Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC
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Meet the Attorneys & Legal Staff of Beach-Oswald Immigration Associates

Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates is a multilingual law firm located in Washington, DC. We handle all types of immigration and visa needs and we genuinely care to achieve success for each and every client. Our clients win legal status, and we will walk you through every step of the way.

Meet our highly experienced staff members, pictured below. Click on the individual's name to read a detailed bio. We look forward to working with you!

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Attorneys at Beach-Oswald

Danielle LC Beach-Oswald   Robert L. Oswald    

Danielle L C Beach
Managing Partner


Robert L. Oswald
Senior Partner



    Robert Almosd Terese Tadros Ibarra  

Patricia Wonder


Robert Almosd
Of Counsel
Former Director of
Amnesty Int'l of

Terese Tadros



Staff/Legal Assistants

Regina Duroska   Colleen Torralba    

Regine Duroska
Office Manager


Colleen Torralba
Bookkeeper/ Legal








BOILA Fundraisers includeBliss Women and Children Project, Toys for Tots, Breast Cancer donations (2007, 2008)



Danielle LC Beach-Oswald

Danielle Beach, Esq.,Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates

Areas of Concentration:

  • Humanitarian-based immigration (Asylum)
  • Family-based immigration
  • Employment Immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Deportation and Removal Proceedings
  • Federal litigation
  • Counselor Processing


Danielle Beach utilizes her 19 years of experience in immigration law to help individuals immigrate to the United States for humanitarian reasons. Born in Brussels, Belgium, Ms. Beach has lived in England, Belgium, Italy and Ivory Coast and has traveled extensively to many countries. Ms. Beach advocates for clients from around the world who seek freedom from torture in their country, or who are victims of domestic violence and trafficking. She has facilitated and litigated for family reunification and promoted employment for professionals, creating jobs for the economy. She has worked with numerous expert witnesses who have testified on her cases for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), forced marriage, illegal organ transplants, female genital mutilation, and political country experts for various countries all over the world.

Ms. Beach is President and Managing Partner at Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates. She represents clients who suffer persecution and abuse in their native countries and focuses on helping them obtain a better quality of life in the United States. Ms. Beach actively advocates for her clients and assists them as they integrate into United States culture. She has also represented her clients at U.S. Consulates in Romania, China, Canada, Mexico, and several African countries. With her extensive experience in family-based and employment-based immigration law, Ms. Beach not only assists her clients in obtaining a better standard of living in the United States, she also helps employers obtain professional visas and petition for family members. She also handles many complex naturalization issues.

Ms. Beach has unique expertise representing clients in immigration matters pending before the Federal District Courts, Circuit Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals and Immigration Courts. She has won over 400 humanitarian cases in the United States.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Co-Chair Editor of Raising the Bar for DC Women’s Bar Association ( 2011-2012)
  • Expert Immigration Witness at Trial for Kalbian Hagerty, LLP (2011)
  • Member, DC Women’s Bar Association (WBA) (2011)
  • AILA State Legislation Co-Chair- MD (2011-Present)
  • Legislative Chair for Immigration: Maryland State Bar Association to Maryland General Assembly (2010-Present); 2011 Maryland Dream Act
  • Committee member for American Immigration Lawyers Association to Maryland Motor Vehicles Association (2010-Present)
  • Member, U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Maryland
  • Member, Maryland and District of Columbia Bar
  • President: Home Owners Association, Kings Rowe, Alexandria, VA (2009-2012)
  • Judge: National ABA Moot Court on White Collar Crime; Georgetown Law Center Moot Court Trials (2007-2010)
  • Member, U.S. Circuit Courts: 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11th
  • 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)
  • Member, American Bar Association (1992-Present)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (1992-Present)
  • Judicial Internship with Circuit Court Judge Ruben, Rockville, MD (1990)
  • Legal Clerk with Maryland State Bar Teacher’s Association, Baltimore, MD (1991-92)
  • Legal Internship with Governor Schaefer’s Office in Baltimore, MD (1991-92)
  • Adjunct Professor of writing and literature classes California State University, San Bernardino, CA; Riverside Community College, CA

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Maryland and District of Columbia
  • U.S. Circuit Courts: 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11th

Community Involvement

  • Commissioner, Human Rights Commission, City of Alexandria,VA (2011-2014) Appointed by City Council
  • Chairman of the Americanism Committee: Daughters of the American Revolution; Historian
  • Amnesty International (2005-Present)
  • American Association of University Women (1999-Present)
  • Mentor: University of Baltimore Law Student Mentor Program (2010-2011)
  • Mentor: International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the Washington, DC area (2009-2011)
  • Mentor on Immigration for Bread for the City
  • Legal advisor volunteer for Homeless Women Shelters in Maryland
  • Summer abroad work/travel in Sweden and Quebec, Canada
  • Volunteer work with autistic children in college


