Melissa M. Deal
Melissa M. Deal is an Associate Attorney at Rodriguez-Nanney, P.A. where she represents clients in a variety of immigration and domestic matters. Melissa represents clients before the Baltimore Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Asylum Office, as well as state courts throughout the state of Maryland.
Before coming to work at Rodriguez-Nanney, P.A. Melissa was previously employed at another private immigration firm in Maryland. Also, while still in Law school, Melissa successfully represented clients in removal proceedings as a student attorney with the University of Maryland’s Immigration Law Clinic. She has also interned with the Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition, as well as with Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services of the Archdiocese of Washington DC. During her time in law school, Melissa was the Treasurer of the Immigration Law and Policy Association where she assisted in organizing panels and events to serve the immigrant community. Additionally, Melissa served as Co-Outreach Chair of the Maryland Public Interest Law Project.
Melissa is fluent in Spanish, and an avid world traveler with deep connections to the immigrant community. Melissa has taught English as a Second Language to Adults part-time with Prince George’s Community College since 2009. Her deep connections with the immigrant community make her a zealous advocate that offers authentic and effective representation.
Melissa is a graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and member of the state bar of Maryland. Melissa also has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland College Park, with focuses in International Development and International Security Policy. She is a Member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).