the International Rescue Committee for the past four years. , Speaker, International Rescue Committee, 2007
  • "What Do Clients Expect From Their Attorneys," Interpreter Releases, 2010
  • "Waivers of Inadmissibility: Off the Beaten Path," Immigration Briefings, 2011
  • "Naturalization: Trips and Traps for the Unwary," Immigration Briefings, 2010
  • "Twas the Season to be Jolly – The Immigration Consequences of Excessive Libations," Interpreter Releases, 2010
  • "Material Support Upheld as Terrorism in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project," Maryland Bar Bulletin, 2010
  • "Raising the Bar – Arizona Debacle Between Federal and State Authority," Maryland Bar Bulletin, 2010
  • "Pecadillos of Persecution – Dire Immigration Consequences of Violence," Immigration Briefings, 2010
  • "Gender-Based Discrimination for U.S. Citizenship for Foreign-Born Children?" Maryland Bar Bulletin, 2010
  • "Immigration's Definition of "Felony" Not Adopted by the Supreme Court in Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder," Maryland Bar Bulletin, 2010
  • "Battlefield of Gendercide: Forced Marriages and Gender-Based Grounds for Asylum Benefits and Related Relief," Immigration Briefings, 2009
  • Panelist Speaker on Amnesty Human Rights, Washington Adventist University, 2011
  • Interviewed by CNN, Politico and The Associated Press, 2010
  • Interviewed by CNN, Politico and The Associated Press, 2011
  • Panelist Speaker on "Entrepreneurs" for National Convention SWESA-USA, 2011
  • Speaker for the International Rescue Committee, 2007 - 2011
  • Guest Speaker on Immigration Law, Rotary Club, 2008
  • Immigration Mentor, Bread for the City 2005 - 2008
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certificate of Recognition, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Representative Clients:
  • Itoe v. Gonzales, 4th Circuit remanded
  • Ngengwe v. Mukasey, 8th Circuit remanded
  • Djadjou v. Holder, 4th Circuit, 2011
  • Barry v. Gonzalez, 4th Circuit
  • Tassi v. Holder, 4th Circuit, 2011
  • Mbah v. Holder, 4th Circuit Remanded
Educational Background:
  • University of California, Riverside, M.A. in Comparative Literature, 1981
  • Newbold College, Berkshire, England, 1971 - 1973
  • Loma Linda University, California, B.A., 1975
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Home Owners Association, Kings Rowe, Alexandria, VA, 2009 - 2012
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Legal Clerk with Maryland State Bar Teacher's Association, Baltimore, MD, 1991 - 1992
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland
  • Co-Chair, AILA State Legislation MD, 2011 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Member, Maryland and District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • 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
  • Judicial Internship with Circuit Court Judge Ruben, Rockville, MD, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, DC Women's Bar Association (WBA), 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Committee Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association to Maryland Motor Vehicles Association, 2010 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Judge, National ABA Moot Court on White Collar Crime; Georgetown Law Center Moot Court Trials, 2007 -2010
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1992 - Present
  • Legal Internship with Governor Schaefer's Office in Baltimore, MD, 1991 - 1992
  • Co-Chair Editor of Raising the Bar for DC Women's Bar Association, 2011 - 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Columbia
  • Legislative Chair for Immigration: Maryland State Bar Association to Maryland General Assembly, 2011 Maryland Dream Act, 2010 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Greetings! Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates is committed to providing you with this newsletter to keep you up to date with information regarding immigration law and other issues that affect you! , Immigration Attorney Newsletter
  • Peer review rated 5.0 out of 5.0. , A.V. Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0, Martindale Hubbell
  • Avvo rated 10 out of 10 Superb Lawyer
White Papers:
  • 2009
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Ms. Beach represents abused women on a Pro Bono basis under the Violence Against Woman Act. , 2011
  • Amnesty International, 2005 - Present
  • Mentor, International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the Washington, DC area, 2009 - 2011
  • Summer Abroad Work/Travel in Sweden and Quebec, Canada
  • Chairman, Americanism Committee, Daughters of the American Revolution, Historian
  • Mentor: University of Baltimore Law Student Mentor Program, 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Advisor Volunteer, Homeless Women Shelters in Maryland
  • Commissioner, Human Rights Commission, City of Alexandria,VA, 2011 - 2014, Appointed by City Council
  • American Association of University Women, 1999 - Present
  • Mentor, Immigration for Bread for the City
  • Volunteer Work with Autistic Children in College
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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