  • “Vitruvian Man-Good Moral Character-Flawed or Perfect Human Personality,” Immigration Bulletin, 2011 (pending)
  • “Where Have all the Children Gone?” Maryland Journal 2011 (pending)
  • “Waivers of Inadmissibility: Off the Beaten Path,” Immigration Briefings, 2011
  • “What Do Clients Expect From Their Attorneys,” Interpreter Releases, 2010
  • “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.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist Speaker on Amnesty Human Rights, Washington Adventist University, 2011
  • Interviewed by CNN, Politico and The Associated Press, 2010, 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
  • Panelist Speaker on Asylum Law, ILW Panel, 2005
  • Presenter and Guest Speaker, Immigration TV Panel in Dallas, TX 2002

Federal Cases Remanded with Oral Argument

  • Tassi v. Holder (4th Circuit 2011) Published
  • Djadjou v. Holder (4th Circuit 2011)
  • Itoe v. Gonzales (4th Circuit remanded)
  • Mbah v. Holder (4th Circuit remanded)
  • Barry v. Gonzalez (4th Circuit)
  • Ngengwe v. Mukasey (8th Circuit remanded)

Educational Background

  • 1991 – Juris Doctor, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 1981 – Master’s of Art in Comparative Literature, University of California, Riverside
  • 1975 – Bachelor of Arts, Loma Linda University, California
  • 1971-73 – Newbold College, Berkshire, England


  • Nominated as Superlawyer in Washington Post and DC Magazine (top 5% of lawyers) 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated, 5.0 out of 5.0 on client reviews – Martindale Hubbell
  • Certificate of Recognition, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Avvo rated 10 out of 10 Superb lawyer. Click here for listing.

Language Capabilities

  • Fluent in French; limited German and Italian.



Robert Leon Oswald

Mr. Oswald was born in Glendale, California. He is married and has one son, Scott Oswald.

Mr. Oswald served four (4) years in the United States Air Force.

He received his Bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Maryland in 1960. He was awarded a J.D. degree from the George Washington University in 1964. He was also voted the "Outstanding Law Student" by his fellow students that same year. He became the Chief of Staff to House Representative William S. Mailiard of San Francisco from 1966 to 1969. Mr. Oswald was appointed as Congressional Relations Officer for the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1970. He was also nominated and confirmed as Secretary to the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1970 to 1978. Mr. Robert L. Oswald was also elected Chairman of the DC Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) from 1989 to 1990.

Mr. Oswald is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a member of the DC and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Other activities include:

  • President Rotary of Silver Spring 
  • Former AILA DC Chapter President


Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson was born and raised in Southern California.

Ms. Johnson earned her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies in May 2003, where she graduated magna cum laude and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa. In her department, Ms. Johnson’s area of concentration was international human rights and humanitarian law. After publishing an honors thesis on the efficacy of the UN international tribunals and the International Criminal Court, she graduated with high honors and distinction. While perusing her undergraduate degree, she worked at the American Civil Liberties Union in San Francisco, California.

In May 2008, Ms. Johnson received her J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude, ranked in the top 5% of her class, and received the Mussey Award for scholastic achievement. She is a member of the Order of the Coif, an honor society for law school graduates that is generally considered one of the highest honors a law student can receive. Ms. Johnson joined Beach-Oswald as a part-time Law Clerk in January 2007. In addition to her work at Beach-Oswald, Ms. Johnson worked as a Dean’s Fellow at Washington College of Law, interned at the Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, as well as worked at various local non profits, advancing various issues within the field of international human rights law.




Terese Tadros Ibarra

Ms. Tadros was born in Cairo, Egypt and speaks Arabic fluently. She is married and has one son, Lucas. Ms. Tadros earned her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University in Newark, New Jersey in May 2003. She represents clients with complex immigration cases, those in removal proceedings and detention. Her work includes filing for asylum and petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, as well as family-based and employment-based petitions. She has represented clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Federal Immigration Courts in Maryland and Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Ms. Tadros has also represented clients in family cases, involving divorce, custody and child support matters, in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

In fall 2008, Ms. Tadros served as a part-time college professor for the Justice Studies Program at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.

Following her law school graduation, Ms. Tadros served as a judicial law clerk for the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Ms. Tadros is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia.



Robert Almosd

Mr. Almosd was born in Hungary in 1969. He is married to Andrea Kiss and they have two children, Zora and Mirko. He has been in the United States since 1992.

He received his BA in English in 2000. His law degree was received in May 2005.

He was awarded US citizenship in 2001. He worked as Legal Assistant to Danielle Beach-Oswald for seven (7) months in 2001. He took a leave from work to concentrate on his legal education. He returned to work for Danielle Beach-Oswald as legal assistant from 2004 until he was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December 2005. He was then promoted to Associate Attorney at Noto & Oswald, PC.

Mr. Almosd is currently the Director of Amnesty International.




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