Raymond O Griffith, Esq.
If you need an experienced immigration lawyer for an emergency situation or for general information, contact The Law Office of Raymond O. Griffith. Attorney Raymond O. Griffith is the son of immigrants from the small Caribbean island of Barbados, W.I. He was born and raised in the melting pot of Brooklyn, New York City with strong immigrant roots. He attended Morgan State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in 1993.
He then earned his J.D. from the University Of Maryland School Of Law in 1997 and is licensed to practice law by the Maryland Court of Appeals. Attorney Raymond Griffith is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.
Anna A. Tijerina, Esq.
Anna is a Mexican American who grew up in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico with her Mexican parents and is bilingual in Spanish and English. When Anna graduated high school in Mexico, she decided to continue her college education in the United States. Being that she lived in a border town, Anna crossed the border every day to attend College in the United States. She has seen many injustices and many immigrants at the border attempting to enter the United States in search for protection and a better future.
Anna never took for granted the ability to cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico back and forth and she feels she was truly blessed to have been able to do so. Anna wants to help her clients gain legal status so that they can also have the same opportunities that she had.
Anna has successfully handled and won many of our extremely difficult Asylum and Withholding of Removal cases in our Office. She is passionate about asylum cases. She also handles most our Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases and U-visas for victims of crimes. Anna is also experienced in criminal law.
Anna graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law in May 2014 and is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. While in law school, Anna served a Senior Staff Editor for the Journal of International Law. Anna also spent time interning at the Office of the Public Defender and served as a Rule 16 attorney with the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City where she gained trial experience. Throughout her time in law school, Anna volunteered for the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she reinforced her passion for immigration law.
Anna enjoys playing and watching soccer and she is the captain of her soccer team in a co-ed recreational soccer league. You will probably see her wearing a Barcelona or Manchester United jersey at some point.
Cristal Andrea Garcia
Cristal joined the Law Offices of Raymond O. Griffith in May 2012. She handles complex immigration cases. Her main focus is on removal matters, permanent resident “green card” applications, visitor visas for business or pleasure, family and marriage-based immigration, consular processing, United States citizenship applications, visa extensions and change of status. Cristal was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Cristal also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Stevenson University, an ABA accredited institution (May 2014) and has been a licensed Notary Public for Maryland since 2013.