US Immigration Law. International Family Law. Business Law.


Welcome to BANGUDI LAW LLC. Attorney Bangudi has over 10 Years of Experience providing quality, personal representation in IMMIGRATION LAW, INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW & SMALL BUSINESS LAW from law offices in Laurel, Maryland and Columbia, Maryland.
Let us bring our experience practicing US immigration worldwide, and our international family law experience in MD state and appellate courts, to resolve your legal issues.

Find Out What We Can Do For You. Contact us today at 410.384.4224.

An immigrant to immigrants, Georgetown Law JD graduate, large law firm alumni, past chair of MD State Bar Immigration Law Section; past chair of DC/MD/VA chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA, member since 2010) -- working for you!


  • "Thanks to you and your team for all the help through the journey. I am grateful :)"

    Bernadette T. (April 2021)

  • "I cannot thank Ms. Bangudi enough for giving me hope again. She got me through a very long and stressful divorce and child custody case. Not only is she highly knowledgeable about the law, she also displayed a high level of skill and confidence during my divorce trial. I won my divorce case 100% with full legal and physical custody of my children. If in need of an attorney that will walk you through the ins and outs of your family or immigration law case, please seek the help of Ms. Bangudi. She is truly gifted in her field." See this Bangudi Law Client Review on AVVO

    (March 2021)

  • "I was detained with a criminal conviction. Every other immigration attorney I spoke to were not able to give me any ideas as to how they could help. All they wanted was to quote me a sum of money. But Ms. Bangudi was honest and straight forward about the hard road we were facing. She did not sugar coat anything to get me to attain her as my attorney and she had ideas to start with. She worked hard to do the research and prepare for my case and I am thankful for her as I have been released from detention with all proceedings dismissed. My family and I are forever grateful." See this Bangudi Law client review on Google.

  • "On several occasions, I have reached out to Mayabanza for legal advice and have sought her services on various immigration issues. In all situations, she had met and gone beyond expectation in delivering successful results. As a client, you can also be assured of a timely and personable approach to the handling of your cases." See this Bangudi Law Client Review on LinkedIn


  • "SUPERIOR SERVICE - Ms Bangudi provides excellent and knowledge service consistently. She is very direct, honest and goes above and beyond. I have never met a lawyer who was not money hungry, until I met her. I highly recommend her if you want guaranteed results that is affordable and reliable and provided with integrity." See this Bangudi Law Client Review on AVVO


  • "PROFESSIONAL - Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi is a trustworthy professional who not only displays great work ethics and knowledge on migration matters but also a deep care for her clients. I recommend her to anyone that needs legal services. She handles her cases with excellent professionalism." See this Bangudi Law Client Review on AVVO


  • "Maya is a God send. I'm not sure where our company would be without her guidance. Her passion for law, and for being the best, is evident in her practice. Hire Maya if you are seeking quality and dedication from start to finish." See this Bangudi Law Client Review on LinkedIn


  • "I met Mayabanza when I lost all hope for my Husband to ever join me in America. But, with Maya's expertise, high integrity and superlative work, my Husband is here in America with me and we are happy. If you have any immigration problem, Mayabanza is "THE ATTORNEY TO GO TO". She is trusworthy, knowledgable and have good results. My life is whole today because of her. Trust me on this." See this Bangudi Law Client Review on LinkedIn


Meet Mayabanza

Business, U.S. Immigration, & Family Law Attorney

Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Bachelors of Arts in English, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Bar Admissions

Maryland & U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional membership

American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC/MD/VA Chapter Immediate Past Chair (2021-22), Member (2010 – present), AILA-DC Chapter Fall CLE Conference Committee Co-chair (2015), Committee Member (2011-13)

Maryland State Bar Association, Past Chair, Immigration Law Section (2014-15), Immigration Section Annual Meeting Chair (2012 & 2013), Investor Visa CLE Chair, 2014, and Member (Immigration, Business, & Family Law Sections, 2004 – present)

American Bar Association, Published Author, Member (2004 – present)

Civic and Charitable

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Family Law Panel Litigator (2006 – present)

Sisters for Health, Inc, General Counsel

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Volunteer Immigration Counsel practicing in Baltimore Immigration Court

Georgetown University Law Center, Alumni Interview Program, Volunteer (2010 to present)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Iota Lambda Omega Chapter, Social Justice & Human Rights Committee Chair (2011)

Previous experience

DLA Piper US LLP, Associate & Summer Associate (Baltimore), Government Controversies Law Clerk (Washington, DC)

Hudson Cook LLP, Associate

LADO International College, English as a Second Language Instructor

Presentations and Publications

“When Immigration and Family Matters Collide,” MD State Bar Ass’n 2018 Annual Bench and Bar Conference, Family and Juvenile Law Section.

“Family Immigration Fundamentals,” MD State Bar Ass’n 2016 Spring Conference.

“Technology Tips Every Solo Must Know,” presented at the MSBA’s “Hanging Out a Shingle” Conference, Spring 2014 and 2015.

Are You (Marketing) Online? Applicable Ethical Rules that You Must Know, Bangudi Law LLC, Available in AILA-DC Fall Conference Materials (2012).

Non-compliance with H-1B Rules Shakes Up Prince Georges County Schools – How to Make Sure this Does Not Happen to Your Clients, Bangudi Law LLC, Available in AILA-DC Fall Conference Materials (2011).

Foreword: Recognizing Humanity, Achieving International Gender Equality in Labor & Employment, 6 GEO. J. GENDER L. 147-56 (2005); and The Violence Against Women Act, 4 GEO. J. GENDER & L. 489 (2002) (summarizing the provisions of VAWA I and II, including those provisions for battered immigrant women).

Compendium of State Certificate of Title Laws, American Bar Association, (Chapter Author, 2009).

Why Arguing, “But He Touched It Last!” May No Longer Work in Oregon, General Motors Minority Dealers Association, Sparkplug Quarterly Newsletter, p. 11 (Spring 2008).

*Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi is licensed in MD only. Her DC practice is limited to Federal Immigration Law.