Christina Wilkes

Christina Wilkes

Grossman Law, LLC
  • Immigration Law
  • DC, Maryland
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Summary

Ms. Wilkes is the founder of Wilkes Legal, LLC, a cutting edge, client-centered immigration law firm.

Ms. Wilkes has dedicated her career to supporting immigrants through work in the non-profit, private, and academic sectors. She has a long record of success handling family and humanitarian based immigration cases before the US Immigration Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as deportation defense matters before the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. She also appears regularly before the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and Maryland Circuit Courts on behalf of immigrant children. Ms. Wilkes has successfully assisted many hundreds of clients in securing their status and building stable and permanent futures in the United States.

Ms. Wilkes has been in private practice since 2012. Prior thereto, Ms. Wilkes spent 7 years at Ayuda, a non-profit organization with offices in Washington, DC and Virginia that provides legal, social, and language access services to the immigrant community. She served as the founder and Director of the Children's Project, followed by the Legal Director. Ms. Wilkes now serves as the Chair of Ayuda's Board of Directors.

Ms. Wilkes is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and Smith College, and she is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education
The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2004)
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Honors: Cum Laude
Smith College
B.A. (2000) | Government, Latin American Studies
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Honors: Cum Laude
Professional Experience
Partner
Grossman Law, LLC
- Current
Legal Director
Ayuda
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Children's Project Director
Ayuda
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Equal Justice Works Fellow
Ayuda
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Equal Justice Works Fellow
Just Neighbors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
New MD Law Protects Immigrant Youth
Maryland Bar Bulletin
MD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children
Huffington Post
U.N. Recognizes Plight of Slaves in Africa; U.S. Must Do More
Huffington Post
Awards
Hall of Fame
Ayuda
E. Michael Berger Scholarship
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar Association
Immigration Section Council
- Current
Ayuda
Chair of Board of Directors
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Vice Chair CBP Liaison Committee (DC Chapter)
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
VIce Chair MD Legislative Committee (DC Chapter)
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Vice Chair of CBP Committee (DC Chapter)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
DC
Maryland
4th Circuit
D.C. Circuit
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Huffington Post Blog
Contact & Map
Wilkes Legal, LLC
7050 Carroll Avenue
Suite 202
Takoma Park, MD 20912
USA
Telephone: (301) 576-0491