Christina Wilkes is an Immigration Attorney with substantial experience handling family and humanitarian based immigration cases before the US Immigration Service, the Immigration Courts, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Wilkes has represented and supervised attorneys handling complex asylum cases on behalf of clients from Benin, Bolivia, Burma, Cameroon, Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mauritania, Rwanda, and Togo, among others. Ms. Wilkes has successfully represented dozens of clients in obtaining crime victim visas and obtaining Lawful Permanent Residency before the Service and the Courts.

Prior to joining Grossman Law in 2012, Ms. Wilkes spent seven years with Ayuda, a non-profit legal and social services organization in Washington, DC, where she founded the organization's Children's Immigration Project in 2005 and then went on to serve as the Legal Director from 2008 until 2012. Ms. Wilkes is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and Smith College. Ms. Wilkes is fluent in English and Spanish.

Admissions/Professional Memberships:

  • Maryland Court of Appeals (since 2004)
  • District of Columbia Bar Court of Appeals (since 2008)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (since 2012)
  • Speaking Engagements:

  • Governor's Conference on Combating Human Sex Trafficking in Maryland, Working with Foreign Victims, May 2012
  • On Their Own: Annual Unaccompanied Immigrant Children's Annual Conference, Permanency Planning for Immigrant Children, April 2012
  • 14th Annual Maryland Child Abuse and Neglect Dependency Options, Judges and Masters Day, May 2012, Immigration 101 and Child Welfare and Immigration
  • Richmond Department of Social Services, Immigration Options for Immigrant Children, January 2012 (Also Prince George's County, MD International Student Guidance Office May 2010, DC Superior Court Judges December 2009, and DC Office of the Attorney General August 2008)
  • Training to Mexican Delegation, Combating Human Trafficking: US Protections for Foreign Trafficking Victims, August 2011
  • Trainings for Pro Bono Attorneys; U Nonimmigrant Visas for Crime Victims, January and June 2011
  • Fairfax County Community Forum, Immigration 101, May 2010
  • DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Series, Navigating the Road to Naturalization: A Guide for Immigration Attorneys, November 2009
  • On their Own: Annual Unaccompanied Immigrant Children's Conference: Social Group Strategies: Asylum Based on gang violence, domestic violence, and female genital mutilation, October 2009
  • DC Bar Training for New Attorneys, Working with Limited English Proficient Clients, October 2009