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Adam Crandell

Immigration Law

Adam Crandell’s Background

Bar Memberships
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (2010 – Present)
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) (2010 – Present)
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland (2010)
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2011)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2014)
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude (2010)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with Honors (2006)
Past Experience
  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Member (2010 – Present)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member (2010 – Present)
  • Member, AILA-DC Liaison Committee, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Hyattsville (2023 – Present)
  • Presenter, AILA-DC Chapter Fall Conference, “Organizing and Presenting a Case with the Immigration Court” (2023)
  • Presenter, MSBA Joint Bench/Bar Conference, “Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions” (2022)
  • Presenter, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, “Issues to Consider in PCR-Based Motions to Reopen” (2022)
  • Adjunct Professor; Immigration Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (2021)
  • Presenter; MSBA Family Law Section, “Immigration and Family Law” (2020)
  • Presenter; Maryland Association for Justice, MSBA Immigration Law Section, Asylum Mock Trial (2019)
  • Panelist; AILA-DC Chapter Fall Conference, “Updates from the Fourth Circuit, Attorney General and the BIA” (2019)
  • Presenter; Maryland Office of the Public Defender, “Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct” (2019)
  • Presenter; Federal Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, Immigration Court Training (2018)
  • Panelist; MSBA Immigration Law Section, “Creative Lawyering Strategies in Times of Uncertainty” (2018)
  • Panelist; MSBA Joint Bench/Bar Conference, “Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions” (2016)
  • Panelist; National Taxpayer Advocate Public Forum, Baltimore, Maryland (2016)
  • Presenter; MSBA Immigration Law Section, Immigration Fundamentals and Advanced Topics of Discussion, “When Relief Is Not an Option: Representing Non-citizen Criminal Offenders in Removal Proceedings” (2016)
  • Faculty; Maryland Office of the Public Defender / UMD Carey School of Law, Immigration and Criminal Defense Institute (2015)
  • Faculty; Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Immigration Team Training (2014, 2015)
  • Faculty; Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition, “Nuts and Bolts of Representing Detained Immigrants” (2015)
  • Presenter; Criminal Justice Act Panel Training Program, “ICE Detention 101” (2014)
  • Presenter; MSBA Immigration Law Section Webinar, “Criminal and Fraud-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility & Waivers” (2013)
  • Presenter; World Relief / MSBA Pro Bono Immigration Course, “Navigating the Immigration Labyrinth” (2012)
  • Chair; AILA-DC Liaison Committee, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Baltimore (2013 – 2017)
  • Member; MSBA Immigration Law Section Council (2012 – 2015)
Awards and Honors
  • Mosaic Community Services, Volunteer of the Year, 2012
Published Decisions
  • Nardea v. Sessions, 876 F.3d 675 (4th Cir. 2017)
  • Annor v. Garland, ___ F.4th ___ (4th Cir. 2024)
Mr. Crandell is a native of Durham, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he majored in International Studies with a concentration in Latin American politics. He graduated with honors in 2006.

Thereafter, Mr. Crandell attended the University of Maryland School of Law where he worked as a student attorney and teaching assistant in the law school’s Immigration Clinic. He graduated cum laude in 2010 and has practiced solely in the area of immigration law ever since.

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Practice as a Maryland Immigration Attorney

Mr. Crandell’s specific areas of practice include criminal-related immigration matters, removal defense and litigation, criminal and non-criminal waivers of inadmissibility, family-based petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization, and asylum and related claims.

Mr. Crandell represents clients in removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and with immigration benefit applications before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

He also provides consultation services to criminal defense attorneys and their non-citizen clients with matters pending in the criminal courts of Maryland and has testified as an expert on immigration issues in the Circuit Courts of Maryland.

What our Clients Say About Adam

The Best immigration Lawyer

He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He will do everything in his power to help you, if he can. He doesn’t just have a brain, he also has a big heart. The only lawyer that was willing and able to resolve my husband’s case. Forever thankful.



Adam was very professional from the day we went in for a consultation. He always kept us updated on whatever he next step was or how long the wait would be. He was able to help my mom get her residency. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a very caring and amazing lawyer!


Caring Attorney

Adam Crandell is very caring and good lawyer he doesn’t care about your money all that he want is to give you good service. Thanks soo much for helping me to obtained my green card without hustle through your help am very grateful to you


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