LINDA A. DOMINGUEZ, the founder of L A Dominguez Law, LLC, worked as a prosecutor for the Federal Government for more than 16 years. She worked for the former Immigration and Naturalization Service ("INS") and then for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), specializing in immigration law cases. Attorney Dominguez has appeared before the Immigration Courts in Chicago, Illinois; Arlington, Virginia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Baltimore, Maryland. Attorney Dominguez has argued personally before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Fourth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals on immigration issues. She has taught classes in immigration law, with an emphasis on criminal applications and domestic violence issues, at the Federal training facility in Glynco, Georgia; as well as continuing legal education classes in the State of Maryland.
Attorney Dominguez graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the first female blind law student. She attended Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, receiving a B.A. in International Studies and Foreign Languages.
Attorney Dominguez was a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland (Chair, Judicial Selection Committee [2/2005 - 6/2006; 6/2007-6/2008]; Co-Chair, Judicial Selection Committee [7/2006 - 6/2007]); Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the District of Columbia; National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; Hispanic Bar Association of Maryland; National Federation of Blind Attorneys; American Bar Association [Co-Chair, Mentorship Program of Lawyers with Disabilities Section [1999-2000]).
Attorney Dominguez is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Maryland, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Third, Fourth, and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court.
Attorney Dominguez taught courses to other attorneys within the INS regarding the impact of the passage of new amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA"), including the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 ("AEDPA"), the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act of 1997 ("NACARA"), Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 ("HRIFA"), and the Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA") .
Attorney Dominguez was a guest speaker at the Montgomery County branch of the American Inns of Court, speaking on the effect of a criminal conviction upon a non-citizen's ability to remain in the United States. She has been a panelist at numerous conferences concerning domestic violence within the immigrant community and was a guest speaker at the World AIDS Day conference in 2002 held at the Howard University Medical Center in Washington DC.
From August 2007 to August 2013, Ms. Dominguez served as an officer of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, an Auxiliary of the U. S. Air Force. She attained the rank of Major based on her legal acumen and activities within the C.A.P. Her positions included founding Squadron Commander of the Baltimore City Composite Squadron, Maryland Wing Deputy Legal Officer, Group II Legal Officer, and Public Affairs Officer of the Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron in Middle River, Maryland.