Minikon Law Office
Patricia B. Minikon is an immigration attorney in private practice in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. She has represented hundreds of clients in all areas of immigration law, including individual clients as well as corporate clients. During her 21-year career, she has enjoyed an above-average track record of successful representations for individuals: winning asylum for her clients before the Asylum Office and in Immigration Court, successfully keeping families together via the immigration petition process, and successfully defending clients against deportation or removal. She has been equally successful in assisting business clients to obtain permanent resident status and temporary work visas for employees in many industries: food service, retail, landscaping, technology, health care, education, and faith-based. Attorney Minikon is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Immigration Law at the University of Maryland University College, a member institution of the University System of Maryland. She has a Bachelors degree in the Administration of Justice from Howard University, a Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in International Affairs (International Politics, Human Rights, and a regional focus on Africa). Her Substantial Research Paper in law school focused on due process violations contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Her Masters thesis research focused on truth commissions as human rights institutions in Africa. She formerly served as a Principal Attorney Editor of Interpreter Releases, a leading Thomson-West publication analyzing immigration law, legislation, and regulations. In that position, she authored numerous published articles on immigration law and policy as well as articles on congressional action on immigration legislation. She also has designed continuing legal education trainings and workshops, led strategy sessions, and provided technical assistance to the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition’s staff attorneys in 35 offices. She was the Co-Chair of the Education Committee of the Urban Coalition of Minnesota’s Immigrant and Refugee Policy Coalition from 2000 – 2001 and a Coordinator for the Washington, D.C. area Diaspora Project of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia from 2007 – 2008.