Claudia Lainez is an Attorney at Grossman Law, LLC. Ms. Lainez represents individuals before U.S. Immigration Courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Lainez devotes her practice to defending individuals in removal proceedings, and representing individuals in family-based visa petitions, asylum matters, U visa petitions, requests for prosecutorial discretion (including administrative closure and stays of removal), naturalization applications, and applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), among numerous other matters. Her experience also includes prior practice in criminal defense and personal injury, making her a diverse litigator.
Ms. Lainez joined Grossman Law, LLC in December of 2016. She earned her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law, now the Antonin Scalia Law School, and her Bachelor of Science in General Business and Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. Ms. Lainez is a native Spanish and English speaker.
- Maryland Court of Appeals (since 2013)
- District of Columbia Court of Appeals (since 2014)
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (since 2016)
- Maryland State Bar Association
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
- Volunteers her time to assist low-income populations in obtaining immigration benefits, such as naturalization.
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2012
- Virginia Bar Association Pro Bono Society, Vice President of Administration
- National Youth Justice Alliance, Volunteer
University of Maryland, B.S. in General Business/Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2009
- Robert H. Smith School of Business, Business Honors Fellows Program